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AFRICANGLOBE - The lack of respect for the office of the President of the United States from Republicans is utterly appalling. No matter who the president is, or how much you disagree with their policy proposals or how they conduct business, you respect the office. You don’t have the respect the person, but you respect the role they play as the leader of the nation. However, Republicans seem to have forgotten this unwritten rule, especially under the presidency of Barack Obama. Their utter disrespect borders on utter impudence.
AFRICANGLOBE - I’m weary of writing about young Black children being gunned down in the prime of their lives; senseless shootings after silly arguments that result in gunfire and a trail of tears.On Thursday, it happened again
AFRICANGLOBE - Chicago saw another bloody weekend, with a total of seven homicides and five wounded in violent incidents. All seven homicides occurred on Saturday, and the victims were pronounced dead on the scene before police could respond in each case. One of the victims was Ronnie Chambers, 34, who was shot at about 2:15 a.m. in Lawndale. Chambers, a convicted felon and alleged member of the Gangsters Disciples street gang, was the youngest of four siblings who all lost their lives to gun violence.
AFRICANGLOBE - There have been more than 400 guns deaths since the Newtown massacre on December 14, according to a new interactive project between Slate.com and the anonymous twitter user @gundeaths. The two launched the project because, asSlate writes, there are few real-time chronicles of daily gun deaths in the United States
AFRICANGLOBE - The vast majority of the guns in the U.S. are sold to White people who live in the suburbs or the country. When we fantasize about being mugged or home invaded, what's the image of the perpetrator in our heads? Is it the freckled-face kid from down the street – or is it someone who is, if not Black, at least poor?