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African migrants can be job creators

African migrants can be job creators

| March 7, 2017

(GIN)—Two African migrant workers, escaping race riots in southern Italy, made a way out of no way when they turned adversity into a prospering business in a major Italian city. Today their enterprise, called “Barikama” or “resistance” in the Bambara language, shows what can be done by migrants despite prejudice and low expectations in their […]

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Area AME elder elected bishop

Area AME elder elected bishop

| August 30, 2016

The Rt. Rev. Anne Henning Byfield to head up 16th District covering Caribbean FORT WAYNE—The Summit City played host to one of the region’s history making women this past Sunday when newly-elected African Methodist Episcopal Church Bishop Anne Henning Byfield delivered the message during Sunday morning service at Turner Chapel AME Church on Aug. 28. […]

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Civil disobedience planned worldwide against fossil fuels

Civil disobedience planned worldwide against fossil fuels

(GIN)—The highly-touted Paris Climate talks last year were supposed to produce an agreement among the world’s nations to “keep the oil in the soil” and reduce global greenhouse emissions, thus avoiding the threat of dangerous climate change. Scientists warn that if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, the threshold will be passed beyond which global […]

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‘Overpopulation’ theory challenged by African writer

‘Overpopulation’ theory challenged by African writer

| January 12, 2016

(GIN)—Togolese editor Mawuna Remarque Koutonin would like to make a few corrections in the widely held belief that Africa has a problem with overpopulation. First of all, he said, if seeing is believing, then you must agree that Europe is wildly overpopulated, especially the western part. “A small country like France has about the same […]

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What you should know about the refugee crisis in the Middle East

What you should know about the refugee crisis in the Middle East

| November 12, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist Every day when we watch or listen to the news, we hear stories about the refugee crisis. The flashpoint for this crisis at this moment is Europe and the refugees, largely from Syria and Iraq. It is particularly noteworthy to observe the manner in which right-wing populists have played […]

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