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POACHERS GETS POACHED BY ANIMALS

By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

It would seem that the hunter got hunted, killed and then eaten. Apparently, the poacher entered the Kruger National Park in South Africa illegally to attempt to poach an African rhino for its horn, which are very valuable on the black market in certain parts of Asian.

According to a report by the BBC:

“Kruger National Park has an ongoing problem with poaching and there remains a strong demand for rhino horn in Asian countries.”

Reportedly while trying to snipe a rhino, and in the commotion he was trampled by an African elephant, and and then was eaten by lions. Authorities only recovered his skull and some remains of his trousers.

According to the same article by the BBC:

“On Saturday, Hong Kong airport authorities seized the biggest haul of rhino horn in five years, valued at $2.1m (ยฃ1.6m).”

For additional information use the link below:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-47843999?ns_campaign=bbcnews&ocid=socialflow_twitter&ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter

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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 Dโ€™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,โ€ 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 โ€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/

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STATUE OF GANDHI WAS REMOVED FROM A UNIVERSITY IN GHANA BECAUSE OF HIS PAST RACIST REMARKS ABOUT BLACK AFRICANS…

By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

A statue of the late Indian independence leader, Mahatma Gandhi was removed from the campus of University of Ghana, earlier last week after a backlash from student activists.

To many people, this may sound a little confusing to hear that student activists would demand that a statue of one of the world’s most famous peaceful protestors and activists be removed from campus grounds.

But to the people who knew of Gandhi’s racist history in apartheid South Africa, including the students who petitioned to have his statue removed, there was no doubt that they had to get the statue of the man who referred to Black Africans as “Savages” and “Kaffir” ( a South African version of the n-word) removed from school grounds.

According to the Washington Post:

Gandhiโ€™s Indian empowerment argument, critics said in a petition to remove the statue, appeared to be that the British colonial government treated Indians a โ€œlittle better, if at all, than the savages or the Natives of Africa.โ€ He spoke of the โ€œhalf-heathen Nativeโ€ and said that treating Indians like Africans would โ€œdegrade us.โ€ The sole occupation of โ€œrawโ€ natives is hunting, he said and their โ€œsole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with and, then, pass his life in indolence and nakedness.โ€

The Ghana University petition cited other protests against โ€” and removal of โ€” tributes to historical but controversial figures at universities around the globe, including the former slave-owning Royall family at Harvard University and apartheid founder Cecil Rhodes at the University of Cape Town.

For additional information use the link below:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/world/2018/12/15/after-petition-called-gandhi-racist-his-statue-was-removed-university-ghana/

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A TRANSGENDER IMMIGRANT DETAINEE DIES IN ICE CUSTODY

By: Leon kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

The Family and lawyers of Roxsana Hernandez Rodriguez, are looking for answers in how she died.

According to her family and their representatives, Rodriguez, was an HIV positive transgender woman from Honduras, who was seeking Asylum in the United States.

On May 13, she was taken into ICE custody, at the Ysidro Port of entry near the border of San Diego, California. On May 16, She would be transferred to a for-profit ICE detention center, the Cibola County Correctional Center in New Mexico, and placed in a unit for transgender detainees.

Nine days later, she would die at the Lovelace medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was originally determined that she died of cardiac arrest. Later, a private autopsy, which was paid for by the Transgender Law Center, which is presenting Rodriguez’s family, later revealed that they believed she died of dehydration, in combination with her HIV infection, the autopsy, would also show signs of possible abuse, she reportedly had shackle marks on her wrist and bruising on her stomach and back, which could suggest that she was beaten.

According to CNN, “TLC sent a written notice of a personal injury and wrongful death claim to the state of New Mexico on November 19, the first step in filing a lawsuit.”

Link below for additional information:

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/11/27/us/transgender-asylum-seeker-wrongful-death-claim/index.html

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The Dallas Police Officer who shot and Killed Botham Jean, Officially fired By Dallas PD

By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

Amber Guyger, the white woman Dallas, police officer who shot and killed 26-year Botham Jean, a seemingly law abiding citizen in his own apartment was officially fired by former police department.

After the shooting, Guyger, originally claimed that she some how confused, Mr.Jean’s apartment for her own, and claimed she shot him when he didn’t respond to her verbal commands.

According to some news outlets, some neighbors gave conflicting accounts to what they heard.

Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall, reportedly fired Amber Guyger after an internal investigation was concluded and determined the former Dallas police officer “engaged in adverse conduct’.

She has reportedly been charged with manslaughter in the death of, Jean.

For more information use the link below:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/amber-guyger-dallas-officer-fired-today-botham-jean-shooting-fired-2018-09-24/

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GOP Campaign Donor Goes on Racist Obama Rant…

By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

Steven Alembik, a GOP campaign donor and activist, who donated over $20,000 to Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron Desantis’ campaign, recently caused some controversy when he went on a racist Twitter rant and called former president Barack Obama a “f#cking Muslim n#igger”.

This is not the Florida candidate’s first experience with racism.

According to politico, this is Desantis’ fifth racism related issue, who the day after winning the Republican nomination in the August 28 primary, warned voters ” not to monkey this up, by electing black Democratic Andrew Gillum.

Those remarks received some backlash as some believed them to be racist dog whistles to his white conservative based.

For additional information use link:
https://atlantablackstar.com/2018/09/21/ron-desantis-campaign-donor-insists-he-isnt-racist-despite-calling-obama-a-f-g-muslim-n-r/

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HATERS TRY AND FAIL TO SABOTAGE THE SUCCESS OF THE MOVIE THE BLACK PANTHER

By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

The Marvel superhero film “Black Panther” has already broken Hollywood records in its first week. It has grossed more than $400 million worldwide, it also broke the record for a February opening, which was previously held by “Deadpool” and it is now the largest opening for a move with an African-American director.

Yet, that success of this movie, which could gross upwards to a billion dollars was not one hundred percent guaranteed.

Just as tens of millions of diverse people were exciting to see this movie about a fictional African kingdom called Wakanda, in which the film’s creators borrowed aspects from real African culture, like the Masai of Kenya and the ancient African empire of Mali. There were a lot of people; minor in comparison who were upset and fearful of this celebration of real African culture in this fictional kingdom. Some even took to social media and posted fake post about being attacked violently by angry black people.

Despite all the effort by many haters, naysayers and racists, this movie was an extreme success. I would rate this film a 9 and a half out of ten. A must see movie.

For additional information use link below:

http://www.nydailynews.com/amp/entertainment/movies/trolls-lying-assaults-black-panther-showings-article-1.3824901

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Officials In “Sanctuary Cities” Could Face Jail time Under the Trump Administration


By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

The United States’ Justice Department is contemplating criminally charging state and local officials who implement and or enforce policies that protect the rights of people classified as illegal immigrants.

This would mean that Mayors and governors and even local law enforcement who refuse to comply with federal immigration laws could face possible jail time.

Earlier this month, Thomas Homan, the acting director of Immigration and customs enforcement said:

“We gotta take ( Sanctuary Cities) to court , and we gotta start charging some politicians with crimes”.

Check out my episode “Sanctuary Under Siege By Trump” on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/leon-kwasi-chronicles/episodes/14718b8

For additional information use link below:

http://www.newsweek.com/trump-administration-wants-arrest-mayors-sanctuary-cities-783010