Xavier to collaborate with Catholic university in Haiti

Some six years after helping Xavier University of Louisiana recover from the effects of Hur­ricane Katrina, the Middle Eastern country of Qatar is now seeking

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China’s march through the Caribbean

By Bert Wilkinson Contributing Writer (Special from The Amsterdam News) — China is continuing its bold economic and geopolitical march through the Caribbean and Latin

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International group says minority women are targeted for rape
LONDON — Minority Rights Group International says in its 2011 annual report released today, women from minority and indigenous communities are targeted for rape and other forms of sexual violence, ...
China bets on the euro
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist China has more than $3 trillion in currency reserves, more than any other country in the world. They’ve decided to use some of their reserves to ...
U.S. Government silent on tainted products from Taiwan
By Ngoc Nguyen, Vivian Po, and Summer Chiang SAN FRANCISCO (New Ameri­ca Media) — More than three weeks after the Taiwanese government began a massive recall of tainted food products, ...
Toyota refuses to thank Black consumers
Black publishers and national leaders unite to hold Toyota accountable By Jasmyne A. Cannick NNPA National Correspondent WASHINGTON D.C. — Toyota Motor Sales USA executives have angered National Newspaper Publishers Asso­ciation (NNPA) Chairman ...
Muhammad Ali seeks release of Iran-held U.S. hikers
WASHINGTON —Two Ameri­can hikers held captive in Iran for nearly two years have a big hitter in their corner: Boxing champion Muhammad Ali, the self-proclaimed “greatest of all time.” ...
Systemic issues compromise worker safety on oil rigs
By Zoe Sullivan The Louisiana Weekly Contributing Writer Just over a year ago, a violent explosion ripped apart the Deep­water Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, unleashing what was to ...
Scientists need funds to continue spill-related research
By Susan Buchanan The Louisiana Weekly, Contributing Writer Last summer, biologists and chemists whipped through Gulf waters in rented fishing boats and sloshed around in local marshes with nets and vials, collecting ...
Speculators are driving pain at the gas pump
By Earl Ofari Hutchinson (Special from New America Media) - In February, the news headlines blared, "Gasoline pump prices hit a 28-month high." The February high has been exceeded in the ...

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