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GM’s Boler-Davis awarded 2014 Technologist of the Year

| December 19, 2014
GM’s Boler-Davis awarded 2014 Technologist of the Year

Pioneer’s story inspires STEM students, professionals DETROIT—A General Motors executive who said she was once discouraged by a teacher from pursuing an engineering career received the 2014 Technologist of the Year award from Women of Color magazine. Alicia Boler-Davis, General Motors’ senior vice president of global quality and customer experience, was awarded the highest honor […]

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Winnie Mandela lays claim to Madiba’s estate, opening old wound

| December 19, 2014
Winnie Mandela lays claim to Madiba’s estate, opening old wound

(GIN)—Last December, Madiba’s ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and his last wife, Graca Machel, were seen comforting each other in the wake of the statesman’s death. The warmth has cooled, if not frozen over, as Winnie opens a court fight for the estate of the former president, the validity of the will, and the legitimacy of the […]

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‘Black Lives Matter’ heard round the world

| December 19, 2014
‘Black Lives Matter’ heard round the world

(GIN)—Across the world, people are taking different lessons from the nationwide uprising sparked by #BlackLivesMatter. Protests are capturing front page headlines, are the topic of talk shows and the buzz of social media from Peoria to Palestine. Reuters opinion editor Amana Fontanella-Khan in a recent piece, observed: “In some countries, developments in Ferguson and Staten […]

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‘Scheme’ to lower gas at the pump hits Africa hard

| December 19, 2014
‘Scheme’ to lower gas at the pump hits Africa hard

(GIN)–Falling oil prices are happy news for American car owners but disastrous news for Africa which was recently celebrating an “oil boom” around the continent. Some energy consultants see falling prices as a political maneuver by the West designed to bring rebellious countries to their knees. Saudi Arabia also had a bone to pick with […]

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ICC drops Darfur case, seeks surrender of Simone Gbago

| December 19, 2014
ICC drops Darfur case, seeks surrender of Simone Gbago

(GIN)–The list of war crimes being investigated by the International Criminal Court (ICC) is growing smaller. Earlier this month, the case against President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya was dismissed after witnesses became unavailable to testify and the government rejected the court’s jurisdiction over the charges. This week, Fatou Bensouda, International Criminal Court prosecutor, suspended investigations […]

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Richmond, Calif. Police chief: Why I joined a protest against police brutality

| December 19, 2014
Richmond, Calif. Police chief: Why I joined a protest against police brutality

By Malcolm Marshall Special to the NNPA from New American Media Editor’s Note: In Richmond, Calif., a city long equated with high rates of crime and poverty, the local police have taken steps in recent years to improve relations with the communities they serve. Highlighting those efforts, Richmond Chief of Police Chris Magnus turned out […]

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Don’t let tempting predatory loans spoil holidays

| December 19, 2014
Don’t let tempting predatory loans spoil holidays

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist From Christmas carols to decorations that celebrate the season, the holidays mark the time of year when families and loved ones anticipate joyous celebrations and gift-giving. It’s a season when excesses can easily go beyond overeating to over-spending, bringing debts that can last well into the New Year. The holidays […]

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Film Review: ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’

| December 18, 2014
Film Review: ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic “Exodus: Movement of Jah people! Oh-oh-oh, yea-eah!” chants Bob Marley. In his rousing three-minute song “Exodus,” he presents a more strong and spiritual feel for Moses than Ridley Scott’s 154-minute, whitewashed sword-and-sandals epic. Travel from the north to the south of Egypt and there is a variance of skin […]

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Dr. Ruby Cain of It Is Well With My Soul remarks on Journey for Justice

| December 17, 2014

Organization to organize joint sessions with community, police Our Journey for Justice can mark a new beginning. We represent different cultures and have different experiences. Yet, we are united on the theme of safe neighborhoods, quality education for youth, gainful employment, and acquisition of wealth that we can pass on to our descendants. We may […]

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another

| December 17, 2014
another

another by Omowale-Ketu Oladuwa preface in cleveland a black boy dallies in the maze of historic violence kicking severed heads and floating limbs the deep cut and bruise of slash and burn but this be no game, in cleveland no sport of computer geeks tamir rice played bang bang in a cleveland park maybe stick-em-up […]

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