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NNPA Urges Better U.S.-Cuba Relations
January 23, 2020
“The majority of the people of the United States want better relations with Cuba, and that is the will that must prevail,” stated Chavis, who counted among the delegation of 30 American scholars who attended the 18th edition of the Series of Academic Conversations on Cuba in the Foreign Policy of the United States of America. ... read more »
Americans Deserve Answers Rather than Dangerous Disruption in the Entire Middle East, Says Rep. Waters
January 9, 2020
“As a founding member of the No War With Iran Caucus in the House, I stand with my colleagues in opposing an escalation of force and war with Iran." ... read more »
Two Ex-Prime Ministers Vie for Guinea-Bissau Presidency
January 3, 2020
Two former prime ministers of Guinea-Bissau faced a runoff presidential election Sunday after the incumbent failed to reach the second round in the tumultuous West African country once described by the United Nations as a narco-state. ... read more »
Moorpark College Offers Study Abroad Opportunity in Quito, Ecuador
December 27, 2019
Students and community members who wish to enrich their education by immersing themselves in Ecuador’s culture and language are invited to participate in [moorparkcollege.edu]Moorpark College’s new study abroad program in Quito, Ecuador. The 15-week program will be Aug. 24 – Dec. 6, 2020 and is in partnership with don Quijote, a leading Spanish language school with more than 30 years of experience. ... read more »
Rep. Bass Impeachment Opening Addresses: ‘The World Is Waiting’
December 13, 2019
Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.) delivered the below remarks at the opening of the House Judiciary Committee’s markup of articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump. A final vote to send articles of impeachment to the House floor for a final vote is expected to be held by the committee tomorrow. ... read more »
Outgoing AU Ambassador to US Blasts Commission for New Smear Campaign
December 13, 2019
Now, Dr. Quao finds herself fighting against the AU to maintain her reputation. She said their claims of misappropriation of funds are false. Also, the AU’s contention now that all programs and projects under Dr. Quao had no formal approval and that it found no evidence that donations and funds collected were deposited in any AU account. ... read more »
Nobel Winner Abiy Says ‘Hell’ of War Fueled Desire for Peace
December 13, 2019
The winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize says his horrifying experiences as a young Ethiopian soldier fueled his determination to seek an end to the long conflict with a neighboring country. ... read more »
Serena Williams Builds Schools in Jamaica, Africa
December 5, 2019
Williams, who has won a total of 39 Tennis Grand Slams – including Doubles titles, has also built grade schools in Uganda, Kenya, and Zimbabwe. ... read more »
Congresswoman Karen Bass, Barbara Lee and Yvette Clarke Shed Light on Black Migrants Held at the Mexican Border
November 28, 2019
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) and fellow members of the Congressional Black Caucus took a trip to the Mexican border to discuss the treatment of Black migrants at the border. Their intentions to spread awareness on the topic turned into devastation as they discovered inhumane living conditions for many Africans and Carribeans seeking asylum. ... read more »
Harris, Blumenthal, Whitehouse Demand Documents on Trump’s Request for Barr News Conference
November 22, 2019
U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) on Friday sent a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to Attorney General William Barr seeking documents relevant to any attempt by President Trump to convince Barr to hold a news conference declaring Trump had broken no laws during his July 25, 2019 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.  ... read more »
Federal Court Blocks Trump Asylum Ban from Being Applied to Thousands of Asylum Seekers
November 22, 2019
“Today’s order will protect the lives of asylum seekers who were forced to endure extreme hardship while waiting in dangerous border cities for months for their chance to seek asylum in the United States,” said Erika Pinheiro, AOL director of litigation and policy. “These asylum seekers have a deep commitment to following our laws in seeking protection, and we are relieved to see that their decision to follow our government's instructions to wait in Mexico will not prejudice their chances for relief.” ... read more »
L.A. City and County Stentorians Train Firefighters in Lusaka, Zambia
November 21, 2019
In January 2019, the Los Angeles-Lusaka Sister City Committee collaborated with the LAFD, L.A. County FD and the City and County Stentorians to donate four fire apparatus  - two engines, a brush patrol vehicle and a brush crew carrier - to the African city of Lusaka, Zambia. ... read more »
Australian Researchers Say Botswana is Ancestral Home of Modern Humans
November 15, 2019
"It has been clear for some time that anatomically modern humans appeared in Africa roughly 200,000 years ago. What has been long debated is the exact location of this emergence and subsequent dispersal of our earliest ancestors," Hayes told reporters. “We've been able to pinpoint what we believe is our human homeland." ... read more »
Three Saudi Nationals Charged with Smuggling Firearms Parts from United States to Saudi Arabia without an Export License
November 8, 2019
Three Saudi nationals have been charged in two separate indictments for allegedly violating federal export laws by purchasing more than $100,000 in weapons parts in the United States while on student visas and then smuggling the parts to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. ... read more »
ESSENTIAL SENEGAL May 2020 Join the Museum of African American Art Cultural Trip
November 8, 2019
Excitement is growing for the Museum of African American Art (MAAA)  Essential Senegal Cultural Trip to Dakar, Senegal, May 16-25, 2020!  This trip will provide a unique cultural experience and support MAAA.  A highlight of the trip  is a visit to  the newly opened Museum of Black Civilization in Dakar. Dedicated December 2018, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegal's first President, envisioned a museum that would represent the histories and contemporary cultures of Black people everywhere. ... read more / view gallery »
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