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‘Black folk will catch hell’: Pro-Trump group under fire over radio ads targeting Democratic senator

By ethan / October 20, 2018

Radio ads designed to boost the campaign of a Republican Missouri Senate candidate are raising eyebrows, as they include phrases like “black folk will be catching hell” if his Democrat opponent is voted into office next month. One such ad features two African-American females talking about “what’s happening in Washington.” They talk about the Senate […]


‘Folk-ball’s coming home?’ Russian folk band pay tribute to legendary England terrace chant

By ethan / July 11, 2018

England’s unofficial World Cup anthem ‘football’s coming home’ has become so popular following The Three Lions’ miraculous march to the semi-finals that a Russian folk band have made their own unique version. Folk ensemble Partizan FM, who describe themselves as “the most upmarket folk band in Russia”, have produced a quintessentially provincial twist on the […]


Latvian man lights up swastika Christmas ornament, authorities say it's a folk symbol

By ethan / December 17, 2017

Residents of a town in Latvia reported seeing a huge shining swastika among a neighbor’s outdoor Christmas decorations, but city authorities brushed it off, saying it was an ancient folk symbol unrelated to the Nazis. Neighbors and passers-by reported the festive fandangles on Kalnsetas street in Saldus, western Latvia, confused at seeing the disturbing symbol displayed […]

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