Recent Articles

Malian air force buys pricey French chopper to fight local jihadists

| November 22, 2016
Malian air force buys pricey French chopper to fight local jihadists

(GIN)—A fully-loaded “Super Puma” military helicopter is the latest addition to Mali’s beleaguered air force which has been struggling to defeat rebels in the country’s central and northern region. The Super Puma, a twin-engine, heavy lift helicopter, had been returned to the French Airbus company in October by a Texas-based operator that went bankrupt. The […]

Read More

What you need to know about the NAACP’s war on charter schools

| November 22, 2016
What you need to know about the NAACP’s war on charter schools

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) The call for a moratorium on charter schools by the NAACP is a case of “Throwing the baby out with the bath water.” While most black folks are concentrating on Hillary and Donald, the largest and oldest “Colored” organization approved an internal resolution calling for a halt to the […]

Read More

Spiritually Speaking: If you woke up this morning, you need to read this

| November 22, 2016
Spiritually Speaking: If you woke up this morning, you need to read this

By James Washington (The Dallas Weekly, NNPA Member) The closest person in the world is responsible for this one. It’s all about praying and meditating in the morning. I have watched a personal transformation right before my very eyes. I’ve watched as the quest for the habitual has become the reality of ritual, so much […]

Read More

Dream deferred: Despite incomes, black families still denied access to home loans

| November 22, 2016
Dream deferred: Despite incomes, black families still denied access to home loans

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) In recent weeks, a spate of news coverage has referred to America’s “inner cities.” Some may even interpret it as a new code word for minorities, usually referring to African Americans and Latinos. Yet today, according to Richard Rothstein, a research associate with the Economic Policy Institute, the inner […]

Read More

Film review: ‘Moonlight’

| November 22, 2016
Film review: ‘Moonlight’

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) In just his second feature film, ‘Moonlight,’ writer/director Barry Jenkins tells a compelling story about sexual repression and ambiguity through the eyes of a vulnerable and confused little boy, who grows up to question his sexual identity as a teen and then finds a thin measure of serenity […]

Read More

Obituaries: November 16-22, 2016 Edition

| November 16, 2016
Obituaries: November 16-22, 2016 Edition

Suzanne Marie Aden, 51, was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. Born in Fulton, Missouri, on Feb. 28, 1965, she was later adopted by the Carr family. Adopted again at the age of 10, sometime after the deaths of the Carr’s, Suzanne came to live in the home of […]

Read More

Rehabilitation possible for Somali-Americans who triet to join ISIL

| November 15, 2016
Rehabilitation possible for Somali-Americans who triet to join ISIL

(GIN)—After a closely-watched trial, three young Somali-Americans may enter a “deradicalization” program after being found guilty of conspiring to provide material support to Islamic State. Two of the young men have already received lighter sentences for cooperating with the government. The harshest sentence of 10 years went to Zacharia Abdurahman who pleaded guilty but did […]

Read More

Clashes in run-up to Ghana elections bring U.S. sanctions threat

| November 15, 2016
Clashes in run-up to Ghana elections bring U.S. sanctions threat

(GIN)—The U.S. Embassy in Ghana has urged the leadership of political parties to call their members to order following a recent spate of partisan clashes. Persons found guilty of inciting political violence before the polls would face some form of sanctions as violence has no place in the conduct of elections, said U.S. embassy officials. […]

Read More

On African Information Day—getting the story right!

| November 15, 2016
On African Information Day—getting the story right!

(GIN)—Media practitioners from around the continent met this month in Kigali, Rwanda, to celebrate African Information Day. Among the activities was the National Media Dialogue, the launch of the Media Barometer, a tool to self-assess the respect for freedom of expression and information and the state of the media in a specific country, the Development […]

Read More

After suprise election upset, Africans assess changes U.S. landscape

| November 15, 2016
After suprise election upset, Africans assess changes U.S. landscape

(GIN)—Africans were tweeting and messaging about the surprise outcome of U.S. elections last week that left many in the developing world worried for the future. Kenyan-American and distinguished professor Makau Mutua was “quarterbacking” as a “day after” couch potato who second guesses why his team lost. “Hillary Clinton was defeated by “white-lash,” as opposed to […]

Read More