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Obama’s Cuban Revolution: What it Means for Afro-Cubans

Obama’s Cuban Revolution: What it Means for Afro-Cubans

by Karen Juanita Carrillo Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News President Obama’s surprise announcement that the United States will normalize relations with the government of Cuba leaves many questions open about how [...]

Study: Cuts Pushed by IMF Spurred Ebola Crisis in West Africa

Study: Cuts Pushed by IMF Spurred Ebola Crisis in West Africa

Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Spending cuts, pushed by an international lender, “weakened health-care systems in the West African region,” leaving the countries “underfunded, insufficiently staffed and poorly prepared.” In a [...]

BBC Faces New Attacks Over Rwandan Genocide

BBC Faces New Attacks Over Rwandan Genocide

Special to the NNPA from the Global Information Network (GIN) — Pressure continues to build over a BBC documentary that challenges the generally accepted story of the Rwandan genocide, and questions whether Rwandan President Paul Kagame [...]

Ebola Could Sink Africa Rising Dreams

Ebola Could Sink Africa Rising Dreams

Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Aug. 25 (GIN)—An airlift of emergency supplies needed for those treating Liberians with the virus Ebola was launched this weekend by the U.N. children’s fund, known [...]

Kerry and Biden Urge African Leaders to be More Open

Kerry and Biden Urge African Leaders to be More Open

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON – Calling this an “extraordinary moment of opportunity,” Secretary of State John Kerry gently urged African leaders hosted by the White House to eradicate political corruption, limit their time [...]

Korean Comedians Wear Blackface Again: Will They Ever Stop

Korean Comedians Wear Blackface Again: Will They Ever Stop

By Steve Han Special to the NNPA from New America Media via KoreAm When we saw that Gag Concert, a popular comedy show on South Korea’s state-run TV network KBS, featured comedians wearing blackface makeup (again), [...]

Former African Leaders Call for Legalizing Low-Level Drugs

Former African Leaders Call for Legalizing Low-Level Drugs

Special to the NNPA from the Global Information Network Jun. 16 (GIN) – A frank report cited by two former African presidents has called for the decriminalization of minor drug offenses, saying that trafficking, consumption and [...]

CBC Excoriates ‘Despicable’ Abduction of Nigerian Schoolgirls

CBC Excoriates ‘Despicable’ Abduction of Nigerian Schoolgirls

by James Wright Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer The Congressional Black Caucus lent its voice to the growing global outrage about the abduction of hundreds of girls and young women in Nigeria. “The [...]

Facing the Wind: Protecting the Environment through Education and Action

Facing the Wind: Protecting the Environment through Education and Action

Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer The Earth’s temperature depends on the balance between energy entering and leaving the planet’s system. When incoming energy from the sun is absorbed by the Earth system, Earth [...]

Florida Teen Makes History As Youngest Person Ever To Pass Uk Bar Exam

Florida Teen Makes History As Youngest Person Ever To Pass Uk Bar Exam

by Kunbi Tinuoye Gabrielle Turnquest, from Windermere, Florida, has demonstrated superior academic prowess to become the youngest person to qualify as a barrister in the U.K. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales [...]

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