martin luther king

The Long, Long Way to a More Perfec...

Written By Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam On April 10, 1957, 28 year-old Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) gave a speech at the St. Louis Freedom Rall...

Vladimir Putin Paints Himself Into a Corner

Vladimir Putin Paints Himself Into ...

Writen By Owen Matthews/newsweek Russia's President Vladimir Putin chairs a government meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Mosc...

Africa Leaders Summit

Cirque d’Afrique: 2014 U.S-Af...

Written By Alemayehu G Mariam The African Circus is coming to town. It is officially called “U.S-Africa Leadership Summit” (not Ringling African Bro...

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Ethiopia should consider currency d...

By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA, July 22 (Reuters) - Ethiopia should consider devaluing its currency to boost exports as they are mostly unprocessed prod...

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ዲያስፖራውን የመሰለያ እቅድ

ከወያኔ የውጭ ጉዳይ መስሪያ ቤት ሾልኮ የወጣ – ዲያስፖራውን የመሰለያ እቅድ

አጭር መግለጫ በመላው ዓለም ለምትገኙ ፤ የሀገራችሁ መጻኢ ህልውና፤ የወገናችሁ የዘመናት ጭንቅ፤ እንግልትና ፤ የስቃይ ህይወት ሌት ተቀን የሚያሳስባችሁ ውድ ኢትዮጵያዊያን በሙለ፦ ከሁለት ዓመት በፊት የወያኔ መንግስት በ...

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martin luther king

The Long, Long Way to a More Perfect Union in America

Written By Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam On April 10, 1957, 28 year-old Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....

The Long, Long Way to a More Perfect Union in America

martin luther kingWritten By Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam

On April 10, 1957, 28 year-old Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) gave a speech at the St. Louis Freedom Rally in St. Louis, MO entitled, “A Realistic Look at the Question of Progress in the Area of Race Relations”. In his speech, MLK commended St. Louis for  integrating its schools in a “quiet and dignified manner”. He said St. Louis could teach the country much about improving race relations: “The Deep South have a great deal to learn from a city like St. Louis. It proves that integration can be brought into being without a lot of trouble, that it can be done smoothly and peacefully.” But MLK’s principal aim was to “grapple with a question that continually comes to [him]. And it is a question on the lips of men and women all over this nation. People all over are wondering about the question of progress in race relations. And they are asking, ‘Are we really making any progress?’”

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Vladimir Putin Paints Himself Into a Corner

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Vladimir Putin Paints Himself Into a CornerRussia’s President Vladimir Putin chairs a government meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, July 30, 2014. Alexei Nikolskyi/RIA Novosti/Kremlin/Reuters

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Is Vladimir Putin the backing-down type? Western policymakers are betting that he is, as they draw up ever-nastier economic sanctions they hope will force Russia’s president to abandon his proxy war in Ukraine. Read more →

Cirque d’Afrique: 2014 U.S-Africa Leaders Summit

Africa Leaders SummitWritten By Alemayehu G Mariam

The African Circus is coming to town. It is officially called “U.S-Africa Leadership Summit” (not Ringling African Brothers). It is scheduled to be held on August 5-6 in Washington D.C.  The theme of the “Summit” is “Investing in the Next Generation”.

According to the pre-Summit hype, in the first ever “U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, African leaders will have an opportunity to engage with President Obama, his Cabinet members, and other key leaders, including business executives from the U.S. and Africa, Members of Congress, and members of civil society.” It is expected to be a 5-ring circus with stages for “expanding trade and investment ties, engaging young African leaders, promoting inclusive sustainable development, expanding cooperation on peace and security, and gaining a better future for Africa’s next generation.”

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