Archive for July 14th, 2016

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President’s Obama ABC Town Hall

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Chat Away: The POTUS Wax Edition

ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN - JULY 14: Waxworks of US President Barack Obama and President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev are seen during the Waxwork exhibition in Astana, Kazakhstan on July 14, 2016. (Photo by Aliia Raimbekova/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

A waxwork of President Barack Obama is seen during the Waxwork exhibition in Astana, Kazakhstan

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16

Children In Search Of Refuge

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Gazelle’s thoughts on the recent events

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Gazelle

Children In Search Of Refuge

As a child, a refugee child,
My Mama taught me Caution.
Run from the marauders of the streets,
Especially those carrying guns
Beyond their natural height.
Run from machete wielding persona.
Run from The Toothless Angered,
They’re mastered by the powers du jour.
Run for dear life.
If speed is of essence,
Drop your school books upon the dusty path,
Run!
Make it home,
To your Mama’s anxious arms.
Pray you do,
And live another hour

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As a child, an American child,
The ghosts of yonder history hovered.
Waiting their turn to fully manifest,
Yet again.

My Mama taught me,
Before I was double digits,
To be cautious out there.
The marauders, the ghosts, the egregious,
The Toothless Angered
Will menace my being.
Don’t run for dear life.
Learn to stay still

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There is nowhere to run.
Nowhere to stay still,
Except in shocked death.
No school books dropped on a dusty road,
They lay stained in unrequited blood along the school hallway.
Bullet strewn sidewalks splatter my paths.
The Toothless Angered
Are again mastered,
The daily Puppets of Avarice

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First Lady Michelle Obama greets children in audience of the obstacle course during the National Day of Play on the Ellipse outside the White House in Washington, DC Sept. 24, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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Sanctuary is a scarcity in my universe
While The Toothless Angered,
With ample, unjustified impunity,
Continue to menace my being.

Pray I make it home Today, and all Tomorrows,
To my Mama’s anxious arms,
So I can hug her.
And just once, of many more, say
I love you Always

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16

Early Bird Chat: #23Ways

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All Times Eastern

10:30AM: President Obama receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

12PM: Press Secretary Josh Earnest holds the White House Briefing

2:55PM: President Obama participates n a town hall conversation hosted by ABC

8PM: The town hall airs on ABC and ABC affiliated channels like FreeForm, ESPN. It will also stream online at Watch ESPN, Watch ABC, ABC News Digital, Yahoo, ABC News’ Facebook page, YouTube channel, and ABC Radio

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