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  • newSouth Africa: Lily Mine Rescue Efforts Suspended After Another Collapse
    [News24Wire] Efforts to rescue three workers trapped inside Lily Mine, in Louisville outside Barberton, have been suspended following a second collapse at the site on Saturday morning, Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza said.
    - 3 hours ago 13 Feb 16, 1:32pm -
  • newUganda: Museveni Joins Saturday's Presidential Debate
    [Monitor] National Resistance Movement (NRM) has dropped demands on Shaka Ssali, confirming participation of the party flag bearer, Mr Yoweri Museveni in today's (Saturday) Presidential Debate.
    - 5 hours ago 13 Feb 16, 11:38am -
  • newCentral African Republic: Nation On the Cusp of Democratic Governance?
    [Deutsche Welle] Voters will be going to the polls in a weekend run-off election in the Central African Republic that many hope will bring peace to the country after its worst outbreak of sectarian violence since independence in 1960.
    - 9 hours ago 13 Feb 16, 7:45am -
  • newTanzania: Magufuli's Shock Therapy After 100 Days
    [Deutsche Welle] #WhatWouldMagufuliDo? After his first 100 days in office, Tanzanian president Magufuli has made several reforms. He has made a big impact leaving other Africans hoping their leaders will follow his example.
    - 9 hours ago 13 Feb 16, 7:37am -
  • newKenya: Appeals Chamber Reverses Decision On Witness Statements
    [The Hague Trials Kenya] The top chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has determined that previously recorded statements of five prosecution witnesses who recanted those statements or failed to show up in court cannot be used as evidence…
    - 10 hours ago 13 Feb 16, 6:08am -
  • newAfrica: Africa's Phone Users Reach 700 Million
    [East African] Mobile phone subscriptions are now almost eight times higher in Africa than in 2000, reaching about 700 million.
    - 10 hours ago 13 Feb 16, 6:07am -
  • newRwanda: Don't Use Rwanda As a Scapegoat in Burundi Crisis
    [New Times] The Government of Rwanda has announced that it will begin relocating Burundian refugees who fled the ongoing conflict in their country.
    - 10 hours ago 13 Feb 16, 6:06am -
  • newZimbabwe: First Lady Dares Lacoste Group - Threatens to Name, Shame Factionalists - Alleges Army Involvement in Bombing
    [The Herald] The First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe says she will soon name and shame senior Zanu-PF officials fanning factionalism, saying such people were behind youths who were paraded donning T-shirts inscribed "Team Lacoste."
    - 11 hours ago 13 Feb 16, 5:15am -
  • newAfrica: What's Needed to Help Mining Minnows Get Off the Ground
    [The Conversation Africa] Malawi has aspirations to increase mining contributions to GDP from 1% to 20% by 2020. But community-company relations in the mining sector are typical of those across the continent: not good. This, in turn, is not good for…
    - 11 hours ago 13 Feb 16, 5:15am -
  • newSouth Africa: Magic As Cape Town Baby Hears for the First Time
    [News24Wire] One of the youngest babies in the world to get a cochlear implant hears for the first time. Health24's Adiel Ismail witnessed Neave Barrett's discovery of the world of sound.
    - 12 hours ago 13 Feb 16, 4:41am -
  • newAfrica: How Africa Can Up Its Game to Meet Environmental Challenges
    [The Conversation Africa] Africa has enormous natural resource wealth. At the same time it is extremely vulnerable to the impact of environmental degradation, including climate change. These are two good reasons, one might assume, for prioritising th…
    - 12 hours ago 13 Feb 16, 4:30am -
  • newMali: In Mali Visit President Joachim Gauck Calls for Development and Security
    [Deutsche Welle] President Joachim Gauck has called for economic, social and security efforts from the Malian government to help stabilize the region. Berlin is sending 650 Bundeswehr soldiers to support the country's war against terror.
