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Nigerian Lawyers Back Chief Justice With ‘Suspicious’ Millions In Unexplained Funds

Efforts to clean up government – difficult in the best of times – were hamstrung by none other than Nigeria’s top judge accused of failing to declare hundreds of thousands of dollars that ‘suspiciously’ appear in his accounts but were never declared as required by law. President Muhammadu Buhari, who has often accused the judiciary…

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Income Inequality Fueling Backlash And Elites Are Worried

The rich are getting richer, businesses are thriving, but it’s hard not to notice that discontent is growing among the expanding poor and middle class and could soon pose a threat to the well-to-do. At the exclusive World Economic Forum, an annual event held in Davos, Switzerland, income inequality was the talk among many corporate…

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Africa’s ‘Golden Globes’ To Screen 20 New Films Vying For Coveted Film Prize

Twenty feature-length feature films by African filmmakers will compete for the ‘Yennanga’ Gold Standard prize at the Pan-African Film and Television Festival held every other year in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. This will be the 50th anniversary of the renowned festival known as “FESPACO” – an event along the lines of the “Golden Globes” that draws film…

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South Africa Denied Emergency Loan To Zimbabwe At Height Of Crisis

As the economy in Zimbabwe headed into freefall in December, an 11th hour request from Harare for a rescue loan was refused by its longtime ally, South Africa. South Africa said it declined the request for $1.2 billion because the country is also in a difficult financial position. “South Africa doesn’t have that kind of…

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The Association of Black Cardiologists and the Heart Institute of the Caribbean Conclude Successful First Annual Joint “Masters of Cardiology” Conference

The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC), Inc., an inclusive organization dedicated to eliminating disparities in cardiovascular diseases, and the Heart Institute of the Caribbean (HIC), the premier center of excellence for cardiovascular care in the English-speaking Caribbean, concluded its first joint conference with more than 150 registered attendees on January 18 – 20, 2019. Various…

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Zimbabwe Forges Ahead With 5 Nation Tour Despite Mounting Pressure at Home

There’s a time for everything and this appears to be the worst time for a deal-making tour across five nations led by President Emmerson Mnangagwe whose country Zimbabwe is roiling with angry citizens furious over a massive 150 percent increase in the price of fuel. The price hike was announced just as President Mnangagwa flew…

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Calls For Recount Reveal Doubts About Congo Polls

Calls for a vote recount, first from defeated opposition candidate Martin Fayulu, are now being heard widely, sparking concerns that outgoing President Joseph Kabila played a behind the scenes role in swinging the election for Felix Tshisekedi, an opposition leader. Despite video footage of Congolese voters cheering the presumed victor, credible sources say Mr. Tshisekedi…

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The 2019 Edition of the Award-Winning Our Jamaica Annual Destination Guide Released

On the heels of a wildly successful 2018 edition, the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) and HCP Media are excited to announce the release of the 2019 edition of Our Jamaica magazine. This annual in-room destination guide earned five major awards for its most recent issue from the Florida Magazine Association, McClatchy, Graphic Design…

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Retired From Politics, Jacob Zuma Reveals Plans For New Career 

After a brief spin as President of South Africa, the multi-talented Jacob Zuma is plunging into a new and exciting career path – he’ll be a recording artist of liberation songs from the anti-apartheid struggle. A full-length album will be recorded in April during the Articulate Africa project, a program of national and international literary…

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3,500 Lose Jobs As New Currency Shortage Hits Zimbabwe

Over 3,500 youth officers have been laid off as part of the nation’s shortage of currency amid efforts to streamline the wage bill. It was explained that the layoffs would save the country a substantial amount while the nation’s economy is limping. Public Service Commission secretary Jonathan Wutawunashe said the layoffs were in line with…

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Disarm Hate

By Marian Wright Edelman On August 2 I wrote about the relentless scourge of gun violence and the two children killed in Gilroy, California and asked: Why does gun violence remain a uniquely horrible American epidemic and why does it go on and on and on and on? Two days later a new shooting made…

Please Bring School Supplies

By Julianne Malveaux (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The event promised to be one of those last-gasp of summer events that would raise a little money for a good cause. The young woman who called to tell me about it promised that I’d meet interesting people, enjoy excellent wines and that the cost of attending was modest. “We…

Calls for Justice for a Black Immigrant

By Dr. E. Faye Williams In an article, titled “A Clarion Call for Racial Justice Reaches the Highest Level,” Rev. Jesse Jackson brought to light “the story of an immigrant, an internationally praised economist, and a whistleblower that exposed a $16 billion fraud against American taxpayers all wrapped in one person.” The immigrant is Dr. Yonas…

Five Years After Michael Brown’s Death: Despite Visible Progress, Racial Disparities Persist in Ferguson

By Marc H. Morial (TriceEdneyWire.com) – “The city’s personal-responsibility refrain … reflects many of the same racial stereotypes found in the emails between police and court supervisors. This evidence of bias and stereotyping, together with evidence that Ferguson has long recognized but failed to correct the consistent racial disparities caused by its police and court practices,…

Will You Answer the Call for Moral Revival?

