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Court: Taylor responsible for Sierra Leone crimes

April 29, 2012

In a historic ruling, an international court convicted former Liberian President Charles Taylor on Thursday of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity for supporting notoriously brutal rebels in neighboring Sierra Leone in return for “blood diamonds.”

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Art Sanctuary hosts race and gender dialogue event, April 18

April 15, 2012

Next week, noted African American literati and scholars will join Art Sanctuary and Rap Sessions as they host ‘Rebirth of a Nation: Race and Gender Politics in Today’s Media’ – a community dialogue on the role of African Americans in the media in the new millennium.

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Closing the Gap: From immigrant to resident

April 1, 2012

Coming into a new country can be intimidating. Not knowing where to start one’s life can be anxious, and not knowing who to confide in can be stressful. Some immigrants are fortunate enough to have a support system to the country they are immigrating to, but for others…

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Remembering the legacy of a civil rights pioneer

March 25, 2012

One hundred years ago last Saturday (March 17), an unsung hero of the civil rights movement was born. Bayard Rustin’s contributions to the world far outweighed his credits – and his 100th birthday is an opportunity to appreciate how his lifelong fights for equality live on today.

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As violence reigns, some flee northern Nigeria

March 25, 2012

Gathered for discussions about a funeral, a town hall meeting held in northern Nigeria by members of a Christian ethnic group turned into a bloodbath as members of a radical Islamist sect opened fire with assault rifles.

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Anti-Kony video campaign draws criticism in Uganda

March 17, 2012

The wildly successful viral video campaign to raise global awareness of a brutal Central Africa rebel leader is attracting criticism from Ugandans, some who said Friday that the 30-minute video misrepresents the complicated history of Africa’s longest-running conflict.

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