    - 12 hours ago 13 Feb 16, 4:28am -
  • newSouth Africa: Search for Missing Miners a Never-Ending Mission – Union
    [News24Wire] The search is still continuing for the three mine workers who have been trapped underground at Lily Mine in Louisville, outside Barberton, since Friday last week.
    - 12 hours ago 13 Feb 16, 4:26am -
  • newAfrica: Alarm Over Land Degradation
    [Deutsche Welle] New studies show that land degradation is advancing and that African countries are among the worst hit. Poorer communities suffer the most though there is some cause for hope.
    - 12 hours ago 13 Feb 16, 4:22am -
  • newZimbabwe: Mutsvangwa, Wife Fired - Allies Dismiss Move As 'Nonsense, Unconstitutional and Useless'
    [New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE National Liberation War Veterans Association national chair, Chris Mutsvangwa has been ousted from his post together with three other key members of the association who include his wife Monica.
    - 12 hours ago 13 Feb 16, 4:16am -
  • newZimbabwe: War Veterans Boss Fired
    [The Herald] SOME members of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) yesterday passed a vote of no confidence against their chairman Cde Christopher Mutsvangwa and three other executive members for allegedly disrespecting P…
    - 12 hours ago 13 Feb 16, 4:16am -
  • newKenya: ICC Appeals Chamber Rejects Use of Recanted Evidence in Ruto and Sang Case
    [The Hague Trials Kenya] Following the decision of the ICC Appeals Chamber not to allow prior recorded testimony in the Ruto and Sang case, The Hague Trials Kenya put a number of questions to Dov Jacobs, an assistant professor of law at Leiden Univer…
    - 13 hours ago 13 Feb 16, 3:01am -
  • newRwanda: Kigali to Relocate Burundian Refugees
    [Al Jazeera] Rwanda's government has said it plans to relocate Burundian refugees to other countries after being accused of involvement in "destabilising activities" in its crisis-hit neighbouring country.
    - 13 hours ago 13 Feb 16, 2:55am -
  • newKenya: War Crimes Evidence Against V-P Ruto Thrown Out
    [Deutsche Welle] The International Criminal Court has ruled that key testimony against Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto cannot be used as evidence. Ruto is accused of committing crimes against humanity during post-election unrest.
    - 13 hours ago 13 Feb 16, 2:54am -
  • newSouth Sudan: Kiir Reappoints Rival Machar As Deputy
    [Al Jazeera] Salva Kiir, the South Sudan president, has reappointed his rival, the rebel leader Riek Machar, as first vice president in a possible government of national unity.
    - 14 hours ago 13 Feb 16, 2:45am -
  • newGambia: The President and His Noble Stance Against Extremism
    [Daily Observer] President Jammeh and his Government have always stood firm against the menace of violence in the name of religion. The beauty of this stance is not only in its honesty and nobility but also in the consistency that has characterised o…
    - 24 hours ago 12 Feb 16, 4:36pm -
  • Ghana: President Mahama, Please Open Your Eyes
    [Ghanaian Chronicle] The National Communication Authority (NCA) have come under a barrage of criticisms following the fraudulent manner figures were changed to favour one company, which has subsequently won the bid to operate the Interconnection Clea…
    - 1 day ago 12 Feb 16, 4:15pm -
  • Ghana: Ghana Is Not an Extension of Niger
    [Ghanaian Chronicle] Two factions of the Zambarama community in Bolgatanga reportedly engaged each other in a free-for-all fight during the visit of a parliamentary candidate of the Tayara party in Niger, where the Zambarama people come from.
    - 1 day ago 12 Feb 16, 4:15pm -
  • Ghana: Five Detained Over JB Danquah's Death
    [Ghanaian Chronicle] The once blissful and welcoming abode of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa North, Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu, within a split second was transmogrified into an avenue of dirges and uncon…
    - 1 day ago 12 Feb 16, 4:15pm -
  • Ghana: Trigger Happy Cops Kill Brothers
    [Ghanaian Chronicle] A TUTOR at the Mampong Midwifery Training College and his visiting brother lost their lives on Tuesday after being shot by Police, in what is believed to be a case of mistaken identity.
