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  • newAfrica: Tanzania Can Learn From Iceland Geothermal Energy Strides
    [Citizen] Iceland -Geothermal energy is not among the much known sources of energy in Tanzania.
    - 9 hours ago 25 Aug 16, 8:54am -
  • newGhana: Ghana Is Not Safe - Deputy Speaker
    [Ghanaian Chronicle] Kumasi -The Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament and Member of Parliament (MP) for Essikado in the Western Region, Joe Ghartey, has raised the alarm over what he says is a general insecurity system in the country.
    - 9 hours ago 25 Aug 16, 8:51am -
  • newTanzania: Yanga's Pluijm Takes Positives From Confed Cup Exit
    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Despite the pain of Yanga's Confederation Cup failure, head coach Hans van der Pluijm can still see a silver lining.
    - 9 hours ago 25 Aug 16, 8:49am -
  • newSouth Sudan: 'Abstain From Politics,' Ex-Rebel Leader Told
    [Deutsche Welle] Following Riek Machar's reported reappearance in Khartoum, the South Sudanese government has started laying down conditions for the eventual return home of the former vice president and rebel leader.
    - 9 hours ago 25 Aug 16, 8:47am -
  • newNigeria: 'Only 10 Million Citizens Pay Taxes'
    [Daily Trust] Only 10 million Nigerians are paying taxes in the country, according to the Join Tax Board report.
    - 9 hours ago 25 Aug 16, 8:32am -
  • newSouth Africa: Malema's Party Speaks on Gordhan 'Debacle'
    [EFF] The Economic Freedom Fighters reiterates the previously shared position that the Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan should, at most, cooperate with the investigation process conducted by the Directorate of Priority Crime Investigation, the Hawk…
    - 9 hours ago 25 Aug 16, 8:30am -
  • newAfrica: Could America's War On Terror Creep Across Africa?
    [African Arguments] US legal and military justifications for conducting attacks in Somalia have evolved recently, leading to a surge in airstrikes. Could the same precedent be used elsewhere in Africa?
    - 9 hours ago 25 Aug 16, 8:28am -
  • newKenya: Torso of Chopped-Up Woman Found in Kayole
    [Capital FM] Nairobi -The torso of the woman whose other body parts were found dumped in Umoja area in Nairobi has been found.
    - 10 hours ago 25 Aug 16, 8:18am -
  • newEthiopia: No Need for Outside Intervention in Domestic Affairs - Govt
    [Ethiopian Herald] The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the government is discussing with the public and works to raise awareness on development plan as a means to address public demand. The government does not need any external intervention for its…
    - 10 hours ago 25 Aug 16, 8:17am -
  • newSomalia: AMISOM, SNA Pledge Unity in War Against Al-Shabaab
    [Shabelle] Senior military officers from the African Union Mission in Somalia and the Somali National Army have pledged to work together to rid the country of the militant insurgent group Al-Shabaab.
    - 10 hours ago 25 Aug 16, 8:14am -
  • newNamibia: Premier League Sponsor Pulls Out
    [Namibia Economist] Namibia Premier League was left high and dry this week when its main sponsor MTC pulled out of the N$15 million deal.
    - 10 hours ago 25 Aug 16, 8:14am -
  • newZimbabwe: Religious Tourism - 'Judgment Night' a Tourism Magnet
    [The Herald] Religious tourism has been the subject of heated debate at various forums, especially after the launch of the National Tourism Policy by Government in 2014. The debate has been centred on how Zimbabwe can benefit from this concept and wh…
    - 10 hours ago 25 Aug 16, 8:12am -
  • newSouthern Africa: SADC - Up-Scaling Regional Integration
    [The Herald] Regional cooperation and regional integration are two different concepts although somehow related. In regional cooperation, countries agree to cooperate in certain things like transnational crime, agriculture, education, health infrastru…
    - 10 hours ago 25 Aug 16, 8:08am -
