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Ethiopian dam threatens destruction of world heritage site

   (TriceEdneyWire.com/GIN) – Lake Turkana, the reputed birthplace of mankind, has been designated an endangered environmental hotspot by a UNESCO panel Currently designated a World Heritage Site, Kenya’s Lake Turkana stands among such treasures as the Taj Mahal, the Grand Canyon and the Great Wall of China. It’s the world’s largest desert lake, a spectacular site whose fossil finds have contributed[Read More…]

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Museum that memorializes black lynching victims opens in Montgomery, Alabama

By Frederick H. Lowe The National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum has opened to teach  American history never published in textbooks. The museum is a memorial to the 4,400 African Americans murdered in terrorist lynchings, which included beatings, drownings and being burned at the stake by whites between 1877 and 1950 in 12 Southern States including[Read More…]

Emancipation Proclamation is on display in Washington D.C.

  By Frederick H. Lowe Original copies of two historical documents of crucial importance to the lives of African Americans are now on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Original copies of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution are on display as part of the “Slavery[Read More…]

Duluth, Minnesota, the site of a triple lynching, has removed two books because of language

  By Frederick H. Lowe Duluth, Minnesota, where three black-male circus workers were lynched by a mob in 1920 for reportedly raping a white girl, has removed “To Kill a Mockingbird” and the “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” from the school district’s required reading list with the blessing of the local NAACP. The Duluth School District did not ban the books[Read More…]

Photo of Sen. Barack Obama with Minister Louis Farrakhan surfaces

  By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) – It was during a mid-2005 Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) meeting on Capitol Hill when award-winning journalist Askia Muhammad captured one of the most significant photos of his career.  Muhammad had doggedly covered then Chicago Sen. Barack Obama since he “first laid eyes on him” at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Now, here was[Read More…]

How the Black Irish were treated in Ireland

The Guardian, a British newspaper, has made a very disturbing documentary about the rotten treatment black children born and raised in Republic of Ireland received during the 1950s and the 1960s. The children were the sons and the daughters of African and Caribbean fathers and white Irish mothers. Mothers who were ashamed of their mixed-race children often gave them up[Read More…]

Slavery Remembrance Day will be held in August

  By Frederick H. Lowe International Slavery Remembrance Day will be held on August 20 in London’s Trafalgar Square three days before it will be observed on August 23rd elsewhere in the world to remember the millions of black victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and slavery’s eventual abolition. The solemn occasion will include a national memorial to honor victims[Read More…]

Broadcaster Will Focus on Blacks in Germany

By Frederick H. Lowe BERLIN–DW News, an international broadcaster based in Berlin, Germany, is airing a program about blacks living in Germany, which is not the all-white country you thought it was. The program is called Afro.germany, and it is reported by DW News reporter Jana Pareigis. Pareigis traveled throughout Germany to meet and interview other blacks who live there.[Read More…]