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Donald Trump’s risky religious pilgrimage

Jae Alan

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Washington (CNN)Besieged by bad news at home, President Donald Trump is about to get religion, bigly.

In his first foreign trip as President, which begins Friday, Trump has planned a pilgrimage of sorts, visiting the homelands of all three Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity and Islam — before heading to Europe for meetings with Pope Francis and NATO leaders.
In all, it’s an ambitious nine-day, five-country tour that will test the religious acumen and diplomatic skills of a President who, beyond courting conservative Christians and casting suspicion on Muslims, rarely talks about religion.
Trump’s itinerary includes Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, where he aims to erase his Islamophobic image and urge Muslim leaders to address extremist ideologies. In the Holy Land, Trump wants to jumpstart the stalled peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, while visiting touchstones like the Western Wall. And in Europe, the President seeks to repair frayed relations with two of the continent’s most venerable institutions, the Vatican and NATO.
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Please Support the Afro-American Newspaper

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News publications all across this country are struggling to survive,  the Afro-American Newspaper as well finds itself struggling to adjust to the changing times.  The Afro has no doubt been one of the most vibrant sources of news and information in the black community since 1892.  You can play an integral part in its ultimate revival as a vital and competitive institution for news and media by simply purchasing a $20 subscription of its e-Edition or a $60 subscription of its e-Edition and print newspaper.  The newspaper’s goal for the year is 10,000 new subscribers.

Please help the Afro reach its goal and  preserve one of the most influential resources of our time.   Go to http://www.afro.com/ today.

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Black Panther film inspires celebration of all things Africa

Jae Alan

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As Marvel’s latest film Black Panther continues to blow box-office predictions out of the water, the film has also been instrumental in bringing African culture to the fore.

Starring Chadwick Boseman and a stellar cast that includes Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o and Angela Bassett, the superhero film is an Afrofuturistic vision – where science fiction and fantasy are infused with cultures of the African diaspora.

While the setting of Wakanda is a fictional country, it draws on plenty of real-life influences from African cultures around the continent, from the ritual scarring on Erik Killmonger’s ripped body, which originates from tribes in Ethiopia; to the Zulu headdresses predominantly worn in South Africa, seen on Queen Mother Ramonda.

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Anacostia Events

Jazz Brunch featuring Karen Lovejoy March 11, 3-5PM FREE

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In performance the Lovejoy name rings true. Her warm stage presence and harmonious tone resonates a kind of joy that leaves the music always hopeful. Karen knows that the blues is an integral part of jazz and will frequently add a twist of down home blues to her repertoire. Lovejoy has produced a number of original tunes including the title cut for the groups latest CD, Spellbound.
Have brunch at Capitol Hill Crabcakes in Anacostia Arts Center then enjoy the music for free!

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