  • newNamibia: We Are Tired of Handshakes, We Want Money - Paralympians
    [New Era] Windhoek -Just as Namibians were recovering from the scandalous rape allegations of disgraced Olympic boxer Junias Jonas, the country yesterday again woke up to more disastrous news - that Namibian Paralympians might not make it to this yea…
    - 10 hours ago 25 Aug 16, 7:58am -
  • newZimbabwe: Sports Minister Admits 'We Simply Failed' at Rio Olympics
    [The Herald] Sport and Recreation Minister Makhosini Hlongwane has acknowledged that Team Zimbabwe failed the nation at the just-ended Olympic Games, attributing the poor showing at the global sporting showcase to lack of planning.
    - 10 hours ago 25 Aug 16, 7:47am -
  • newZimbabwe: Cremation Environmentally Friendly
    [The Herald] "I cannot imagine old, wrinkled witches with their long nails feasting on my flesh when I die. I will not give them that satisfaction because now they must be salivating, lusting after my thick frame and big bottom. But if I am to be cre…
    - 10 hours ago 25 Aug 16, 7:38am -
  • newZimbabwe: Vice President Mnangagwa Dies
    [The Herald] Bulawayo -Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's elder brother, Mr Philip Mnangagwa (84), has died. Family spokesperson Mr Patrick Mnangagwa said Mr Mnangagwa died on Tuesday after a long illness at his home in Shurugwi.
    - 10 hours ago 25 Aug 16, 7:36am -
  • newNigeria: Police Nab Most Wanted Criminal in Lagos
    [Leadership] Lagos State police command has arrested the most wanted alleged murderer, armed robber and cultist who led a gang that had killed many people and set houses ablaze in the metropolis.
    - 12 hours ago 25 Aug 16, 6:15am -
  • newSouth Africa: I Can't Stop Finance Minister Probe - Zuma
    [News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma has "full confidence" in Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, the Presidency said in a statement on Thursday.
    - 12 hours ago 25 Aug 16, 6:02am -
  • newZimbabwe: Who Will Lead Grand Coalition?
    [Financial Gazette] COALITIONS have dominated Kenya's political landscape where alliances between parties have played a significant role in defining the course of events and election outcomes in the east African nation for the past 15 years.
    - 12 hours ago 25 Aug 16, 6:02am -
  • newSouth Sudan: Machar's Treatment in Sudan Stirs No Objections
    [VOA] South Sudan said Wednesday said that even though former rebel leader Riek Machar was being treated at a Sudanese hospital for an apparent chest infection and leg injury, it would not affect relations between the two countries.
    - 13 hours ago 25 Aug 16, 5:15am -
  • newBurundi: Govt Could Scrap Presidential Term Limits
    [East African] A debate on whether to scrap Presidential term limits in Burundi is set to kick off after a commission formed last year to chart the country's political future said it was ready to present its findings to Parliament.
    - 13 hours ago 25 Aug 16, 4:35am -
  • newZimbabwe: Protesters, Police Clash in Harare
    [Financial Gazette] A MOVEMENT for Democratic Change (MDC-T) demonstration against police brutality degenerated into chaos in Harare as anti-riot police engaged in running battles with protesters.
    - 14 hours ago 25 Aug 16, 4:09am -
  • newZambia: President Turns Down Request to Meet with Main Opposition Leader
    [VOA] Zambia's ruling Patriotic Front (PF) party says President Edgar Lungu will not meet with main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema from the United Party for National Development (UPND).
    - 14 hours ago 25 Aug 16, 4:07am -
  • newNigeria: Your Govt May End Up Like Jonathan's - Emir
    [Premium Times] The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari to avoid repeating the mistakes made by former President Goodluck Jonathan so his administration does not end up in infamy like that of his predecessor.
    - 16 hours ago 25 Aug 16, 1:37am -

