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African Union Criticizes Muslim Ban: US Took "Many of Our People As Slaves" But Not As Refugees

Members of the African Union have spoken out against Trump's hypocritical immigration ban.

If you, like me, fantasize about dropping real knowledge on our current excuse for a president, then you too will be glad to hear what the African Union had to say about Trump's recent immigration ban.


Representatives from the AU met this weekend for a two-day conference in Addis Ababa, during which the commission's chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, condemned Trump's executive order to ban entry into the United States from seven Muslim countries, three of which—Libya, Somalia and Sudan—are member-states of the African Union.

"The very country to which many of our people were taken as slaves during the transatlantic slave trade has now decided to ban refugees from some of our countries," said Dlamini-Zuma.

What she really wanted to say was: Trump, please get TF out of here with your hypocritical, non-history-knowing ass.

She went on to call the ban "one of the greatest challenges to our unity and solidarity.”

While the United States and other Western nations continue to employ discriminatory policies against refugee populations, African countries have taken a different stance.

UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, applauded African nations for their inclusive practices. "African nations are among the world's largest and most generous hosts of refugees. African borders remain open for those in need of protection when so many borders are being closed, even in the most developed countries in the world."

It seems that the only thing that these so-called developed nations seem to be developing are more ways to deny people of their humanity.

I refuse to accept this. I mean, who is Cheeto Satan to deny any of us of our humanity?

Not today, Cheeto Satan.

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Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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