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New York’s African Center finally finds benefactress

New York’s African Center finally finds benefactress

| March 28, 2017

(GIN)—The daughter of the wealthiest man in Africa has been appointed president of the Africa Center in New York City and will soon begin fundraising for the long-empty upper Fifth Avenue building. Halima Aliko Dangote, daughter of the multi-billionaire Aliko Dangote, will hold an online press conference on March 30 as part of her major […]

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East African runners excel on track, scooping NYC Marathon’s first prize

East African runners excel on track, scooping NYC Marathon’s first prize

| November 8, 2016

(GIN)—Eritrea’s Ghirmay Ghebreslassie and Kenya’s Mary Keitany won the New York City Marathon Sunday, with Keitany becoming the first woman to win three straight titles in more than three decades. The 19-year-old Ghebreslassie—the youngest-ever male winner in the contest—finished his first race in New York with a time of 2:07:51, capping what amounted to a […]

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The Great Migration was triumph of the Black Press

The Great Migration was triumph of the Black Press

| May 9, 2016

FBI, lawsuits could not stop effort to create largest migration in American history By Erick Johnson (From The Chicago Crusader, NNPA Member) There were more than six hundred black families applying for 53 apartment units in just one day in Chicago in 1917. In two years, more than 100 storefront churches would dot the South […]

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it is written, a life of teaching and being taught

it is written, a life of teaching and being taught

| October 27, 2015

from the margins to the historical center A poetic biography of Dr. Albert J. Williams-Myers by omowale-ketu oladuwa rootfolks.com let me comfort those in this eternal sleep who were denied such comfort as they labored to build new york. dress them in clothing that gives them respect, and place with the little ones pendants to […]

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Three white, three black police officers charged in death of Freddie Gray

Three white, three black police officers charged in death of Freddie Gray

| May 4, 2015

BALTIMORE—Protesters in Baltimore were jubilant, yet tempered with a somberness over the weekend. On Friday, May 1, State Attorney for the City of Baltimore Marilyn J. Mosby announced that the six Baltimore police officers—three white and three black—who were involved in the arrest, transportation and subsequent death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray have been charged with […]

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First genocide of 20th century was in Africa, says Nigerian writer, correcting pope

First genocide of 20th century was in Africa, says Nigerian writer, correcting pope

| April 21, 2015

(GIN)–An Anglo-Nigerian writer has respectfully urged Pope Francis to look beyond Armenia for the first genocide of the 20th century. In an essay in the British Guardian, David Olusoga wrote: “When the media analysts at the Vatican scrutinize the social media traffic of the past seven days, their eyes might well be drawn away from Turkey […]

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A license to kill black men

A license to kill black men

| December 15, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist From nearly the moment he was attacked by a New York City police officer July 18, the world has, via that chilling video, watched Eric Garner die. Are we now about to see the “traditions” that led to his death and—thus far—have enabled his killer to escape justice die, […]

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Another police homicide

Another police homicide

| December 10, 2014

By Nayaba Arinde and Herb Boyd Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American It was déjà vu all over again for Omowale Clay, the bullhorn in his hand as he marched behind Assemblyman-elect Charles Barron, who was at the front of demonstrators, Nov. 29, last Saturday evening in East New York, all of […]

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New York grand jury decision incites more protests

New York grand jury decision incites more protests

| December 10, 2014

Protesters move to economic tactics to exact justice for police killings as New York grand jury set to investigate another police killing From various reports In the wake of the recent decision by a grand jury in Missouri not to indict white police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael […]

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Report: 1 in 30 children homeless in America

Report: 1 in 30 children homeless in America

| November 27, 2014

By Cyril Josh Barker Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News As the nation prepares for the holiday season, new numbers about homeless children reveal that this season may not be so joyous for many. Devastating numbers in a report released recently by the National Center on Family Homelessness at American Institutes […]

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