Richard Prince's Journal-isms

  • Acel 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,…
    - 13 Feb 16, 12:58pm -
  • Gwen 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 9 Dec 15, 10:40pm -

Sahara Reporters

Black Blue Dog

News One

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Politics 365

  • newNew Hillary Clinton Ad Links Trump to the KKK
    What’s below will likely go down as one the most memorable ads of the 2016 presidential campaign.  This Clinton ad runs at a time when Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is attempting to make progress with African American votes. From s…
    - 3 hours ago 25 Aug 16, 3:17pm -
  • newYes It’s Been 264 Days Since Hillary Clinton Has Held A Press Conference
    Was former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s press interaction at NABJ a press conference? Given the select group of reporters and the fact there was so few the answer would have to be no.  The question remains: Why hasn’t Hillary Clinton, w…
    - 7 hours ago 25 Aug 16, 11:09am -
  • Trump Plans to Meet Black Leaders and Travel to Black Communities
    Now this ought to be a good one. According to a report in the Washington Post, Republican presidential nominee, who is polling at 1 percent with African American voters, has a new plan to attract Black voters. The plan: he’s going to try and speak…
    - 1 day ago 24 Aug 16, 10:04am -
  • President Obama to Meet with Family of Alton Sterling
    After viewing flood damage in Louisiana, President Obama will meet with the family of Alton Sterling. Sterling, 37, was shot to death by a Baton Rouge Police Officer on July 5, 2016. The encounter Sterling had that ended in his death was captured o…
    - 2 days ago 23 Aug 16, 3:41pm -
  • Bank Black – It’s Serious Business
    By: Ron Busby, President, US Black Chambers, Inc. In the wake of the continued outrages of police shootings, the effort to raise awareness of the need for a sound financial foundation for Black America has gained momentum across the country. The USBC…
    - 2 days ago 23 Aug 16, 2:51pm -
  • Republican Senator Calls First Black POTUS “Drug Dealer In Chief”
    Republican Senator Mark Kirk, who is set to lose his Senate seat to Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) as she is ahead in the polls, today referred to the first Black President of the United States in quite an “interesting” way. Speaking on the $400 m…
    - 3 days ago 22 Aug 16, 10:51am -
  • As Trump Talks “Law and Order” Ryan Will Try to Move Justice Reform
    Several sources on Capitol Hill confirm that Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) is planning to move major justice reform legislation in September when the House finally returns from a long summer recess.  With Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump r…
    - 3 days ago 22 Aug 16, 10:34am -
  • Don’t Buy the Hype: Ending Coverage Bans is a Bipartisan Issue
    By Destiny Lopez, co-director, All* Above All The Hyde Amendment—a federal ban on insurance coverage of abortion for women enrolled in Medicaid—has been in the news lately, often in a highly politicized context. While it’s all too common for pa…
    - 6 days ago 19 Aug 16, 10:38am -
  • Wisconsin: Dead Last in Well-Being of African-American Kids
    A study by the Annie E. Casey Foundation is drawing attention to systematic generational poverty in Wisconsin. In the wake of civil unrest after a police involved shooting, many are analyzing the situation with a wide angle lens.  The state of Wi…
    - 8 days ago 17 Aug 16, 11:34am -
  • Leslie Jones Launches #LOVE4GABBYUSA for Gabby Douglas
    After a barrage of media criticism from the media and on social media, actress Leslie Jones has created the hashtag #LOVE4GABBYUSA in support of Gabby Douglas. For Douglas, everything from her hair to not putting her hand over her heart during th…
    - 8 days ago 17 Aug 16, 11:32am -
  • Trump Talks at Blacks Enroute to Record Low Black Support
    Trump Talks Blacks Only With Crime Context. In a speech said to be directed to African American voters offering no policy, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump spoke for 40 minutes on “black issues.”  Given his focus on crime, poverty an…
    - 8 days ago 17 Aug 16, 11:22am -
  • Former Virginia NAACP Leader Jack Gravely Dies
    Jack Gravely, who once led the Virginia NAACP in the 1980s and who recently resigned after a stint as April 2015 as interim chief again over the last year, dies on August 15 in Richmond. He was a popular and outspoken personality in Virginia life…
    - 10 days ago 15 Aug 16, 9:53pm -
  • Trump Calls for Ideological Tests for Immigrants
    In Ohio, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump spoke on foreign policy and made several Cold War comparisons. Trump also called for the “extreme vetting” of immigrants entering the U.S. Trump’s speech on national security was done strictly…
    - 10 days ago 15 Aug 16, 9:23pm -
  • 228 Years: Another Study Reveals Bottomless Black/White Wealth Gap
    It isn’t the first study and it certainly won’t be the last.  A new study on the wealth gap between blacks and white in the U.S. conducted by the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and the Corporation For Economic Development (CFED) shows th…
    - 12 days ago 13 Aug 16, 9:21am -

