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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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Famine in Africa: Will Trump Act?

By Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) As you read this, our world stands at a crossroads. As you read this, 20 million people stand at risk of starvation at the hands of what has the potential to become the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II; famine in South Sudan and impending famine in Northeast Nigeria,…

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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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The Real Deal in Politics

By A. Peter Bailey (TriceEdneyWire.com) – With the midterm elections November 6, we Black folks should pay serious attention to observations made by Dr. William Scarborough, president of Wilberforce University and by Professor Harold Cruse in his book, “Plural but Equal”. In his February 11, 1899 speech at a Lincoln Day celebration, Dr. Scarborough included…

Anatomy of a Theft

By Dr. E. Faye Williams, President of the National Congress of Black Women (TriceEdneyWire.com) – One of the simplest crimes for police to analyze is the basic crime of theft. It’s always accompanied by the motive of profit or gain. In other words, someone else possesses something that would bring another person a benefit and…

I Will Vote! – Choosing NOT to Vote Still Impacts You

By Jeffrey L. Boney, NNPA Political Analyst “I Will Vote!” That is such an empowering statement, when you think about it, especially considering how important voting is for Black people at this critical time in this country. The voting rights of Blacks are being targeted and threatened every day and those threats have become extremely…

School Grading Practices Are Inaccurate and Inequitable to Black Children

By Joe Feldman The battle for equity in our schools is not only a fight to guarantee access to great teaching and high-quality learning environments, programs, and materials. The battle for equity also includes the practices and policies that teachers use to describe students’ success or failure in school. An issue often overlooked, grading, is…

Done to us Not With Us: Calling for New Voices

By Khalilah Long, Communications Manager, UNCF Parents play critical roles in their child’s achievement from kindergarten through high school graduation. Parent advocacy has proven to have positive implications on student educational success. But who advocates for and supports parents and caregivers? In African American households, oftentimes, clergy or other prominent community leaders are the galvanizing…

Setting the Example in This Moment

By Marian Wright Edelman, President of the Children’s Defense Fund As parents and grandparents once again struggle to determine how to explain to their children current headlines of moral indecency at the highest levels, adults everywhere are reminded that we must all continue to strive to be the examples we want our children to emulate.…

Mood Vibrations from Within

By Hakim Abdul-Ali The total living experience is a magnificent opportunity to develop and achieve spiritual and psychological advancements for one’s soul. I firmly believe that all one can frankly say about the living experience and its mighty lessons is “it is what it is” and this rings true in more ways than one. It’s…

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Getting Older Is A Blessing, But Can Be Inconvenient

By Barney Blakeney My Aunt Sarah used to say getting old is a blessing, but it’s sometimes inconvenient. For two weeks I had planned the late Friday afternoon meeting with the folks from the Charleston Rhizome Collective. The Charleston Rhizome Collective last year received a grant from ArtPlace America which will be used to provide…

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Ungrateful White America

By Beverly Gadson-Birch   Every day in these not so “United States of America” is a struggle for Black folk.  This is worth repeating, I said “everyday” is a struggle for Black folk. Before the sun rises, folks are scheming on what they are going to do and how they are going to keep black folk…

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Delving Deep Into Black Striving

By Hakim Abdul-Ali   In Black America, as it is in the other various other Americas of modernity, there’s a persistent thought always floating around in the individual and collective mental psyches of everyone. And that’s about achieving something notable for self and to provide and take care of one’s family and loved ones. “Delving…

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Being Civil In The Face Of Incivility

By Barney Blakeney Ever had something that just sticks in your craw, a bad vibe that just won’t go away? For the past week I’ve been battling this bad feeling I got after a confrontation that’s left me re-evaluating a lot of stuff which has to do with civility, courtesy and tolerance. Last week I…

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Apathetic: If The Shoe Fits, Wear It!

By Beverly Gadson-Birch Why have pastors distanced themselves from the chaos taking place in the black community? Does anyone care about the high crime rate among young black males and the dual educational system operating right under our noses in Charleston County? Where the heck are our leaders?  Why ‘da heck are y’all so silent?…

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