World

Akon Plans to Light up Africa with Solar Power Initiative

By KaiElz Special to the NNPA via The Chicago Defender   Imagine that the story about Bruce Jenner’s sex change or gender transformation as Caitlyn Jenner: got more coverage than the humanitarian effort that will transform 600 million lives. When he’s not singing or producing music, Read More

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UN: Children Victimized in World Conflicts

[Voice of America] UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations says thousands of children have been killed, injured, tortured or recruited into militias and armies in the past year as a result of armed conflicts.  In its annual report on the situation, the world body notes progress Read More

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Military Expansion in Mali and Syria?

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   The Obama administration is preparing for an expansion of U.S. military involvement into areas from which it should keep its nose clear:  Syria and Mali.  The news reports are unsettling even as there are attempts by the administration Read More

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Africa’s First Ladies Come to America

by Richard B. Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call Seeking partners, seeking progress Wives of presidents and government ministers attend major health summit in United States; welcome Black America’s help to make change, progress. The Second African First Ladies Health Summit in Read More