i must say in this video that there was a few things that i did not know about the bible or forgot about it. sit back and enjoy the ride
Ive been telling people this for years but as usual one ear goes out the other with people , The enemies of God hang his decedents like they did jesus who suppose to be the son of God and at the same time God himself. And todays white supremacist is in fact the enemy of Jesus and God while telling you that Jesus is white and he was hanged on a cross. i know it is confusing but like the brother said get out of your churches and study the bible before it is to late. If i can find this out you can your churches work for white supremacy
Young cadets Queen Anunay and Kishia Clemencia stood out in their class at the D.C. Fire Academy as being among the few women in a male-dominated field. Of the department’s 1,550 members at the time, 35 were women.
Fast forward nearly three decades, and Anunay and Clemencia are the ones in charge.
The two women were appointed in recent months to battalion chief posts at the department — promotions that made them the third and fourth women to hold the positions in the 135-year-old department’s history. There were no women among the department’s 41 battalion chiefs late last year before their promotions.
In their new roles, Anunay, 45, and Clemencia, 44, help oversee nearly 100 firefighters at 11 firehouses in the District. They were selected among a pool of 44 candidates — the only two women who qualified during an interview process measuring their preparedness for the high-ranking position.
“They will create a path for all of our young, female firefighters that shows them, ‘Oh, I can do that. That’s within my reach.’ ” D.C. Fire Chief Gregory M. Dean said. “They’re pioneers.”
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The Los Angeles prostitute known as “Pretty Hoe” will spend the next decade-and-a-half of her life in federal prison after she admitted to using social media to force young women (some of them minors) into prostitution, authorities said.
23-year-old Melanie Denae Williams, who also called herself the “most hated hoe in LA,” pleaded guilty to a single count of sex trafficking by force, fraud, or coercion back in November.
A federal judge gave “Pretty Hoe” the minimum sentence of 15 years. Had she not pleaded guilty, she would have faced life in prison, if convicted.
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According to the U.S. attorney’s office, as part of her plea deal, Williams was also ordered to pay restitution to her victims. A press release described in detail the abuse she doled out to at least one victim.
“Williams ordered the victim to strip off her clothes, then Williams threw bleach on her and used a broomstick to beat her,” the U.S. attorney’s office said in the release, adding that she “continually threatened to kill the victim if she left.”
According to an affidavit filed in the case, Williams also forced the unidentified woman to tattoo her name on her face before confiscating the woman’s belongings and identifying documents.
Williams admitted in her plea agreement to using the internet to recruit two minors for “commercial sex acts” before keeping the proceeds for herself, the U.S. attorney’s office said.
“Williams also posted social media videos of her physically beating and using firearms to threaten young women,” the affidavit stated
Joshua Belete saw Libya, in North Africa, as a stopover, one leg in a journey that would lead to a better life in Europe.
But like thousands of other migrants from across Africa, Belete got stuck. He ended up at a United Nations refugee encampment in Tripoli, Libya’s capital and largest city.
For some, like Belete, entrapment happens on a boat in the middle of the Mediterranean, when the Libyan coast guard reels migrants back and throws them in detention centers. Others never leave shore; instead, they’re cornered by militants or human traffickers, imprisoned and cut off from their loved ones.
“We didn’t even have clothes,” Belete told VOA by phone. “It’s been a long time, and we have nothing.”
After the coast guard brought him back, Belete spent six days in a detention center. He was then taken to Ain Zara, in western Libya, when a conflict broke out between militants and people in the town. Refugees like Belete spent days without food or water, before the United Nations intervened and brought them to Tripoli.
Belete is one of the lucky ones. Many others are kept captive and tortured, their hopes for new beginnings replaced with a brutal existence of torment and extortion that repeats, day after day.
In search of solutions
When African heads of state and government meet at the Summit of the African Union next week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, they’ll discuss ways to better help refugees and internally displaced people like Belete.
