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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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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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Trump Cranks Up the Miseries of the People of Venezuela

By Jesse Jackson (TriceEdneyWire.com) – President Trump apparently has decided that intervention in Venezuela’s agonies can help repair animage scarred by the government shutdown debacle. In recent days, he recognized an obscure, right-wing opposition leader when he declared himself acting president. Trump has blustered that “I am not going torule out a military option.” Mike…

Losing Your Driver’s License to Debt: 43 States Allow Suspensions Due to Unpaid Court Debt

By Charlene Crowell Today, personal vehicles transport parents to work, take multiple family generations to school, access medical and/or business services, and more. With a car and a driver’s license, consumers gain mobility to go about their daily lives in all of its multiple dimensions. But what happens when that driver’s license is revoked or…

Spike Lee’s Best Director Nomination is Long Overdue

By Marc H. Morial (TriceEdneyWire.com) – “People of color have a constant frustration of not being represented, or being misrepresented, and these images go around the world … I do not think there is going to be any substantial movement until people of color get into those gatekeeper positions of people who have a green-light…

African Diaspora Rising: The Year of the Door of Return to Africa

By Dr. Ron Daniels (TriceEdneyWire.com) – This year, 2019 marks the 400th year since the Dutch ship White Lion arrived in Jamestown in the British Colony that was to become the Commonwealth of Virginia with “20 and odd Negroes” from Africa.  The arrival of these indentured enslaved Africans was the opening chapter in one of the…

Securing the Opportunities of American Energy

By Elia Quintana, Director of Stakeholder Relations, American Petroleum Institute 15 or 20 years ago, there were very few people who could have imagined that the U.S. would again lead the world in the production of natural gas and oil. And even fewer who would have thought that we could reduce carbon emissions faster than…

The Real Issues with the Government Shutdown

By Dr. John E. Warren, Publisher of the San Diego Voice & Viewpoint The media and the public have given too much attention to Donald Trump the man and the President and not enough to this system of government we have with built-in checks and balances. Case in point: instead of spending so much time…

Thirty Years After Her Death Septima Clark Still Teaches

By Barney Blakeney The May 3 unveiling of the marker noting the birthplace of Septima Poinsette Clark was more powerful than I thought it would be. The College of Charleston coordinated the event that included a luncheon and portrait unveiling honoring a woman too few realize was responsible for contributing to much of what America…

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Hailing the Mothers of Our Culture

By Hakim Abdul-Ali Next Sunday in the good old USA, there will be an observance day usually set aside for  the yearly recognition and valued appreciation of the past and present mothers in our lives. Traditionally, it’s called Mother’s Day. With the greatest respect to all the women in America, who are mothers of their…

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Mothers, Fight For Your Sons

By Beverly Gadson-Birch    As we approach Mother’s Day, I am reminded of what some mothers go through for their children. Last Saturday, Timothy Taylor’s mom, Joanne, organized another march to free her son. Saturday’s march was the second by Timothy’s supporters to draw attention to his unjust imprisonment.  If you have not been keeping up…

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A Forthright Look at Brotherhood

By Hakim Abdul-Ali I’d like to address a subject that’s close to my heart and spirits. It’s about the subject of Afro-American unified brotherhood and its  importance for all of us in this nation’s Black communities. I’ve been moved to address this topic because I recently had a conversation with an intellectual acquaintance of mine, an…

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National Example of Double Standards

By Beverly Gadson-Birch   I get tired of folks talking about Black folk playing the race card.  This is what you hear when folks don’t want to own up to the truth. The naysayers will do almost anything to make you believe reality is fiction.  And, the reality is there are two sets of rules…

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CAJM Addresses Affordable Housing At Nehemiah Action Assembly

By Barney Blakeney The Charleston Area Justice Ministry Monday night held its 2018 Nehemiah Action Assembly focusing on the ministry’s 2018 agenda of addressing affordable housing and gentrification. Last November members voted to address that agenda in 2018. About 2,000 people attended the sixth Nehemiah Action Assembly Monday night. CAJM’s had some success in the…

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