Decrying Hair Rule, South African Students Demand To Be ‘Naturally Who We Are’

[NPR.ORG] For many teenage girls, nothing is more sensitive than the way they feel about their appearance. In South Africa, race has been added to that delicate equation. Last month, black students at the prestigious Pretoria High School for Girls protested a clause in the Read More


France’s History of Violence

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   In the aftermath of the killings of staff at the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, there has been near universal outrage, and correctly so. The murders were brutal and indefensible, and whether coordinated or not with any terrorist Read More

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Africans Reunite in Italy

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   It was an unusual setting in Italy, or at least so I thought.  My wife and I sat at a meeting there of the directorate (national leadership) of an immigrant association known as “Prendiamo La Parola.”  Looking around Read More