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Affluent Society Blamed For Speed Up In Removal Of Kenyan Forest

Since independence, natural resources in Kenya have been on a fast track to extinction. Today, nearly half of all its forests are gone, resulting in more droughts, floods and other dire consequences for communities, ecosystems, food security and infrastructure. From 10% of the country covered in forest in 1963, noted Kaluki Paul Mutuku, Youth4Nature Regional…

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Zimbabwe Doctors Protest Abduction Of Popular Union Head

Hundreds of doctors marched through Harare this week to condemn the abduction of their union leader. They said they would not return to work until Peter Magombeyi, the acting president of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA), was found. The doctors believe Magombeyi was abducted by the security forces because of his role in organizing…

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Ghana’s First President Predicted Black-On-Black Troubles In Africa

Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah, warned as far back as the 1960s that political independence from European colonial oppressors without economic independence was a recipe for disaster. Nkrumah, who authored “The struggle continues,” Class Struggle in Africa” and “Neo-colonialism – the last stage of imperialism,” among others, was deeply aware of the threats faced by…

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SCPA, industry partners send supplies to the Bahamas

A group of port and maritime industry partners came together to send critical supplies to the Port of Freeport on Grand Bahama Island following Hurricane Dorian. The hurricane wreaked havoc on the Bahamas. Thousands had their homes destroyed and thousands remain without electrical power or running water. Essential services are impaired, and many transportation routes are inaccessible.…

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From Libya To Rwanda, Refugees Shuttled To New Outpost In Plan Called ‘Flawed’

European nations are building a wall – a sea wall – to keep African migrants from reaching their shores. With funds paid by the European Union and cooperating African governments, refugees are being sent to distant centers where they are expected to make their asylum appeals. Rwanda has just signed on to hold some 500…

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Local Minorities Fared Well During Hurricane Dorian – Not So In The Bahamas

By Barney Blakeney One former Charlestonian now living in New York City, N.Y. called to check on friends and family after Hurricane Dorian struck the area. In the past minority communities were the last served by restoration efforts. That would be unlikely today since gentrification has transformed much of the Charleston region, he speculated. Local…

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Bahamas Facing Long Road to Recovery but Cleaving to Hope Amidst Devastation

By Barrington M. Salmon (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Chris Laville remembers looking out of the window of his apartment, thinking it might not turn out too bad. “It was early in the morning. It had rained and there was a light breeze,” Laville recalled in an interview with the Trice Edney News Wire. “I woke saying we…

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Post-Independence Leader of Zimbabwe Robert Gabriel Mugabe Passes

There are two sides to every story and the same could be said of the legacy of Zimbabwe’s first post-independence leader, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, who passed away Sept. 6 at the age of 95. “Mugabe’s legacy will continue to be contested between those who revere him and those who revile him,” wrote lawyer and award-winning…

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Violence Rains Down On Nigerian And Other African Businesses In Johannesburg

As state-sponsored violence threatens Latinos in the U.S., xenophobia is again threatening Nigerians and other Africans whose shops in Johannesburg are being targeted for looting and destruction by unknown groups. The latest spate of violence broke out in suburbs south of Johannesburg’s city center and spread to the central business district. More than 50 mainly…

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Gambians Glued To YouTube As President’s Hit Squad Confesses

Truth is stranger than fiction and in the west African nation of Gambia, the truth has galvanized citizens with former members of the exiled president’s hit squad admit to murder and other atrocities. Gambians are watching the confessions, given in a highly public truth and reconciliation commission hearing, that are being streamed live on a…

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#MeToo Doesn’t Count Against Abusive Cops?

By Richard B. Muhammad Over the last three years, there has been an explosion of stories, prosecutions and demands that men, powerful men, be held accountable for the sexual abuse of women who are in vulnerable positions, often seeking employment or job advancement. Lawmakers have lost positions, movie producers and celebrities have faced prosecution, CEO…

What Does a Just America Look Like?

By Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq. (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Sometimes I allow myself to imagine a world with justice for all—not just in words, but by deeds. Before I go around the world with what I would like to see I want the best there is for everybody no matter where they live. Maybe to some…

We Must Not Normalize Poverty and Inequity

By Julianne Malveaux (TriceEdneyWire.com) – When the income and poverty data were released on September 10, the commentary touted the progress that the data reflected. The poverty rate dropped by half a percentage point, down to 11.8 percent. For the first time, the poverty rate is lower than it was in 2007, before the beginning…

How Russia Exploits White Supremacy in U.S.

