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Obama and Abraham

Of all President Barack Obama’s troubling international issues, his biggest headache and dilemma is the conflict in the Middle East, more specifically, the on-again, off-again exchange of death and misery between Israel and Hamas.

More ‘Power’ to Africa from Obama

With invitations extended to some 50 African leaders for the recent summit in Washington, D.C., President Barack Obama has taken an even more decisive step in the expansion of his previously proposed Power Africa.

UNIA commemorates centennial

A slew of committed activists converged at the Jamaican embassy in Washington, D.C., July 17 to acknowledge the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the self-determining Universal Negro Improvement Association―African Communities League in Jamaica by Black Nationalist icon Marcus Mosiah ...

Reverse RSVP: Why Uganda’s Museveni, who called enslaved Africans ‘stupid’ and praised Hitler, shouldn’t come to U.S.-Africa Summit

If a white person said Africans captured into slavery by Europeans deserved their fate because they were “stupid,” she or he would be treated like the plague. If anyone praised Adolph Hitler as having been “smart” but merely going “a ...

Vigils held for kidnapped Nigerian girls

Last week, a number of local and international events occurred to mark that it has been more than 100 days since the abduction of the Chibok pupils.

Carib takes reparations case to UK Parliament

Caribbean trade bloc countries fighting to make Britain and other European countries pay for the transatlantic slave trade have formally taken their case to the British Parliament, with their leading reparations advocate urging legislators to correct wrongs that were enacted ...

Letter No. 85: Immigration reform now!

Against the backdrop of the Statue of Liberty in New York City last week, dozens of New Yorkers gathered to urge you to make good on your remarks made June 30 to take executive action on immigration reform. New Yorkers ...

Aruba Reaches Out but has Problems

Just last weekend, the Aruban prime minister, Mike Eman, other cabinet ministers and high officials ended a week-long hunger strike to protest what authorities said were efforts by the Netherlands, the island’s so-called mother country, to sabotage the 2014-15 budget.

Choice Hotels appoints new Caribbean director

Choice Hotels International, one of the world’s largest hotel companies, has assigned Atlanta-based hospitality executive Dennis Wynn to oversee the lodging company’s franchise sales efforts in the Caribbean.

GIRL SUMMIT TO TAKE UP ETHIOPIAN ‘MAID TRADE’ AND ITS CHILD BRIDES

At an upcoming “Girl Summit” this week in London, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) will speak out against a growing trend of young girls pushed to marry at 14 and then swiftly divorced, trapped in a cycle of child labor ...

Moment of silence for for crash victims at opening of AIDS confab

The AIDS activist community shared a moment of silence this week in remembrance of the six leaders in AIDS research who perished last week in an aircraft explosion.

MALALA, A TALIBAN VICTIM, FINDS SISTERHOOD WITH NIGERIA’S MISSING GIRLS

A Pakistani teen who survived certain death after a terrorist’s gunshot to her face has met with the mothers of Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by elements of the group Boko Haram.

Search for the Nigerian girls continues

Nigerians and Americans of all ages stood in front of Nigeria House, the Consulate General of Nigeria, in Manhattan with signs that said “Bring Back Our Girls” and “Freedom Now for Kidnapped #NigerianGirls.”

No eyes on Gaza

While millions of eyes were glued to the World Cup final in Brazil, few turned away from the game to see the ongoing exchange of bombs falling on Israel and Gaza.

Letter No. 84: Immigration reform now!

This past week, I was pleasantly surprised to receive from you and the White House a response to my personal immigration story and open letters calling for immigration reform. The letter reiterated your support for immigration reform even though it ...