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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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End Cruelty to Immigrant Families and Children

By Marian Wright Edelman, President of the Children’s Defense Fund “We can’t let people drive wedges between us … because there is only one human race.”      –Dolores Huerta, Co-founder, United Farm Workers July 26 was the deadline set by a court for the Trump administration to reunite all children and parents who were cruelly separated…

The Criminalization of Poverty: Cash Bail for Non-Violent Misdemeanors Perpetuates Unequal Treatment Under the Law

By Marc H. Morial “The rich man and the poor man do not receive equal justice in our courts. And in no area is this more evident than in the matter of bail … The man who must wait in jail before trial often will lose his job He will lose his freedom to help…

Trump Loves the Anthem and Flag, Hates the Constitution

By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III (TriceEdneyWire.com) – “You have to stand proudly for the National Anthem. You shouldn’t be playing, you shouldn’t be there. Maybe they (NFL Players) shouldn’t be in the country… We’re proud of our country and we’re proud of our flag…Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when…

The Sin, Hypocrisy and Racism of White Privilege

By Austin R. Cooper, Jr., NNPA Newswire Contributor The U.S. Constitution gives three eligibility requirements to be president: one must be 35 years of age, a resident within the United States for fourteen years and a natural born citizen. The term “natural born citizen” is not defined. Based on these criteria, I cannot argue that…

What the Supreme Court Nomination Would Mean for Black Women

By: La’Tasha D. Mayes, MSPPM, Executive Director, New Voices for Reproductive Justice With the confirmation process underway for Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, Black women have certainly been voicing our opposition. There’s no sugar-coating it: confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court would be disastrous for Black women. To begin, Kavanaugh has made it clear that he doesn’t support the right to abortion enshrined in Roe v.…

Jim Crow 2018

By Jeffrey L. Boney, NNPA Newswire Political Analyst From 1880 to 1965, there was an all-out assault on preventing African Americans from voting by having their right to vote deemed invalid. The Fifteenth Amendment prohibited blatant disenfranchisement on the basis of race or prior enslavement, but many Southern states came up with a slew of…

Tranquility as a Pursuit

By Hakim Abdul-Ali   There are many private moments in my life when I think that solitude suits me very well. Being the creative soul that I’ve always been, I find solace in being able to discover what silence and isolation really means to me. I was in one of those moods recently during a…

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Murder In Black Communities Is More Than An Annoyance

By Barney Blakeney    I tell people I don’t bad days anymore. No matter how tough things get, there’s always more for which to be thankful. There’s always some good in the bad and when I compare the good against the bad, I always come out ahead. I was coming out from under a particularly…

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Prostate Cancer: This One Is For You, Dad

By Beverly Gadson-Birch    The month of March stirs up painful memories for me. Dad passed away from prostate cancer.  Dad and I had a very close relationship. He was not just close to me but to all his children.  It didn’t matter how old we were or what type of activities we were involved in,…

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A Salute to “The Color of Love”

By Hakim Abdul-Ali The entire earth’s a place of perpetual learning for the aware among us, and I most definitely can attest to that. Take last week, for example, when I was in a local area mall that I learned another valuable lesson in the living process. It was quite an experience, filling my mind…

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Homeless To Hope Concert Was A Party With A Purpose

By Barney Blakeney   I got the chance to attend the March 11 inaugural Homeless to Hope Fund Benefit concert. Didn’t go to church, but went to the concert. And wouldn’t you know it, my preacher saw me there! I got busted, but it was worth it. The concert was off the chain. I don’t…

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Family or Domestic Violence: The Monster Within

By Beverly Gadson-Birch   In wake of the recent murders of three generations of the Manigault family, I thought I would focus today on family and domestic violence.  It is unfathomable that such a heinous crime could occur to such a wonderful family and on the doorsteps of an old but highly respected community. The…

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