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South African Conservationist Tapped for U.N. Expert Panel on Biodiversity
June 7, 2018
Dr. Dziba, who studied at Utah State University and Fort Hare University in the U.S., says he’s looking forward to engaging with people worldwide in finding solutions for the sustainability of the world’s natural assets. ... read more »
New Approach to Treating Emphysema Significantly Improves Patient Breathing and Quality of Life According to New Published Study
June 1, 2018
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center/LA BioMed Was One of Several Centers Worldwide Studying the Technology. ... 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 »
Open Letter to Starbucks: From Boycott to Victory
May 17, 2018
The Chicago boycott organizers are now planning community forums at more than 300 Black-owned or managed coffee houses, as well as at faith-based and community-based organizations across the U.S., especially near the 12 Starbucks stores previously boycotted.  These community forums will serve as “Black Economic Empowerment Forums," where attendees will develop plans to improve the economic vitality of their communities. ... read more »
Experimental Drug Gets Green Light for New Ebola Outbreak
May 15, 2018
So far, 393 people have been identified as part of the "ring" around people who are known or suspected to have been infected in the Congo. ... read more »
Human Rights Trampled in Burundi, Rights Groups Charge
May 15, 2018
Approximately a quarter of a million Burundians have fled the country and live in refugee camps in neighboring Tanzania, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. ... read more »
Did Trump Meet His Match in President of Nigeria?
May 15, 2018
By developing its own agricultural sector, Nigeria could reduce mass unemployment and an over-reliance on oil which has already left a huge scar on the local environment. ... read more »
Zimbabwean’s Cheer a Musical ‘Lion’ Returning From Exile
May 9, 2018
After 14 long years in the U.S. state of Oregon, singer, composer and bandleader Thomas Mapfumo has come home to Zimbabwe. His recent performance, for some 20,000 ticket holders at the open-air Glamis Arena, only slowed down as the sun began to rise. ... read more »
Lynching Memorial and Museum in Montgomery Open to Public
April 27, 2018
The summit, museum and memorial are projects of the Equal Justice Initiative, a Montgomery-based legal advocacy group founded by attorney Bryan Stevenson. Stevenson won a MacArthur "genius'' award for his human rights work. ... read more »
Cal State Long Beach’s Student Radio Station Ranks No. 2 on Website’s List of Best in the U.S.
January 3, 2018
Funded by Associated Students Inc., 22 West Media is a nonprofit auxiliary organization of CSULB, operating for students and by students. ... read more »
U.S. Opens New Chapter In Sudan Relations, Lifting Sanctions
October 11, 2017
Antagonism towards Israel has since cooled and diplomatic channels between the two former enemies have reportedly opened. ... read more »
U.S.-Based Kenyan Scholars Spar Over Election Outcome
September 12, 2017
In a speech given in English, Mr Kenyatta called for the decision to be respected. But in comments to supporters made in Swahili, he denounced the judges as “wakora” (crooks) and claimed that their decision was the work of “whites” and “homosexuals”. ... read more »
U.S. Sentencing Commission Announces Policy Priorities for 2016-2017 Amendment Cycle 
August 25, 2016
The United States Sentencing Commission (“Commission”) unanimously approved its priorities recently, for the coming year. ... read more »
Gun control alone can’t curb violence
January 13, 2016
As President Barack Obama announces new executive action on gun control, U.S. gun manufacturing is a growth industry, almost doubling since the beginning of Obama Administration (5.6 million in 2009; 10.9 million in 2013). From 2001 to 2013, according to a Centers of Disease Control and Prevention report, 406,496 Americans were killed with firearms on U.S. soil. In contrast, the number of U.S. citizens killed by terrorists at home or abroad over the same years number 3,380. Chicago suffered a spike in gun homicides in 2015 with 470 homicides and 2,939 shooting victims, the worst of all U.S. cities. ... read more »
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