Rubber bullets fired at South African shack dwellers
Tuesday, 20 October 2009 16:59
(GIN) - South African riot police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at crowds of protesters in two communities east of Johannesburg who are demanding better housing, running water and electricity in their townships.
Rally thanks Senator Franken, urges him to keep fighting for a Public Health Insurance Option
Tuesday, 20 October 2009 16:55
With the health care reform debate set to begin on the House and Senate floors next week, Minnesotans from across the Twin Cities rallied outside Senator Franken’s office today to thank him for pushing for real health care reform. The Senator’s staff was presented with a pair of boxing gloves to encourage him to keep fighting for real reform that includes a strong public health insurance plan.
What President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize means for America
Tuesday, 20 October 2009 16:50
Brian Townsend, NNPA Guest Contributor
(NNPA) – When it was announced that President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, within hours, the Republican Party issued a statement declaring he was not worthy of such recognition. Others said the award was based on his potential rather than his accomplishments so far.
REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft Corp. announced today the availability of a new line of Windows® phones around the world that are available in a broad range of styles and prices. With a Windows phone, people can navigate their phone easily with the touch of a finger and browse the Internet on a great mobile browser. People can also connect to two new services that allow them to back up and share data from their phone to the Web and buy a variety of useful applications from the Windows Marketplace for Mobile.
Ghana's state-owned phone company sold below value
Tuesday, 20 October 2009 14:57
(GIN) - The sale of Ghana entire state-owned telecommunications system to England's Vodafone was "unconstitutional and illegal", a leaked Ghanaian government report says. The inter-ministerial report said the government did not get value for money in the sale.
Citizens and people of faith call upon MnDOT for achieving outcomes in minority hiring and contracts
Tuesday, 20 October 2009 14:56
ISAIAH, Organizing Apprenticeship Project and PolicyLink released preliminary findings and set of recommendations from a joint report entitled “Equitable Recovery in Minnesota: The Transportation Opportunity.” The report examines how ARRA funds, intended to be invested in communities most impacted by the recession, have actually impacted disadvantaged and low-income people in transportation investments and access to jobs.
National Bar Association honors U.S. Attorney General during Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference
Monday, 19 October 2009 17:13
WASHINGTON, DC – Recently, America’s oldest and largest national association of predominantly African American attorneys and judges honored one of its own, U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., the first African American ever to serve as the nation’s Attorney General.
NAACP Image Award winning artist David G. Brown is tapped to exhibit in international traveling comic book show
Monday, 19 October 2009 17:09
David G. Brown, celebrated cartoonist, graphic artist and publisher, has been selected by the U.S. State Department and U.S. Consulate in Sao Paulo, Brazil to join 20 internationally known artists to exhibit his political cartoons and comic book work at the Museu Afro Brasil in Sao Paulo, October 11-16, 2009, as part of the Picha traveling exhibition. Picha presents a colorful image of the rich continent of Africa. “Picha” is also the African Swahili word for “drawing” and is a corruption of the English word, “picture.” The exhibit showcases original drawings, comic books and comics published in newspapers and magazines from continental Africa, Brazil and the United States and focuses on the African Diaspora.
South America-Africa: Leaders resolve to forge union
Monday, 19 October 2009 16:37
PORLAMAR, Venezuela, Sep. 27, 2009 (IPS/GIN) - A declaration signed over the weekend at the second South America-Africa summit outlined the views of the developing South with a commitment to cooperate in the fight against poverty.