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The 2015 attacks you probably know nothing about...

January 3-7: Baga, Nigeria 2,000+ killed
January 25: Mamasapano, Philippines 67+ killed
January 30: Shikarpur, Pakistan 60 killed
February 4: Fotokol, Cameroon 91+ killed
March 7: Maiduguri, Nigeria 58 killed
March 20: Sana'a, Yemen 137 killed
April 1: Garissa, Kenya 147+ killed
May 13: Karachi, Pakistan 45 killed
June 1: Randi, Iraq 41 killed
June 17: Diffa Region, Niger 38 killed
June 17: Monguno, Nigeria 63 killed
June 22: Borno, Nigeria 42 killed
June 23: Maiduguri, Nigeria 30 killed
June 25: Kobani, Syria 146 killed
June 26: Leego, Somalia 70 killed
July 1: Kukawa, Nigeria 145 killed
July 5: Jos and Potiskum, Nigeria 69 killed
July 10: Monguno, Nigeria 43 killed
July 17: Damaturu, Nigeria 64 killed
July 17: Khan Bani Saad, Iraq 100-180 killed
August 7: Kabul, Afghanistan 50+ killed
August 10: Diyala Province, Iraq 50+ killed
August 13: Baghdad, Iraq 76+ killed
September 20: Maiduguri, Nigeria 145 killed
October 5: Baghdad, Iraq 57 killed
October 10: Ankara, Turkey 102 killed
October 14: Maiduguri, Nigeria 42 killed
November 12: Beirut, Lebanon 43 killed

And these are only the attacks with 40+ victims. 
Paris I stand with you, but I will not forget all the victims in other cities. 

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Charges dropped against driver in crash that killed 20-year-old:

According to police, the driver of the Cadillac, which was traveling southbound on MD 202, lost control and crossed the center line directly into the path of the oncoming Nissan.The driver of the Nissan, identified as 20-year-old Adedire Olanrewaju Ososanya of Upper Marlboro, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Calero, the driver, also the son of a state senate, was initially charged with DUI and reckless driving, but prosecutors dropped the charges, pending a complete investigation.

Please sign the petition in order to get justice for Adedire here:

https://www.change.org/p/maryland-state-senate-justice-for-adedire-ososanya-killed-by-a-hardened-and-repeated-drunk-driver-in-upper?source_location=petition_footer&algorithm=promoted&grid_position=2

“Adedire Olarewaju Ososanya a rising star of his generation and a 3rd year student of Morgan State University was killed in a cold blood car crash on Thursday December 17, 2015 by a hardened and a repeated drunk driver in Largo Maryland. The offender has multiple traffic and criminal records. The alleged drunk driver is James Scott Calero, son of a state senate. James Calero is from  Bowie Maryland. WE WANT JUSTICE FOR ADEDIRE PERIOD.”


Nobody is above the law. Ososanya was just 20-years-old. He was a promising young business student at Morgan State University. No mother should have to bury her child! Please sign the petition, it only takes a few seconds. This is our African brother. 

https://www.change.org/p/maryland-state-senate-justice-for-adedire-ososanya-killed-by-a-hardened-and-repeated-drunk-driver-in-upper?source_location=petition_footer&algorithm=promoted&grid_position=2

Reblog, repost,with the petition link, we cannot stay quiet as a community or things will never change,

#Nigeria

#protectourgeneration

#pleasesignthepetition

#ThisisourAfrica


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article: http://www.wusa9.com/story/news/local/maryland/2015/12/18/20-year-old-man-killed-in-violent-head-on-crash-in-largo/77542836/

Syrian kids deserve a chance to feel the childish joy of running out of their houses at the sound of an ice cream truck and buying ice cream

Pakistani kids deserve the chance to go to an amusement park and feel the rush of the wind in their face as they try the biggest rollercoaster in the park

Afghan kids deserve a day to sleep in and wake up lazily to the warm glow of the sun and the sound of happy voices coming from downstairs

A young Iraqi girl deserves the chance to discover the amazing world of cake decorating and realize that she was born to decorate incredibly stunning cakes

A boy from Uganda deserves to fulfill his dream of becoming a singer because his whole family and all his neighbours always praise his beautiful voice

A little Somali girl deserves to know all the different art mediums that exist so she can explore her God given talents as an artist and mesmerize everyone with her work

A brown man enslaved in Kuwait deserves to wake up early and surprise his wife with breakfast in bed and to hold her in his arms

A little boy in North Korea deserves to feel the nervous excitement as he gets on a plane to fulfill his dream of traveling the world

A Palestinian girl deserves her chance to stun the world with her superior acting skills, a surefire Oscar winner if the world ever knew it

A Kashmiri boy deserves a chance to delve into the world of literature and be the greatest poet we ever knew

A Native girl in Canada deserves to find out she’s an amazing swimmer and fulfill her dream of one day competing in the Olympics

A Sudani boy deserves to feel the excitement of seeing a magic trick for the first time and then putting on his own little magic show for the neighborhood

An Egyptian girl deserves to find out she can make the best blueberry muffins you ever tasted and she opens her own bakery to discover she’s a talented businesswoman as well

A black boy in America deserves the chance to graduate from his dream law school and become the best humanitarian lawyer to practice

A Nigerian boy deserves the chance to wake up at dawn and go on a beach trip with his friends so they can catch the sunrise and stare in awe at the explosion of colours against the sky

A Yemeni girl deserves to feel the exhaustion after spending an entire day doing dares with her friends and she goes to sleep with a smile on her face

If they were born on this planet, they were meant to be here. Everyone deserves a chance at a life. They deserve to know peace.

