Our First Enlighten Tours Food Festival is almost here. We are excited about this Food Festival and excited about the day. We will have different food options with our food vendors and we will have good music playing all day. A special discount will be applied to your food order if you have downloaded the Black Enlightenment App. See you on Saturday and watch the video below for a quick preview of what’s to come.
Over the past week, there has been unrest in the streets of South Africa. There have been protests and riots, with many lives being lost and many injured. Troops are being called in to get control and stop the riots, but a lot of damage has already been done.
The unrest came when former President Zuma turned himself in to authorities and was put into jail. He was arrested on the charges of being in contempt of court. During Zuma’s leadership, he was blamed for a lot of corruption allegations and unethical practices.
He resigned in 2018 due to these allegations but still has a strong supporter base in South Africa. When he was booked into jail, his supporters started to demonstrate their frustration and took to the streets, which has led to considerable unrest that has caught everyone’s attention.
Stores are being broken into, and buildings are burning. A lot of property has been damaged with goods being stolen. Government officials are hoping that things calm down soon to start the clean up efforts, but they are unsure.
Residents are even forming groups to protect their stores and property from being damaged. There have been over 100 deaths, with more than 1,000 people being arrested.
The hope of current President Ramaphosa is for democracy to be restored and the riots to stop. He is hoping that the people of South Africa can come together and stop the violence. But the people of South Africa are angry and shown with these riots how angry they are.
For this episode, we made a special visit out to Gardena, CA and stopped by OH MY Burger. This is a burger restaurant that serves many different type of burgers that you will love. We had to get their highly requested Cheese Sandwich Burger and it was amazing. Catch the full episode of our visit in the video below and let us know what you think.
Haiti is looking for new leadership after the death of President Moise at his home. He was assassinated in the early morning, and there are a lot of questions about his death. The country is looking for answers as they’ve been experiencing turmoil over the past years.
It is safe to say that President Moise wasn’t popular amongst a lot of Haitian citizens. He had the reputation of overusing his power and making examples out of his critics. Also, the economic conditions and living conditions became worse for residents under Moise’s leadership.
There was even more turmoil when President Moise didn’t resign and hand over power back in February. Technically his reign should have been over in February, but he didn’t relinquish his role and wasn’t going to step down until February 2022.
Haiti has been in the news a lot over the past years. From the large protest to the high unemployment wages and rough living conditions, the strong people of Haiti have fought to get their voices heard.
New leadership is needed, and a new voice will be refreshing. Of course, the U.S has offered their assistance with help, but it comes with some skepticism. One major thing that jumps out is that all of the residents living in Haiti don’t have the vaccine. So there are rumblings that the help that will come from the U.S will include citizens getting vaccinated.
With all of the corruption and lack of structure that the people of Haiti have faced, new refreshed leadership is in dire need. As of now, who knows who will take the role of being the permanent leader, but the people of Haiti hope that it is a leader that will lead the country in a positive direction.