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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 [...]

New Cardinals from Africa and Haiti to Help Pope Serve the Poor

New Cardinals from Africa and Haiti to Help Pope Serve the Poor

Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Jan. 14 (GIN) – In a further step away from old traditions at the Vatican, Pope Francis named his first batch of cardinals, choosing 19 men [...]

West Indian Takes Home Golden Globe’s Top Motion Picture Honor for “12 Years a Slave”

West Indian Takes Home Golden Globe’s Top Motion Picture Honor for “12 Years a Slave”

by Tony Best Special to the NNPA from the New York Carib News The Golden Globes, second only to the Academy Awards in importance and appeal to the worldwide movie industry, has crowned a Caribbean producer [...]

John Kerry: U.S. Will Support Iraq, But Without Troops

John Kerry: U.S. Will Support Iraq, But Without Troops

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that the United States will support Iraq’s fight against al-Qaida-linked militants who have overrun two cities, but won’t send in American troops. Kerry said the [...]

Caribbean Nations Forced to Take Back Thousands of Deportees in 2013

Caribbean Nations Forced to Take Back Thousands of Deportees in 2013

Dominican Republic and Jamaica among top 10 receiving states by Tony Best Special to the NNPA from the New York Carib News Caribbean and Latin America nations topped the list of foreign countries around the world [...]

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