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Tag: Afro-American

  • Tuesday, December 8th 2020 - 08:02 UTC

    Biden expected to announce first Afro-American General as Secretary of Defense

    Austin, who retired in 2016, will need a waiver from Congress since it has been less than the required seven years since he served

    President-elect Joe Biden has chosen retired General Lloyd Austin, who oversaw U.S. forces in the Middle East under President Barack Obama, to be his defense secretary. Austin, who would be the first Black U.S. secretary of defense, was a surprise pick over Michele Flournoy, a former top Defense Department official who was considered the leading contender for the job. Flournoy would have been the first woman defense secretary. The news was first reported by Politico.

  • Wednesday, October 24th 2012 - 21:04 UTC

    First time in US presidential race history that no candidates are WASP

    Kennedy and Obama two milestones  (Photo AP)

    Argentine political analyst and historian Rosendo Fraga writes about the US presidential elections and their global impact, plus underlining some interesting facts about the country’s population and religion trends and their impacts.