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South Africa loses ‘chicken war’ with U.S., opening way to cheap imports

| June 30, 2015
South Africa loses ‘chicken war’ with U.S., opening way to cheap imports

(GIN)–The reauthorization of the African Growth and Opportunity Act will open the floodgates for U.S. chicken parts and undercut South Africa’s domestic industry with cheaper cuts of meat, local chicken producers fear. AGOA, as the trade pact is known, was just reauthorized after South Africa agreed to remove “anti-dumping” protectionist tariffs in place since 2000. […]

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Witnesses say Chibok girls have begun taking orders from terror group

| June 30, 2015
Witnesses say Chibok girls have begun taking orders from terror group

(GIN)–With more than 400 days of captivity, some of the schoolgirls kidnapped in Chibok, Nigeria, may now be taking orders from their captors in the terror group Boko Haram, witnesses are telling Amnesty International. Witnesses say some are being used to terrorize other captives, and are even carrying out killings themselves. The testimony cannot be […]

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President of Burundi faces isolation in drive to win third term

| June 30, 2015
President of Burundi faces isolation in drive to win third term

(GIN)–Polling places have been set up in Burundi for controversial parliamentary elections that have put President Pierre Nkurunziza at odds with religious groups, the political opposition, students, the African Union, and the U.S. Nkurunziza is seeking a third term despite a constitutional limit of two terms. The president argues that his first term was the […]

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Summit of women of African descent opens in Nicaragua

| June 30, 2015
Summit of women of African descent opens in Nicaragua

(GIN)–Some 270 women from 220 countries gathered in Managua, Nicaragua over the past weekend to launch a political platform that addresses discrimination against people of color. At the end of the three day meeting, the women participants and representatives of more than 400 black women’s organizations adopted a political strategy, timed to coincide with the […]

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Obama becoming more outspoken on race

| June 28, 2015
Obama becoming more outspoken on race

NEWS ANALYSIS By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA)–When President Obama returned to Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., June 26 to eulogize the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, it capped a period in which he has become increasingly outspoken on race, even uttering the N-word to make a point about the slow pace of progress […]

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Cop guilty of assault, but will justice prevail?

| June 28, 2015
Cop guilty of assault, but will justice prevail?

By Charlene Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call LOS ANGELES (The Final Call)–An 11-woman, one-man jury unanimously convicted LAPD Officer Mary O’Callaghan of assaulting black South L.A. mother Alesia Thomas. While the verdict issued in a packed courtroom June 5 was better than allowing Ofc. O’Callaghan to walk away without any accountability, […]

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What church do you go to?

| June 28, 2015
What church do you go to?

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times At times, it is ironic to me that so many different churches profess the belief that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, was crucified, died and was buried to arise again on the third day and sits at the right hand of […]

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From father to foot soldier

| June 28, 2015
From father to foot soldier

By Penny Dickerson Special to the NNPA from the Florida Courier Father’s Day celebrations are tough for Ron Davis. The June holiday reserved for Hallmark cards and the gifting of new ties has remained solemn since the Nov. 23, 2012 death of his 17-year-old son, Jordan. Davis said spent Father’s Day clutching the final letter […]

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Whites don’t have to pretend to be black to lead an NAACP chapter

| June 27, 2015
Whites don’t have to pretend to be black to lead an NAACP chapter

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–If Rachel Dolezal had looked around, she would have discovered that a white person does not have to pretend to be black to lead an NAACP chapter. In fact, she would have to look no farther than several states south, to Arizona, to see that a white man, […]

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Where the Bible really stands on slavery

| June 27, 2015
Where the Bible really stands on slavery

By Valerie Tasco Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Should a person be able to own another person? Today Christians uniformly say no, and many would like to believe that has always been the case. But history tells a different story, one in which Christians have struggled to give a clear answer […]

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