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Diaspora

Three French employees kidnapped by Nigerian Pirates

September 26, 2010

Pirates armed with Kalashnikov rifles clashed with Nigerian navy forces in a failed bid to take over an offshore oil platform, then kidnapped three French employees of a marine services company while retreating, a Nigerian official said Wednesday.

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The life and legacy of Dr. Ronald Walters

September 20, 2010

In the tradition of W.E.B. DuBois, Dr. Walters was an authentic intellectual, an action-oriented theorist who never wavered in his conviction that the lessons learned in the academy must be translated/applied in terms of activism in the community.

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Haiti quake survivor returns home after 6 months (part one)

September 19, 2010

Half-buried in rubble, Bazelais Suy struggled to breathe , a dead woman lay on his chest. He knew he had to get her off, fast. Because he could still move his arms, he somehow managed to remove his belt, loop it around the woman’s own belt and drag her off. But his legs were still pinned.

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Q&A: Miss Haiti gives hope to devastated country

August 29, 2010

The first Miss Haiti in 22 years is not the typical contestant you’d find in a beauty pageant. She is a young lawyer who speaks four languages and is happy to be able to help her country after the horrific earthquake that devastated the impoverished Caribbean nation last January.

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Wyclef Jean seeks dual citizenship for Haiti

August 23, 2010

Hip hop artist and presidential hopeful Wyclef Jean said that as leader he would work to change Haiti’s constitution to allow dual citizenship and give many Haitians living abroad the right to vote in their homeland.

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World diamond trading group bans Zimbabwe stones

August 23, 2010

In what’s being hailed as an unprecedented move that will boost buyer awareness of blood diamonds, a global diamond trading network has vowed to expel any member who knowingly trades gems from two Zimbabwe mines where laborers have been killed and children enslaved.

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Female circumcision victims seek out Colo. doctor

August 16, 2010

This picturesque southern Colorado town known for decades as the sex-change capital of the world — thousands of gender-reassignment operations have been performed here — is becoming a beacon for victims of female genital mutilation.

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Naomi tells court: Not clear gift was diamonds

August 8, 2010

Naomi Campbell told a war crimes tribunal Thursday that she had received some “dirty-looking stones” after a 1997 dinner party with former Liberian ruler Charles Taylor — but added that she didn’t know if the stones were actually diamonds or who sent the gift.

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SUNscopes for the week of September 27

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