Racial diversity takes center stage in Japan

The daughter of an African-American father and Japanese mother was crowned Miss Universe Japan on March 12.

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The Louisiana Weekly turns 89 with this edition

This week The Louisiana Weekly, one of the longest-running and most widely read publications owned and operated by people of color in the Deep South,

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President Barack Obama last year with President Jacob Zuma of South Africa. Leaders of 45 African countries will meet in Washington, D.C., beginning August 4.
Pres. Obama seeks to grow Africa trade with leaders summit
By Burney Simpson Contributing Writer WASHINGTON (The payday North­Star News & Analysis) — Hundreds of African government and business leaders will convene in the nation’s capital this week for the ...
N.O. awaits boost in economy from Chaquita’s relocating
By Susan Buchanan Contributing default on payday loans texas Writer Chiquita International Brands plans to move import and export activities back to New Orleans after leaving the city 40 years ago for ...
Caribbean countries will seek reparations
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from The North Star News) — The Caribbean Community Secretariat, an organization representing 15 Caribbean countries in a common market, soon will present a plan ...
World mourns death of global leader and African statesman Nelson Mandela
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." – Nelson Mandela – The charismatic ...
Black leaders celebrate Nelson Mandela’s birthday
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — The Black community joined the world in singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to ailing former South African president Nelson Mandela when he turned 95 on ...
What Blacks can learn from South Africa
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Nelson Mandela turned 95 years old on Thursday, July 18. He has been hospitalized for more than a month, and the world holds its breath as we ...
Millions worldwide join March against Monsanto
By J. Kojo Livingston Contributing Writer Last Saturday in more than 52 countries and 436 cities around the world people came out to protest the industrial giant Monsanto, the ...
An African-American writer finds her roots in Bengal
By Sandip Roy New America Media In 1896, almost a century before Mira Nair’s Mississippi Masala caused a stir by daring to show a romance between a Black man and an Indian ...

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