Africa

First Genocide of 20th Century Was in Africa, Says Nigerian Writer, Correcting Pope

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network (TriceEdneyWire.com) — An Anglo-Nigerian writer has respectfully urged Pope Francis to look beyond Armenia for the first genocide of the 20th century. In an essay in The Guardian, a British newspaper, David Olusoga wrote: “When the media analysts at the Vatican scrutinize the recent social media traffic, their eyes[Read More…]

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Historical Marker on Wall Street to Acknowledge the Slave Trade

New York City officials will install a marker on Wall Street, finally acknowledging the city’s role in the slave trade. The marker will be unveiled Juneteenth (June 19th), which was the day in 1865 when Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, and told the slaves that the Civil War had ended and they were free. June 19th, 2015,[Read More…]

Miss Japan Is Afro-Japanese

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   There is a newly crowned Miss Universe Japan, but some Japanese don’t like her because she is African American and Japanese. Ariana Miyamoto, who is 20, is called “hafu”—half Japanese because she is biracial, recently stood her[Read More…]

Books for Reading and Studying

  By Frederick H.Lowe Black men, it’s time to turn off the television, shut off Facebook and pick and read three books that will change the way we think about ourselves and our history. The books are: “The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease,” “Black Moses:  The Story of Marcus Garvey and the Universal  Negro Improvement Association,” and[Read More…]

The Union Jack Means Many Blacks are Behind Bars

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   Although there are more than 1 million African-American men housed in the nation’s prisons for crimes they did or did not commit, the numbers are disproportionately higher in the United Kingdom, which at one time was the[Read More…]

Prominent Lawyer Defending the Poor Assassinated in Mozambique

  Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network(TriceEdneyWire.com) — As billions pour into Mozambique from foreign investors scooping up fields of coal and natural gas, the signs of new-found wealth are impossible to miss. Expensive European-style bars and restaurants line the streets of central Maputo, the nation’s capital. The latest Toyota Prados, Range Rovers and Jaguars[Read More…]

As America’s Attention Wanes, Democracy Growing in Africa

  By Khalil Abdullah News Analysis Lately, the United States has moved aggressively to bolster pro-western forces in the Ukraine and promote democracy in the Middle East and Asia. But once again, the U.S. and other western powers are largely ignoring Africa, even as democratic movements are quietly spreading throughout the continent after a generation of leaders who often hoarded[Read More…]