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Rep. Bass Statement of Concern Regarding the Appointment of Lana Marks as Unites States Ambassador to South Africa
November 16, 2018
“In order for our country to fully take advantage of these opportunities, it is imperative that people with strong backgrounds relevant to the countries they will serve are appointed to be ambassadors, especially to sensitive countries such as South Africa, where less than 70 years ago, the United States refused to stand with the rest of the world in opposing the Apartheid regime established there. South Africa is a key strategic partner and a key ally on the continent and I look forward to continuing our work to build capacity there.” ... read more »
The Rhetoric and Reality of Race
October 25, 2018
The racial conscious­ness and discourse of the West was forged on slave ships carrying human car­gos into the Caribbean and the Americas. The search for agricultural commodi­ties and profits from the ex­treme exploitation of Black people, deemed as less than human, gave birth to the notion of racial inequality. ... read more »
Grammy Nominated Music Icon and Author, Charles Wright Offers College Scholarships
Charles Wright, Legendary soul and funk singer-songwriter ("Express Yourself") and author of “UP From Where We’ve Come," is showing his dedication to education by offering scholarships to deserving students in need of financial assistance. ... read more / view event »
Land Fever Sweeps Southern Africa, Pressing Govt’s to Act
September 1, 2018
The day of reckoning is arriving in Southern Africa for the hundreds of thousands of Blacks whose lands were taken forcibly by White settlers – a crime that goes unpunished despite promises for land reform year after year. ... read more »
South African Activist Takes the Reins at Amnesty International
August 24, 2018
In his first message as Secretary General on Aug. 16, Naidoo said that Amnesty International "is now opening its arms wider than ever before to build a genuinely global community that stretches into all four corners of the world, especially in the global south." ... read more »
California’s Fiery Former Congressman Ron Dellums Dies at 82
August 1, 2018
Ron Dellums, a fiery anti-war activist who championed social justice as Northern California's first black congressman, died Monday from cancer, according to a longtime adviser. He was 82. ... read more »
Deep Mourning Over Passing of Nigerian Reggae Legend
June 15, 2018
Born Ukeleke Elumelu Onwubuya, Ras Kimono, alongside his Massive Dread Band, won several awards and was prominent in the Nigerian music scene for his socially-conscious lyrics. ... read more »
Debate Heats Up Over South African ‘White Privilege’
May 9, 2018
Members of the opposition Democratic Alliance are reportedly squabbling over a casual remark by the head of the party, Mmusi Maimane, who observed that White privilege and Black poverty were critical issues that needed to be addressed. ... read more »
With Winnie Gone, ANC Loses its Grip
April 19, 2018
As Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was lovingly laid to rest with full state honors, her beloved country was being buffeted by published reports of a massive diversion of monies from the most vulnerable people, to whom she dedicated her life, to the wealthy. ... read more »
A Nation Remembers The Steve Biko Legacy
September 20, 2017
He practiced what he preached with regards to self-reliance and led the establishment of several community projects which were aimed at improving the lives of the people.” ... read more »
NNPA President Recalls Castro’s Fight Against Apartheid
November 30, 2016
Under Castro, improvements were made to health care and education, while civil liberties were severely eroded ... read more »
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