Around the world, more than 68 million people have been forced from their homes, according to the United Nations. Many come from Africa, but it’s also Africa — and not Europe — that hosts the majority of migrants and refugees.
“African migrants go to other African countries where they can be integrated much more easily,” United Nations Secretary General António Guterres told VOA, “and where they face much less problems of xenophobia and racism than when they move to other continents.”
Unlike the rest of the world, Guterres said, Africa benefits from a regional convention for managing internal displacement.
That’s permitted an organized response to forced displacement.
“We need to pay tribute to the generosity of African countries,” Guterres said. “You have African countries, practically without exception, with their borders open to refugees fleeing conflict or persecution. You have enormous solidarity in relation to those refugees.”
The United Nations wants to bring a similar level of coordination to the global stage in the hopes of addressing flashpoints like Libya. In December, the intergovernmental body adopted two compacts designed to improve how the global community manages migration and responds to refugee crises.
The U.N. hopes to use the first compact, focused on migration across borders, to stem forced migration, make migration paths safer and help migrants integrate into their new communities.
The second compact focuses on providing protections to refugees by empowering both origin and host countries, improving refugees’ access to resources and encouraging more “third-country solutions.”
The compacts aren’t legally binding, but they do provide a holistic blueprint that could improve how the world manages migration — if member states play their part.
That’s a concern for Guterres, who worries that developed nations aren’t pulling their weight.
“I would like to see in other parts of the world, especially in richer parts of the world, the same generosity that I have always seen in Africa,” Guterres said.
‘We have scattered’
One country far from the borders most refugees seek to cross that’s stepped up is Canada.
Ottawa has resettled 150 African refugees living in slave-like conditions in Libya. The government plans to take in 500 more in the next two years under its resettlement program, The Canadian Press, the country’s national news agency, reported Wednesday.
But that’s just a fraction of the people trapped.
Libya has become a major chokepoint for refugees from across Africa seeking asylum in Europe. With the country’s infrastructure and civil society in tatters after the fall of Moammar Gadhafi in 2011, militants, traffickers and bandits have thrived. Migrants look for passage to Europe across the Mediterranean but face brutal conditions in one of Africa’s most lawless states.
Idris Adem ended up in the same U.N. center as Belete after following his own harrowing path.
After making it to sea, he too was brought back to Libya, where he found himself in storage houses with migrants from Somalia, Comoros, Ethiopia and Eritrea.
Distinct cultures, ethnicities, languages, all ensnared in an unforgiving place that reduces living to survival.
“We have scattered, and we find ourselves here,” Adem told VOA. “And some of us are here at the U.N., and some of us were kidnapped again and taken backward and returned.”
The Bronx-born rapper made history at the 2019 Grammy Awards on Sunday night by picking up the trophy for Best Rap Album, becoming the first solo female rapper to do so in the category’s 20-plus year history. Lauryn Hill won as a member of the hip-hop group Fugees in 1997.
It’s not like Cardi B even needed the award given how she’d already shut down the red carpet in a vintage couture gown, followed by a show-stopping performance of her new single “Money.” But nothing could compare to the raw emotion she showed in her acceptance speech.
Besting fellow nominees Nipsey Hussle, Pusha T, Travis Scott and the late Mac Miller, the clearly shocked rapper took the stage to deliver a peak Cardi speech.
“The nerves are so bad. Maybe I need to start smoking weed,” Cardi said through the tears, while husband and rapper Offset stood by her side. “I just want to say thank you to everybody that was involved.”
She went onto thank daughter Kulture and touched on her fears surrounding giving birth shortly after dropping the album.
“I’m not just saying thank you because she’s my daughter. It’s because, you know, when I found out I was pregnant, my album was not complete, like three songs that I was for sure having,” she said on stage. “And then you know, you know how it was, we was like, we have to get this album done so I could still do videos while I’m still not showing. And it was very long nights.”
Heading into the evening, Cardi B was nominated for seven awards across major categories, including Album of The Year and Record of the Year for her chart-topping single, “I Like It.”