    - 1 day ago 12 Feb 16, 4:15pm -

Richard Prince's Journal-isms

  • newAcel Moore, Icon and Pioneer, Dies at 75
    February 13, 2016 Longtime Philly columnist was left paralyzed in 2010 (2/13/16); Gwen Ifill wins in candidates' debate; Obama live from Illinois on CNN,…
    - 3 hours ago 13 Feb 16, 12:58pm -
  • newGwen Ifill Wins in Candidates' Debate
    February 12, 2016 Co-moderator asks Democrats about white people; Obama live from Illinois on CNN, MSNBC, but not Fox; ex-Mexican president laughs at Trum…
    - 18 hours ago 12 Feb 16, 10:05pm -
  • Now It's the Girls on the Bus
    February 10, 2016 NBC's Welker often "the only black woman in the room"; columnists turn attention to deadly football head injuries; . . and others to cr…
    - 3 days ago 10 Feb 16, 10:45pm -
  • Michael Feeney, Mentor With a Purpose
    February 8, 2016 Service in Harlem sanctuary has feel of NABJ meeting; NYU J-students say they were profiled at Rubio event; critic gives CBS "solid grade…
    - 5 days ago 8 Feb 16, 11:55pm -
  • Barred From Their Own Homes
    February 5, 2016 People of color victimized by NYPD tactic, reporters find; . . . one woman's list of 13 black investigative reporters; Dallas Morning New…
    - 8 days ago 5 Feb 16, 10:11pm -
  • CNN Pushes Back on Ted Cruz Allegation
    February 3, 2016 Texan cites network in spreading falsehood about Carson; reporter fired over fabrications, impersonations; Michael Feeney fund exceeds $2…
    - 10 days ago 3 Feb 16, 10:44pm -
  • Michael Feeney Fund Quickly Raises $15,000
    February 1, 2016 "Doctors didn't see this coming," mom says of fatal illness; Cruz, Sanders say Iowa results have messages for media; Palin squirms when…
    - 12 days ago 1 Feb 16, 10:16pm -
  • Michael Feeney of N.Y. News, NABJ Dies at 32
    January 31, 2016 "You were so about diversity in the newsroom, in life . . ." (1/31/16); whites believed ready for local initiatives on race; Birmingham T…
    - 13 days ago 31 Jan 16, 9:24pm -
  • Truth and Reconciliation, American Style
    January 29, 2016 Whites believed ready for local initiatives on race; Birmingham Times sold to foundation devoted to training; more Michigan water tests a…
    - 15 days ago 29 Jan 16, 10:35pm -
  • What if the "Militants" Were Not White?
    January 27, 2016 Response to Oregon standoff has invited comparisons; N.Y. Times could have made "real difference" in Flint; Trump boycott leads to "sense…
    - 17 days ago 27 Jan 16, 10:59pm -
  • The White Girls' Shirts Spelled "Ni**er"
    January 25, 2016 Some blur faces -- media "cautious with a hurtful image"; Japanese-Americans still fighting use of "Jap"; frustration builds among blacks…
    - 19 days ago 25 Jan 16, 10:24pm -
  • Madame Noire Tops Black-Oriented Websites
    January 22, 2016 Women's site leads The Root and BET in unique visitors; Detroit photog captures Flint tragedy for Time cover; #OscarsSoWhite morphs into…
    - 22 days ago 22 Jan 16, 10:20pm -
  • Latinos "Punch Below Their Weight"
    January 20, 2016 Despite numbers, voting influence seen as limited; black Dallas paper loses Martin Luther King Jr. parade; pundit fired after calling Fli…
    - 24 days ago 20 Jan 16, 10:32pm -
  • Dallas Paper Closes Community Sections
    January 15, 2016 Morning News cuts 13 "neighborsgo" jobs; Trump boots N.Y. Times reporter from campaign event; N.Y. Daily News promotes Eric Barrow to spo…
    - 29 days ago 15 Jan 16, 10:29pm -
  • TV Not for Obama's Progressive Critics of Color
    January 13, 2016 Some wish "State of the Union" addressed race issues; Trump rejects white nationalists but embraces "anger"; Al Jazeera America, praised…
    - 31 days ago 13 Jan 16, 11:44pm -
  • Sean Penn Scored on Ethics of "El Chapo" Interview
    January 11, 2016 Sean Penn scored on ethics of "El Chapo" interview; insult to journalists" to give drug lord approval; David Bowie fans span races, gen…
    - 33 days ago 11 Jan 16, 10:20pm -
  • Will the "Spotlights" Shine in Many Colors?
