THE BAY’S BLACK AND BROWN FAMILIES ARE DEALING WITH A SERIOUS CHILD-CARE DILEMMA DURING PANDEMIC AND CALIFORNIA FIRE SEASON

By JR Valrey  Childcare is one of the least talked about, paramount issues that Black parents are facing, during 2020’s COVID pandemic year, and throughout California’s ever intensifying fire season, which has had over 2.5 million acres throughout the state go up in flames within the last month. With distance learning being mandated at schools across the nation until further notice, and the plentiful California sun being blocked out for weeks because of the smoke from the still burning, enormous California, Oregon, and Washington fires, there’s no telling when life…

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SAN FRANCISCO’S POLICE COMMISSIONER MALIA COHEN SPEAKS

by JR Valrey Former San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohen has just been appointed to head the San Francisco Police Commission this month, by Mayor London Breed. This is a very critical time in the nation’s history, where relations between the Black and Brown community as well as the activist community, and the police are at all time lows. Just in the last couple of weeks, San Leandro police officer Jason Fletcher became only the second officer in California, in a decade, to be indicted. He was charged with voluntary manslaughter…

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NO JUSTICE FOR BREONNA TAYLOR

By Xion Abiodun I have been alive for 16 years now, and I consider that a pretty long time. But I was not alive long enough to know that Black people do not receive any kind of justice in this country. It has been months since the horrific murder of Breonna Taylor and a $12 million dollar settlement has been given to her family but no one has been indicted for her murder. Putting her murderers in jail will not bring her back, but it will make sure that these…

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Floyd Mayweather’s Boxing Prodigy, Danny Gonzalez, Dead at 22 After Shooting

Floyd Mayweather’s Boxing Prodigy, Danny Gonzalez, Dead at 22 After Shooting The world of boxing has lost a rising star. Floyd Mayweather shared the heartbreaking news that his prodigy, Danny Gonzalez, passed away. “R.I.P champ gone but never forgotten,” Mayweather captioned his Instagram post on Tuesday, Sept. 8. According to law enforcement, the athlete was shot and killed on Labor Day, Sept. 7, in Moreno Valley, Calif. He was 22 years old. Related video: Floyd Mayweather to pay George Floyd’s funeral costs Floyd Mayweather To Pay George Floyd’s Funeral Costs NBCU Scroll back up…

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Mississippi AG drops case against Curtis Flowers, a Black man who was tried 6 times for same crime

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Attorney General’s Office is dropping its case against Curtis Flowers, a Black man who was tried six times for the same crime by a white prosecutor. The case drew national attention last year as it went before the U.S. Supreme Court after it was the subject of “In The Dark,” a popular investigative podcast. Flowers, accused of killing four people at a furniture store in Winona in 1996, has maintained his innocence for more than two decades as his case went through an unprecedented number of trials, the…

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IS THE UNITED STATES A FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION?

A popular theory is that the United States is a for-profit corporation similar to McDonald’s. A variety of arguments are used to try to support this claim. We intend to investigate those arguments, but first we need to get some fundamentals out of the way. What is a country? What is a corporation? A country, or nation-state, is a “public body corporate”, a lawful entity consisting of various members. Countries are not incorporated with any superior entity – they are sovereign, answerable only to the political, economic and military force…

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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards: Hurricane Laura was worse than Hurricane Rita

Greg Hilburn Monroe News-Star Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said Tuesday Hurricane Laura was probably worse than Hurricane Rita 15 years ago, apologizing to anyone who thought he diminished the impact of the storm that slammed into the Cameron coast with 150 mph winds. “It was never my intention to convey the damage was anything other than horrific,” said Edwards, who had apparently received some negative feedback. “It was every bit as bad as (Hurricane Rita in 2005) and probably worse where it struck; very catastrophic.” Edwards also said Laura cut a wider swath…

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AMERICAN DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

AMERICAN DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES   (Adopted at the third plenary session, held on June 15, 2016) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, RECALLING the contents of resolution AG/RES. 2867 (XLIV-O/14), “Draft American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,” as well as all the previous resolutions on this issue; RECALLING also the “Declaration on the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples in the Americas,” document AG/DEC. 79 (XLIV-O/14), which reaffirms that progress in promoting and effectively protecting the rights of the indigenous peoples of the Americas is a priority for…

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International Law and Justice

International Law and Justice   UN Photo/Rick Bajornas Lady Justice, Hamburg City Hall, Germany Among the greatest achievements of the United Nations is the development of a body of international law, which is central to promoting economic and social development, as well as to advancing international peace and security. The international law is enshrined in conventions, treaties and standards. Many of the treaties brought about by the United Nations form the basis of the law that governs relations among nations. While the work of the UN in this area does…

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STATUTES REPLACED WITH INTERNATIONAL LAW

STATUTES REPLACED WITH INTERNATIONAL LAW CIRCA 1933 December 9th 1945 International Organization Immunities Act relinquished every public office of the United States to the United Nations. http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/decad034.asp http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode22/usc_sec_22_00000288—-000-notes.html GOVERNMENT AGENT ACTING AS AN [OFFSHORE] STATUTE MERCHANT Whatever the form in which the Government functions, anyone entering into an arrangement with the Government takes the risk of having accurately ascertained that he who purports to act for the Government stays within the bounds of his authority. The scope of this authority may be explicitly defined by Congress or be limited by…

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