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Diaspora

Barbados says goodbye to queen, transforms into republic

December 3, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Barbados’ new President Sandra Mason, center right, awards Prince Charles with the Order of Freedom of Barbados during the presidential inauguration ceremony in Bridgetown, Barbados on Tuesday Nov. 30, 2021. Barbados stopped pledging allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday as it shed another vestige of its colonial past and became a republic…

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In French Pantheon, Josephine Baker makes history yet again

December 2, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Performer Josephine Baker strikes a pose during her Ziegfeld Follies performance of “The Conga” on the Winter Garden Theater stage in New York, Feb. 11, 1936. Her appearance in Broadway’s “Going to Town” is the first since she left the United States ten years ago. (AP Photo) By Arno Pedram and Sylvie Corbet…

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2 men set to be cleared in the 1965 killing of Malcolm X

November 19, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Norman 3X Butler, 26, is shown at a police station in New York City, early February 26, 1965, after he was charged with homicide in the assassination of Malcolm X, February 21. (AP Photo) By Jennifer Peltz ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK (AP) — Two of the three men convicted in the assassination of…

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2 men to be cleared in 1965 assassination of Malcolm X

November 17, 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — Two of the three men convicted in the assassination of Malcolm X are set to be cleared Thursday after insisting on their innocence since the 1965 killing of one of the United States’ most formidable fighters for civil rights, Manhattan’s top prosecutor said Wednesday. Prosecutors now say authorities withheld evidence that…

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People fleeing Ethiopia allege attacks, forced conscription

November 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A man holds a placard referring to a recent decision by the US to order non-emergency government employees and their families to leave Ethiopia and urging other U.S. citizens that they should “depart now”, as people gather at a rally organized by local authorities to show support for the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF),…

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129-year journey nears end as France returns Benin treasures

October 27, 2021

PHOTO: The 19th century Throne of King Ghezo, left, and Throne of King Glele, from Benin, are pictured at the Quai Branly–Jacques Chirac museum, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021 in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) By SYLVIE CORBET and THOMAS ADAMSON PARIS (AP) — In a move with potential ramifications for other European museums, France is displaying…

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Africa’s largest film festival kicks off in Burkina Faso through Oct. 23

October 21, 2021

By Sam Mednick OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Africa’s largest film festival kicked off Saturday in Burkina Faso amid both the COVID-19 pandemic and a growing jihadi insurgency in the West African nation that has killed thousands of people and displaced more than 1 million in recent years. Alex Moussa Sawadogo, head of the Pan-African…

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At UN, turmoil in Haiti, Ethiopia draws global concern

September 30, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: In this photo taken from video, Ariel Henry, Prime Minister of Haiti, remotely addresses the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in a pre-recorded message, Saturday Sept. 25, 2021 at UN headquarters. (UN Web TV via AP) By Sally Ho ASSOCIATED PRESS  The speeches may be scripted, but the U.N. General…

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Options shrink for Haitian migrants straddling Texas border

September 24, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Haitian migrants wade across the Rio Grande from Del Rio, Texas, to Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, to avoid deportation ​to Haiti from the U.S. The U.S. is flying Haitians camped in a Texas border town back to their homeland and blocking others from crossing the border from Mexico in a…

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Wolf adds to mounting veto tally, kills permitless gun bill

December 3, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Gov. Tom Wolf  HARRISBURG, Pa.  — Gov. Tom Wolf followed through on his veto threat...

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Mayor Kenney Issues Statement on the Resignation of Commerce Director Michael Rashid

December 5, 2021

PHILADELPHIA — Mayor Jim Kenney today accepted the resignation of Commerce Director Michael Rashid, effective immediately. “Today...

Diaspora

Barbados says goodbye to queen, transforms into republic

December 3, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Barbados’ new President Sandra Mason, center right, awards Prince Charles with the Order of Freedom...

Politics

Supreme Court set to take up all-or-nothing abortion fight

December 3, 2021

By Mark Sherman ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — Both sides are telling the Supreme Court there’s no middle...

Sports

Playoffs? What Do You Mean, Playoffs?

December 3, 2021

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