Bill Fletcher, Jr. is the former president of TransAfrica Forum. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and at www.billfletcherjr.com. And look for his new novel The Man Who Fell From the Sky.
Bill Fletcher Jr.

COMMENTARY: The Congressional Black Caucus needs to get to work on the Western Sahara

NNPA NEWSWIRE — …the conflict in the Western Sahara is an inner-African struggle… it represents a struggle over the future of Africa not only because it may explode once again but because it calls into question the terms under which peace and justice can truly emerge on a continent divided as it has been by boundaries originally established by European colonial powers. […read more]

World

Tens of Thousands of Haitian in the DR Now Declared People without a Nationality

by Tony Best Special to the NNPA from the New York Carib News “Heartlessness!” Harry F’ouche’, a former Haitian Consul-General in New York, was expressing outrage triggered by a decision of the Dominican Republic’s constitutional court that stripped tens of thousands, perhaps as many as […read more]

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Op-Ed

Obama Selling ‘Wolf Tickets’ on Syria

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist President Barack Obama stepped on a big limb when he threatened “limited action” against Syria because the country’s leaders allegedly used chemical weapons against their own people.  There are international bans against the use of chemical weapons, with Syria one […read more]

World

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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National

GOP’s ‘Racist’ and ‘Sexist’ Attacks on Susan Rice

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Representative Marcia Fudge, the newly-elected chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, says politically-inspired charges that United Nations Ambassador Susan E. Rice is “not very bright” and is “unqualified” to be named Secretary of State by President […read more]