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AP News Wire Issues Apology For Cutting The Only Black Activist From A Group Shot

A group shot of young environmental activists at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, appeared in final form without one of the activists. Vanessa Nakate of Uganda was missing from the photo of Greta Thunberg, Luisa Neubauer, Loukina Tille and Isabelle Axelsson. All the young women in the photo were white. Nakate confronted AP…

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Women’s Rights Take Center Stage At Emergency World Bank Meeting With Activists

The World Bank’s executive board cancelled expected action on a $500 million loan to Tunisia where teenage girls can be expelled from school because they are pregnant. The Bank had been under pressure from rights activists and held a last-minute emergency meeting this week with Tanzanian and international human rights organizations. The activists demanded that…

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Love Triangle Dooms Prime Minister Of Lesotho’s Government Career

Citizens of Lesotho looking forward to some good news about their country to go viral, are instead watching the tragic story of the prime minister, his first and second wife, unfold. It’s been called an African “Game of Thrones” and has Lesotho’s 80-year-old prime minister, Thomas Thabane, walking the plank since his latest wife became…

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Creation Of New Currency Faces Setback As Six Countries Object

French-speaking countries will have to put the cork back in the champagne bottle after six member countries of the West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) comprising Nigeria, Ghana, Gambia, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, have rejected the adoption of ‘Eco’ as the name of the proposed single currency for West Africa. At a special meeting, five…

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NNPA Urges Better U.S.-Cuba Relations

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. joined experts and academics from the United States and Cuba in Havana to seek strategies, solutions, and projects they hope would help rekindle relations between the countries. “The majority of the people of…

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In Malawi, Police Said To Be Stalling Investigation Into Rapes By Fellow Officers

This month the taxpayer-funded Malawi Broadcasting Corporation ignited a wave of social media outrage after a guest analyst on a talk show commented that victims of rape enjoy the abuse. The comment, reported by journalist Idriss Ali Nassah, is symptomatic of the views that blame the victim and allow cases of sexual violence including by…

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College of Charleston Student’s Website Helps Children of Immigrant Parents

By Amy S. Mercer Imagine being a 15-year-old sophomore in high school terrified that your parents will be deported. Imagine being so scared that you don’t leave the house. You stop going to school. You keep silent about your fears because you think you don’t have anyone to talk to. Imagine the challenge of carrying…

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Passing Of Acclaimed Nigerian Novelist Grieved By Community Of Writers

Vincent Chukwuemeka Ike, novelist extraordinaire, passed this month into eternity, writes Nigerian author Okey Ndibe. Born April 28, 1931, he had a rich life as an academic, bureaucrat, father to an only son, Osita Ike (who preceded him in death), husband (to Adebimpe Olurinsola Ike, nee Abimbolu, who survives him), and traditional leader of his…

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Ghana’s Year Of Return Brings Call To Broaden Scope

  When Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo pronounced 2019 as the Year of Return, his words resounded with warmth and joy to all people of African descent. So began a year-long calendar of events including concerts, art shows, visits to heritage sites, fashion shows, movie premieres and creative economy and trade conferences, organized on the occasion…

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Militant Youth Pin Hopes On Uganda’s ‘New Nightmare’

He’s elusive. He escapes, he hides. Police keep chasing him like a video game character or a superhero in a movie. But despite their best efforts, authorities have been unable to stop Robert Kyagulanyi – a member of parliament and a popular reggae singer who records under the stage name Bobi Wine. He plans to…

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No, President Trump, the Never-ending War in Afghanistan is Not Ending

By Jesse Jackson Sr. (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Don’t fall for the hype. That is the one lesson that we all should have learned about President Donald Trump. He’s a salesman, not a statesman. He offers up fantasies, not facts. The most recent agreement with the Taliban in Afghanistan is a clear example of this. In the…

Building A Powerful Black Media Based on Human Rights

By Roger Caldwell, NNPA Newswire Contributor It is now 2020, and Black-owned media in America is struggling to stay alive, and many in mainstream media believe Black media is not necessary. “Black ownership is dying,” said Armstrong Williams, whose Howard Stirk Holdings owns seven of the Black-owned commercial television stations. “Newspaper ownership, radio ownership –…

