Weekend Gun Report: September 20-22, 2013 – NYTimes.com

The NRA protecting your gun rights… A 3-year-old boy is in critical condition after he accidentally shot himself in the chest with a handgun in Horseshoe Bay, Tex., Thursday. A 5-year-old was shot in the back and wounded on the northeast side of Indianapolis, Ind., Friday night. An 8-year-old boy was shot and wounded by his 11-year-old brother when a gun the two were playing with accidentally discharged in Gary, Ind., Thursday afternoon. A young girl was shot and killed on a Pensacola, Fla., street Thursday night.

via Weekend Gun Report: September 20-22, 2013 – NYTimes.com.

Nairobi mall attack: “I called my daughters, and said my goodbyes” | The FRANCE 24 Observers

About four hours after the start of the attack, the police called back one of the women in our group and told her they had secured our part of the building. They said they were at the clinic door. We opened the door, and the police rushed us down the stairs. There were policemen with guns covering us; there are windows everywhere at this mall, and we didn’t know where the terrorists might be. They took us out to the parking lot I had photographed, which was now secure. They gave us water, checked to see that we were okay, and ambulances started taking us away. The ambulance I rode in was covered with blood.

via Nairobi mall attack: “I called my daughters, and said my goodbyes” | The FRANCE 24 Observers.

Immigration Talk with a Mexican American: Racist Republicans Opposed to Comprehensive Immigration Reform and Don’t Give a Crap About Offending Latinos!

It’s been 3 months since the Senate passed an Immigration Reform Bill. They left it to the House to pass their version, however the Republicans in the House are Racist and Refuse to Pass Any Version of Comprehensive Immigration Reform and they could Give A Damn about Alienating the Latino Vote. The Republican dominated House, whose 1st goal was stricter Mexico Border enforcement, has walked out of negotiations.

Republicans walking out are attempting to blame “Obamacare” for their walkout, but the facts are clear. They are walking out because Republicans in the House cannot gain enough votes to pass a bill within their own ranks. They are a party divided and the racist half is the most Vocal, the most Opposed to Comprehensive Immigration Reform. And it is their Racist Half that is adamantly and Vocally opposed to Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

It is clear most Republicans DON’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT LATINOS and Could Care Less IF We Vote For Them.

via Immigration Talk with a Mexican American: Racist Republicans Opposed to Comprehensive Immigration Reform and Don’t Give a Crap About Offending Latinos!.

Ghanaian poet Kofi Awoonor among Westgate mall victims | World news | theguardian.com

A renowned Ghanaian poet was among the scores of casualties of the Westgate shopping mall attack in Kenya.

Prof Kofi Awoonor, a former diplomat, was killed in the attack in Nairobi. He was in the city attending the Storymoja Hay literary festival, a celebration of pan-African writing and storytelling.

His fellow Ghanaian poet Nii Ayikewei Parkes said people attending the festival had realised something was wrong when Awoonor, known affectionately by many in Ghana as “Prof”, failed to turn up for a session at which poets from west Africa and east Africa were due to perform a reading.

“Professor Awoonor and I and two other poets were representing west Africa, and there were four poets from east Africa,” said Parkes, author of Tail of the Blue Bird, who is also Awoonor’s nephew.

via Ghanaian poet Kofi Awoonor among Westgate mall victims | World news | theguardian.com.