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Meb Gets Warm White House Welcome

Had a great evening dining at the White House with my lovely wife
“Had a great evening dining at the White House with my lovely and beautiful wife. It was a great honor to be seated at the President’s table along with his amazing wife” – Meb Kiflezghi

By Diane Bell,

THE day after San Diego runner Meb Keflezighi won the Boston Marathon this year, he a received a congratulatory call from President Barack Obama, who ended, “We’ll be in touch.”

“I probably won’t hear from him,” said Keflezighi.

Not only did he hear back, he sat at the table with President and First Lady Michelle Obama at a White House dinner Tuesday.  Continue reading Meb Gets Warm White House Welcome

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner at the 2014 U.S-Africa Leaders Summit?

Is this the U.S’ catch-up play with China? Assembling a whole bunch of African criminals, genociders, torturers and mass murderers in the White House and call them “leaders” can not stop the dragon from eating the Eagle’s lunch in Africa.

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.”

Human rights is definitely not on the menu. So, I must speak up! That is, speak truth to those in power who are indifferent to the powerless, those who abuse and misuse power and those who are “deaf to the voice of justice and consanguinity”, as Thomas Jefferson might have said.  Continue reading Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner at the 2014 U.S-Africa Leaders Summit?

DC Mayor Congratulates 22nd Eritrea Independence Day

By TesfaNews,

Washington, DC. Mayor, Vincent C. Gray, has joined the club of U.S. Mayors that congratulate the people and State of Eritrea on their Independence Day.

In his congratulatory letter, the Mayor expressed his great pride and respect towards the celebration of Eritrea’s 22nd Independence Day, same way he prides on his own country’s national Independence day.  Continue reading DC Mayor Congratulates 22nd Eritrea Independence Day