By Julianne Malveaux, NNPA Newswire Contributor I cannot overstate my tremendous admiration for Rev. William Barber. Our connection goes back to North Carolina when I was the President of Bennett College, and he led the state NAACP. His daughter, Sharrelle, graduated from Bennett in the spring before I assumed the Presidency and as student body president,…

The Significance of the 1619 Project

By Jesse Jackson (TriceEdneyWire.com) – On Sunday, the New York Times unveiled “The 1619 Project,” a journalistic series in the Sunday magazine that seeks to tell the “unvarnished truth” about slavery and its impact on America’s history. In 1619, just 12 years after the founding of the first permanent English settlement in the Americas, the…

Never Forget This

By Hakim Abdul-Ali My rap today is based upon a need to address an issue that afflicts a lot of “hue-mans,” including Afrikan-Americans, in particular, and many other disillusioned folk of color. That issue, simply stated, is one of lacking self-acceptance and self-respect. I’m on that topic because I came in contact with a person…

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Supporting Charter Schools

By Barney Blakeney I’m not really a supporter of charter schools. I subscribe to the KISS theory – Keep It Simple, Stupid. If we insure all public schools are quality schools that provide the highest quality education possible to students, I don’t really see a need for charter schools. Specialty schools that are accessible to…

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In Memory of RaNiya: Tidbits for Students

By Beverly Gadson-Birch In light of the untimely death of RaNiya Wright, a 5th grader at Forest Hills Elementary School in Walterboro, SC, it is time legislators implement stiffer penalties for bullying. Across the nation, children are fearful of going to school. They go to bed thinking how to avoid the bully the next day at school. Children…

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Forever Seeking Peaceful Flavorings

By Hakim Abdul-Ali Peace be unto you in name of God Alone. I sincerely offer that most austere greeting to you in the Creator Alone’s cause because it’s where my mind is now, and my present trend of thinking is one where it also tells me that I should extend to you and others, who…

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Discussion About Reparations

By Barney Blakeney I’ve got a lot of respect for Fred Lincoln, president of the Wando-Huger Community Development Corporation. The retired Mount Pleasant fireman was one of the main guys who pulled the troops together to fight the SPA Wando port expansion back in the ‘90s. Since that encounter I’ve learned a little about the…

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NAN: Do You Hear Me Now?

By Beverly Gadson-Birch A whole lot of discussion is swirling around town and on Facebook following National Action Network’s (NAN) civil disobedience protest at last Monday school board meeting. Parents, community leaders, clergies and other stakeholders have been appearing before the board for years addressing inequities in education. And, for years, their concerns have ignored. In…

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Petition to Place the International African American Museum at the Wilmot J. Frazier Elementary School Site

We, the following citizens of Charleston, South Carolina, are petitioning Mayor John C. Tecklenburg to fulfill the promise made by his predecessor Joseph P. Riley in 1975. Riley was elected with overwhelming support of the African American community in Charleston and promised to spread the city’s wealth the community that helped create it, but never…

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Ready, Get Set, Vote

Voters in our communities will soon be casting votes in the South Carolina Primary Election. Eligible citizens have until May 13 to register so they can vote in the June 12th Primaries and June 26th Primary Runoffs (runoff if needed). Now is also the time to familiarize ourselves with the candidates on the ballot and…

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Real support for moms this Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day we celebrate moms who are working to be the best moms they can be. Here in Charleston, many moms may be in need of some extra support, especially those women who are expecting their first baby. When I was pregnant with my first baby, I had so many questions about what to…

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Good(will) for the Environment & Community: The Case for Donating Locally

By Robert Smith, Palmetto Goodwill President/CEO Think globally, act locally is a phrase often used to encourage people to take small actions in order to do their part toward combating worldwide issues that seem daunting to take on. Protecting our planet is a perfect example.  One may ask, “What small actions can individuals take that actually…

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