Tag: election

Ghana considers shutdown of social media in election day run-up

Ghana considers shutdown of social media in election day run-up

| June 21, 2016

(GIN)—Ghanaians who use social media could find themselves staring at a blank screen instead of Facebook or Twitter under a plan now being considered by Ghana’s Police Service (GPS). Superintendent Cephas Arthur, Public Affairs director of the GPS, said that blocking Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets during the upcoming elections would be in […]

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Make veterans’ needs focus of American Legion Post 148

Make veterans’ needs focus of American Legion Post 148

| May 27, 2016

American Legion Charles C. Anderson Post 148  is scheduled to hold an election of 2016-207 post officers from noon to 6 p.m., June 4. Post 148 is a hidden community resource, focused on veterans’ family and children needs. Our number one priority is veterans first, making sure their needs are met and supporting every effort […]

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U.S. delegation among foreign nations saluting winner of dubious poll

U.S. delegation among foreign nations saluting winner of dubious poll

(GIN)—After the disputed re-election of the longest-serving ruler of Equatorial Guinea, opposition leaders and local organizations decried it as “not credible.” According to the election results supervised by a minister of his own party, President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo swept the polls with 94 percent of the vote. But, most known members of the opposition […]

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DeRay’s campaign for Baltimore mayor win for Black Lives Matter movement

DeRay’s campaign for Baltimore mayor win for Black Lives Matter movement

| May 9, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson deserves high props. The young man used his activism as a platform to run for mayor of Baltimore, and he placed better than expected in the April 26 election. Initially projected to get just one percent of the votes, he ended up […]

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Trump delivers Indiana knockout blow to Cruz, Kasich; Sanders plays rope-a-dope to survive another round against Hillary

Trump delivers Indiana knockout blow to Cruz, Kasich; Sanders plays rope-a-dope to survive another round against Hillary

| May 9, 2016

Ballot set for Nov. 8 Allen County elections Stutzman defeated in U.S. Senate primary; unorthodox candidate wins for Democrats in 3rd District House race   INDIANA—As expected, Indiana’s May 3 Primary Election proved crucial for some in this year’s heated presidential contest. For Senator Ted Cruz, the Hoosier contest was a do or die affair […]

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Former first lady has message for Ghanaians—‘Deal Me In!’

Former first lady has message for Ghanaians—‘Deal Me In!’

| May 3, 2016

(GIN)—Those ringing words–‘Deal Me In!”—that thrilled fans of presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton in the U.S.  could be sending a similar message of hope and change to voters here in Ghana. Although Africa has done better promoting women to the presidency, few Ghanaians were expecting to see the wife of former President Jerry Rawlings toss her […]

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Blackonomics: Do black organizations really have our backs?

Blackonomics: Do black organizations really have our backs?

| April 5, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA News Wire Columnist) While black people are bogged down in shallow and meaningless political discourse, our vaunted black organizations continue to be M.I.A. except for their time in front of the cameras with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. They say they cannot endorse candidates, but we all know that’s a sham. […]

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‘Mr. Clean,’ former math prof headed for election run-off

‘Mr. Clean,’ former math prof headed for election run-off

| January 12, 2016

(GIN)—The top two vote-getters in the Central African Republic’s just-tallied presidential ballot were a corruption fighter nicknamed “Mr Clean” by the media and a former math teacher. Both men previously held the post of prime ministers in prior administrations. Voters had turned out in large numbers to select a candidate from among 30 hopefuls. Anicet-Georges […]

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How to win elections behind the Cotton Curtain

How to win elections behind the Cotton Curtain

| November 21, 2015

By the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. NNPA Columnist We won the Voting Rights Act of 1965 at Selma, combining the power of a principled mass movement led by Dr. King and a compassionate president who did the right thing despite the heavy political price. What was that cost? Well, President Johnson said it best at […]

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Libertarian Party: Stop Border Patrol drug-busting U.S. citizens

Libertarian Party: Stop Border Patrol drug-busting U.S. citizens

| October 27, 2015

Courtesy of the Libertarian National Committee WASHINGTON, D.C.—Agents of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) in the southwestern United States are unconstitutionally harassing and detaining American citizens, on a fishing expedition for drug busts, sometimes as far as 100 miles from the border. According to a report by the Arizona ACLU, Border Patrol agents are […]

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