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New York’s African Center finally finds benefactress

| March 28, 2017
New York’s African Center finally finds benefactress

(GIN)—The daughter of the wealthiest man in Africa has been appointed president of the Africa Center in New York City and will soon begin fundraising for the long-empty upper Fifth Avenue building. Halima Aliko Dangote, daughter of the multi-billionaire Aliko Dangote, will hold an online press conference on March 30 as part of her major […]

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South Africa must ‘decolonize’ its schools, officials agree

| March 28, 2017
South Africa must ‘decolonize’ its schools, officials agree

(GIN)—Officials of South Africa’s Department of Basic Education told Parliament this week that it’s time to decolonize the school curriculum. Suren Govender, the chief director for curriculum, said the subject came up during a review of the schools’ progress report. “For example, the way in which history has been written suggests that (David) Livingstone discovered […]

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‘2104’ set to host blues revue with national guitar wiz Hamilton Loomis, blues queen Carol Lockridge

| March 28, 2017
‘2104’ set to host blues revue with national guitar wiz Hamilton Loomis, blues queen Carol Lockridge

FORT WAYNE—Lovers of the blues have an opportunity to enjoy one of the nation’s rising music stars this coming weekend. “2104” entertainment lounge, 2104 Calhoun St., is scheduled to present nationally renowned blues guitarist Hamilton Loomis and Indiana Queen of the Blues Carol Lockridge at 9 p.m., April 1. The Texas-based virtuoso Hamilton Loomis has […]

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Profiteering mars record of black African gold mining firm

| March 28, 2017
Profiteering mars record of black African gold mining firm

(GIN)—Between the 9th and 11th centuries, the kingdom of Ghana was so rich its dogs were said to wear golden collars, and its horses, adorned with silken rope halters, slept on plush carpets. Medieval Ghana was a wealthy empire, sitting comfortably on mountains of gold. Today, despite its place as Africa’s second largest gold mining […]

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The cost of a vote

| March 27, 2017
The cost of a vote

By Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-Ala.) Fifty-one years ago, on March 24, 1966, the United States Supreme Court struck down the last poll taxes in this country. It was a victory for the American people and for the case’s lead plaintiff, Annie A. Harper, an elderly African-American woman who could not afford to pay Virginia’s […]

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Trump’s budget cuts hurt same people who voted for him

| March 27, 2017
Trump’s budget cuts hurt same people who voted for him

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) If you happened to have voted for the man who now occupies the White House, you may be feeling bamboozled right about now. The man who said that he wanted to take care of the little people, those who were forgotten by the elites, now wants to cut programs […]

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FTC takes action against ‘yo-yo scams’ in auto industry

| March 25, 2017
FTC takes action against ‘yo-yo scams’ in auto industry

Law enforcement agencies take action against deceptive auto dealers By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) When it comes to purchasing and financing a vehicle, African American and Latino consumers—more often than other racial or ethnic groups—are frequently targets of deceptive advertising and abusive financing practices. In recent days, two law enforcement agencies have acted to […]

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Peas and carrot or oil and water

| March 24, 2017
Peas and carrot or oil and water

By Rex Bell Forrest Gump liked to say that he and Jenny Curran went together like peas and carrots. While a couple of my Grandchildren might argue about how well peas and carrots go together, or even how well they stand alone, I do appreciate Forrest’s sentiments. Jenny didn’t always seem to share his views, […]

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What are you doing talking to these folks in the first place?

| March 23, 2017
What are you doing talking to these folks in the first place?

Don’t be fooled by talk of leaks A Frost Illustrated Commentary Believe us. We have plenty of other things about which we need to comment: jobs, economics, black on black violence, the spiritual slide of the community… Seems like we have no choice but to ask some of the questions others seem to be avoiding. […]

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Republican lawmakers attack education, civil rights

| March 23, 2017
Republican lawmakers attack education, civil rights

What you should know about the latest Republican attacks on education By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) The effort to repeal and replace health care is generating headlines, and the attempt to investigate Trump’s Russia connections is of high importance. The specious claim that President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower, too, has generated interest, largely […]

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