By A. Peter Bailey (TriceEdneyWire.com) – It is almost amusing to see, hear and read how the U.S. press, politicians and academicians weep and wail, moan and groan and huff and puff about Russia’s attempt to take propagandistic advantage of the White supremacy that has been a pivotal force in this country’s life for the…

NFL’s Depression-era Ban on Black Players Lingers On in the Owner’s Box

By Jesse Jackson, Sr. (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The National Football League season opened last week with a full slate of games. On the field, extraordinary athletes of all races and backgrounds competed with the same set of rules. Yet, it is worth noting that this has not always been the case — and that the legacy…

Trump and the weather

By Bill Fletcher, Jr., NNPA Newswire Contributor Each week I swear that I will write something other than about Donald Trump. I cannot keep to that promise consistently, particularly when certain events unfold. This week is a prime example. The Washington Post published a story on September 8th that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration backed Trump over…

Elections: Good vs. No Good

By Beverly Gadson-Birch There are some really good folks running in both the City of Charleston and North Charleston elections; but, it’s going to take more than just “good”. Well, what is “good”. Can you be good and no-good at the same time? You can be from a good home and folks may think you are…

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Riders Of The Storm

By Barney Blakeney This week has been difficult. My aunt Sarah Lees Cooper, a former Williamsburg County teacher ,used to say “Getting old is a blessing. But it’s so inconvenient.” My personal recovery from Hurricane Dorian again proves how true her assessment is. I’ve in the past prided myself on riding out hurricanes. Though neither…

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Hurricane Dorian’s Signs About Life

By Hakim Abdul-Ali Hurricane Dorian has come and gone, and it has left a wrath of destruction in many parts of the globe where it touched down, most notably and tragically in parts of the Bahamas. Many other sectors of southeastern USA and Atlantic Canada were touched by this super powerful hurricane, and all those…

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Prepare For November 5 Elections

By Barney Blakeney Out of the blue recently I got a call from a friend telling me he agreed with a recent column I wrote about North Charleston municipal elections. That was a breath of fresh air. The column was about the need for change in North Charleston. I welcome both compliments and complaints. They…

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A Little Kindness Never Hurts

By Hakim Abdul-Ali     Many times in writing my weekly topical articles, I’m influenced by many different things that occur in my varied worlds of existences. That’s really nothing new because I’d like to believe that you and others in “hue-manity” probably feel the same way about the experiences which occur in your individual…

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Success In North Charleston Elections Requires That Voters Stay Focused!

By Barney Blakeney Too often we focus on the wrong stuff. Last week I wrote a story about candidates who have filed for municipal elections in North Charleston. Erroneously I wrote one candidate previously ran for the North Charleston mayoral position. You woulda thought I’d shot the pope, according to some Facebook critics!  It was…

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Rural communities are in the middle of the immigration crisis

By Gladys Godinez, community organizer, Center for Rural Affairs More than 600 people were detained on Aug. 7, 2019, in small rural towns in the state of Mississippi by Homeland Security Investigations (HMI) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). As was evident last month in Mississippi, resources such as interpreters and immigration attorneys are limited…

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What You Need to Know About Interventions

Dealing with loved ones can be difficult sometimes and that only gets harder when they have a problem with drugs and alcohol.  A big part of dealing with a loved one’s addiction is getting them into treatment. But what if they are unwilling to go? Intervention is the next logical step, however what is an intervention and…

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Human Beings of All Races, Colors, Nationalities, Languages, and Faiths Should Lead the Eastside Charleston Community

By Mateusz Wojnarowicz My name is Mateusz Wojnarowicz, I’m 14 years old, and I recently read an article on The Post and Courier newspaper website that said the Eastside Community Development Corporation needs to “recruit whites.” Okay. Can someone explain to me what exactly does “recruit whites” mean? You don’t recruit just blacks or just…

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Let’s Support Our Bulldogs!

We’re asking everyone to show their support for the football team and the Athletic Department this school year (2019-2020). You can show your support to the athletes by donating to the Athletic Department and by coming out to support the athletes at the games. This year all of the home football games will be played…

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