President Trump just released his budget plan for the next fiscal year, which proposes some big changes in government spending. Here’s a look at what agencies are helped and hurt by the proposal. (Jenny Starrs/The Washington Post)
By Damian Paletta and Steven Mufson March 16 at 12:01 AM
President Trump on Thursday will unveil a budget plan that calls for a sharp increase in military spending and stark cuts across much of the rest of the government including the elimination of dozens of long-standing federal programs that assist the poor, fund scientific research and aid America’s allies abroad.
Trump’s first budget proposal, which he named “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again,” would increase defense spending by $54 billion and then offset that by stripping money from more than 18 other agencies. Some would be hit particularly hard, with reductions of more than 20 percent at the Agriculture, Labor and State departments and of more than 30 percent at the Environmental Protection Agency.
It would also propose eliminating future federal support for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Within EPA alone, 50 programs and 3,200 positions would be eliminated.
Marcus Garvey and his organization, the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), represent the largest mass movement in African-American history. Proclaiming a black nationalist “Back to Africa” message, Garvey and the UNIA established 700 branches in thirty-eight states by the early 1920s. While chapters existed in the larger urban areas such as New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, Garvey’s message reached into small towns across the country as well. Later groups such as Father Divine’s Universal Peace Mission Movement and the Nation of Islam drew members and philosophy from Garvey’s organization, and the UNIA’s appeal and influence were felt not only in America but in Canada, the Caribbean, and throughout Africa.
The family is primarily led by the descendants of Abdulaziz Ibn Saud.
The most influential member of the Royal family is the King of Saudi Arabia, currently King Salman. The throne was designed to pass from one son of the first king, Ibn Saud, to another. His deputy Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is also from the ruling House of Saud, and the king-appointed cabinet includes more members of the royal family. While the monarchy is hereditary now, future Saudi kings will be chosen by a committee of Saudi princes, in line with a 2006 Royal Decree.
The family is estimated to be composed of 15,000 members, but the majority of the power and wealth is possessed by a group of only about 2,000.
The House of Saud has gone through three phases: the First Saudi State, the Second Saudi State, and the modern nation of Saudi Arabia. The First Saudi State marked the expansion of Wahhabism. The Second Saudi State was marked with continuous infighting. Modern Saudi Arabia wields considerable influence in the Middle East.
The African‑American Migration Experience
The slave trade was brutal and horrific, and the enslavement of Africans was cruel, … Brazil, Cuba, and Puerto Rico were the principal destinations for Africans
Seventeen African nations gained their independence in 1960, but the dreams of the independence era were short-lived.
Africa states of independence tells the story of some of those countries – stories of mass exploitation, of the ecstasy of independence and of how – with liberation – a new, covert scramble for resources was born.
PART 1 : A very well documented series on African History from way before, during and after Slavery trade and colonial period to contemporary times. This Documentary is the work of the British author and Africanist Basil Davidson :https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basil_D…
I upload and share this for education purposes only with people who are interested in Africa and African History as a Whole. In these series you will learn that Africans had their own civilizations, kingdoms, trades, and values way before the invasion of the western world.
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