News In Brief articles

Black history month?

Black History month is also known as ‘African-American History Month’ in the United States. It is observed annually in Canada, U.S and the UK. Black history month was first celebrated in the UK in 1987. It was organised by a Ghanaian analyst called “Akyaaba Addai-Sebo”. It is a Month where people look at the history of black people in the U.S. Also many schools look at the history of some African kings. Many historic influential black people are talked about such as Martin Luther king (Junior).  It is a time dedicated to the black community and its early history.

“The Mystery of the Black Dahlia”

In the United States during the 1940s a murder took place and took the American media by storm. It was named by the press “The Mystery of the Black Dahlia” is was a dark joke which was used from a film noire which was called “The blue Dahlia”. The victim Elizabeth Short was chopped in half and left naked. The police received letter from who they presumed the murder from cut out magazine however after numerous arrest the killer was never found.


Big Moe’s Dinner

Are you planning on eating out?

Do you want to eat somewhere out of the norm?

Then I advise you to go to Big Moe’s Dinner.

In London there are many restaurants but only a few have an American dinner theme. One of these restaurants that I enjoyed eating in was ‘Big Moes diner’. I enjoyed the Texan strip Burger. The burger had a unique taste to it. I also enjoyed the chicken stripes as well as the chips.

The location for the Diner is in barking just off the A13. The address is:

3, Newham Leisure Park, Jenkins Ln,

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While you eat you can hear old classic American songs. There mainly from the 1950s era. The mood is very relaxing and its great place to bring friends. The desserts are good as well. The restaurant does get packed sometimes and it’s best to make a reservation first.


DAPAL and the natives 

In the United States many protesters celebrated the victory on the halt of the “Dakota Access Pipeline” on December 4 2016. Many Americans from the Sioux tribe as well as U.S Veterans and volunteers protested for months. The Pipeline was said to be built under Lake Oahe which is sacred to the Native Americans. Also the pipeline would have been built through an ancient burial site of the Sioux people.

Trumps view on the LQBTQ

During the Trump campaign many remarks made by Mr Trump were seen as racist, sexist and homophobic. Over the many months of the campaign Trump has been seen as a homophobe the LGBTQ community. However during an event Trump said “I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression from a hateful foreign ideology”.  This quote shows us in some way Trump might still have respect for this community.

Muslims for Trump?

During this historic election more Muslims from the Muslim community have voted for trump than voting for Mitt Romney last presidential election. Romney received 4.4 Muslim votes while Trump gained 13 percent of votes during the election according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations.


Re-conquest of Mosul 

Towards the end of year the Iraqi government as well as the Kurdish Peshmerga came together to retake Mosul. The ancient city is Iraq’s second largest city and the capital of Isil’s self-proclaimed state. Both the Iraqi army as well as the Kurdish Peshmerga put their differences aside to retake Mosul. A Peshmerga soldier reported to the guardian it would take “within 15-20 days” to retake Mosul if Isil keeps pushing back.




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