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AARP and NNPA Join Forces for Riveting Webinar on Saving Black Lives During COVID-19 Pandemic
April 23, 2020
“People are stressed and worried, not only about caring for themselves but protecting and caring for someone in the home or someone long distance,” Choula stated.  “It’s very important that there is increased conversation with nursing facilities through virtual visitation and phone calls, which is what AARP is advocating.”  ... read more »
AKA Raises $1 Million for HBCUs in One Day, Announces Collaboration with the Black Press of America
September 26, 2019
"I understand the impact personally that establishing an endowment has on a student's enrollment and graduation prospects," Dr. Glover said. "The actions of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will go a long way toward ensuring that HBCUs remain open and able to encourage the best black students to choose them as a first option," she said. ... read more »
Juneteenth Celebrates End of Slavery in the US
June 20, 2019
The celebration started with the freed slaves of Galveston, Texas. Although the Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves in the South in 1863, it could not be enforced in many places until after the end of the Civil War in 1865. ... read more »
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Who’s to Blame in Latest Ferry Disaster?
September 28, 2018
Tanzanian President John Magufuli took action this week against a ferry captain and all of the crew as the number of bodies pulled from Lake Victoria in the latest maritime disaster topped 200. ... read more »
Waters Statement on Donald Trump’s Embrace of our Enemies & Hostility Toward our Allies
June 15, 2018
“Donald Trump loves to refer to himself as a ‘deal-maker,’ but in reality, his bluster on the world stage over the past week has only isolated the United States from our allies and played right into the hands of two of our most dangerous enemies, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin. ... read more »
Trump’s Embarrassing Actions on North Korea Open a Door for Citizen Diplomacy
May 31, 2018
Trump also says he is pulling the plug because of “the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement.” He scorns their nuclear capabilities, reminding them that “ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used.” ... read more »
Trump Gives Peace a Chance in Deciding to Meet with North Korea’s Leader
April 26, 2018
Trump’s critics suggest Trump has given Kim a major concession – the recognition that would come from a first meeting with a U.S. president – in exchange for nothing.  But talking is far preferable to issuing threats and insults; exchanging proposals for peace far better than exchanging bombs in war. ... read more »
Diplomacy toward North Korea is an opening, not a surrender
February 23, 2018
The picture of Vice President Mike Pence standing stiffly next to the trusted younger sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un at the Olympics in South Korea spoke a thousand words. ... read more »
Akwasi Frimpong of Ghana is Africa’s first male skeleton athlete at 2018 Winter Olympics
January 22, 2018
Ghana was first represented at the Winter Olympics in 2010, missed the 2014 games and bounced back in 2018 with Frimpong. ... read more »
Biney is 1st black woman to make Olympic speedskating team
December 21, 2017
Maame Biney became the first black woman to qualify for a U.S. Olympic speedskating team with a pair of victories in the 500 meters. ... read more »
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