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3 . Katie Ledecky . 4 . Michael Phelps .
6 . Allyson Felix .
2 . Simone Biles .
What may possibly happen if Trump loses his presidential bid , as others have suggested , is that this charlatan , Donald Trump , will start a conservative television , radio or internet media network to capitalize on his wildly loyal “ base ” and the global White nationalism that lead to Brexit and is seemingly sweeping the world . Can ’ t you see the dollars flowing ? Certainly , such a scenario could explain his courtship of Roger Ailes , former Head of Fox News , and Sean Hannity , the conservative host of a prime time , highly successful , hour-long show on Fox Network , who is , according to a story in The New York Times Business Day section on August 22 , 2016 , “ Mr . Trump ’ s biggest media booster who also ” veers into the role of adviser .” Last but not least , there is ex-investment banker and filmmaker Steven K . Bannon , the ceo of Breitbart News and in August 2016 recruited as ceo of the Trump campaign . After all , Trump ’ s mantra that the electoral process is “ rigged ” provides a path out of politics for his ego and promises a lucrative road to riches for this publicity hungry , narcissistic — but evil , smart — sociopath .
Stay tuned !
1 . “ Usain Bolt — The Bolt !” ( CC BY 2.0 ) by Nick J Webb . https :// www . flickr . com / photos / nickwebb / 7734344062 /. 2 . “ US takes gold in artistic gymnastics ” ( CC BY 2.0 ) by Agência Brasil . https :// www . flickr . com / photos / fotosagenciabrasil / 28262782114 /. 3 . “ American Katie Ledecky wins 200m freestyle at the 2016 Games .” ( CC BY 3.0 ) Agência Brasil . http :// agenciabrasil . ebc . com . br / rio-2016 / foto / 2016-08 / natacao-rio-2016 . 4 . “ Michael Phelps interviewed in Olympic Park ” ( CC BY 2.0 ) by Agência Brasil . https :// www . flickr . com / photos / fotosagenciabrasil / 28132564163 /. 5 . “ August 20 , 2016 — Men ’ s soccer final , Brazil vs Germany in Maracana . Neymar celebrates gold .;” ( CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 ) by Ministerio do Esporte . https :// www . flickr . com / photos / ministeriodoesporte / 28499611443 /. 6 . “ US runner Allyson Felix at the end of the relay 4 x 100m in the 2016 Games at the Olympic Stadium ” ( CC BY 2.0 ) by Agência Brasil . https :// www . flickr . com / photos / fotosagenciabrasil / 29004556542 /.
5 . Neymar da Silva Santos , Jr .
On another note , I want to mention just how much I enjoyed the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil , which also took place in August . The great accomplishments of Usain Bolt in track and field ( three Gold Medals in these games and nine in his career without a single lost ); Michael Phelps in swimming ( four Gold Medals and one Silver in these games totaling 23 Gold Medals and 27 medals over his career ); Katie Ledecky , also in swimming ( four Gold and one Silver Medal in the 2016 games and five Golds overall — and she ’ s just 19 years old !); the American sprinter , Allyson Felix ( two Gold and one Silver Medal in the 2016 games and six Gold and three Silver Medals overall ); the final shootout shot by Brazil ’ s superstar , Neymar that won the first Olympic Gold Medal ever in soccer for the hosting Brazilian team ; the four Gold and one Bronze Medal won by American gymnast , Simone Biles , who some have called the greatest in her sport of all time ; the Gold Medals won by both ( women and men ) American basketball teams ( but especially the women who dominated throughout their tournament — the men only dominated in their final Gold Medal game against Serbia ); and all the other great Olympians who made these games such a joy for me to watch ! Also , the opening and closing ceremonies were simply awesome and showed the history in depth of all the ethnic and racial diversity of Brazil and Rio , a spectacularly beautiful country and city . It was unforgettable .
Once again , we here at Black Renaissance Noire offer you another stellar and provocative issue to read and digest . As always , we hope you find this issue as engaging and exciting as we do . We are privileged to publish excerpts from King Comus , the last and unpublished novel by the late , acclaimed avant-garde American novelist , William Demby ; I . Reed Books will be publish King Comus in the fall of 2017 . We ’ re also excited to present new prose by Charles Wartts , whose writing has graced brn ’ s pages in the past ; with Paul Carter Harrison , Eva Freeman , and Femi Okiremuette Shaka providing moments of contemplation and reflection , while our special section on Donald Trump and the rise of White Nationalism in the 2016 presidential election with essays by Wallace Ford , Ishmael Reed , and Roddey Reid give you pause . Interjected into this eclectic mix is poetry by Ammon Medina , Kim Hunter , Hakim Hasan , Patrick Sylvain , K . Curtis Lyle , and Thomas Northrup . Finally , the stunning visual images of Deneka Peniston ( back cover ), Garance , Aziza Claudia Gibson-Hunter , and the great American painter , Jack Whitten ( front cover ) provide visual interludes .
Dr . Alain Ricard died on Saturday , August 27th , 2016 , in Bordeaux , France . He was a well respected writer , intellectual , a scholar of African theater , editor , retired university professor , a contributor to Black Renaissance Noire and a valued member of our Editorial Board since 2011 . We at brn will miss his valued advice and I personally will miss his great friendship dating back to 1968 , when I first met him at ucla .
As always , we at Black Renaissance Noire welcome your comments and feedback on this and every issue . Your continued support of our efforts is greatly appreciated . n
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