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THE KING THAT KEEPS GIVING

By:Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

Christmas came a little early for students at Lebron James’s I Promise School in Akron, Ohio.

That is because the future Hall of Famer rewarded the students from his school ( who mostly come from at-risk and poverty-stricken backgrounds), with 800 pairs of his Lebron 16 sneakers. They come in ten different colors, and will undoubtedly save the students’ a fortune, since those shoes cost around $140.00 a pair.

The Lebron James Family Foundation website says the reason for giving the shoes was to get ” Them to keep pushing “.

For additional information use the link below:

https://atlantablackstar.com/2019/10/16/giving-back-lebron-james-gives-800-pairs-of-his-sneakers-to-students-at-his-i-promise-school/

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SUSPECTED WHITE SUPREMACIST BRUTALLY ATTACKS BLACK PASTOR

Suspected White supremacist attacks Black pastor in South Africa.

By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

A suspected White supremacist punched a Black pastor in South Africa. The assualt reportedly happened on June 21, after the suspect reached into the car of Johannesburg pastor, Ron Rambebu, from Greater Glory International ministries, and brutally punched the man in the face several times.

Witnesses said the group that man was with were reportedly upset the pastor had a EFF cap, which is an acronym for Economic Freedom Fighters, a political party in South Africa.

Witnesses said the suspect and his group allegedly also, called the pastor a “Kaffir “, which is a South African word that is the equivalent of the “N word” in America.

At the end of the month the turned himself into the police.

According to the Atlanta Black Star:

” Police Capt. Kay Makhubela told the Johannesburg newspaper The Times that the man was detained at a police station on Friday morning and had been charged with assualt to cause grievous bodily harm”.

For additional use the link below:

https://atlantablackstar.com/2019/07/06/arrest-made-after-south-african-pastor-pummeled/

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A KLAN CONFRONTATION ✊🏿!

By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

Some local leaders are on high alert and believe something similar to the horrors that happened in Charlottesville, Virginia, during the Unite the Right Rally in 2017 could occur this coming Memorial Day weekend.

Over this forthcoming holiday weekend, thousands of White supremacist extremists are expected to March in the city of Dayton, Ohio, for a Klu Klux Klan rally, and they are expected to be confronted by anti-racism protesters like Antifa and The New Black Panther Party For Self-Defense.

According to thegrio:

β€œCourthouse Square will be a powder keg on the 25th,” Rabbi Ari Ballaban, director of Dayton’s Jewish Community Relations Council, warned in a statement. β€œNot only will the KKK be present, but there will likely be thousands of angry counter-protestors there, many bused in from around the region.”

For additional information use the link below:

https://thegrio.com/2019/05/22/ku-klux-klan-rally-ohio-racism-demonstrations-blue-telusma/

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MAN WRONGLY CONVICTED WHEN $13 MILLION DOLLAR SETTLEMENT

By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

An African-American man, who went to prison for six years was awarded $13 million dollars in a settlement , which was agreed upon by the San Francisco board of supervisors .

According to NPR, Jamal Trulove, who is also an actor, was reportedly set up and served prison time for a 2007 murder he did not commit. His 2015 retrial proved his innocence, and he was acquitted for the crime.

In 2007, Trulove sued the SFPD, after he was arrested and sent to prison for the murder of his friend Seu Kuka.

A jury would later determine that San Francisco police officers Maureen D’Amico and Michael Johnson lied and falsified evidence in the case, and even coerced a witness to lie and claim that Trulove was the shooter.

If the case was not overturned, Trulove could of spent the rest of his life behind bar.

For additional information use the link below:

https://thegrio.com/2019/03/20/black-man-framed-by-police-for-killing-his-friend-awarded-13-million-settlement/

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Blacks Forced To Leave Beach In South Africa

By: Leon kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

In an act that seemed reminiscent to its apartheid past, guards on a beach in Cape Town, South Africa , ordered its Black residents to leave, which caused protests to erupt in Clifton 4th Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Cape Town.

According to the BBC private guards, hired by local residents ordered all Black people to leave the area.

CapeTown mayor, Dan Plato, would later say in a statement “We will not allow any private organizations to limit access to our public spaces,” and the guards “had no authority to ask anyone to leave Clifton beach”.

According to the Sun, CapeTown Deputy Police Minister, Bongani Mkongi, claimed the police would β€œgo hard on the security company”.

According to many South African activists, these illegal apartheid era-racism is not uncommon.

According to The Grio, Chumane Maxwele, a local activist involved in the protest, claimed often security guards are instructed not to allow Black people onto the beaches.

For additional information use link below:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/thegrio.com/2018/12/30/beachgoing-while-black-in-south-africa-blacks-ordered-to-leave-waterfront-because-racism/amp/