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Dems fly to Puerto Rico on chartered jet, meet with lobbyists, see ‘Hamilton’ as shutdown drags on


Despite a partial government shutdown with no end in sight, about 30 Democratic members of Congress traveled to Puerto Rico this weekend — with their families and lobbyists — for a winter retreat where they also planned to see a special performance of the hit Broadway show “Hamilton.”

Those attending the Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC gathering in San Juan also planned to meet Saturday with Puerto Rican officials to discuss…

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Republic Bank, Scotiabank officials meet with St. Kitts-Nevis PM


Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris Wednesday held “cordial and productive discussions’ with officials of the Trinidad-based Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL) and representatives of Scotiabank regarding the move to acquire Scotiabank operations in several Caribbean countries.

Last November, the RFHL announced that it was seeking to acquire Scotiabank operations even as Antigua and Barbuda and Guyana have expressed reservations about the proposed acquisition, with St. John’s indicating that it would not be issuing a vesting order to facilitate the move.

A RFHL statement said that the banks being acquired are located in Guyana, St. Maarten, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

It said…

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Fears growing for Irishman who vanished after flying to South Africa with large amount of cash ‘to meet woman he ho…


FEARS are growing for a Irishman who vanished after flying to South Africa, apparently to meet a woman he hooked up with online.

Stanley Currie, from Cookstown in Co Tyrone, has not been seen or heard from since December 30.

Stanley Currie has not been seen or heard from since December 30

The 66-year-old’s family believe he may have travelled to Johannesburg with a large amount of cash, and that he had plans to meet a woman who he’s been speaking to over the internet for the past two years.

A South African non-profit crime-fighting group has been enlisted in the missing persons search and will speak with the country’s immigration service today in a bid to locate Stanley.

It is understood that relatives are concerned that he may have been tricked by a con artist, and are now worried about…

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Meet the black women who established Minnesota’s first African American museum


Although the first black settlers to land in Minnesota more than two centuries ago, their stories have not been shared as extensively and no repository for their history and heritage.

All that changed in 2018 when two women established the first ever black museum to “preserve, record and highlight the achievements, contributions and experiences of African Americans in Minnesota”.

The Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery was established by Tina Burnside and Coventry Cowens after 30 years of attempts to set up such a repository.  

Burnside is a civil rights attorney and writer in Minneapolis, who has worked in various projects for the Minnesota Historical Society and the Hennepin History Museum related to African American history in the…

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Meet the First Black Woman to Serve as Floor Director in Congress


On Thursday, the 116th U.S. Congress ushered in its most diverse body of elected officials in the nation’s history. Included in this class is hotshot newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who, at 29 years old, became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, and Ilhan Omar, the first Muslim congresswoman to wear a hijab. However, in addition to this inclusive collective of leaders comes congressional staffers set to make history. This includes Anne Reid, Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s new chief of staff and the only black woman serving in this role for a Democratic senator, and Shuwanza Goff, the first African American woman floor director.

In her new position, Goff will help House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer decide on the Democrat Party’s agenda. “It’s a little daunting, but…

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Meet the African-American bull rider bucking rodeo norms


Ezekiel Mitchell competes in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Ezekiel Mitchell competes in Colorado Springs, Colo.Andre Silva

To become a bull rider, it seems you’d need a bucking bull.

But all Ezekiel Mitchell had was YouTube and his imagination.

“I didn’t come from a rodeo family,” the 21-year-old Texan tells The Post. “My dad took me to them and I was always interested, but I didn’t have anyone to show me how. We didn’t have money to send me to rodeo school.”

So, at 14, he went online and studied “how to” videos made by former Professional Bull Riders (PBR) star Dustin Elliott.

To practice, Mitchell hung a makeshift bucking barrel from a tree. A neighbor later helped him weld a metal bull together using a car suspension.

When he finally rode the real thing at 16, the former football player was hooked. He decided he cared more…

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