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United Nations Panel | U.S. owes black people reparations for a history of ‘racial terrorism’

The history of slavery in the United States justifies reparations for African Americans, argues a recent report by a U.N.-affiliated group based in Geneva. This conclusion was part of a study by the United Nations’ Working Group of Experts on … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | UN body says Sioux should have say in pipeline project

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is calling on the U.S. government to allow the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to have a say regarding a $3.8 billion oil pipeline that they say could disturb … Continue reading

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United Nations rep slammed US police for trampling protesters’ rights

Amid renewed nationwide protests over police killings of black men, a representative from the United Nations toured the United States with a peculiar goal: to assess whether the exercise of freedom of assembly and association in the country conforms to … Continue reading

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Photos | Palestinians Celebrate Statehood Recognition

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Breaking: ‘Palestine’ wins historic upgrade at the United Nations

The Jerusalem Post Sixty-five years to the day after the UN voted for the partition of mandatory Palestine – a move the Jews accepted and the Arabs rejected – the same body overwhelmingly voted on Thursday to grant the Palestinian … Continue reading

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Video | President Obama’s Address To The UN General Assembly

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First Lady Michelle Obama Hosts Lunch For Spouses Of World Leaders

First Lady Michelle Obama host a FARM-to-TABLE Lunch.  You’ve just got to love this woman… Tour of  Stone Barns Center with JFK Magnet school, Pocantico Hills Central school kids , and World First ladies Getty images.  FLOTUS greets spouses of World leaders. … Continue reading

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