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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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Thousands of Students Go Hungry Every Day

By Dr. Michael Baston (TriceEdneyWire.com) – A 22-year old mother of two young children decides to go to class rather than pick up an extra shift at the doctor’s office where she works. The decision, while beneficial to her education, means she won’t have enough money to feed herself and her children sufficiently that month.…

The Gun Control Debate Ignores Black Lives

By Glenn Ellis (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Students from across the country walked out of class on March 14, 2018, at 10 a.m. to protest gun violence and demand new legislation. The students left classes for 17 minutes to commemorate the 17 lives lost in the Parkland school shooting. Some even left for 18 minutes to acknowledge…

MLK50: Heritage Foundation President Kay Coles James Remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Kay Coles James, President, The Heritage Foundation Fifty years ago today, America lost one of her greatest leaders, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Like so many who were alive on April 4, 1968, I clearly remember the shock I felt when I heard that Dr. King had been assassinated. On that fateful day,…

On 50th Anniversary of King Assassination, We Have Work to Do

By Jesse Jackson The 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination comes amid a fierce struggle for the soul of America. We will celebrate the progress that has been made since Dr. King was taken from us in 1968, and decry the agenda that is still unfinished. But we cannot ignore the systematic effort…

Ask Dr. Kevin – Stigma In Sickle Cell Disease: How It Affects ED Care

By Dr. Kevin Williams, Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer Rare Disease Unit The “Ask Dr. Kevin” series is brought to you by Pfizer Rare Disease in collaboration with the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) to increase understanding of sickle cell disease. The opioid crisis in the United States is at an all-time high, impacting thousands of…

What a Difference a Director Makes at CFPB: Trump Appointee Makes Changes to Help Companies, Not Consumers

By Charlene Crowell In 1959, the late Dinah Washington (1924-1963) won a Grammy Award for her R&B hit song, “What a Difference a Day Makes”. The song tells the story of how a blossoming romance dramatically changed life – for the better. Its last lyrics, conclude that “the difference is you”. When I consider the…

Black Men: “Bad Boys Need Their Fathers”

By Beverly Gadson-Birch There is no shortage of news.  Stories can be found everywhere!  As a writer I never know what I will write until I sit down to the computer.  There are several gut-wrenching stories in the news this week worthy of exposure; but today, I am led to deal with the rise and…

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Black Folks’ Continual Struggles

By Hakim Abdul-Ali This past Black History Month has been a hectic month for me personally, but I still managed to squeeze in time to read, actually re-read, Vincent Harding’s masterpiece about the Black struggle for freedom in America called, “There Is A River.” Without taking up your time today in discussing the book overall, I’ll…

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Timothy Dashaun Taylor Needs Your Help

By Beverly Gadson-Birch   I think it’s appropriate that I conclude Black History Month with the story of Timothy Dashaun Taylor. When I think about Timothy’s plight, I am reminded of Langston Hughes’ poem “Mother to Son”.  The age-old mom had weathered the storms of segregation, discrimination and hopelessness.  And no matter what life threw…

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Jumping From Their Bedroom Windows Into Sex Traffic

By Barney Blakeney   A friend called me a few months ago about a lady in his community who is trying to bring some focus on the issue of human sex trafficking. It’s an issue that got my attention some time ago. Among the police reports I receive have been several in the past couple…

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It Must Never Be Overlooked

By Hakim Abdul-Ali I’m a self-obsessed lover of collecting anything relating to the cultures of Black folk wherever they reside. Label me what you want to, but that’s where my heart and soul are at when it comes to always wanting to fulfill my thirst and hunger for more Black “Our-story.” Every once and a…

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Why Black Folk Are Angry

By Beverly Gadson-Birch   Why are Black Folk so angry?  Read on …. I was talking to one of my Hilton Head Island friends about the significance of Black History being taught in public schools.  We spoke about how our kinfolk– Africans were brought to America as slaves and the gut wrenching plight of native…

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