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Building Bridges from Africa to America: NNPA Makes Historic Inaugural Trip to Ile-Ife, Nigeria

By Jeffrey L. Boney, NNPA International Correspondent For the first time in the history of its existence, the National Newspaper Publishers Association, which represents over 200 Black-owned media companies across the U.S., has made its way to Ile-Ife in Nigeria for a culturally impactful inaugural trade mission. The NNPA, under the leadership of its president…

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Lost and Feared Stolen: $104 Million in Fresh Currency Bound for Liberia

The alleged theft of shipping containers loaded with new Liberian currency would be comical if it were a movie but is heartbreaking to Liberian citizens struggling to get by in a poor country. It was also a reminder that the promises of new president George Weah to stamp out corruption are far from being fulfilled.…

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Who’s To Blame in Latest Ferry Disaster?

Tanzanian President John Magufuli took action this week against a ferry captain and all of the crew as the number of bodies pulled from Lake Victoria in the latest maritime disaster topped 200. In an address last Friday, Magufuli told the nation that the captain left the ferry’s steering in the hands of a person…

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World Leaders Flock to U.N. ‘Peace Summit’ – A Rebuke of ‘America First’?

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa couldn’t be prouder as he unveiled a life-size statue of Nelson Mandela on the eve of the U.N. General  Assembly and the opening of a day-long ‘peace summit’ with nearly 160 scheduled speakers . The statue is a gift to the United Nations from South Africa. “The people of our…

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Toronto: Eating, Drinking and Having Fun During 2018 Toronto International Film Festival

By, Dwight Brown,  NNPA Newswire Contributor For 43 years the Toronto International Film Festival has been the epicenter of the film industry. This year at TIFF, 500,000 filmgoers previewed the highest quality films in the world before they are shown at their local theaters. Many movie lovers come to Toronto, home to 2.5 million people from 200 distinct…

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President’s Son Nabbed With $12 Million in Jeweled Watches

What does a suitcase full of million dollar watches look like? Well, it’s blinding for one and it caught the eye of police at the Sao Paulo Viracopos airport in Brazil who confiscated the gem-encrusted time pieces found in the luggage of the son of the long-time ruler of Equatorial Guinea. In a second bag…

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Climate Summit Predicts Floods Across the Globe

All eyes were on a powerful storm as it sent water cascading into swollen rivers and raised fatalities at the beginning of the week to 25. That was Nigeria. This week, from the Carolinas to the Nigerian Delta, from the Philippines to Hong Kong, weather unlike anyone can remember has been pounding the planet. Preparation…

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Kenyan Runner Sets New World Record

The fastest man in the world – Kenyan track star Eliud Kipchoge – not only held onto his title but broke his own record at the Marathon held this week in Berlin. President Uhuru Kenyatta led Kenyans in congratulating compatriots Eliud Kipchoge and Gladys Cherono who retained their respective Marathon titles. “Congratulations my friend Eliud…

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Nation Faced With Rising Suicides Among Young and Old

South Africa’s rising suicide rate is in the spotlight as the World Health Organization marks World Suicide Prevention Day. According to the Men’s Foundation of South Africa, 450 men take their lives every month with four out of five deaths being the result of suicide. Last month, Professor Bongani Mayosi succumbed to the pressures of…

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Brazil Museum Tallies Up African Antiques Lost in Fire

A fast-moving fire that swept Brazil’s National Museum on Sept. 2 incinerated priceless objects and reduced hundreds of African antiquities to ash, museum official are now saying. The museum’s permanent African exhibit was named Kumbukumbu – a Swahili word for the memory of people, objects and experiences. A throne from the Kingdom of Dahomey (current-day…

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President Laughingstock

By Julianne Malveaux Our 45th President rushed back from his United Nations meeting in New York to watch the hearing of his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, and his accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Reportedly, he was impressed by Dr. Ford, but excited by Kavanaugh’s belligerently offensive session with the senators. From my perspective, Kavanaugh…

End Cruelty to Immigrant Families and Children

By Marian Wright Edelman, President of the Children’s Defense Fund “We can’t let people drive wedges between us … because there is only one human race.”      –Dolores Huerta, Co-founder, United Farm Workers July 26 was the deadline set by a court for the Trump administration to reunite all children and parents who were cruelly separated…

The Criminalization of Poverty: Cash Bail for Non-Violent Misdemeanors Perpetuates Unequal Treatment Under the Law

By Marc H. Morial “The rich man and the poor man do not receive equal justice in our courts. And in no area is this more evident than in the matter of bail … The man who must wait in jail before trial often will lose his job He will lose his freedom to help…

