Teenager handcuffed by police because he is Black.

Black teen handcuffed

[difficult words translated at the bottom of the text]

Trayon Christian, a Black teenager, went to a New York shop on Madison Avenue (Barney’s) to buy an expensive $350 belt. He had saved money from his part-time job for weeks to be able to afford it.

After buying the belt and leaving the store, the college student was grabbed by undercover officers and asked, “how a young black man such as himself could afford to purchase such an expensive belt,” and they handcuffed him.

The store clerk had called police, once Trayon Christian exited, claiming that the purchase must have been fraudulent.

The police officers allegedly asked Christian for his ID, telling the teenager that he could “not afford to make such expensive purchases”. After verifying that the card did in fact belong to Christian, they let him go.

Christian, who has no arrest record, said he would never shop at Barneys again and subsequently returned the belt out of disgust.

His lawyer told the New York Post that Christian was unlawfully targeted because of his skin color: “His only crime was being a young black man,” said.

a belt :

belt

 

 

 

handcuffs :

handcuffs

 

 

 

ID :

ID

 

 

 

to purchase = to buy

Discrimination

anti-humanism

Shirley Chisholm (1924 – 2005) was an American politician, educator, and author. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, to immigrant parents. In 1968, she became the first African-American woman elected to Congress. On January 25, 1972, she became the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination. She fought for human rights and was an inspiration to many women.

President Obama meets king of Morocco

barack_obama_mohammed_VIObama and Morocco’s King Meet at White House

WASHINGTON November 22, 2013 (AP) – ABC News.

 President Barack Obama hosted Morocco’s King Mohammed VI at the White House on Friday for talks on furthering democracy in the Middle East and countering violent extremism.

Arriving at the White House, the king was greeted by a military honor guard that lined the driveway to the West Wing. In the Oval Office, Obama and King Mohammed made no public remarks before photographers were ushered out.

Ahead of the meeting, the White House said Obama planned to discuss U.S. support for democratic and economic reforms in Morocco and efforts to promote reform in the Middle East and Africa. Cooperation on countering violent extremism was also on the agenda, the White House said. Fighting terrorism in North Africa is a major U.S. national security priority.

“The U.S. has made clear that Morocco’s autonomy plan is serious, realistic and credible and that it represents a potential approach that could satisfy the aspirations of the people in the Western Sahara to run their own affairs in peace and dignity,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said.

Best “mac and cheese” ever!

“Mac and cheese” (or “macaroni and cheese”) is a very popular, easy recipe in the USA. Here is how to do it :

Ingredients :

– 2 cups pasta

– 2 cups milk

– 2 cups cheese

– salt and pepper

Directions :

1. Combine 2 cups of pasta with 2 cups milk.

2. Simmer until noodles are cooked to your preference STIRRING OFTEN!

3. Do not drain the pasta! Add in 2 cups of cheddar cheese (and salt and pepper) to the pasta and milk mixture, and stir until it’s all melted.
See how easy that was???? And it’s sooo tasty and creamy! You could, of course, use different kinds of cheese and pastas, but the recipe is very simple. It’s really creamy because you cook the pasta in the milk.