Politics

‘Chibok girls’—will government keeps its word and find them?

‘Chibok girls’—will government keeps its word and find them?

| October 21, 2014

(GIN)–With frustration boiling over at government foot-dragging over the fate of 219 girls, kidnapped from a government secondary school in Chibok last April, the Nigerian government took the audacious step this week of announcing a truce with the alleged kidnappers and a possible date for their return. The surprise announcement claimed that since a meeting […]

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Ebola’s other consequence: Conservative fear-mongering

Ebola’s other consequence: Conservative fear-mongering

| October 19, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The world is rightly on edge over the latest appearance of the lethal Ebola virus. President Obama has committed American troops and millions of American dollars to help those countries in West Africa where it threatens to reach epidemic levels. The diagnosis two weeks ago that Thomas Duncan, a […]

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With Ebola crisis looming, where is surgeon general?

With Ebola crisis looming, where is surgeon general?

| October 19, 2014

(GIN)–Almost forgotten in the panic sparked by a new Ebola infection–this time of the Dallas nurse apparently suited up properly to care for the Liberian patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, in isolation—some media houses are asking the question: “Where is the nation’s surgeon general?” Although primarily a ceremonial post, the surgeon general has the power of […]

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Hillary versus Ben Carson in 2016

Hillary versus Ben Carson in 2016

| October 17, 2014

  By James Clingman NNPA Columnist I know you political junkies are on the edge of your seats now that Dr. Ben Carson has said he will likely run for president. I have been waiting to see what black folks will do when President Obama leaves office. Well, we are about to find out now, […]

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Christensen set to be U.S. first black female governor

Christensen set to be U.S. first black female governor

| October 15, 2014

By James Wright Special to the NNPA from The Afro-American Newspaper The United States has never had a black female as the governor of a state-level jurisdiction but that could change in the November general election. U.S. Virgin Islands Del. Donna Christensen (D) is well on her way to becoming the governor of her territory. […]

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Holder’s legacy: No coward on race

Holder’s legacy: No coward on race

| October 9, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist After being confirmed as the nation’s first African American U.S. attorney general, Eric H. Holder Jr. wasted little time putting everyone on notice that he would not tip-toe around the volatile subject of race. “Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things […]

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Breaking white silence on racism

Breaking white silence on racism

| October 7, 2014

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnists On Sept. 15, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka did something quite fascinating. He spoke to a labor audience in St. Louis about race and racism. What was particularly noteworthy is that he was not speaking to a largely black or Latino audience. [To hear and see the speech, go to: […]

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Africa leaders strengthen ties with Cuba

Africa leaders strengthen ties with Cuba

| October 2, 2014

(GIN)–While the U.S. tightens an economic embargo on its island neighbor, several African leaders were making a pilgrimage to Havana to strengthen bilateral relations.  Niger’s President Issoufou Mahamadou arrived Sept. 28 on an official visit to Cuba aimed at developing exchanges in the areas of health, sports and education. The arrival by Mahamodou follows the […]

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World Bank link to ‘cultural genocide’ of Kenya’s Sengwer people

World Bank link to ‘cultural genocide’ of Kenya’s Sengwer people

| October 2, 2014

(GIN)–Leaked documents seen by the Guardian newspaper of London reveal that the World Bank ignored an inspection report that detailed violations of the Bank’s own policies, permitting the burning of homes and forcible eviction of approximately 1,000 Sengwer people from their ancestral lands in Kenya’s Embobut forest. The forced evictions were described as “cultural genocide” […]

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To President Barack Obama: Without Us, Can’t Be U.S.

To President Barack Obama: Without Us, Can’t Be U.S.

| October 1, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I recall, while walking down a street, years ago in my neighborhood, a young man greeted me with the word, “brother.” He went on to tell me what a role model I had been for him, even at a distance. Well, I told him, that we all have talents, no […]

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