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Water Mission Deploys Water Treatment Systems In Haiti

Water Mission is sending 10 safe water treatment systems from its Port au Prince, Haiti program office to the most impacted regions in the west and south to serve up to 50,000 people in devastated regions. In addition, 10 safe water treatment systems and additional equipment in inventory at its North Charleston headquarters are being…

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Success of Small Businesses Owned by African Immigrants and Refugees Celebrated

African-owned small businesses’ economic contributions are growing. The African Development Center of Minnesota (ADC) celebrated the recipients of its 2016 Business Awards on September 27. ADC’s five winners showcase the business success of African immigrants and refugees throughout Minnesota. ADC is a leader in micro-lending to entrepreneurs and growing small business. ADC’s work in financial literacy, business…

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Africa Creative Agency Shines at 2016 UrbanWorld Film Festival

Africa Creative Agency (ACA) represented the motherland to the fullest at the 20th annual Urbanworld Film Festival, held in New York City this past weekend. The continent’s first Pan-African Talent, Digital Marketing and Branding firm, premiered the critically acclaimed Nollywood film, Gidi Blues, at the AMC Empire Theater on Saturday afternoon. Written and directed by Femi…

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Olive Shisana: On Sharing and Uplifting Each Other Across the Diaspora

By Hilary Beard (BAI Daily Editor) On the front lines of the AIDS epidemic for decades, Dr. Olive Shisana—President and CEO of South Africa-based Evidence Based Solutions and co-chair of the 2016 International AIDS Conference—will be the first to tell you that not only do Black Lives Matter, it’s essential that Black people demand and…

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The Silence Of African Leaders To The Oppression Of Black People

By Abdulai Jalloh, Founder & President of Borderline Pictures The past few weeks have been mentally depressing and draining due to the recent killings of black men at the hands of law enforcement officers. What we have seen in Dallas is the manifestation of anger deeply rooted in the relationship between the police and African-American…

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Why Global Terrorism Will Always Be A Domestic Problem

By Roger Caldwell (NNPA News Wire Guest Columnist) President Obama underestimated the threat of ISIS, by calling the organization a “JV team” during his 2012 election campaign. This was a miscalculation in terms of his thinking and strategy. In 2016, many countries around the globe are trying to destroy this violent extremist organization as each…

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Nigerian Businessman Tony Elumelu Wants To Transform The Continent With “Africapitalism”

WASHINGTON – Tony O. Elumelu has emerged on the global business stage as a transformative and effective entrepreneur in energy, agriculture and financial services. The native Nigerian multimillionaire is the chairman of Heirs Holdings, Transcorp, and the United Bank of Africa, as well as the founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation. After delivering the keynote…

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Have We Forgotten the Kidnapped School Girls in Nigeria?

By D. Kevin McNeir (From The Washington Informer, NNPA Member) It’s been two years, April 14th to be exact, since the world witnessed the abduction of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls from their dormitory rooms at the hands of Boko Haram – a West African terrorist group that has lodged atrocities against its own people including the…

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Black Women Show the Way Forward in 2018

By Monica Simpson, SisterSong Executive Director There is a reckoning afoot in this country. On one side, Trump has emboldened and embodied a virulent and reckless hate that targets women, Black people, and immigrants (among many others). Each day brings a new outrage. On the other side, #MeToo has followed #BlackLivesMatter as a hashtag-turned-movement, led…

Investing in Workforce Generates Healthy Returns

By Odie Donald II In the last month, Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has announced that the nation’s capitol has lifted the label from the U. S. Department of Labor as a “high-risk” partner in job training and employment programs, and “at-risk” in Unemployment Insurance programs. The District had carried these risk designations since 2012,…

One Year of Trump: What We’ve Lost and What We’ve Learned

By Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) The year leading up to his inauguration in 2017, as the Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump espoused senseless, baseless and ultimately empty assertions about the state of Black Americans and our communities. “What the hell do you have to lose?” he screamed in front of a predominantly White crowd in…

Blacks and Politics: Either Get Engaged or Get Left Behind

By Jeffrey Boney, NNPA Member/Houston Forward Times Okay, everyone, if you are reading this, welcome to 2018. You made it, and with that being said, I feel that this is the perfect opportunity for us to be honest about an important truth. First of all, as I see it, it is extremely clear to me,…

When Someone Tells You Who They Are, Believe Them!

By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III (TriceEdneyWire.com) – “Why are we having all these people from sh*thole countries come here?” Trump said, according to these people, referring to African countries and Haiti. He then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries like Norway, whose prime minister he met Wednesday.” -Washington…

Skin Color, Not Credit Risk, Tied to Auto Finance, Says Report

By Charlene Crowell Nationwide, auto loans represent the third highest category of consumer debt. And according to new research, the color of your skin has a lot to do with how much debt is incurred. Discrimination in Auto Lending, authored and published by the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), found that despite federal laws banning…

The Orangeburg Massacre Continues Still

By Barney Blakeney  February 8 marked the 50th anniversary of the Orangeburg Massacre. It slipped past me – not the annual observance, but the recognition that this year was the 50th anniversary. Like so many observances, somethings become automatic. Feb. 7 was my father’s birthday. I went through the day without a thought about it.…

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Now is the Time to Be Thankful

By Hakim Abdul-Ali   Living among the globally ethnic diverse “colored” nations of “hue-manity” is a blessing in so many norms because it represents a means for conscious souls to experience so many things as a result of being alive in the hear and now. Thanking the Creator Alone of everything for this precious reality…

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SC Education Lottery: Glitch or No Glitch? (What lottery officials are not telling you)

By Beverly Gadson-Birch Good morning all of y’all lottery players out there.  Boy, have I got some news for you from a reliable source regarding the Christmas Day “Add a Play” lottery glitch. Before I share the information with you, let’s take a look at the South Carolina lottery’s history. According to the Daily News…

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Loving My Culture For All That It’s Worth

By Hakim Abdul-Ali It’s that annual time again in the village of Black Awareness in the USA for the celebration of Black History Month. Conscious ebony souls are rejoicing in anticipation of the numerous local and national events that are set to occur during the month and all around the bald eagle’s territorial landscape for…

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Toby Smith Hopes To Continue Her Mission As 1st Dist. Congresswoman

By Barney Blakeney   I should have known she was up to something when I got the call. Toby Smith and I have been friends a long time. I’ve found her to be a busy and progressive person. She’s friendly and personable, but she’s always been about business. We stay in touch, but if she…

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New Police Chief in Town

By Beverly Gadson-Birch Congratulations and best wishes to the new Police Chief of North Charleston, Reggie Burgess. Thursday, January 11, 2018 was a monumental day with the swearing in of Assistant Chief Reggie Burgess as the first black Police Chief of North Charleston.  While the timing of the promotion is suspect, the promotion is long…

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