I've been extremely busy as of late and haven't had the time to invest into some incredibly important entries.
A lot is going on right now in the news that warrants discussion, plus new entries have been sitting in the on-deck circle for far too long and need to finally step into the batters box here at Stuff Black People Don't Like. However, important matters have needed attention and have demanded precedence. Time truly is one's most precious resource - never, ever waste it for you won't get a second of it back.
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Look, this blog is barely a year old. Google declared war on us, as did Facebook in that time span. Yet we continue to push forward, undaunted.
And yes, I truly believe something will transpire in South Africa soon. As Yahoo! reports, the World Cup has thus far been a dismal failure and security is virtually non-existent. The only question remains: will it happen when the world is watching or after the cameras go off?:
Big changes are coming here and this has occupied what precious free time I have, but these efforts will see fruition soon.
When the first whistle blows in the opening match of the World Cup Friday, think of Abdirahman Nuur Jilley, who will be watching at a friend’s house, wearing the yellow jersey of Bafana Bafana, the national team of his adopted country.
Jilley was born in Somalia 22 years ago, but fled the war-torn country as a teenager to settle in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Jilley calls himself a “soccer addict.” He’s thrilled to have tickets to see his two other favorite teams (Ivory Coast and Portugal) go head to head next week. But like many undocumented immigrants in South Africa, he is afraid of what will happen to him when the tournament ends on July 11.
“I feel very scared,” he said. “We’re getting threatened—told that after the World Cup is over, we’re going to attack you, loot your property, and chase you away from South Africa.”
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