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  • newZimbabwe: 'Armyworm' Threatens Crops
    [Deutsche Welle] After a prolonged drought, incessant rains in most parts of Zimbabwe had raised hope that food shortages would be eased. But an outbreak of armyworms may be making the situation worse.
    - 35 mins ago 24 Jan 17, 1:22am -
  • newGambia: Ex-Ruler Yahya Jammeh 'Plundered Coffers'
    [Al Jazeera] The Gambia's ex-ruler, Yahya Jammeh, plundered the state coffers in his final weeks in power, stealing millions of dollars and shipping out luxury vehicles by cargo plane, according to an aide to new president Adama Barrow.
    - 36 mins ago 24 Jan 17, 1:21am -
  • newGambia: Barrow Names Woman Vice-President
    [Deutsche Welle] President Adama Barrow has appointed as deputy leader a woman who had vowed to prosecute exiled leader Yahya Jammeh. Barrow, still in Senegal, said the appointment was designed to address gender imbalance.
    - 38 mins ago 24 Jan 17, 1:19am -
  • newTunisia/Zimbabwe: Carthage Eagles Swoop on Warriors, Oust Algeria
    [Deutsche Welle] In a show of strength, the Eagles of Carthage have defeated Zimbabwe, effectively forcing pre-game favorites Algeria out of the football tournament. Tunisia's Polish-born coach said their "strategy was simple."
    - 39 mins ago 24 Jan 17, 1:18am -
  • newRwanda: Managers to Be Investigated For Breach of Labour Laws
    [New Times] The Public Service Commission has announced plans to investigate why managers in public service continue to break labour laws, dragging the government to courts which ends up incurring losses in case of unfavourable rulings.
    - 42 mins ago 24 Jan 17, 1:15am -
  • newSouthern Africa: Has Ecowas Taught Southern Africa a Lesson?
    [The Conversation Africa] Has the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) just taught the Southern African Development Community (SADC) a lesson? The West African states effectively took a dictator to task after he refused to comply with t…
    - 44 mins ago 24 Jan 17, 1:13am -
  • newNigeria: Army Vows to Charge Premium Times for Fraud
    [Premium Times] Four days after the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, caused the raiding of PREMIUM TIMES offices and the arrest of the medium's journalists, the army has indicated its intention to file charges against the news organisation for "fr…
    - 2 hours ago 24 Jan 17, 12:24am -
  • newNigeria: 236 People Buried After Camp Bombing - Official
    [Premium Times] A total of 234 people were killed and buried after a Nigerian military jet mistakenly bombed a camp occupied by persons displaced by Boko Haram, an official has said.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Jan 17, 12:24am -
  • newNigeria: Govt Announces Strategies Out of Recession
    [Premium Times] Asset divestment, stable oil production and expansion of economic infrastructure are parts of the strategic plans of the Nigerian government to haul the troubled economy out of recession and restore growth, the Minister for Budget and…
    - 2 hours ago 24 Jan 17, 12:18am -
  • newNigeria: Govt Rejects #BringBackOurGirl's 'Impudent' Language
    [Premium Times] The Federal Government has urged the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group to see government as a partner rather than adversary in the quest to secure the release of the Chibok girls.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Jan 17, 12:17am -
  • newUganda: Dozens Arrested As Police Enforce Tobacco Law
    [Monitor] Kampala -Thirty people were last Saturday arrested in Kampala in the anti-tobacco operation conducted by the Uganda National Health Consumers Organisation [UNHCO] under the Ministry of Health and the police.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Jan 17, 12:15am -
  • newAfrica: Cameroon Raise Targets After Making Afcon Quarterfinals
    [Monitor] Over eight years ago, Cameroon were perennial contenders at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon). Record tournament goal scorer Samuel Eto'o formed the core of their set-up.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Jan 17, 12:10am -
  • newAfrica: Thank God, the Barack Obama Road Show Has Come to an End
    [Monitor] In 2008, Barack Obama son of a Kenyan father and American mother, won the election and became the 44th president of the United States of America. He made history as the first African-American to lead the US.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Jan 17, 12:07am -
  • newEast Africa: 1,000 South Sudan Herders Enter Uganda
    [Monitor] Kaabong -About 1,000 Toposa pastoralists from South Sudan have crossed to Kaabong District in search of water and pasture for their animals.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Jan 17, 12:05am -
  • newUganda: Museveni Wants Law On Sugarcane By-Products
    [Monitor] Jinja -President Museveni has directed the Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Ms Amelia Kyambadde to bring to Parliament, within six months, a law that will allow for the blending of fuel with Ethanol to cut fuel costs.
    - 2 hours ago 23 Jan 17, 11:59pm -
