‘Terrorist’ attack in southwest Niger kills over dozen soldiers

The soldiers were first ambushed then, as they tried to evacuate their wounded, were hit by an improvised explosive device in the country’s southwest, according to defence ministry. FILE PHOTO: Nigerien soldiers patrol at the border with neighbouring Nigeria near the town of Diffa, Niger, on June 21, 2016. (Reuters) Fifteen soldiers have been killed […]


Schumer announces bipartisan group has finalized legislative text on infrastructure bill

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced on the Senate floor Sunday evening that the bipartisan group of senators has finalized legislative text of the infrastructure bill, after hours of last-minute additions and edits to the more than 2,000-page legislation. “The bipartisan group of senators has finished writing the text of the infrastructure bill,” the New […]


IOC: Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya is safe and secure

Exiled Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya urged the IOC to take up the athlete’s case and said Krystsina has a right to international protection and to continue participation in the Olympics. Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya talks with police officers at Haneda international airport in Tokyo, Japan August 1, 2021. (Reuters) A Belarusian sprinter refused to […]


Covid-19 cases India surge past 31.7M

Coronavirus pandemic has killed over 4.2 million people and infected over 199 million globally. Here are the coronavirus-related developments for August 2: People are seen at a crowded market amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai, India, July 28, 2021. (Reuters) Monday, August 2: Cases India surge past 31.7M India reported another […]


All the Black women in us are tired

All the Black women in us are tiredThe other day I shared a meme that stoked a lot of emotion. In it, there are pictures of three superstar athletes — tennis player Naomi Osaka, gymnast Simone Biles and track and field sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson — along with a sign that reads, “Y’all Not Gone Stress […]


Coelho says progress has been made: nearly!

When Tony Coelho wrote the American with Disabilities Act 31 years ago, his goal was to ensure that people with disabilities could participate in the workforce with equal opportunities of inclusion and success. Three decades later, people with disabilities — the largest minority group in the country — remain underrepresented in the workforce, particularly within […]