Tag: obama

Global genius of President Barack H. Obama

Global genius of President Barack H. Obama

| December 11, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist When you are considered by millions of people across the nation and throughout the world community to be the “Leader of the Free World,” that is an awesome and serious international responsibility. Do you remember when President Obama was first elected eight years ago? There were […]

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Climate change and Black America

Climate change and Black America

| December 3, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist Why are millions of black American youth and elders suffering disproportionately from asthma and other respiratory illnesses much more than the national norm? Why is the overall public health status of black Americans at a higher risk than other Americans? What do public environmental and climate […]

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Climate confab will be ‘a walkover for polluters,’ Nigerian activists warn

Climate confab will be ‘a walkover for polluters,’ Nigerian activists warn

| November 10, 2015

(GIN)—The upcoming climate talks in Paris—opening Nov. 30—are already firing up climate activists who fear it will do little to avert climate disaster. Nigerian environmentalist Nnimmo Bassey questioned the confab’s lofty goals when it was empowering corporations at the same time. “It’s another walkover for polluters,” he said dismissively. “The outcome is already known,” said […]

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Obama tightens sanctions on Burundi over grave abuses

Obama tightens sanctions on Burundi over grave abuses

| November 3, 2015

(GIN)—Citing a crackdown on opposition members, including assassinations, arbitrary arrests and torture, President Barack Obama ousted Burundi from a preferential trade pact with the U.S. known as AGOA (African Growth and Opportunity Act), effective Jan. 1. In a letter to the U.S. Congress, Obama said Burundi had failed to institute the rule of law and political […]

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Obama says Black Lives Matter Movement is legit

Obama says Black Lives Matter Movement is legit

| October 28, 2015

By Courtne Dixon Special to the NNPA News Wire Service from HU News Service WASHINGTON—The Black Lives Matter movement, who many have embraced and others have claimed is anti-police, received an endorsement from the nation’s highest law enforcement officer, President Barack Obama, during a special White House session last week to deal with reforming the […]

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Secret footage of ‘justice for sale’ takes down 22 judges in Ghana

Secret footage of ‘justice for sale’ takes down 22 judges in Ghana

| October 20, 2015

(GIN)—An investigative reporter whose hidden camera caught some 34 senior judges appearing to take bribes and pocket the loot has been showered with praise by Ghanaians on social media who say they are fed up with corruption in government. The footage has led to the suspension of 22 lower court and 12 higher court judges […]

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Why did the Washington Post single out Black Chamber leader for front-page criticism?

Why did the Washington Post single out Black Chamber leader for front-page criticism?

| October 8, 2015

By Khalil Abdullah Provided to NNPA member newspapers courtesy of Trice Edney News Wire (TriceEdneyWire.com)—Many in Washington who follow policy debates, particularly as those discussions and subsequent legislation would affect minority-owned businesses, are familiar with Harry Alford and the organization he leads, the National Black Chamber of Commerce. From the organization’s inception in 1993, Alford has […]

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Black Violin returns to the Embassy  for rescheduled free student show,new public performance

Black Violin returns to the Embassy  for rescheduled free student show,new public performance

| September 29, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Since a sub-zero weather day prohibited 5,000 schoolchildren from seeing Black Violin in February 2015, the Embassy Theatre is bringing the band back due to the huge demand from schoolteachers, students and the general public. Black Violin will be in Fort Wayne on Oct. 15 with a free student show at 10 a.m. and an evening […]

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Trump refuses to withdraw false claim that Obama is a Muslim

Trump refuses to withdraw false claim that Obama is a Muslim

| September 25, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist On the heels of allowing a campaign follower in New Hampshire to assert unchallenged last week that President Obama is a Muslim, Republican presidential front-runner Donald J. Trump has strongly resisted opportunities to correct the public record. On ABC’s This Week, George Stephanapolous repeatedly challenged Trump Sunday to take back his […]

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Trump’s attack on immigrants of color

Trump’s attack on immigrants of color

| September 18, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist I want to address this column quite explicitly to African Americans. If you are not African American, please feel free to read this, however. When you hear Donald Trump wail against immigrants, I hope that you understand that he is also talking about you. I realize that many African […]

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