    January 9, 2016   Investigative teams usually a "white male crowd"; N.Y. Muslims win another victory over illegal surveillance; "NABJ baby" says advocac…
    - 35 days ago 9 Jan 16, 10:13pm -
  • Obama Cheered, Mocked Over Gun Moves
    January 6, 2016 AP says measures would not have stopped slaughters; AP nixes "militiamen" term in Oregon, favors "armed men"; Maynard Institute is "recons…
    - 38 days ago 6 Jan 16, 10:44pm -
  • What if Oregon Militants Were Black or Muslim?
    January 4, 2016 Treatment of armed white protesters at issue; how Trump would have delivered the Gettysburg Address; Albor Ruiz column cut from N.Y. Daily…
    - 40 days ago 4 Jan 16, 10:20pm -
  • "Media Throng" Follows Cosby to Court
    December 30, 2015 Daily News cover: "He said-she said" 55 times over; N.Y. Times says a white Tamir Rice would be alive today; . . . media want cameras fo…
    - 45 days ago 30 Dec 15, 10:32pm -
  • Diversity's Greatest Hits, 2015
    December 28, 2015 A year in the quest for news media that look like America: Police violence; gun violence; Donald Trump, seriously; fear of Muslims; the…
    - 47 days ago 28 Dec 15, 10:16pm -
  • Unarmed or Shot in the Back
    December 23, 2015 Atlanta reporters uncover fate of victims of Ga. police; Washington Post pulls cartoon depicting Cruz, daughters; Disney wants out of Fu…
    - 52 days ago 23 Dec 15, 10:52pm -
  • Putin "Creates Climate" for Killing Journalists
    December 21, 2015 Trump accepts Russian's praise, says guilt not proved; Rubio, Cruz not the Latino candidates many expected; Success story: "Why I stoppe…
    - 54 days ago 21 Dec 15, 10:07pm -
  • Journalists Follow Their Passions
    December 18, 2015 Our latest list of nonfiction books by journalists of color or those of special interest to them — the second of two — features jour…
    - 57 days ago 18 Dec 15, 9:58pm -
  • Norris Leaving NPR to "Grow" Race Project
    December 17, 2015 Host says effort might expand beyond journalism (12/17/15); recycled Baltimore images — how true?; Editorial: Despite mistrial, "damag…
    - 58 days ago 17 Dec 15, 10:29pm -
  • Recycled Baltimore Images — How True?
