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U.S. Senate Rejects National Emergency at Southern Border

The United States (US) Senate voted earlier today to trump president Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the US-Mexico border. The action thus affirms the House of Representatives in its rejection of the Trump's insisting intent to wall-off the sanctuary of the US from Latin America.

President Trump and his desire to build a wall along the US southern border has dominated major infrastructural echoes since he came to Office back in 2017. Democrats and forward-thinking Americans remain opposed to a structural wall as the answer to immigration concerns.

The Boulder, Colorado Incident - the Continuing Saga of the American Black for Equal Protection

If the failure of prosecutors in California to press charges against policemen for the unarmed shooting death of Black youth Stephon Clark wasn't enough to confirm the dire condition of Blacks with respect to equal protection under the law in America, then the Boulder, Colorado, incident of last week, certainly affirms the often near-death situations Black America continue to face in too many interactions with police.

With a clear memory of the demise of Stephon Clark, 22, at the hands of law enforcement having been shot multiple times in his grandmother's backyard in Sacramento, last March 18, and found to hold only an Iphone in his hands, and with this week's revelation that those police officers will not be held criminally responsible for the young man's death, then comes the incident of Boulder, Colorado.

Black America's Saga with the Police - Justice Denied

If the day should ever come when the dream Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. so famously described of seeing America achieve full racial harmony and the American Black being able to declare "...free at last, free at last...", then that day will easily be recognized as the dawn when Black Americans are treated the same as their white compatriots by police.

But that day has not arrived. Still too many Black Americans are killed by police under claims of officers fearing for their lives. And sadly after the tragic deaths, jurisdictions continue to condone the police actions of eliminating so many Black lives by not holding the officers criminally accountable for many killings.

Declaration of a National Emergency in the U.S. - Trump's Immigration Policy

Admitting "...I didn't need to do this", United States (US) President Donald Trump nonetheless today, moved to declare a national emergency to attain funding for a wall along the southern border with Mexico to repel what he described as drugs, people and gangs from entering the US.

While legal challenges to the declaration are expected, Trump's action would make available billions of dollars from the military construction budget and elsewhere for the president to do as he deems fit per his wall, if allowed by law.

Remembering Parkland - a Year after the School Massacre

It was a year-ago today that tragedy unfolded at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Broward County, Florida. Seventeen students and staff were killed at a mass shooting.

Instead of exchanging niceties and chocolates on Valentines Day, 2018, students at the United States (US) high school, wept and mourned over the blood of their innocent peers and teachers, who had fallen to a mass killers bullets within their institution of education.

That horror in Parkland a year-ago has joined places like Columbine, Sandy Hook and others in becoming deathly synonyms of arenas of the too often occurrence of  mass gun violence in the US.

America's Existing Racist Blight - Virginia's Version

Despite major civil rights legislations in the 1960s, advancements in race relations, housing, education and integration, the United States (US) continues to battle a reality of bad race relations. Black Americans continue to be victims of a highly developed economic system that they have made possible with sweat and blood via many years of slavery and segregation, but continue to be denied full rights and benefits of equality because of mere skin color. 

The strange political crisis playing out in the US State of Virginia, is but another example of America's racist blight.

The Toxicity of Hate Past and Present - Stark Truths in the 'Old Dominion'

As if it was wasn't bad enough to witness Governor Ralph Northam become embattled in racist antics of his past  in the 'Old Dominion' -  the State of Virginia, but to also have Attorney General Mark Herring, another Democrat, admit to his voluntary exercise in the wearing of similar images of hate, all certainly underscore the toxicity of hate back then and still today, in Virginia, which state capitol, Richmond, doubled as a capital of the racist confederacy.

Last Saturday, Northam admitted to images in his medical school yearbook depicting himself in 'blackface' and along side a character in a white hood, symbolic of the 'Klan' that has run rampant throughout Virginia and southern states for decades.

The Real State of the Union - Concerning

The state of the union of the American Republic has often been good and strong -  secured under the institutions and systems of democracy, preserved by the practices of freedom, equality, opportunity and the rule of law. 

For many years, the cherished humanitarian component of the character of the United States (US), has facilitated the Republic's rise to the world's largest economy via cutting edge innovation and great advances in science and technology, while under the protection of  a world-leading modern military that has ensured tranquil domestic habitation and protection to overseas interests and allies.

35-Days Later - The US Government Reopens

The Longest shutdown ever of the United States (US) government, 35-days, has ended. President Donald Trump finally accepted terms to temporarily reopen the federal government. Those terms include no money for a border wall the president has forcefully insisted upon at the hardship of over 800,000 federal employees.

Trump's acceptance to reopening the government came upon terms that were offered more than a month-ago. Furloughed federal workers have experienced economic hardships and have lost two pay checks as Trump insisted upon a wall.

Time for Direct Action against Division in America

Let me be brief and very explicit today: it is time for concerted and direct action against division in the United States (US). If nothing is done to combat the misguided attitudes of some Americans against many others, then those who condone and perpetuate such fallible division, must shoulder full blame for the ensuing ramifications and affects created by their agenda of division.

Following yesterday's sorrowful event that witnessed white Kentucky school boys pestering peaceful Native American marchers at the National Mall, Washington, DC, it has now become clear that the abysmal descent of the Republic into division since the ascension of Donald Trump to the presidency, is reaffirmed.