The daily struggles of the children around the world should include arguing with their parents about not wearing a sweater because it’s not that cold out, not making sure they live to see another day.

Everyone deserves a chance at life.

Do what you can to save humanity. Change starts with you.

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Let’s talk about the Arab/Trans Indian Ocean Slave Trade because if we’re going to insist on PoC solidarity we must confront our past. Peace be with all the colonised and enslaved Africans and their descendants. [Second to last tweet meant to say **sex slave labour of black women] read more here: http://atlantablackstar.com/2014/06/02/10-facts-about-the-arab-enslavement-of-black-people-not-taught-in-schools/5/

African Beauty💕

🇦🇴Angola - @juvenalia
🇧🇮Burundi - @theylovetheafro
🇨🇩DRC - @chloekitembo
🇪🇹Ethiopia - @the_dopest_ethiopian
🇬🇭Ghana - @nvmam
🇬🇳Guinea - @blissfullqueen
🇨🇮Ivory Coast - @bkmsang
🇰🇪Kenya - @samburuqueen
🇳🇬Nigeria - @withlovesao
🇸🇳Senegal - @fatoust
🇸🇱Sierra Leone - @ednagazell
🇸🇴Somalia - @huthun
🇿🇦South Africa - @anitamarshall_
🇸🇸South Sudan - @jamieandniks
🇹🇿Tanzania - @jokatemwegelo
🇺🇬Uganda - @pslovemeriaa

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This incredible woman writes poetry about life as an African immigrant— and now she’s being quoted by Beyoncé

“I tried to change. Tried to be softer, prettier,” Beyoncé says in a scene in “Lemonade.” The words are a quote from Somali-British poet Warsan Shire. See the rest of Shire’s inspiring poem about immigrating from Somalia to England.

 Gifs: Badilisha Poetry

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Fadumo Dayib is risking everything to become Somalia’s first female president.

Fadumo Dayib wants to be Somalia’s first female president — and the stakes are high.

The African country has not only seen decades of civil war, violence and political instability, but was also considered one of the top five most dangerous countries in the world for women.

Somalia’s former women’s minister, Maryan Qasim, agreed. If “asked where is the most dangerous place to be a woman I would have said with certainty Somalia,” Qasim told Thomson Reuters Foundation in 2011. “The most dangerous thing a woman in Somalia can do is to become pregnant.”

Dayib, 43, wants to change all of that — and has the experience to do it.

follow @the-movemnt

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UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Audrey Hepburn visits Somalia, September 19–24, 1992 Audrey made her final field visit for UNICEF. She travelled to Somalia, which was caught in the middle of civil war and the worst drought in its history. From there, Audrey flew to Kenya, where many of the Somali refugees had travelled. In northern Kenya, she visited various refugee camps and emergency programmes. Finally, she flew to Nairobi, where she met with press to discuss her experiences.

Sobbing and shaking, Mohamed Abdallah tries to explain why he still wants to risk crossing the Mediterranean Sea in an inflatable boat. He sits in a migrant detention centre in Zawya, Libya, surrounded by hundreds of fellow asylum seekers who nearly died this week at sea.

They survived only after being intercepted, detained and brought back to shore by Libyan coastguards, ending a week in which they went round in circles, starving and utterly lost. But despite their horror stories, Abdallah, 21, says the journey that his fellow inmates barely withstood – and that killed more than 450 others this week – is his only option.

“I cannot go back to my country,” says Abdallah, who is from Darfur, in Sudan. He left for what is now South Sudan in 2006, after he says his village was destroyed in the Darfur war, his father died, and his sisters raped. But in South Sudan, another war later broke out. So he made his way through the Sahara, a journey that he says killed his brother and cousin, to Libya. And there last year, he was witness to his third civil war in a decade – a war that still drags on, its frontline just a few miles from the camp at Zawya.

“There is a war in my country, there’s no security, no equality, no freedom,” Abdallah says. “But if I stay here, it’s just like my country. There is no security, there is violence. When you work, they take your money.”

He worked in a soap shop, and saved up to pay local smugglers for the boat to Europe. But just as he hoped to complete the payment, he was robbed, and then arrested. The recounting of his ordeal brings out first the tears, and then a conclusion: “I need to go to Europe.”

Please read this important article on the plight of African migrants in Libya:  Risking death in the Mediterranean: the least bad option for so many migrants

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An Olympic Dream: The Story of Samia Yusuf Omar (2016)   

“The image of Samia Yusuf Omar running for last place at the 2008 Beijing Olympics will forever be imprinted in the minds of all who saw it: The lean Somalian, wearing knee-length leggings and a baggy T-shirt, came in seconds behind her competitors. What the cheering crowd couldn’t know then was what it took to get there. 

An Olympic Dream follows Omar’s second attempt to represent her country at the Olympics, this time in London. Reinhard Kleist pictures the athlete training in one of the most dangerous cities in the world; her passage through Sudan and into Libya; and her fateful attempt to reach Europe. 

By telling the story of one remarkable woman, Kleist gives voice to the thousands of migrants who risk their lives daily for a better future. “

by Reinhard Kleist

Get the book here


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