News Too Real: Here's a recap of this week's past world, national and California news headlines

Producer host Julia Dudley Najieb reviews the past week's headlines featured during the daily show

By ONME Newswire

News Too Real April 9, 2022: In episode 10 of season 4, producer host Julia Dudley Najieb reviews the world, national and California news with brief commentary.

News Too Real Podcast 4-8-22 Headlines:


Tanzania viewpoint: What President Samia has achieved in her first year

If a happiness index was taken within the last few weeks, it would have shown Tanzanians to be the happiest people in the world, according to some Tanzanians on social media.

Within the past few weeks, President Samia Suluhu Hassan, widely known as just Mama Samia, met the two leading figures of the opposition party Chadema, Tundu Lissu and Freeman Mbowe - meetings that would have been unimaginable just over a year ago.

A year ago, Tanzania was a very different place.

Then-President John Magufuli believed the opposition were puppets of foreign interests. His only language towards the opposition was force, and he made it his mission to eliminate multiparty politics.

What President Samia has achieved so far is to put the brakes on a fast descent into total authoritarianism. She has returned the country to the pre-2015 era, but has done little to alter the institutional structures which enabled her predecessor to crack down on dissent so completely.


Jackson notes the progress she represents in her journey to the Supreme Court

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson proclaimed the progress her confirmation to the Supreme Court represents and offered her gratitude to the many people who she said helped her along the way at an event on the White House South Lawn on Friday.

"It has taken 232 years and 115 prior appointments for a Black woman to be selected to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States, but we've made it! We've made it — all of us," Jackson said.

"I have dedicated my career to public service because I love this country and our Constitution and the rights that make us free," Jackson also said.

Quoting poet Maya Angelou, Jackson said, "I am the dream and the hope of the slave.“

"In my family, it took just one generation to go from segregation to the Supreme Court of the United States," she added, also offering a tearful tribute to her daughters. Jackson also thanked Democratic Senate leaders and numerous White House staff involved in her confirmation process.