Legs of Tornado: The Human Who Outran the Wind
Authored by Felicien Kanyamibwa
Long ago, the people of Rwanda suffered through a terrible famine. The rains did not come to help the crops grow, the grass withered, and the soil became so dry that it cracked.
John McCain, the US Senator from Arizona, passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at 91. AfroAmerica Network remembers a man who did so much for the US, an American Hero and a political role model. A man with strong moral values and principles, despite human flaws.
Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul , passed away in Detroit, Michigan, on August 16, 2018. She is known as one of the greatest signer of soul, gospel and other music genres. Aretha Franklin once said: "I always felt rock and roll was very, very wholesome music." Her music inspired people from all over the World for over 6 decades and left them feel whole.
South African anti-apartheid hero, known as Mother of the Nation, and former first lady Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has passed away. She was aged 81. She and her former husband Nelson Mandela, led and became the symbols of the stuggle to liberate South Africa from the apartheid. They endured suffering, including long term jails. When her husband was jailed for close to three decades, she remained at the forefront of the liberation movement, coordinating undergroung activists, from inside the country. Her tenacity eventually led to the victory and the release of Nelson Mandela, who became the first president of the independent and free South Africa. She also served in the government.
A day after a landmark ruling cementing the foundation of Obamacare, the US Supreme Court handed yet another victory to
President Obama's administration by ruling that same-sex marriage is a civil right that states cannot ban.
Until recently, legalizing same-sex marriage was unthinkable in the United States. This did not deter gay rights advocates who have
continued their struggle, supported mostly by Democrats and Civil Rights activists. Several prominent business executives, such as
Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act, PPACA or known as Obamacare, has once again survived the challenge from Republicans, after a 6-3 decision ruling by the US Supreme Court, or SCOTUS. Obamacare will be the health care law that will solidify President Barack Obama's legacy for generations to come.
The ruling was about the provision in the PPACA authorizing federal tax credits for eligible Americans, whether they live in states
"I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me, " Apple CEO Tim Cook has said in a letter written for Bloomberg Businessweek, while publicly coming out as gay and declaring his support for equality.
Tim Cook, though the CEO of perhaps the most prominent company in the World today, has managed to keep a low profile on his personal life. In the letter he says that his decision to publicly acknowledge his sexuality was intended to "bring comfort to anyone who feels alone" and to "inspire people to insist on their equality."
Africa has some of the most ruthless, repressive, and corrupt dictators in the World. The most notorious took power following an armed rebellion, claiming to fight against repressive regimes and promising democracy.
Who would have thought in their youth, during the armed struggle, and in their early years of power, that these so called "revolutionary" leaders would turn into ones of the worst dictators in the World?
Stacey Abrams may be mostly known for her unsuccessful Democratic bid to become governor of Georgia in 2018. She was narrowly defeated, almost becoming the first black to be elected governor of Georgia, and the first black woman anywhere in the United States.
Ethiopia is going through an unprecedented democratic transformation and an unusual man is leading it. The man is Ethiopia's new prime minister Lieutenant Colonel Abiy Ahmed Ali who was selected, in April 2018, to lead by the ruling party, Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF).
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