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Just when you thought being arrested and detained as an immigrant in the United States was bad enough, a new lawsuit sheds light on the nightmare that is the entire immigration detention system. According to a recent lawsuit filed by a group of former detainees and reported by the Associated Press news agency, the system equates to modern day slavery in many privately run detention centers across the country.
There is something that I’ve noticed for a while now - people are proud to be overweight. Big people have always been around, but not in the proportion they are now. There was a time when people were ashamed to be overweight and would be encouraged, ordered, shamed into losing weight. It was no badge of honor to be large, and cruel people would stare and make snide comments. Fat jokes were as legendary as they were insensitive.
"Colin Kap is under attack! What do we do? Stand up, fight back!" – Rally at NFL NYC headquarters.  Will “Kap” play in the National Football League (NFL) in 2017/18? Are black NFL fans Angry enough over the Colin Kaepernick situation willing to boycott the NFL for that cause? Public Enemy Chuck D thinks they need to be. “Think about it. You have owners and you have players.. They have the choice and right to do whatever they want to do in their fields.” Chuck thinks that “If people want change they ‘fight the power’ with actions…It’s up to the fans”.
LONDON, England - You’re never sure quite how much you’re loved until you lose. Jamaica’s Usain Bolt proved that here last month at the 2017 IAAF World Championships, the biggest track and field only meet on the planet. The globally popular Jamaican was defeated in his bid to repeat as champion in the 100 meters, didn’t defend his 200 meters title and pulled up lame in the 4x100 meters relay. But, judging by the over-whelming reaction in and outside the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Stadium, there was only one winner.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 15, 2017: It’s hard to believe 16 years has already gone by since 9/11 – because each year, the memories, the sights, the sounds and the sadness slams me like a hurricane and I’m taken back to that horrific day. I still remember clearly – seeing with these immigrant eyes on the television screen, the moment the first plane flew into the World Trade Center. I was getting ready to go to work at the New York Trend newspaper in Long Island and I at first thought it was an accident.
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