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MLK Day: Do Not Despair, Act

MLK Day: Do Not Despair, Act

by    Fair Observer

America’s accomplishments on the road to equality should not make us complacent, says Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Just a few weeks after the historic March on Washington, which was led by Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963, saw nearly 200,000 people descend on the US capital to demand racial justice, the retaliation came. One of Read More

Demonetization: Modi’s Triumph or His Biggest Failure?

Demonetization: Modi’s Triumph or His Biggest Failure?

by    Ankita Mukhopadhyay

Has Narendra Modi succeeded in removing black money from the economy or has he brought India to its knees? Spending the last day of the year in Udaipur, India, I stumbled upon a street restaurant called Bombay Pav Bhaji. After my meal, I took out Rs300 ($4.40) to pay the owner. He asked me to Read More

What Shaped Martin Luther King Jr.’s Prophetic Vision?

What Shaped Martin Luther King Jr.’s Prophetic Vision?

by    Kenyatta Gilbert

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a look back at the great man’s political and spiritual heritage.  The name Martin Luther King Jr. is iconic in the United States. The outgoing 44th president, Barack Obama, spoke of King in both his Democratic National Convention (DNC) nomination acceptance and victory speeches in 2008: “ brought Americans from Read More

Time is Running Out for The Gambia’s President

Time is Running Out for The Gambia’s President

by    Hugo Norton

Will there be a peaceful transition of power in The Gambia? It’s clear that Adama Barrow, the president-elect of The Gambia, has the support of most African nations and the wider international community. His inauguration—scheduled for January 19—marks a watershed moment for the Gambian people and the nation’s democratic future, one that some pro-reform analysts see Read More

Trumping the Climate

Trumping the Climate

by    Arek Sinanian

What the Trump administration might mean for climate change. There are so many uncertainties and questions ahead of President-Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration as to what course the new administration may take. Yet none are perhaps as pressing and concerning as the fate of America’s policy and strategy on climate change. Trump’s views on and plans Read More

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