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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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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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Convicted On A Lie

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader/NNPA Member Last June, Octavius Morris in Chicago called an attorney in New York and made a shocking confession of a crime that was committed 26 years ago. For the attorneys of Roosevelt Myles, 54, it was the call they had waited for: to speak to a woman who had been…

NFL Owners’ Treatment of Colin Kaepernick Disgraces League and Country

By Jesse Jackson Colin Kaepernick may yet get his day in court. Kaepernick is the talented former NFL quarterback who in 2016 began a protest against police brutality and institutionalized racial discrimination by kneeling during the playing of the national anthem. Other players joined the protests. Kaepernick wasn’t protesting the anthem or the flag. He…

Stop Kavanaugh: President Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Must Not Join the High Court

By Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League (TriceEdneyWire.com) – “It is confidence in the men and women who administer the judicial system that is the true backbone of the rule of law.” — Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, 531 U.S. 98, Bush v. Gore [Dissent], December 12, 2000 There…

EPA Roll-Backs Will Hurt People of Color

By Felicia M. Davis, Director of the HBCU Green Fund and on the boards of Green 2.0 and The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation President Trump visiting West Virginia to announce a major rollback in regulations limiting coal fired power plant emissions feels like being lost in a dark coal mine, reaching a fork in…

President Trump’s Rhetoric on NAFTA Doesn’t Make Sense for American Workers

By Bill Fletcher, Jr., NNPA Newswire Columnist This may seem strange, but there are apparently unions that feel that President Donald Trump’s policies on trade are in the interests of workers in the United States. I am a bit perplexed. If you leave aside for a moment the horrendous assaults that Trump and his Republican…

Childhoods Ended by Guns

By Marian Wright Edelman, President of the Children’s Defense Fund On July 16, 10-year-old Makiyah Wilson was shot and killed in front of her Washington, D.C. home trying to buy ice cream. Makiyah was a rising fifth grader who loved basketball, football, art, and puzzles. She had just opened her front door on her way to…

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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