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“How the roles have reversed: The colonizer, some Portuguese contend, has been colonized. On the Portuguese coast of Cascais, where the nation’s royal court used to summer, a new 14-story condominium building looms confidently by the sea. So many of its apartments have been bought by Angola’s ruling class — sometimes a handful at a time — that the development has a nickname: the “Angolans’ building.” Along the grandest shopping boulevard in the capital, Lisbon, Angola’s elite buy designer suits and handbags by the armful. And on one corner, above Louis Vuitton, sits the local office of Africa’s richest woman, Isabel dos Santos, a billionaire from Angola who has become one of Portugal’s most powerful figures by buying large chunks of the country’s banking, media and energy industries. The money flowing into Portugal comes from the colony it dominated, often brutally, for hundreds of years, Angola. Now, the African nation is a major oil producer that has been led for the last 38 years by Ms. dos Santos’s father, President José Eduardo dos Santos.”

I want to see this happen throughout the entire world!

Source: Norimitsu Onishi. “Portugal Dominated Angola for Centuries. Now the Roles Are Reversed.” The New York Times. August 22, 2017. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/08/22/world/europe/angola-portugal-money-laundering.html.

“The Secret Service can no longer pay hundreds of agents it needs to carry out an expanded protective mission – in large part due to the sheer size of President Trump’s family and efforts necessary to secure their multiple residences up and down the East Coast. Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles, in an interview with USA TODAY, said more than 1,000 agents have already hit the federally mandated caps for salary and overtime allowances that were meant to last the entire year. “

He hasn’t even been president for a year. What exactly is he doing to make America great again??? I’m lost…

Source: Kevin Johnson. “Exclusive: Secret Service Depletes Funds To Pay Agents Because Of Trump’s Frequent Travel, Large Family.” USA Today. August 21, 2017. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/08/21/secret-service-cant-pay-agents-because-trumps-frequent-travel-large-family/529075001/.

“Girls Trip, the breakout hit of the summer, has made history. The raunchy comedy has surpassed the $100 million mark, making it the first film starring, written by, directed and produced by African-Americans to achieve the feat. The producers are Will Packer and Malcolm D. Lee (who also directed), the writers are Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver, and the film’s stars are Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Tiffany Haddish.”

Source: J’na Jefferson. “‘Girls Trip’ Surpasses $100 Million Mark, Makes History.” VIBE. August 18, 2017. https://www.vibe.com/2017/08/girls-trip-100-million/.

“This is a serious project. All immigrants to the United States know (and knew) that if they want to become real, authentic Americans they must reduce their fealty to their native country and regard it as secondary, subordinate, in order to emphasize their whiteness. Unlike any nation in Europe, the United States holds whiteness as the unifying force. Here, for many people, the definition of ‘Americanness’ is color.  Under slave laws, the necessity for color rankings was obvious, but in America today, post-civil-rights legislation, white people’s conviction of their natural superiority is being lost. Rapidly lost. There are ‘people of color’ everywhere, threatening to erase this long-understood definition of America. And what then? Another black President? A predominantly black Senate? Three black Supreme Court Justices? The threat is frightening. In order to limit the possibility of this untenable change, and restore whiteness to its former status as a marker of national identity, a number of white Americans are sacrificing themselves. They have begun to do things they clearly don’t really want to be doing, and, to do so, they are (1) abandoning their sense of human dignity and (2) risking the appearance of cowardice. Much as they may hate their behavior, and know full well how craven it is, they are willing to kill small children attending Sunday school and slaughter churchgoers who invite a white boy to pray. Embarrassing as the obvious display of cowardice must be, they are willing to set fire to churches, and to start firing in them while the members are at prayer. And, shameful as such demonstrations of weakness are, they are willing to shoot black children in the street.”

Source: Toni Morrison. “Making America White Again.” The New Yorker. November 21, 2016. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/11/21/making-america-white-again