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In DCPS Procurement Scandal, Black-Owned Small Businesses Weigh In
For nearly two decades, Guerilla Arts Ink has dispatched dozens of teaching artists into District public schools to facilitate innovative arts and hip-hop-based enrichment for students in need of specialized programming.
WILLIAMS: Targeted Treatment
We must find and elect those who will govern for the benefit of our diverse communities — not just for a disgruntled minority.
The Fear of Artificial Intelligence is Real
Artificial intelligence, or AI, is here to stay, whether anyone likes it or not. But alarm bells have sounded everywhere about the havoc it’s caused and will ultimately cause on jobs and quality of life.
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Diddy Files Lawsuit Against Diageo Alleging Racial Discrimination
Renowned music producer, rapper and entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs has taken legal action against spirits company Diageo, accusing the corporation of breaching their business agreement and deliberately withholding investment in his liquor brands due to racial bias.
Third Man Charged in Jam Master Jay Murder Case
In a significant development, federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of New York announced Tuesday that a third man would face charges in the 2002 shooting death of Run-DMC star Jam Master Jay.
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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…
Severe Drought Has Brought on Near-Catastrophic Hunger in the Horn of Africa: Report
The United Nations’ World Food Programme is appealing to the world for at least $327 million to care for the urgent needs of 4.5 million people over the next six months and help communities become better equipped to deal with extreme climate shocks.
Trump Points Finger of Blame at Another Black Man for COVID-19
President Trump has found a Black man other than former President Barack Obama to point the finger at for his and his administration’s failings.
African Robotics Students Disappear from D.C.
Six students from Burundi, who came to America to participate this week in an international robotics competition, have been reported missing.
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…