Politics & Law

Voters Turned Back As Nigeria Cancels National Polls

Late breaking news. Voting for the nation’s next president has been called off for today. Thanks for coming. Stay tuned for further announcements. Not the kind of message one would expect from the superpower of Africa. But indeed, five hours before polls were set to open on Saturday, Nigeria’s electoral commission announced that unspecified “challenges”…

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16 States and Counting Sue Trump over ‘Vanity’ Wall

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia President Donald Trump’s border wall emergency isn’t an emergency at all, according to officials in at least 16 states who are suing him over his controversial declaration. Also, published reports indicate that more states will soon join that coalition against the president. The states that have already…

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D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton Set to Introduce Bill to Require Federal Agencies to Advertise with Black Press

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Legendary and longtime D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton is hoping to accomplish what may not have been possible during the last Congress. Norton, who is in her 28th year in Congress, plans to reintroduce H.R. 7215 which would require all government agencies to report on expenditures for contracts for…

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Cory Booker Visits The Lowcountry

By Professor Damon L. Fordham, MA The Lowcountry received an important visitor Sunday, February 10 as presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) spoke at the historically black Voorhees College in Denmark, SC. Booker, who recently announced that he is the second African American after Kamala Harris of California to join the presidential contest in 2020,…

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State Department Raises Travel Warning Over Haiti Unrest

Demonstrators are filling the streets of downtown Port au Prince in Haiti as anger and frustration over government mismanagement, corruption and grinding poverty boils over. Protestors are now demanding the resignation of Haitian President Jovenel Moise over the disappearance of nearly $2 billion for a program earmarked for the poor. The Venezuelan PetroCaribe Discount Oil…

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Horry-Georgetown Technical College Launches Court Reporter Programs

  Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) announced today the launch of its new court reporter programs, created to meet the severe shortage of court reporters across not only South Carolina, but the entire country.   The college will be offering three online programs in court reporting: voice writing, stenography, and digital. The digital court reporter program,…

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Egypt President El-Sisi Takes Up African Union Chairmanship

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has turned over the leadership of the 55-member African Union to Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, President of Egypt, at its 32nd ordinary session in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. During his tenure, el-Sissi is expected to concentrate on security and financial reform, but with no great plans to strengthen the AU’s multilateral powers. Instead, the…

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Trump’s National Emergency Declaration Called Unconstitutional, ‘Egregious Abuse of Power’

By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) – U. S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.), the highest ranking African-American in the U. S. Congress, has assailed President Donald Trump’s immigration national emergency as an “egregious abuse of power” and calls on his fellow congressional members to challenge his actions. “The President’s declaration of a manufactured…

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