(GIN) – Africans on the continent and in the diaspora were in shock and grieving this week over the untimely passing of Kofi Awoonor, 78, from Ghana. He was one of the 68 who perished in the Al-Shabab-initiated assault at the 5-story Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi.
Women answer the challenge at Bev Smith Conference
Monday, 23 September 2013 15:00
Rebecca Nuttall Special to the NNPA from the New Pittsburgh Courier
Who is the African-American woman? Is she the caricature of Harriet Tubman presented in a recently released YouTube comedy video? Is she the women depicted in reality television shows? Is she the image portrayed in hip-hop videos and popular music?
Nearly 200,000 children remain in poverty in Minnesota
Monday, 23 September 2013 14:55
According to the numbers released Wednesday, September 18 by the U.S. Census American Community Survey, nearly 10,000 fewer Minnesota children lived in poverty in 2012 than in 2011. Despite this slight decrease, Minnesota still has far more children living in poverty than it did at the beginning of the century as the number of children in poverty increased by 69 percent since 2000.
Monday, 23 September 2013 12:42
Cierra Duncan Special to the NNPA from The Houston Defender
HOUSTON – Affordable Care Act enrollment goes into effect Oct. 1, and many uninsured Americans will begin comparing new health insurance rates.
President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law in March 2010. It makes preventive care and other types of medical care more accessible and affordable to a larger portion of Americans.
Tuesday, 17 September 2013 13:01
George E. Curry NNPA Columnist
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Speaking to a war-weary nation Tuesday night, President Barack Obama asked Congress to postpone a vote authorizing him to launch an air attack against Syria while he explores a Russian diplomatic proposal that could rid Syria of its arsenal of chemical weapons.
New Study: Somali-Americans send estimated annual $215 million in remittances
Monday, 16 September 2013 14:20
Ibrahim Hirsi, TC Daily Planet
Since the civil war erupted in Somalia more than two decades ago, thousands of families have flocked to the United States and left some of their loved ones in the war-ravaged country, which now has one of the highest unemployment rates in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Nathaniel Hull, an Army veteran who served his country in Vietnam received the gift of a lifetime on Sept. 11, as 40 volunteers from The Home Depot Foundation and the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity renovated his home.
Monday, 16 September 2013 13:47
African American Golfer's Digest
Edward Manderville pulls no punches when it comes to his golf. A devoted player, he lives and breathes the game like there's no tomorrow.
Born and bred in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a climate of extremes, Ed recalls how he was first introduced to golf, "It was back in 1959, by a landlord," he says. Ed took the game to heart, right away, playing, practicing, competing, and strolling many of the area greens. Today, he's got 17-years under his belt as a member of the Rush Creek Golf Club, and carries a 9.8 handicap.
Carter leads NACo focus on human services, education
Friday, 13 September 2013 16:28
FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Ramsey County Commissioner Toni Carter recently joined 2,300 fellow county officials from across the country during the 2013 National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference held in Fort Worth, Texas.
Friday, 13 September 2013 16:04
Freddie Allen, NNPA Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Five years ago, Benjamin Jealous, president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, made two promises. The first was to the NAACP to help the organization get to the next level, revitalizing the mission and the relevancy of the storied civil rights group for the 21st century and old and new battles ahead. The second promise was to his then 3-year-old daughter that he would return to being a full-time daddy in five years. He says now is the time to keep that second promise.