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Extraordinary sisters

March 23, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Akosua Ali, Dr. Lezli Baskervill, Bev Smith, and Lisa Blunt Rochester.   By Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq. TriceEdneyWire.com For the past 13 years, I’ve worked almost exclusively for Black women and their families, which means I spend my time working for our entire community, including male spouses, brothers, fathers, sons, nephews, cousins….

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Congresswoman Frederika Wilson is a long time African affairs expert

March 15, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Congresswoman Frederika Wilson   By Joseph Hammond Urban News Service From 2017 Most Americans had not heard of Rep. Frederika Wilson until she accused President Trump of making insensitive remarks in a condolence call to the widow of an American soldier killed in Niger. But her connection to the military’s often secretive work…

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How four women fought racism as Mississippi schools integrated

March 9, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  From left, Iris McGee, Janis Moore, Pat Yedell and Linda O’Neil are photographed on Feb. 20, 2018 in Greenville, Miss. The women were the first black students to attend E.E. Bass and Solomon Jr. High School during pre- desegregation in the mid-1960’s. (Bill Johnson/The Delta Democrat-Times via AP)   By Kristina Norman Delta…

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Serena Williams champions issues on, and off, tennis court

March 2, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO: Serena Williams  (AP Photo/Ben Curtis) By Jesse J. Holland associated press Moments after Serena Williams won her seventh Wimbledon title, she proudly raised her fist in a Black power salute. It caused a bit of frenzy at the All-England Club in 2016, but Williams’ action shouldn’t have surprised anyone: She’d already been one of…

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The African Tribes that inspired the movie “Black Panther”

February 23, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  A scene from the Marvel movie, “Black Panther”   By Evita Giron I was so excited to see the release of “Black Panther” on February 16th, the best Marvel film to date. Not only are the special effects stunning, its celebration of African culture is what makes this movie in a league of…

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Crystal Bridges shows 1960s works by Black artists

February 21, 2018

By Robbie Neiswanger Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/ap BENTONVILLE, ARK. –A new temporary exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art begins with a question posed by a group of Black artists in the 1960s: “Is there a Negro image?’’ The group, known collectively as Spiral, came together to discuss the role Black artists should play during the…

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Capetown to shut off water to avoid drought

February 5, 2018

Photo: Shutterstock/handmadepictues CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Cape Town has pushed back “Day Zero” — the date when it might have to turn off most taps because of a long drought — by nearly a month to May 11. Cape Town authorities said Monday that the reprieve is due to an anticipated decline in…

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, her legacy in tatters, faces fury after Party’s defeat

February 2, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf waves at her home in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Friday, Oct 7, 2011. Africa’s first democratically elected female president, a Liberian campaigner against rape and a woman who stood up to Yemen’s autocratic regime won the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of the importance of women’s rights…

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Fidel Castro’s son commits suicide

February 2, 2018

By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ HAVANA — The oldest son of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro committed suicide on Thursday after months of treatment for depression, state media reported. He was 68. Official website Cubadebate said Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart had been in a “deeply depressed state.” A brief note read on state television said his treatment had…

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