Hinterland Gazette

Good Black News


  • newMTV to Give Kanye West 4 Free Minutes at VMAs; Olympic ‘Final 5’, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande Added
    *A Kanye West appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards is usually followed the next morning by an internet explosion over his shenanigans at the ceremony. Last year, the rapper used his Video Vanguard Award acceptance speech to announce that he…
    - 34 mins ago 25 Aug 16, 5:22pm -
  • newTye Tribett to Co-host 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards
    *The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces Two-Time Grammy, Two-Time GMA Dove Award, Four-Time Stellar Award and Soul Train Award winning artist,producer and songwriter, pastor and television host Tye Tribbett along with award winning duo for Kin…
    - 1 hour ago 25 Aug 16, 4:52pm -
  • newBig Freedia Sentenced to 3 Years Probation in Section 8 Fraud Case
    *Bounce queen Big Freedia will not serve any jail time, but was sentenced to three years probation in New Orleans on Thursday after pleading guilty to Section 8 fraud in March. The entertainer, whose real name is Freddie Ross Jr., admitted she fraud…
    - 1 hour ago 25 Aug 16, 4:41pm -
  • newJennifer Lopez to Executive Produce New Legal Drama for CBS
    *Jennifer Lopez is producing yet another set of twins. The singer-actress-producer — and mother of 8-year-old Max and Emme — is executive producing a new legal drama for CBS that will focus on twin brothers who are both lawyers, according to T…
    - 2 hours ago 25 Aug 16, 4:20pm -
  • newPenn State Alumni Support Nate Parker in Lengthy Open Letter
    *Four graduates of Penn State have released a statement supporting their former classmates – “The Birth of a Nation” director and star Nate Parker and his co-writer Jean McGianni Celestin – in the wake of controversy surrounding resurfac…
    - 2 hours ago 25 Aug 16, 3:42pm -
  • newHomeland Security Joins FBI in Leslie Jones Hack Probe
    *The hacking of Leslie Jones has reached the halls of Homeland Security, according to TMZ. The department’s cyber-crimes unit has reportedly joined the FBI’s investigation into how someone was able to hack into the “Saturday Night Live” come…
    - 3 hours ago 25 Aug 16, 3:10pm -
  • newChaka Khan Planning ‘Personal Tribute’ to Prince
    *There is a reason why we haven’t seen Chaka Khan in any Prince tributes since his death in April. The powerhouse, who shared a close friendship with the late musician and famously recorded a hit version of his song “I Feel For You,” says it…
    - 3 hours ago 25 Aug 16, 2:56pm -
  • newDwayne Johnson Dethrones Robert Downey Jr. as the World’s Highest Paid Actor
    *Forbes has released its new list of the world’s highest paid actors and Dwayne Johnson finds himself on top, having banked $64.5 million between June 2015 and June 2016. The earnings – more than double what he made the previous year – knock…
    - 3 hours ago 25 Aug 16, 2:28pm -
  • newDenzel Washington Eyes Lead in Legal Drama ‘Inner City’
    *Denzel Washington is circling the lead role in “Inner City,” a legal drama billed as a character study in the vein of Paul Newman’s 1982 classic “The Verdict,” according to Variety. Dan Gilroy will direct from his own script about a lawye…
    - 4 hours ago 25 Aug 16, 2:13pm -
  • new‘Wendy Williams Show’ in Turmoil Because of Her Controlling Husband: Report
    *According to Love B. Scott, there’s some serious issues going on behind the scenes at the “Wendy Williams Show.” The site is reporting that show execs want Wendy’s own husband & manager Kevin Hunter AXED from the show and apparently Wendy d…
    - 4 hours ago 25 Aug 16, 1:51pm -

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