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After 190 Years, the Global Impact of the Black Press Is Still Undeniable

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor For 190 years, the global impact of the Black Press has been irrefutable; from fighting against colonialism to Africa to advocating for Black soldiers fighting in Europe during the world wars and shining a light on Apartheid in South Africa the Black-owned newspapers have always been a voice…

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Missing Burundi Teens Highlight Media Blind Spot towards the Black Community

By Barrington Salmon, NNPA Newswire Contributor The mainstream media response to the disappearance of a group of teenagers from Burundi, who were in Washington, D.C. for a robotics competition, has once again revealed why covering the stories of missing Black people remains so complex. The team was in Washington for the FIRST Global Challenge robotics…

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When You Educate a Girl, You Educate a Nation

By Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (D-Fla.) As I write this, I am preparing to travel with my colleagues to Nigeria, where I will have the honor of meeting some of the Chibok girls who were released after two waves of negotiations between Boko Haram and Nigerian government officials. It is my fourth trip to Nigeria…

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Hundreds Feared Dead in Sierra Leone Mudslide Linked to Climate Change

(TriceEdneyWire.com/GIN) – A fast-moving wall of mud, loosened by heavy overnight rains, has buried over 300 Sierra Leoneans, many of them sleeping children, during a torrential downpour early Monday. The deluge was foreseen by climate change experts. Videos posted by local residents show an angry flood of dark orange mud rushing down a steep street…

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Global Meeting of the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society: Daring to lead in a disrupted world

From Black PR Newswire Different and often opposing forces are at play in a disrupted world. Automation technology is putting jobs at risk, yet many companies are developing new ways to put humanity at the center of their organizations. The US Federal Government seems to be moving away from collaboration on climate, yet other leaders…

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Could U.S. Funding Cuts Reverse African Progress on HIV?

(TriceEdneyWire.com/GIN) – Swaziland – the country with the world’s largest HIV prevalence – is showing signs of getting the epidemic under control, as more people access treatment and become virally suppressed. New infections have fallen by nearly one half (44 percent) since 2011, while 73 percent of all people living with HIV in Swaziland, both…

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July 18th is Nelson Mandela International Day

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” – Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013) was a South African political activist who spent over 20 years in prison…

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Africa Among Top 10 Fastest-Growing Markets for Air Travel

(TriceEdneyWire.com/GIN) – Airline industry and ministry officials attending Aviation Festival Africa and Airports Show Africa heard some good news and some not so good news.  First, according to the International Air Traffic Transport Association (IATA), the top 10 fastest growing world markets for air travel over the next 20 years will be in Africa. The…

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Face2face Africa Announces Sponsors of the 6th Annual Pan-African Weekend Fest

Prudential Financial and Toyota USA to Co-Present the Action-packed Event Scheduled for July 13-16 in New York City Prudential Financial Inc. and Toyota USA have signed on as co-presenting sponsors of the 2017 Pan-African Weekend produced by Face2face Africa. Tickets are now available at http://www.panafricanweekend.com. In its 6th annual edition, the Pan-African Weekend is a…

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Young Jamaican Actor Breaks Barriers, Opens Yacht Charter Company – Creates History

  Sta’cii ‘StaySea’ Blake, professional Actor, Media Personality, Jamaican-born-and-raised Co-Founder and CEO of EFFECTUS-Productions LLC (Effectus-Productions.com), a Holding Company for a series of subsidiaries in the Entertainment Business, is pleased to announce her newest Enterprise: Island Chill Yacht Charters  – The Relaxing Excitement of the Islands-On the Chesapeake, located in the Yachting Capital,Annapolis, Maryland (IslandChillYachtCharters.com). The Company rents private luxury…

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Private-Public Business Partnership Key to Strengthening DC Workforce and Economy

