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Americans and Africans Tackle Critical Challenges Together through Reciprocal Exchange Component of Young African Leaders Initiative

The U.S. Department of State and IREX are pleased to announce their support of more than 50 Reciprocal Exchange projects in 2017 as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. More than 50 Americans will travel to Sub-Saharan Africa this year to collaborate with 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship alumni on projects that…

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Remember the Chibok Girls

By Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (D-Fla.) Three years ago, Boko Haram terrorists burst into dormitory rooms at the Government Secondary School in the northern Nigerian town of Chibok and kidnapped nearly 300 girls simply because they dared to get an education. In the days leading up to anniversary of their kidnapping, there were plenty of…

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Embassy of Haiti in Washington DC launches new exhibit “Pearls of Excellence: An Exploration of Haitian Contributions to American Society”

The Embassy of Haiti has embarked on a mission to share Haiti’s culture and history with a diverse audience in the United States. A new key vehicle in this effort is “Pearls of Excellence: An Exploration of Haitian Contributions to American Society” — an ongoing exhibit and educational series that marks historical milestones of Haitians…

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Nonprofit Cosmetic Surgery For Breast Cancer Survivors In West Africa

The Center For Cosmetic Surgery Ghana (CCSG) was set up in 2006 as a for-profit entity in Ghana by Dr. Kwasi A. Debra and his associates. Based on needs seen by Dr. Debra from patients that need cosmetic surgery treatment devoid of vanity, he has seriously been considering the establishment of a West Africa Nonprofit Cosmetic Surgery…

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Dennis Bioh Envisions ‘Last Tear’ For African Immigrants In The US

Dennis Bioh is President and CEO of the African Community Resource Center (ACRC), a US-based nonprofit organization that seeks to bring opportunities and provide community outreach to Africans primarily living in Virginia and the larger Washington D.C. metro area since its formation in 2012. ACRC has been working to encourage social, financial, and economic development…

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Charleston (SC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Combines Friendship Month with “Buckets to Haiti Project”

The Charleston (SC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, in collaboration with Kanpe Haiti, has supported the “Buckets to Haiti Project” for two years by sending needed food, hygiene and inspirational items to individuals and families in need. The 2016 project took a different twist when the International Trends and Services Facet (ITS) combined Friendship Month…

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TRUE Magazine Adds New Content Focus To Site By Showcasing Hip Hop Music & Culture Worldwide

TRUE Magazine (www.true-magazine.com) is known for providing a platform that puts major artists and indie artists on the same level. TRUE Magazine has been promoting Hip Hop for 17 years and counting with top cover story’s with Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Game, Nas, 50 Cent, Trae The Truth, Big Sean, J Cole, Kanye West and Wiz…

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Former First Lady of Two African Nations, Graça Michel Launches New Launches New Women’s Network

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) In an effort to transform the narrative and negative perceptions of African women and children, Graça Machel, the former first lady of two African nations, recently established a first of its kind Pan African Women in Media Network (WIMN). The network of women journalists will work in conjunction…

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Hurricane Matthew: ‘1.4 million need help in Haiti’

HAITI – The devastating hurricane wiped some towns and villages off the map, the UN chief said, after pledging $120m in aid. Haiti faces a crisis that requires a “massive response” from the international community, the United Nations has said, with at least 1.4 million people needing emergency aid after Hurricane Matthew. The storm killed…

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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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State of Black America® Finds African-Americans Drastically Underrepresented in Tech Industries

By Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League “It is our hope that this document will pierce the dark veil of neglect that has thus far smothered efforts to right the wrongs of the past and present. It is presented as an alternative to failed public policies. I hope that it…

Checking the Narrative on Black Women’s Leadership: It’s Not Only Time to Court Black Women’s Votes, But Also Support Them As Candidates

By Glynda C. Carr and Kimberly Peeler-Allen In a recently published Rolling Stone article, recording artist Janelle Monae exposes a disconcerting, yet largely universal awareness shared by Black women seeking to exercise power: when we reveal ourselves to be human and inevitably imperfect, we are too often labeled unworthy and incapable of leading. It’s why,…

No Turning Back

By Marian Wright Edelman, President of the Children’s Defense Fund A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released last month, “K-12 Education: Discipline Disparities for Black Students, Boys, and Students with Disabilities,” reminds us once again that suspensions and expulsions continue at high rates and offer grave risks to students. The report by this federal…

Ungrateful, Non-voting Negroes Ignore Bloody War for Black Voting Rights

By Jeffrey L. Boney, NNPA Newswire Contributor “I’m just one vote.” “My vote won’t matter.” “Them White folks gone do what they wanna do anyway.” These are some of the many excuses given by some African Americans when it comes to exercising their right to vote; a right fought for by many people in this…

Fair Housing Act: A Milestone on the Journey to Equality

By Jeffrey W. Hicks A half-century ago, the Fair Housing Act was enacted to prohibit discrimination in housing based on race, color, creed and national origin. The law also supported the National Association of Real Estate Brokers’ (NAREB) efforts to increase black homeownership, which we believe serves to increase wealth and other economic outcomes for…

Will the Lame Duck Quack?

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – The rats are leaping off the sinking ship! Paul Ryan says he wants to spend more time with his teenagers, but he likely also doesn’t want to be part of the losses Republicans are likely to experience in November (unless the Dems mess up, which is not impossible). By April 13, there were…

Prostate Cancer: This One Is For You, Dad

By Beverly Gadson-Birch    The month of March stirs up painful memories for me. Dad passed away from prostate cancer.  Dad and I had a very close relationship. He was not just close to me but to all his children.  It didn’t matter how old we were or what type of activities we were involved in,…

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A Salute to “The Color of Love”

By Hakim Abdul-Ali The entire earth’s a place of perpetual learning for the aware among us, and I most definitely can attest to that. Take last week, for example, when I was in a local area mall that I learned another valuable lesson in the living process. It was quite an experience, filling my mind…

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Homeless To Hope Concert Was A Party With A Purpose

By Barney Blakeney   I got the chance to attend the March 11 inaugural Homeless to Hope Fund Benefit concert. Didn’t go to church, but went to the concert. And wouldn’t you know it, my preacher saw me there! I got busted, but it was worth it. The concert was off the chain. I don’t…

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Family or Domestic Violence: The Monster Within

By Beverly Gadson-Birch   In wake of the recent murders of three generations of the Manigault family, I thought I would focus today on family and domestic violence.  It is unfathomable that such a heinous crime could occur to such a wonderful family and on the doorsteps of an old but highly respected community. The…

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Springtime is for Lovers

By Hakim Abdul-Ali   I was just thinking about the various seasons of the year and how they affect me and others in “hue-manity.” For all the conscious lovers of being in the here and now, and who give complete credit for their existence to the Most High Alone, it’s a wonderful time of the year.…

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We All Have Responsibilities In Gun Control

By Barney Blakeney   The Valentine’s Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida has reinvigorated the conversation about gun violence on a national scale. Students are raising their voices in the discussion. Rightfully so, they must live in the aftermath of the violent society we’ve created. Seventeen students and teachers were killed…

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