    December 16, 2015 With mistrial, opportunity to repeat prior mistakes; Editorial: Despite mistrial, "damaging" testimony emerged; critics say GOP debaters…
    - 59 days ago 16 Dec 15, 10:48pm -
  • Fallout Over a Dismissal at Poynter
    December 14, 2015 Mentors, mentees follow Kenny Irby to new program; NABJ founders see "back to the future" on diversity; climate agreement falls short of…
    - 61 days ago 14 Dec 15, 11:21pm -
  • Journalists Who Rocked Their World
    December 11, 2015 Our latest list of nonfiction books by journalists of color or those of special interest to them — the first of two — gives us a ch…
    - 64 days ago 11 Dec 15, 10:28pm -
  • Pulley Stepping Down as Hampton J-Dean
    December 11, 2015 Business journalist takes N.Y. public relations job (12/11/15); media turn up heat on Trump; should reporters be packing heat?; HuffPost…
    - 64 days ago 11 Dec 15, 12:57pm -
  • Media Turn Up Heat on Trump
    December 9, 2015 It's policies, not personality, after anti-Muslim comments; should reporters be packing heat?; HuffPost rebuffs NABJ request to correct f…
    - 66 days ago 9 Dec 15, 10:40pm -

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Politics 365

  • newEric Garner’s daughter comes out in ad for Bernie Sanders
    This week Erica Garner, the daughter of the late Eric Garner, the man who was killed by a police chokehold in 2014, has come out in a video supporting Bernie Sanders. Erica Garner is active in the Black Lives Movement. The video opens with Erica inte…
    - 5 hours ago 13 Feb 16, 11:30am -
  • 10-20-30, Black Caucus May Have Finally Found Partner on Poverty: Paul Ryan
    After years of talk in meetings on panels and with various federal officials, the Congressional Black Caucus may have finally found a partner who cares about the issues of poverty: Speaker Paul Ryan.  Ryan is bringing up the issue of poverty with ot…
    - 4 days ago 9 Feb 16, 9:48am -
  • Why the Internet Tax Freedom Act Matters
    2015 was indeed the “political year of the Internet.” From net neutrality to spectrum policy, there were so many huge issues relating to the Internet that it is easy to forget an arcane and dry issue that’s actually extraordinarily impactful: t…
    - 5 days ago 8 Feb 16, 7:37pm -
  • Is Our Education System Conducive to Breaking the Cycle of Poverty?
    Every student deserves the opportunity to be in a learning environment where they can thrive. They all deserve access to a high quality education that prepares them for future success.  However, our education system struggles to produce a skilled wo…
    - 5 days ago 8 Feb 16, 1:27pm -
  • Trump – The Republican Frankenstein
    “Although Victor Frankenstein claimed to be creating his monster for the betterment of humankind, it’s more likely that he did so out of arrogance, or out of a desire to become like God.” Cliff Notes As of this writing Real Clear Politics has…
    - 8 days ago 5 Feb 16, 6:29pm -

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Good Black News

  • newDr. Paula A. Johnson Becomes 1st African-American President of Wellesley College
    article by Jeremy Fox via Wellesley College announced Thursday it had appointed Dr. Paula A. Johnson, a Harvard Medical School professor and advocate for women’s health, as its president, making her the first African-American to lea…
    - 7 hours ago 13 Feb 16, 8:53am -
  • newRussell Simmons Announces All Def Movie Awards
    article by Ny MaGee via Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons has announced that he’s launching his own movie awards show in response to #OscarsSoWhite, which is set to debut just four days before the Academy Awards. As the A.V. Club r…
    - 15 hours ago 13 Feb 16, 1:38am -
  • newDamon Wayans to Star in “Lethal Weapon” TV Pilot at Fox
    article by Nellie Andreeva via After lengthy negotiations, Fox and Warner Bros. TV have closed a pilot-order deal for Lethal Weapon, an hourlong series based on the buddy cop action comedy movies that starred Mel Gibson as Martin R…
    - 15 hours ago 13 Feb 16, 1:23am -
  • newToyota Must Pay $22 Million for Charging Minorities Higher Interest Rates
