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6:33 PM / Saturday February 24, 2018

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Afghan girls robotics team competes after visa obstacles

July 21, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  (AP Photos/Ahmad Seir)   By Jessica Gresko ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Their team shirts didn’t say “Afghanistan” and their name badges were handwritten, not typed, suggesting the last-minute nature of their entry into the United States. But the Afghan girls competing Monday in an international robotics competition in Washington were clearly excited to…

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2 missing Burundi teens entered Canada; no foul play seen

July 21, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO: Shutterstock   ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Police have received reports that two of the Burundi teenagers gone missing after an international robotics competition have been seen crossing the border into Canada. The whereabouts of their fellow team members remains unknown and the search for all the teens remains ongoing, but Metropolitan Police spokeswoman…

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International team to investigate reports of deadly violence in Congo

July 7, 2017

TriceEdneyWire.com/GIN The U.N.’s Human Rights Council has approved a resolution to send a team of experts “to establish the truth” about reports of thousands of deaths and the destruction of entire villages by government-backed soldiers in Congo’s central Kasai region. U.N. rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein had lobbied for the resolution at a meeting of…

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Boko Haram extremists attack Niger village, killing 9

July 7, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Photo taken from video by Nigeria’s Boko Haram terrorist network, shows their leader Abubakar Shekau speaking to the camera. Boko Haram’s leader Abubakar Shekau urges his fighters to “kill, slaughter and abduct and detonate bombs everywhere,” in a new video that denies Nigerian government claims that his Islamic extremist group has been crushed….

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Vandals obliterate info on Emmett Till marker in Mississippi

June 29, 2017

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. –A civil rights historical marker in Mississippi has been vandalized. The marker remembers Black teenager Emmett Till, who was kidnapped before being lynched in 1955. The slaying motivated civil rights activists when Till’s mother had an open-casket funeral in Chicago to show how her 14-year-old son had…

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Young African entrepreneurs star in latest “Forbes Africa”

June 29, 2017

TriceEdneyWire.com/GIN The much anticipated “30 Under 30” African edition of Forbes Magazine featuring the latest cohort of young African entrepreneurs building an African business was planned to hit the stands last month in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya. Ancillar Mangena, the Forbes Africa journalist who leads the “30 Under 30” project discussed the issue with…

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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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