Data Shows Likely Enrollment Declines Among Pre-Schoolers

As District public and public charter schools continue to prepare for new and returning students this upcoming academic year, a recently released study has raised some concerns about trends in citywide enrollment and what that means for school budgets and allocation of resources. 



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Cultural Center for Nigerian Diaspora in U.S. Opens in Southeast D.C.

Describing itself as the first immigrant and cultural center for the Nigerian diaspora in the United States, The Nigerian Center was established to provide a connection to the Nigerian culture while offering financial inclusion and social justice opportunities for members of the Nigerian American community in the United States.

Haitian Gang Leader ‘Yonyon’ Indicted in D.C. for Kidnapping Missionaries

Notorious Haitian gang leader, Germane “Yonyon” Joly, has been charged in D.C. Federal court with kidnapping 17 missionaries on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince in October 2021. Joly is accused of playing a leading role in the armed kidnapping of the dozen adults and five minors. All but one Canadian missionary who was part of the…


In celebration of 20 years of the Essence Music Festival and 20 years since the end South Africa’s racially motivated apartheid, Essence magazine bought its star-studded event to South Africa.

Students In Ghana Say ‘No’ To Gandhi

In Accra, Ghana, students and academia demanded that the University of Ghana remove a statue of renowned Indian civil rights leader Mahatma Gandhi, charging the iconic leader with being historically racist toward black people.

21st International AIDS Conference Commences on “Mandela Day”

By Linda Villarosa (BAI Contributing Writer) It was entirely fitting that the 21st International AIDS Conference kicked off yesterday in Durban, South Africa, on “Mandela Day,” a global celebration of the great man’s birthday. Sixteen years ago the 13th International AIDS Conference was also held in Durban—the first time in a developing country. The event…

Why Global Terrorism Will Always Be a Domestic Problem

By Roger Caldwell (NNPA News Wire Guest Columnist) President Obama underestimated the threat of ISIS, by calling the organization a “JV team” during his 2012 election campaign. This was a miscalculation in terms of his thinking and strategy. In 2016, many countries around the globe are trying to destroy this violent extremist organization as each…