    article via The Justice Department and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Tuesday announced a settlement resolving allegations that Torrance-based Toyota Motor Credit Corp. discriminated against black and Asian/Pacific I…
    - 15 hours ago 13 Feb 16, 1:13am -
  • newLauren Laray, 8, Makes Wigs for Child Cancer Patients
    article by Zon D’Amour via Where can we make an appointment to get our hair done by 8-year-old Lauren Laray? The 3rd grader has a remarkable talent for doing hair and she’s putting her skills towards an excellent cause. After…
    - 15 hours ago 13 Feb 16, 1:06am -


  • newWendy Williams Blasts Ciara Over $15 Million Future Lawsuit
    *Wendy Williams didn’t hold back her opinion on the Ciara, Future drama during a segment on her talk show this week. She blasted the R&B singer’s decision to sue her baby daddy for $15 million for defamation. Ciara points to a series of tweets th…
    - 23 mins ago 13 Feb 16, 3:57pm -
  • newMust See! Barack and Michelle’s Valentine’s Day Greetings to Each Other (WATCH)
    All we know is … it’s times like this that make us know gonna miss this guy. We’re of course talking about Mr. President … Barack Obama! If you missed it, the prez visited “Ellen” the other day and since this is Valentine’s Day weekend,…
    - 2 hours ago 13 Feb 16, 2:35pm -
  • newBlack Stars Support Oscars At NAACP Image Awards (WATCH)
    *At the end of Black history month, Chris Rock will host the 88th Oscars ceremony – where no Black entertainers have been nominated and everyone is talking about his choice. What would you do? EUR: What would you say if your community asked you not…
    - 2 hours ago 13 Feb 16, 2:29pm -
  • newCoalition of Police Officers Support Beyoncé’ & Formation Music Video
    *Washington, DC – On Thursday, February 11, 2016, the National Coalition of Law Enforcement Officers for Justice, Reform & Accountability (NCLEO4J) publicly condemned the protests that are being planned at the NFL Offices in New York in response t…
    - 2 hours ago 13 Feb 16, 2:23pm -
  • newTina Campbell Calls Husband’s Cheating Scandal ‘Empowering’
    *Tina Campbell of Mary Mary recently won an NAACP Image Award for her solo album, “It’s Personal”, and fans of the singer know that lately, any opportunity she has to speak about her bounce back from her cheating husband, then she’s going to…
    - 5 hours ago 13 Feb 16, 11:16am -
  • newRegina King Talks ‘American Crime’ and Andre 3000
    *Regina King is living a good life with an Emmy win under her belt for her work on ABC’s “American Crime.” With being back for the show’s new season, the former “227” star is enjoying playing Terri LaCroix, a character way different than…
    - 6 hours ago 13 Feb 16, 10:32am -
  • newCiara Admits Struggle to Abstain From Sex With Russell Wilson
    *Ciara and Russell Wilson may be happily in love with each other, but that doesn’t make the singer/dancer immune to wanting to have sex with the Seattle Seahawks quarterback. In an interview with Cosmopolitan magazine, Ciara opened up about how he…
    - 7 hours ago 13 Feb 16, 9:24am -
  • newCam Newton Posts Pic of Baby Son Chosen
    *If you’ve been wondering what Cam Newton’s baby son, Chosen, looks like, we help you out with that. Well, kinda. On Friday, Newton posted the first picture (above and below) of his newborn lying between his league MVP and Offensive Player of the…
    - 8 hours ago 13 Feb 16, 8:09am -
  • newIdris Elba Lands Romantic Drama; Samuel L. Jackson Pursues ‘Revival’ Role
    *Looks like Idris Elba is moving past his personal love drama with some professional affection in the form of a big screen romance. Media sources report that Elba is in talks to play the lead in a romantic drama based on Charlie Martin’s best-selli…
    - 8 hours ago 13 Feb 16, 7:51am -
  • newCam Newton Posts Heartfelt Message to his Supporters
    *Cam Newton, to the chagrin of his critics, is back in the news again today. In the wake of losing the Super Bowl to the Denver Broncos and a disastrous post game press conference last Sunday, the Carolina Panthers QB and NFL MVP decided to write a…
    - 9 hours ago 13 Feb 16, 7:35am -

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