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West African sustainable development mission to kick off in honor of late NABJ Founder Les Payne


West African sustainable development mission to kick off in honor of late NABJ Founder Les Payne


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Washington, D.C. (April 19, 2018) – The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) will join the African Renaissance and Diaspora Network (ARDN) and other leaders on a study tour to Senegal and Gambia from April 22-28. The tour is named in honor of NABJ Founder Les Payne who passed away in March. Payne was an avid supporter of ARDN’s outreach to Africa.

NABJ founder Joe Davidson, a columnist with The Washington Post, will also join the delegation to West Africa.

NABJ President Sarah Glover said that the tour will serve as an exceptional salute to Payne’s legacy.

“Les Payne, a…

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Opportunity and challenges integral to HBCUs’ mission and legacy





PHOTO | TROY HULL
Historically black colleges and universities have provided education opportunities for African Americans since 1837 with the founding of Cheyney University in Pennsylvania. Today there are 106 HBCUs across the nation, including Johnson C. Smith in Charlotte (above).

First in a series of reports on the past, present and future of historically black colleges in America’s education landscape.

After years as an afterthought, if not outright hostility, Americans are talking about the future of historically black colleges.

Their enrollment is trending upward after a decade of losses spurred by the Great Recession’s impact on African Americans and government finances. Supportive lawmakers in Congress are pushing for greater federal funding. And new research suggest they’re…

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Video: Situation of African Migrants in Libya – Joint mission of the AU-EU-UN Task Force led by the …



Video: Situation of African Migrants in Libya – Joint mission of the AU-EU-UN Task Force led by the AUC Commissioner of Social Affairs. Wednesday, April 11, 2018 – 10:00. Social Affairs · Libya · Home · Video: Situation of African Migrants in Libya – Joint mission of the AU-EU-UN Task Force led by the …
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Demonstrators lay corpses in front of UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic after bloody clashes


The Central African Republic, one of the world’s poorest and most unstable countries, was rocked after 19 people, including a UN soldier, were killed and more than 100 wounded in clashes between peacekeepers and militias in a flashpoint Muslim enclave of the capital.

Bangui’s bloodiest flare-up in two years brought hundreds of angry residents of the PK5 district to the base of the United Nations mission, MINUSCA.

There they laid out the corpses of 17 men who they said had been killed by UN troops on Tuesday – violence that according to MINUSCA had begun with an ambush of peacekeepers after they had launched a security sweep.

Several bodies bore bullet wounds.

“Yesterday they killed lots of people. Here are the dead, which we have brought here,” one man told said, as the…

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Protesters lay corpses at door of UN mission in the Central African Republic



The corpses of civilians allegedly shot dead by United Nations peacekeepers were laid outside the mission's office in the Central African Republic as protests grew over the killings. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the UN headquarters in Bangui yesterday carrying at least 16 corpses …
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Hurricane Forecasters Embark On Preparedness Mission to Caribbean and Mexico


Last year’s Caribbean Hurricane Awareness Tour stopped at Aguadilla, Puerto Rico on April 29, 2017.


FLORIDA, United States, Wednesday April 11, 2018
– With the 2018 hurricane season fast approaching, the United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Air Force Reserve will host a series of events, including tours aboard a hurricane hunter aircraft, to help communities in the Caribbean prepare for the season and the coming storms.

National Hurricane Centre (NHC) director Ken Graham and several federal hurricane specialists will visit with residents of vulnerable communities and discuss hurricane preparedness, resilience and how they can become “weather-ready.”

Among their stops will be Jamaica on April 27 and Puerto Rico the following day.

Tours…

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