Trump Loves the Anthem and Flag, Hates the Constitution

By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III (TriceEdneyWire.com) – “You have to stand proudly for the National Anthem. You shouldn’t be playing, you shouldn’t be there. Maybe they (NFL Players) shouldn’t be in the country… We’re proud of our country and we’re proud of our flag…Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when…

The Sin, Hypocrisy and Racism of White Privilege

By Austin R. Cooper, Jr., NNPA Newswire Contributor The U.S. Constitution gives three eligibility requirements to be president: one must be 35 years of age, a resident within the United States for fourteen years and a natural born citizen. The term “natural born citizen” is not defined. Based on these criteria, I cannot argue that…

What the Supreme Court Nomination Would Mean for Black Women

By: La’Tasha D. Mayes, MSPPM, Executive Director, New Voices for Reproductive Justice With the confirmation process underway for Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, Black women have certainly been voicing our opposition. There’s no sugar-coating it: confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court would be disastrous for Black women. To begin, Kavanaugh has made it clear that he doesn’t support the right to abortion enshrined in Roe v.…

Overlooked, Not Necessarily Left Out

By Barney Blakeney I recently met with Charleston Parks Conservancy Executive Director Harry Lesesne to talk about some exciting new changes coming to several peninsula Charleston recreational centers – Corrine Jones Park (Hester Park), Hampton Park and St. Julian Devine Community Center. All three have undergone upgrades in the past couple of decades, but are…

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Dunston Elementary Sex Abuse Case: Parents, Come Forward!!!

By Beverly Gadson-Birch The Charleston County School Board held its regularly scheduled Board meeting September 24. Present were parents and community members demanding answers to how and why a student advocate employee, later promoted to parent advocate with the district, was allowed to remain at the school after child pornography was found on his computer. Former…

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The Winds of Time

By Hakim Abdul-Ali   This is an article that’s written with references to a young inmate I had the fortune of meeting when I used to be a volunteer minister in an upstate New York prison many, many decades ago. Those were some of the most unforgettable and memorable times of my intriguing young life.…

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North Charleston Gentrification – Where Will Black Folks Go?

By Barney Blakeney The subject of affordable housing came up recently when a lady called me about being displaced from a complex intended to provide senior citizen housing. For the past few years, I’ve been focused on affordable housing, so her call hit a nerve. As a senior citizen, I know personally there ain’t no…

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Dunston Elementary School Employee Investigation: All Students Matter

By Beverly Gadson-Birch While Hurricane Florence was stirring up wrath across South Carolina, allegations of sexual assault on students and thousands of child pornography on a school laptop issued to former employee Marvin Gethers at Dunston Elementary School were stirring up wrath within the Charleston community. Undeniably, school officials and investigative authorities dropped the ball…

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Faith in the Creator Alone is Important

By Hakim Abdul-Ali   It’s nice when folk of  different ethnicities, religious persuasions and genders, etc. can intelligently discuss controversial topics in an amiable manner, especially where mutual respect is shown with true democratic civility toward one another. Such was a very recent experience for me, and it has helped me harness a greater knowledge…

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Re: “How Jerk Chicken Made Me Rethink Charleston’s Plantation Culture”

By Lorna Beck  I am writing in response to D.R.E James’ article titled “How Jerk Chicken Made Me Rethink Charleston’s Plantation Culture”. The article appeared in the Sept. 7 issue of The Charleston Chronicle. In response to Mr. James’ article, I’d like to pose this question: “Can jerk chicken be the instrument that shows the…

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Dominion Energy Supports Diversity and Empowers Communities

By Morenike K. Miles Dominion Energy is a company with a long history of dedication to customer service, diversity, and community involvement. Those are more than just words, but an active commitment to creating genuine opportunity for all people. We believe a diverse workforce is essential in fulfilling our core values of safety, ethics, excellence…

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Serena’s Issue Is Bigger Than Gender

By Dr. William Small, Jr. I must confess that I have great admiration for the Williams family and the contribution that they have made to professional sports and to professional tennis in particular. The family’s odyssey from Compton, California to “center stage” in the world of professional tennis is truly a great American story. The…

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Join the League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area on National Voter Registration Day

September 25, 2018, the League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area will celebrate National Voter Registration Day with a special event at Stratford High School, 951 Crowfield Blvd., Goose Creek. Community leaders will speak about the importance of the vote. Election information will be available, including opportunities for students and staff to register on-site.…

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In this episode of “Meet The Black Press,” NNPA Podcast Host Akil Wilson talks to James Washington, the publisher of The Dallas Weekly, about the business of running a Black newspaper and the future of the Black Press

Origin of Porgy & Bess

 

This story is also told in Fordham’s book “True Stories of Black South Carolina”