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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…]

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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…]

African-American Assistance Needed to End Africa’s Last Colony

[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]   By Linn Washington Jr. ALGIERS, ALGERIA—Keith Mokoape, a retired South African Army Major General, applauds African-Americans for their assistance in the bitter fight to end racist apartheid in his homeland. Mokoape now hopes that African-Americans will help[Read More…]

With Presidential Elections Feb. 14, Boko Haram Commits ‘Deadliest Massacre Yet’

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The northern Nigerian town of Baga was devastated over the weekend by a surprise raid conducted by Boko Haram insurgents apparently aimed at a major military base there. Amnesty International estimates the death toll could be as high as 2,000, though some witnesses cite lower tolls in[Read More…]

Two Americans Arrested for Failed Attempt to Overthrow Gambia’s Government

By Frederick H. Lowe The U. S. Attorney General’s Office has charged two men with allegedly attempting to overthrow the government of Gambia, a country in West Africa, which has an abysmal human rights record. Cherno Njie, 57, a U.S. citizen of Gambian descent, and Papa Faal, 46, who holds dual citizenships in the U.S. and Gambia, have been charged[Read More…]

Uganda, Feeding the Brain Drain, Sends MDs to Trinidad

  Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network (TriceEdneyWire.com) – For a country with less than 3,000 practicing doctors to treat 34.9 million people, Uganda’s decision to send some 300 doctors to Trinidad and Tobago has raised the temperatures of the some of the local parliamentarians to the boiling point. According to Henry Oryem, state minister[Read More…]

Algiers, Algeria – The Western Sahara is not just a section of the famous desert that dominates North Africa.

By Linn Washington, Jr.   The Western Sahara is a country on the Atlantic Ocean coast of North Africa with the dubious distinction of being the ‘Last Colony’ on the vast continent of Africa. The current colonizer of this mineral rich nation is the neighboring country of Morocco that is conducting a viciously brutal occupation. Decades of human rights violations[Read More…]