This is a fact: Róger Calero has absolutely no chance to become president of the United States.
He is still running nevertheless, and while his campaign has not triggered a single blip on the national political radar, his lack of name recognition is not the real reason his campaign is doomed from the start…
So why is this Nicaraguan native — whose campaign bio says he has lived in the U.S. since his family moved to L.A. in 1985, and who, according to multiple published reports, has been a permanent resident alien since 1990 — traveling across the country, holding campaign events, talking to voters and, you know, actually running for the Oval Office?
Because Róger Calero said he feels he is the true voice of America’s working class, and he’s willing to tilt at some windmills if that’s what it takes for that voice to be heard.
For many people, the transition into retirement presents an opportunity to start a new chapter in life. Free from the rigors of an everyday job, retirees can start enjoying the fruits of their lifelong labors — taking on new hobbies, maybe traveling, and scratching items off their long overlooked personal to-do lists.
In Swaziland, however, things are a little different. For residents of the small, landlocked Southern African nation lucky enough to reach retirement age, the odds are that they’ll have to assume responsibility for raising the country’s next generation.
He was a dynamic public intellectual, a friend to some of the most important figures in history, and a brave writer who became an oracle for African Americans during the height of the civil rights movement. Baldwin motivated people around the world to think about what social change could really look like.
Nearly 200 people filled the Roxy for a benefit concert Saturday evening to raise both awareness and much-needed funds for victims of the rampant violence that has taken Kenya by storm since the African nation’s controversial Dec. 27 presidential elections.
The impetus for the event was the mounting concern among Kenyans living in the Boston area who felt they needed to do something to help affected family members and friends back home. What resulted was VUMA Kenya!, a nonprofit initiative mostly made up of young Kenyan professionals who want to use their resources and social connections to make a difference.