Tag: obama

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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Obama is no ‘lame duck’ president

Obama is no ‘lame duck’ president

| September 17, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Almost as surprising as Barack Obama’s election as the nation’s first African American president is his success in not becoming a lame duck president, a term normally applied to a politically weakened outgoing president’s last two years in office. Few presidents have been as lame as George W. Bush, […]

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Rwanda eases way for ‘president for life’

Rwanda eases way for ‘president for life’

| September 8, 2015

(GIN)—While most African leaders want you to believe they’re for ending the colonial-era practice of rule by a “president-for-life,” Rwanda is one among several moving quietly to embrace it. A petition drive allegedly from Rwandese citizens is urging a constitutional amendment to allow President Paul Kagame to stick around for a third term. Rebuilding Rwanda […]

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The GOP’s enemies’ list

The GOP’s enemies’ list

| September 5, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist It’s getting more and more difficult to keep up with the lengthening list of people, groups and nations the Republican Party’s presidency-seekers are designating as targets. Undocumented Latino immigrants—and their  American-citizen children? Check. Gays and lesbians? Sure. Asian immigrants and alleged “birth tourists” who take advantage of the 14th Amendment’s […]

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