By Dr. Unique Morris-Hughes Cranes in the air, vital communities and a progressive push toward changing the image of a diverse federal district are signals that the District of Columbia is evolving. As robust construction of affordable housing and development of retail projects continue, DC’s economic boom is a shared benefit for residents and businesses.…

Redlining Settlement Fails to Provide Strong Penalties: Other Actions Signal More Backward Turns on Fair Housing

By Charlene Crowell For as long as many people of color can remember, succeeding generations have called for justice. Despite these age-old pleas, justice is not only elusive, but frustrating since the enactment of a series of civil rights laws. Despite federal guarantees of equal treatment, much of Black America experiences something short of what was…

Black Women Are Changing the Tide of American Politics

By Jeffrey L. Boney, NNPA Newswire Contributor Last week, the world witnessed something that had never been done before in the history of politics in the United States. Not only did Democratic voters in Georgia elect a 44-year-old African American candidate as the first-ever Black gubernatorial nominee in the state, they also made history by…

Stacey Abrams – Standing on Strong Shoulders

By Julianne Malveaux (TriceEdneyWire.com) – I am among the millions who are ecstatic that Stacey Abrams won the Democratic nomination for governor in Georgia. She didn’t just win, she rocked, clobbering her opponent, Stacey Evans, by over 50 percentage points – Abrams had 76 percent of the 533,450 votes cast in the Democratic primary. Of…

Our Nation’s Top Teachers Disagree with Ed Sec Devos on School Choice

By Dr. Elizabeth Primas, Program Manager, NNPA/ESSA Public Awareness Campaign When the best educators in America traveled to Washington, D.C. for a series of events celebrating innovation in the classroom and to share best practices in K-12 education, they let officials at the Department of Education and the White House know exactly how they felt…

Fear Can Immobilize You

By Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq. (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Every time we turn on television, we hear “Breaking News” and it’s always something worse than the last news. It’s beginning to make many fearful of what could possibly be next. Even former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ventured out this week to say, “Without personal honor there…

To Seek Love is for All to Feel

By Hakim Abdul-Ali    Today’s article is for grown up folk, so don’t get it mixed up with reckless naïveté or unscripted absurdities. No, this is an attempt in understanding a few of the prudent traumas and emotional changes occurring in some of our daily lives at this very moment. I had a provocative experience…

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Joan Mack and Tessa Spencer Adams – Two Busy Bees

By Barney Blakeney  I’ve been trying to write this story for the past couple of years – something that tells the inspiring tale of two very energetic women who have had profound impacts in our community – a story about media journalists Joan Mack and Tessa Spencer Adams. Joan is Tessa’s aunt. I’ve always been…

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Martin Luther King, Jr: “You May Slay The Dreamer, But The Dream Lives On”

By Beverky Gadson-Birch   It was April 4, 1968, fifty years ago, when Dr. King was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee where he went in support of the striking sanitation workers. If you are old enough to remember the King’s assassination, you should also remember where you were when…

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Another Moment in Time

By Hakim Abdul-Ali     Greetings to you on this special day. It’s truly a marvelous occasion to relate to one and all that during this magnificent occasion in the here and now, it is a sublime juncture to celebrate “Another Moment in Time” by uttering that “All praises are due to God Alone.” I’m…

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The Big Picture Of North Charleston Shouldn’t Be Painted With Emotions

By Barney Blakeney It’s a subject I’ve tried to avoid – the 2019 North Charleston mayoral election. Right now we know at least three people will compete for the seat – incumbent Mayor Keith Summey, community activist Pastor Thomas Dixon and businessman John Singletary. Dixon and Singletary are African Americans in the city where almost…

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Bits & Pieces 2018

By Beverly Gadson-Birch HOLY CITY OR CITY WITH HOLES?  And, I ain’t talking about potholes. This week the world celebrates Holy Week and Charleston has long been called the “Holy City”. Sometimes, I wonder just how “holy” Charleston really is. When I was much younger, as my dad drove through the downtown, I would count the number of…

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