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NAACP announces 108th National Convention, “Steadfast and Immovable” coming to Baltimore, July 22-26

June 22, 2017

NAACP remains poised and committed to seizing the future: Legacy civil rights organization creates bold new vision   BALTIMORE–The NAACP, America’s oldest and largest national civil rights organization, has announced its 108th annual convention, beginning Saturday, July 22nd through Wednesday, July 26th at the Baltimore Convention Center, located, One West Pratt Street. Embracing the theme,…

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Pope to Nigerian priests: you’ll be fired if you don’t obey

June 15, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  An unidentified man hangs back the picture of cardinal Francis Arinze at the Holy Trinity cathedral office in Onitsha, Nigeria, Tuesday, April 19, 2005. Many, in the city of Onitsha in southeastern Nigeria, where Cardinal Francis Arinze served as bishop had hoped Arinze would be announced the next pope. Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of…

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Afrikan heritage school supplies from “Kids of the Kosmos”

June 15, 2017

New School Supplies Empower Children About Their Afrikan Heritage and Black Culture BLACKNEWS.COM Orange County, CA — A family of Black entrepreneurs has embarked on a mission to inspire children with African history and Black culture. Their project — called “Kids of the Kosmos”– is a line a school supplies featuring artwork to empower young…

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Wallace to become first Black driver in Cup race since 2006

June 9, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Darrell Wallace Jr during Qualifying for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Ford Ecoboost 300 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Saturday, November 19th, in Homestead,Florida. (AP Photo/NKP, Brett Moist) By Jenna Fryer Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Darrell Wallace Jr. will become the first Black driver to race at NASCAR’s top level since 2006 when he…

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Egyptians in Qatar fear being swept up in Gulf crisis

June 9, 2017

By Menna Zaki Associated Press CAIRO — Egyptian officials say the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and its Gulf neighbors has yet to affect the 300,000 Egyptian workers in the tiny, energy-rich country, amid fears they could be expelled or stranded. Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates severed diplomatic ties with Qatar on…

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Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

June 2, 2017

By Juan Zamorano and Kathia Martinez Associated Press PANAMA CITY — Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, a onetime U.S. ally who was ousted by an American invasion in 1989, died late Monday at age 83. Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela wrote in his Twitter account that “the death of Manuel A. Noriega closes a chapter…

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Nigerian troops battle Boko Haram in Lake Chad area

May 26, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Emergency personnel collect bodies following an attack by suicide bombers at the outskirts of Maiduguri, Nigeria, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Witnesses and soldiers say a number of people have been killed as Nigerian troops battled Boko Haram suicide bombers and fighters to repel an attack on the outskirts of northeastern Maiduguri city. (AP…

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20,000 flee latest fighting in Central African Republic

May 26, 2017

ABOVE PHOTOP: A sign warns travelers of the dangers ahead on the road to Bambari, Central African Republic. According to a Human Rights Watch report released Tuesday, May 2, 2017, armed groups targeting civilians have killed at least 45 people and displaced 11,000 in the past three months. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File) By Cassandra Vinograd Associated…

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UN: 300,000 children migrating solo, up nearly fivefold

May 19, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  A child from Mali, left,  and other immigrants gather at Mitiga gathering point of anti immigration department in Tripoli after the coastguard rescued them off the Libyan coast, Thursday, April 13, 2017.  At least 97 African migrants are missing and believed drowned after their Europe-bound boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday,…

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Tipoff leads SWAT team to upscale Lagos pad with bundles of U. S. cash

May 19, 2017

TriceEdneyWire.com/GIN Neatly-bound bundles of fresh U.S. dollars, Nigerian naira and British pounds totaling over $50 million were recovered by an anti-graft “swat team” in a raid at the Osborne Towers, a luxury building in an upscale section of Lagos. The raid was orchestrated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) acting on a new…

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