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Diaspora

Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala dies at 78

February 14, 2020

By Mogomotsi Magome ASSOCIATED PRESS  JOHANNESBURG  — The founder of the South African multi-Grammy-Award-winning music group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Joseph Shabalala, has died at age 78, the group and the government announced Tuesday. Shabalala died at a hospital in the capital, Pretoria, Tuesday morning, his family told local media. He was globally known for his…

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Miss Universe to have official homecoming celebration in Africa

December 17, 2019

Photo: SPhotograph/shutterstock.con Mama’s Grits and Tea by Mama Here’s your dose of needed distraction to get you through the day. We know some love to mind celebrities’ business more than their own. ….Get your plane tickets ready! New Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi is having an official homecoming in South Africa. The date and details…

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Congress marks 400th anniversary of slaves arriving in US

September 11, 2019

By LISA MASCARO WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress observed the 400th anniversary Tuesday of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in America at a time of renewed interest over the history of slavery and its continued impact on contemporary society. “We must tell the unvarnished truth,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi said during the ceremony…

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Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dead at 88

August 6, 2019

By HILLEL ITALIE NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in “Beloved,” ″Song of Solomon” and other works transformed American letters by dramatizing the pursuit of freedom within the boundaries of race, has died at age 88. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced that…

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Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency

July 17, 2019

By MARIA CHENG and JAMEY KEATEN GENEVA (AP) — The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday after a case was confirmed in a city of 2 million people . A WHO expert committee declined on three previous occasions to advise the United Nations health…

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NAHJ Condemns Exploitation of Deceased Family at the Border

June 26, 2019

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) joins others who are disturbed and concerned over a tweet by the Associated Press which includes an exploitative and dehumanizing photograph of a father and child, drowned in the Rio Grande. Followers of the Associated Press Twitter account did not have a choice on whether or not they wanted to…

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Guest Commentary: On Father’s Day many Black fathers defy the stereotypes

June 15, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO:  Stafford Armstead is among the millions of Black fathers who defy the stereotypes about Black fatherhood. He diligently cares for his three children alongside his wife, Nichole.  (Courtesy Photo) By Desmond Andrews Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Howard University News Service African-American fathers are often stereotyped as inattentive to their…

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Over 1,000 feared dead after cyclone slams into Mozambique

March 18, 2019

📷 Google screenshot By ANDREW MELDRUM JOHANNESBURG (AP) — More than 1,000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters, the nation’s president said. “It is a real disaster of great proportions,” President Filipe Nyusi said. Cyclone Idai…

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Dozens trapped in Nigeria school collapse, at least 8 dead

March 14, 2019

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Emergency crews sifted through debris as night fell on frantic efforts to rescue scores of school children and others feared trapped inside a three-story building that collapsed Wednesday in Nigeria’s densely populated commercial capital, Lagos. At least eight people were confirmed dead and 37 others were rescued alive. Anguished families crowded…

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