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Jimmy Carter says his life shaped by ‘black culture’

| April 13, 2014
Jimmy Carter says his life shaped by ‘black culture’

Says little has changed in civil rights past 50 years By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, Texas (NNPA} —Although he grew up in a rural farming community in Georgia during an era of rigid racial segregation in the 1920s and 1930s,  former President Jimmy Carter said his life was shaped at an early age […]

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Acceptance by eight Ivies doesn’t remove race stigma

| April 13, 2014
Acceptance by eight Ivies doesn’t remove race stigma

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist You would think that news of a high school student from a family of African immigrants getting accepted into all eight Ivy League universities would be met with universal celebration. If you thought that, think again. First the news: In the next month, Kwasi Enin must make a tough […]

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Xbox hackers break in to army computer system

| April 13, 2014
Xbox hackers break in to army computer system

Hmmmm. All the money we spend on defense and security and the U.S Army’s computer system is penetrated by guys trying to get the heads up on a video game. Well, no need to worry because we’re sure that governments across the world—as usual—are well behind kids and others in the video game world. Good […]

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Nigerian senator says 135 civilians killed

| April 13, 2014
Nigerian senator says 135 civilians killed

Nigeria long has been touted as a point of pride in Africa with its growing economy and status as an oil-producing nation, as well as its reputation for being a thriving democracy. But, that status has been under attack over the years due to government corruption, the jailing and suspicious deaths of dissidents in oil-producing […]

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Prostest over Condoleezza Rice joining Dropbox board

| April 13, 2014
Prostest over Condoleezza Rice joining Dropbox board

Once again, we have to wonder about the naivete of folks who currently are outraged that the government has been spying on folks. That’s been a known fact of life in the African American community for a very long time. And, we find it amusing that Congress and others didn’t seem to think it was […]

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Murder charges against baby dropped

| April 13, 2014
Murder charges against baby dropped

This is the follow up on an earlier story. Nice to know that the world hasn’t gone totally crazy—just up to the brink: Pakistan drops murder charge against baby Also launches separate case to look into how police pressed charges against Musa Lahore: A Pakistani court on Saturday threw out charges of attempted murder against […]

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Teen too “affluent” to go to prison for killing 4 people, but now taxpayers have to pay for his rehab?

| April 13, 2014
Teen too “affluent” to go to prison for killing 4 people, but now taxpayers have to pay for his rehab?

Still have doubts that this an oligarchy and not a democracy? Wealth has it’s privileges. If you are poor, you’re going straight to jail, do not pass go and do not collect $200. But, if you’re rich, well, you can afford to exercise your rights! Teen too “affluent” to go to prison for killing 4 […]

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President says right to vote under attack

| April 13, 2014
President says right to vote under attack

Of course there will be those who argue about “potential” fraud (despite the fact that evidence shows that election fraud is not a widespread phenomenon) but the truth is some elements of this society, particularly the privileged oligarchy, have been trying to put the genie of political empowerment back in the bottle since day one. […]

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Rural clinics face closures as private hospital drains funds

| April 12, 2014
Rural clinics face closures as private hospital drains funds

(GIN)—The health budget of one of Africa’s poorest and least healthy countries could be bankrupted by a privately-run hospital envisioned by the World Bank’s private sector arm as the future of African health care. According to a newly-released report by the development watchdog Oxfam, the running and loan costs of the three year old hospital […]

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Rwandan ‘genocide hunters’ still searching for perpetrators

| April 11, 2014
Rwandan ‘genocide hunters’ still searching for perpetrators

(GIN)—On the 20th anniversary of one of the worst massacres on the African continent—the Rwandan genocide—a Rwandese couple is still reliving the nightmare as they search for perpetrators in foreign countries complicit in crimes against humanity. Last month, Dafroza Gauthier and her husband Alain gave testimony against former Rwandan intelligence chief Pascal Simbikangwa in Paris. […]

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