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The Price of Black Disunity is Much Too High
September 27, 2018
The negative implications of disunity are clear though largely ignored, even though now, more than ever, Black unity on political, economic and public policy issues is crucial-not just for forward progress, but our very survival. Today’s column takes a closer look at Black disunity and the need to come together to develop strategic alternatives for concrete sustainable change. ... read more »
Climate Summit Predicts Floods Across the Globe
September 21, 2018
The U.S.-based Union of Concerned Scientists wrote: “Global warming is making heavy rain more frequent in many areas of the country. With human alteration of the land—like the engineering of rivers, the destruction of natural protective systems, and increased construction on floodplains—many parts of the U.S. are at greater risk of destructive floods.“ ... read more »
President’s Son Nabbed With $12 Million In Jeweled Watches
September 21, 2018
In a second bag belonging to Teodorin Nguema Obiang Mangue, vice president and son of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, $1.5 million in cash was found, allegedly for medical treatment far from home. ... read more »
First African To Lead the U.N. Fought for Developing World Causes
August 24, 2018
Kofi Atta Annan, former Secretary General of the U.N., is being remembered today for his leadership over ten tumultuous years when the world faced a crisis of poverty, injustice and disease. Mr. Annan passed away this month at age 80. ... read more »
Cal State LA educator Receives University’s 2018 Outstanding Professor Award
August 23, 2018
Bush, a Fontana resident, was one of four Outstanding Professors honored for excellence in teaching and significant achievement in scholarly inquiry or creativity, as well as professional activities and community service, during the August 17 event.   ... read more »
Lord’s Resistance Army Still Kidnapping and Killing, Activists Say
August 16, 2018
Last year, Washington closed down its seven-year effort to track down Kony, ending an initiative that included encouraging LRA members through leaflets, loudspeakers and local radio broadcasts to defect. ... read more »
Lynching Memorial Draws 100,000 Visitors in First 3 Months
August 9, 2018
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery shares stories about some of the 4,400 Black people slain in lynchings and other racial killings between 1877 and 1950. The names of those killed, if they are known, are engraved on 800 steel columns, with copies to be adopted by each U.S. county where lynchings happened. ... 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 »
LA County Approves Plan to Register More Voters in Jail, on Probation
July 27, 2018
Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Sheila Kuehl co-authored the motion, saying they were determined to counter misinformation that disenfranchises those would-be voters. ... read more »
We’re Not a Dumping Ground for Used Cars, Says Rwanda President at New Auto Plant Opening
July 26, 2018
VW’s $20 million investment will create up to 1,000 jobs, and is an example of much needed spending by overseas firms in the nation, which receives $1 billion in foreign aid and development assistance but is making business-friendly reforms. ... read more »
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 »
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