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Officials Rescue 367 Migrants Off Libya; 25 Bodies Found

FRANCES D’EMILIO, Associated Press COLLEEN BARRY, Associated Press ROME (AP) — A fishing boat crowded with migrants overturned Wednesday in the Mediterranean off Libya as rescuers approached, and the Italian coast guard and Irish navy said at least 367 people were saved, although 25 bodies 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

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Italy’s Race Problem: First Black Italian Minister Seeks Cultural Change

ROME (AP) — Italy’s first Black Cabinet minister, targeted by racist slurs following her appointment last week, said Friday that Italians aren’t racist but that some are merely ignorant of other cultures and the “richness” that immigration can bring. Congolese-born surgeon Cecile Kyenge held a Read More