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Corruption Fighter Freezes Bank Accounts Of Angola’s Pampered Rich 

Some called her Princess. Others labeled her the beautiful face of the dictatorship – always beaming from the pages of Fortune, Forbes and other high-finance magazines which flattered her as Africa’s “First Woman Billionaire.” Today, the daughter of Angola’s ex-president is in a messy fight over millions siphoned from state funds, now frozen as part…

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Guilty Of Corruption, Sudan’s Ex-President Is Sent To Reform Center

From a cell inside the court in Khartoum, Sudan’s former President Omar al-Bashir heard the judgement against him – two years in detention for money laundering and corruption. It was a dramatic fall for the former regional power broker who rose through the ranks from paratroop officer to colonel in the Sudanese Army, from Chairman…

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Liberians Rejoice Over A Promised Path To U.S. Citizenship

As the Trump administration turns down an ever-growing number of applications for asylum, it surprised many that some 5,000 Liberians in the United States have been granted a path to citizenship. In fact, it was the product of decades of effort by the Liberian community and its allies. “This has been a 20-plus-year fight where…

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Feast on Toronto’s Multicultural Cuisine

By Dwight Brown Discover a vibrant international food scene in a city that’s home to 230 different nationalities. There are countless reasons to visit the very multicultural city of Toronto, the largest city in Canada. Movie lovers flock to the Toronto International Film Festival. Sightseers explore CN Tower. Tourists pedal around town on Toronto Bicycle Tours. Romantics head to Niagara Falls. And, history…

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Queen Quet Takes Part in United Nations Climate Change Conference in Madrid

Global leaders have gathered in Madrid, Spain for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) to take the next crucial steps in the climate change process. The conference took place under the Presidency of the Government of Chile and was held with logistical support from the Government of Spain. Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of COP25 said,…

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‘It’s Time For Africa To Do Things For Itself’ Proclaims Kenyan Peace Prize Winner

Over the last 100 years, Africa has been the eternal donor to the West but has been represented as always reliant on aid from the Western community. “We must find a way of reversing this by becoming makers of our own raw materials,” asserts Kenyan author and academic Ngugi wa Thiong’o who picked up a…

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Art World’s ‘Season Africa 2020’ Recalls Much Loved Nigerian Curator 

One of the more ambitious exhibits of African art to showcase French-speaking, English-speaking and Portuguese-speaking Africa, including North Africa, is scheduled to open June 2020 and run for 6 months. The occasion will also mark the passing this year of Bisi Silva, an adventurous curator who, with her own money, founded a nonprofit art gallery…

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‘More Than A Few Reasons To Be Happy’ – An African Writer Looks Ahead To 2020

While its soundtrack may have been grim and pessimistic, Africa has more than a few reasons to be happy, asserts prominent author, journalist and former editor of The East African, Charles Onyango-Obbo of Uganda. “There are many good stories in East Africa,” he begins. “East African citizens continue to travel in record numbers in the…

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West Africa’s Colonial-Era Currency Is Dead! Long Live ‘The Eco’

A decades-old reminder of the years of colonial French rule finally ended this month with the renaming of the colonial era currency – the CFA franc – to a name of independence – the Eco. The announcement was made in Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) by Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara. It was seen as an effort…

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African Leaders Face Upsurge Of Citizens Demanding Term Limits  

African leaders are facing an upsurge of citizen opposed to questionable re-election schemes, including tampering with the constitution, that leave countries in the hands of one or two families for decades. The latest upsurge is in Guinea where the political opposition has accused the president, Alpha Conde, of staging a “constitutional coup” by attempting to…

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The Essence and Beauty of Black Women in America

By Roger Caldwell, NNPA Newswire Contributor Black women are some of the most amazing females on the planet. There are many fraudulent images and concepts about Black women in American culture, where they are considered angry, hard to talk to and unintelligent. The image of Black women as a B, gives everyone in the country,…

Let’s Not Censor Dr. King’s Life Even as We Glorify Him

By Jesse Jackson (TriceEdneyWire.com) – As another year passes with celebrations marking the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, I worry about the dangers of neutering Dr. King’s life, turning him into a “dreamer” who became a martyr. We shouldn’t forget that Dr. King was a leader, a man of conscience and of action. He…

‘Thank You, Kobe’: Howard University Student Tells How Kobe Bryant Impacted Him, Los Angeles, and the World

By Arthur Cribbs Special from 101Magazine.Net (TriceEdneyWire.com) When I heard of the passing of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, along with seven others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, I had an initial feeling of shock, disbelief and numbness. And in the hours since hearing the news, that feeling has not gone away.…

