International

South Sudan has lot to offer world

South Sudan has lot to offer world

| October 12, 2017

By Bona Malwal (NNPA Newswire Guest Columnist) I am a native of Sudan and now of South Sudan, and I’ve held several positions inside and outside of the government of Sudan. America has always had a special place in my heart. Let me state clearly, that without the help and support of the United States […]

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Bahá’ís of Fort Wayne to plant trees in preparation of bicentennial celebration

Bahá’ís of Fort Wayne to plant trees in preparation of bicentennial celebration

| October 11, 2017

FORT WAYNE—The local Bahá’í community of Fort Wayne are preparing to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Bahá’í Faith, on Oct. 22. This will be a global, grassroots celebration with communities creating events large and small; many reflecting the diversity of nearly six million followers around the world. […]

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Akwaba—‘Welcome’

Akwaba—‘Welcome’

| October 4, 2017

Black Quakers fellowship in Ghana By Paul Ricketts Contributor Writer Founded in 1991, the Fellowship of Friends of African Descent was formed out of  “a desire that Quakers of African descent know each other.” At the August 2016 Fellowship gathering in Philadelphia, the organization reaffirmed its purpose to uplift Quakers of African descent around the […]

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Prince Hall Masons display African American legacy of unity, work, progress

Prince Hall Masons display African American legacy of unity, work, progress

| September 25, 2017

By S3˙ Thomas Special to Frost Illustrated A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of driving my father to Kansas City to a National Masonic Convention. I was floored by the quantity and variety of people of color with whom I came in contact! I met and rubbed shoulders with all walks of life […]

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Russia winning war for American minds

Russia winning war for American minds

| March 15, 2017

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) As I often say, weak people take strong positions on weak issues. Look no further than the lying mainstream media that has willfully ignored the context surrounding President Trump and his alleged Russian connections. Anyone who has a base understanding of how intelligence works, knows that the U.S. is […]

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Andrew Young talks King’s legacy, Trump’s White House

Andrew Young talks King’s legacy, Trump’s White House

| March 14, 2017

Young says lack of jobs, not racism, America’s biggest problem By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) It’s forever a burning question, particularly as many African Americans soul search, reminisce and speculate during Black History Month. “What would Martin Luther King Jr. say today?” According to former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young, one of the […]

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the fire this time. . . .

the fire this time. . . .

| March 7, 2017

tell me how long the train’s been gone rootfolks poets press ©omowale-ketu oladuwa the american negro has the great advantage of having never believed the collection of myths to which white americans cling: that their ancestors were all freedom-loving heroes, that they were born in the greatest country the world has ever seen, or that […]

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First black crew member to join International Space Station

First black crew member to join International Space Station

| March 2, 2017

By Shantella Y. Sherman (AFRO/NNPA Member) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has selected astronaut Jeanette Epps to join the crew of the International Space Station in 2018. Epps will become the first black crewmember to represent the U.S. on the station. The journey will mark the first time Epps has traveled to orbit, […]

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america — a needed meditation

america — a needed meditation

| February 13, 2017

we are not your niggers or your negroes © rootfolks poets press 4 february 2017   the interior life is a real life, and the intangible dreams of people have a tangible effect on the world.—james baldwin   donald trump dreamed he would rule the world. . . donald trump campaigned to rule the world. […]

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PBS39, Indiana Tech, African/African-American Historical Society to present sneak preview of ‘Africa’s Great Civilizations’

PBS39, Indiana Tech, African/African-American Historical Society to present sneak preview of ‘Africa’s Great Civilizations’

| February 13, 2017

FORT WAYNE—On Feb. 18, PBS39,  Indiana Tech and the African/African-American Historical Society/Museum of Allen County are scheduled to team up to present a sneak preview screening of the first hour of the upcoming PBS miniseries presentation, Africa’s Great Civilizations. This preview screening of the miniseries’ first hour, “Origins,” is scheduled to take place at 7 […]

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