Trump’s 2021 Budget Reflects His Values

By Julianne Malveaux (TriceEdneyWire.com) – If you tell me how you spend your money, I can tell you what your values are. You say you are a Christian but neither tithe nor have a church home. You say support civil rights but have no connection to a civil rights organization. You love your alma mater…

Why “green buildings” are a civil rights issue

By Jacqui Patterson and Mandy Lee, NAACP Voting rights. Segregation. Criminal justice reform. For more than a century, the civil rights movement has taken on the inequities that divide and disfigure American society. Now the green building sector has joined the fronts of struggle for access and equity. Why? The green building sector is transforming…

Obama Legacy Demonstrated at Kobe Bryant’s Funeral

By Dr. Stephanie E. Myers and Daun S. Hester For eight years America, and the world witnessed a dignified, elegant First Family led by President Barack Obama, the first African American President, of the United States. Barack and Michelle Obama led the country with dignity, elegance, intelligence and integrity. And, on February 24, 2020, Barack…

National Urban League and BET Networks Launch #ReclaimYourVote

By Marc H. Morial (TriceEdneyWire.com) – “Voter suppression isn’t guns and hoses and bully clubs and Bull Connor. It’s administrative burdens that interfere with your right to vote. In the south they try to stop you from getting on the rolls … and to stay on the rolls … and have your ballot be counted. We…

Black Youths: Get a Grip

By Beverly Gadson-Birch It’s Black History Month! We are losing too many young people to gun violence. So, I am on my soapbox this week trying to reach out to our young people. Last week, sixteen-year-old Jaquarie Perry, a student at Summerville High School and on the track team, was gunned down while on his…

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We Can’t Just Talk About It, We Gotta Be About It

By Barney Blakeney Here we go again. I got a call Sunday morning asking if I’m writing a story about Elliott Summey’s appointment as executive director of Charleston County Airport Authority. The issue actually wasn’t a priority for me. We’ve been here before. Powerbrokers do their do then Black folks get mad and want to…

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Oops! and Other Comments

By Hakim Abdul-Ali   Before I  begin my article today, I must correct an error I made last week in my article entitled “The Suddenness of a Sad Tragedy.” In it I erroneously stated that my son was in possession of a 2002 Los Angeles Lakers’ championship jersey with the entire team’s signatures on it.…

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WRONG!! New Aviation Authority CEO, Elliott Summey

By Beverly Gadson-Birch As we celebrate Black History this month, generally my focus is on black achievements and the forward path of blacks in America. Blacks spend billions of dollars in America and is underrepresented in every aspect when it comes to building wealth. It would be remiss of me if I did not address…

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It’s The Music In Me

By Barney Blakeney I got flashbacks of some really fond memories recently while watching a segment on the CBS news Magazine “60 Minutes” the other night. For me Sundays are workdays and news programs are resource materials. From the Sunday morning news shows to the late night repeats I’m watching and taking notes. So Reb,…

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The Suddenness of a Sad Tragedy

By Hakim Abdul-Ali By now, you and the rest of the world has heard of the deaths of professional basketball superstar Kobe Bryant, 41, his thirteen-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others who lost their lives in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, this past Sunday. Like an unexpected bolt of unspeakable informational lightning, this tragically…

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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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Volunteer/Mentor

I applied to be a mentor at multiple high schools in Charleston via West Ashley High School’s Raptor Program. I wanted to know if any programs existed specifically designed for troubled students, i.e., those who are repeatedly in Saturday school, detention, facing constant suspensions, or near expulsion. I’m interested in anything dealing with youth rivalries, violence,…

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Rural communities are in the middle of the immigration crisis

By Gladys Godinez, community organizer, Center for Rural Affairs More than 600 people were detained on Aug. 7, 2019, in small rural towns in the state of Mississippi by Homeland Security Investigations (HMI) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). As was evident last month in Mississippi, resources such as interpreters and immigration attorneys are limited…

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