Throughout her career, Congresswoman Waters has been an advocate for international peace, justice, and human rights.

PRESS ROOM: Rep. Maxine Waters to Receive NAACP Chairman’s Award

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Leon W. Russell, Chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors, will present Congresswoman Waters with the award at the 50th NAACP Image Awards on March 30, 2019 live at 9pm/8c on TV One. […read more]

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Trump and South Africa

Let’s stop for a moment and discuss the question of “seizure.” Beginning with the Dutch colonization of South Africa starting in the 17th century and furthered by the English introduction in the 18th century, there was the systematic seizure of land from the indigenous population. That’s why they call it colonization. […read more]


U.S. Supported White Minority-Rule in South Africa

NEWS ANALYSIS By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief PRETORIA, South Africa (NNPA) – President Obama and former presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush flew to South Africa to pay their respects to Nelson Mandela, the country’s first democratically elected president who died Read More

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What Blacks Can Learn from South Africa

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Nelson Mandela turned 95 years old on Thursday, July 18.  He has been hospitalized for more than a month, and the world holds its breath as we witness the decline of the lion that roared for freedom in South Africa.  Read More


South Africa: ‘Free but not Equal’

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (NNPA) – When international icon and former political prisoner Nelson Mandela was elected president of South Africa in 1994, it marked a watershed moment for the former minority-ruled country. Mandela, the standard bearer for the African Read More


Jesse Jackson’s Ties to Africa Pay Off

by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief NEWS ANALYSIS PRETORIA, South Africa (NNPA) – When South Africa President Jacob Zuma recently presented Jesse Jackson with the Companions of O.R. Tambo Award – the highest honor a non-citizen of the country can receive – he cited the Read More


Jesse Jackson Honored for Anti-Apartheid Work

Jesse Jackson honored in South Africa (Photo by Butch Wing). by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief PRETORIA, South Africa (NNPA) – Human rights activist Jesse L. Jackson has been presented the Companions of O.R. Tambo Award, the highest award a non-South African can receive, for Read More