We Need Political Courage on Homelessness and Recidivism

By Jack Brown (TriceEdneyWire.com) – With the Democratic primary kicking into gear and the general election right around the corner, the stage is set for an impassioned battle of ideas and policy initiatives that could shape our country for the next decade. Fortunately, sitting lawmakers and candidates from both sides of the aisle have shown…

Redefining Suffrage, Unerasing Black Women

By Gwen McKinney Sojourner Truth. Harriet Tubman. Ida B. Wells. Shirley Chisholm. Rosa Parks. These household names, spanning a couple of centuries, qualify for the Suffrage Hall of Fame. Almost a buzz word synonymous with the Year of the Woman, in 2020 the centerpiece of suffrage will be marked by the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment granting women’s voting…

Sure Glad to Be Black!

By Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq. (TriceEdneyWire.com) – When you think about the harsh treatment Black people have experienced, and still experience in this country, when you think of 400 years of Black people being enslaved, having gone through Jim Crow, segregation, lynching and every indignity you can think about, don’t you at least say to…

Another Day at the Office

By Hakim Abdul-Ali We all are living in this present moment while existing in the only arena that I know of that’s called life. Some of us cherish this pristine opportunity with spiritual significance, and some others obviously take it for granted that they are blessed to be in the here and now. In my…

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Culture Shock and Change

By Barney Blakeney I recently ran into an old friend, a white guy, who just moved to Charleston’s Eastside. I’ve known the guy for years. We share a lot in common, but grew up in different environments, different parts of the country, different socio-economic backgrounds and different cultures. And now he lives in my old…

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There’s No Need to Complain

By Hakim Abdul-Ali The living experience is full of tests, ordeals, disappointments and unimaginative upheavals for every created “hue-man” soul in the universe, including me and you. There’s no denying that in any shape, manner or form. To further illustrate that point, something occurred on my watch last week where I had to reflect on…

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. & Rosa Parks

By Beverly Gadson-Birch As the nation prepares to celebrate the birthday and reflect on one of the greatest civil rights leaders and orators of our time, I am reminded of Rosa Parks who served as the catalyst for the Montgomery Bus Boycott Movement that lasted for a year and resulted in the desegregation of the…

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If You’re Gonna Criticize, Get It Right

By Barney Blakeney A friend recently sent me a link to a story noting that a Charleston Chronicle story led to the hiring of a local Black owned firm to do business with one of the presidential candidate’s campaigns. I’m low tech/no tech so when I pulled up the link I found myself on a…

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Feeling Awesome

By Hakim Abdul-Ali I just thought about something and that’s it’s okay to feel mellow in the present moment. Some folk in “hue-manity” may not comprehend that reality, but it’s healthy to be existing in a sound mental frame of mind while living in an equally positive living space. That may not always be the…

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Letter to the Editor: Santee Cooper

Rural households across our nation spend a disproportionate share of their income on energy bills. It’s a huge problem in the South, especially in low-income homes. It is not right that people face decisions of should they buy a prescription, food or pay their utility bill. Since 2012, Santee Cooper, the state-owned and largest utility,…

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Get Social: A Call to Lowcountry Small Businesses

Social media plays an important role in today’s digital world. We use these channels to stay connected to friends and family and build communities. One of the biggest benefactors of social media, however, has been America’s small businesses – small businesses like ours, Charleston Gourmet Burger Company. As a husband and wife team that is…

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The People Must Demand Change at Santee Cooper For Their Own Good

As a person who has dedicated myself to working in communities that are often overlooked or underrepresented, I truly understand the importance of community involvement in political and social issues. Simply, I know that people must take it upon themselves to pay attention to the issues that are currently present and make it their mission…

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2019

In 2019, Ebony Clare was shot and killed in South Carolina. Her husband, Romaine Clare was arrested. www.abcnews4.com. Brandon Clark, 21, allegedly killed 17-year-old Bianca Devins, then posted photos of her body on the gaming site Discord, according to a 2019 article in USA Today. A man who had a history of domestic violence with his…

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Hair Love, an 2020 Oscar®-winning animated short film from Matthew A. Cherry, tells the heartfelt story of an African American father learning to do his daughter’s hair for the first time

Discussion With The Chronicle

“The Chronicle” is a revered institution in the Charleston Black community, with loyal readers and subscribers of all ethnicities. As the Palmetto state’s recognized leader in African-American news coverage for more than forty-four years, “The Chronicle” has successfully reported on, gathered, recorded, told and printed about the penetrating known and invisible stories of the Black experience, both locally and nationally, with unquestioned verve and tenacity.

Chronicle staffers Barney Blakeney, Hakim Abdul-Ali and Damion Smalls sat on the panel