  • newAfrica: 'It Will Take 170 Years for Women to Be Paid As Men Are'
    [IPS] Rome -While just eight individuals, all of them men, own the same wealth as 3.6 billion people - half of world's total population - it will take 170 years for women to be paid the same as men, warns a new major report on inequality.
    - 15 hours ago 23 Jan 17, 10:50am -
  • newKenya: Govt Looks to Borrow U.S.$1.5 Billion for Budgetary Support, Shilling Cushion
    [East African] Kenya is looking to borrow more money from the commercial market in the face of a widening deficit that is pushing the shilling towards record lows, and to meet urgent expenditures occasioned by a biting drought.
    - 15 hours ago 23 Jan 17, 10:48am -
  • newSouth Africa: 'Our Prayers Have Been Heard' - Family of Shiraaz Mohamed
    [News24Wire] The family of kidnapped photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed says its prayers have been heard after receiving news that Mohamed might still be alive.
    - 15 hours ago 23 Jan 17, 10:32am -
  • newAfrica: Is Cash Aid to the Poor Wasted On Tobacco and Alcohol?
    [IPS] Rome -Not at all. Or at least not necessarily. The fact is that cash transfer programmes -regular money payments to poor households--are meant to reduce poverty, promote sustainable livelihoods and increase production in the developing world. O…
    - 15 hours ago 23 Jan 17, 10:31am -
  • newGambia: 'No Money in the Coffers', Says President Adama Barrow
    [Deutsche Welle] Speaking on Sengalese radio, elected President Adama Barrow said there appeared to be an absence of state funds following the exit of Yahya Jammeh. The deal Jammeh struck to exit the Gambia may make him untouchable.
    - 15 hours ago 23 Jan 17, 10:29am -
  • newZimbabwe: 'Illiterate' Voters Raise Rigging Fears
    [Zimbabwe Standard] Poll monitors yesterday expressed concern over the high number of assisted voters during the Bikita West parliamentary by-election amid claims Zanu PF supporters feigned illiteracy as part of rigging.
    - 16 hours ago 23 Jan 17, 9:37am -
  • newZimbabwe: Why I Won't Support Mnangagwa - Moyo
    [Zimbabwe Standard] Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo's public spats with Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa have intensified since the minister's arrest last year on charges that he abused money from the Zimbabwe Manpower Developme…
    - 16 hours ago 23 Jan 17, 9:32am -
  • newNigeria: Govt Moves to Tackle Graft At Nigerian Ports
    [Guardian] The Federal Government plans to instal anti-corruption mechanisms at Nigerian ports to tackle fraudulent and criminal activities.
    - 17 hours ago 23 Jan 17, 9:06am -
  • newBurkina Faso/Guinea Bissau: #AFCON2017 Burkina Faso Powers Through to Quarterfinals
    [allAfrica] Burkina Faso were certainly not expected to top their 2017 African Nations Cup Group A amid heavy competition from hosts Gabon and fancied Cameroon, but have proven they could be a tough nut to crack as they seek to repeat their heroics o…
    - 17 hours ago 23 Jan 17, 9:05am -
  • newGabon/Cameroon: Cameroon Shatters Host Gabon's #AFCON2017 Dream
    [allAfrica] Hosts Gabon's worst fears came true on Sunday night when the country was bundled out of the 2017 African Nations Cup following a 0-0 draw with Cameroon in Libreville.
    - 17 hours ago 23 Jan 17, 8:56am -
  • newZimbabwe: Is Grand Coalition Only Way to Oust Mugabe?
    [New Zimbabwe] THE opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) has said a grand coalition is the only way to oust President Robert Mugabe from power.
    - 17 hours ago 23 Jan 17, 8:31am -
  • newZimbabwe: Former Education Minister's Son Sues Father, Police Chief
    [Zimbabwe Standard] Former Education minister Aeneas Chigwedere's son has taken his father alongside police commissioner general Augustine Chihuri and his two junior officers to the High Court, demanding the return of a vehicle allegedly seized from…
    - 17 hours ago 23 Jan 17, 8:30am -
  • newZimbabwe/Tunisia: Can Musona Rescue Warriors?
    [The Herald] ZIMBABWE coach Calisto Pasuwa has not been giving much in terms of Knowledge Musona's readiness to lead Zimbabwe tonight at the Stade de l'Amitie but the opponents Tunisia are desperate to know if he will be fully fit for the final showd…
    - 17 hours ago 23 Jan 17, 8:27am -
  • newZimbabwe: Traffic Police to Use Swipe Machines
    [The Herald] Freeman Razemba -The Zimbabwe Republic Police has introduced point of sale machines at some of its traffic branches and police stations to facilitate easy payment of fines. Chief police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity…
    - 18 hours ago 23 Jan 17, 8:23am -
  • newCote d'Ivoire/Morocco: The Elephants Have an Afcon Date With Destiny
    [allAfrica] Title holders Cote d'Ivoire face a date with destiny as they seek to sneak into the quarterfinals of the African Nations Cup with victory over Group C rivals Morocco in Oyem on Tuesday.
    - 18 hours ago 23 Jan 17, 7:43am -

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 -

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- 3 Jun 15, 1:51pm -

Politics 365

  • Let’s Incentivize An All-Inclusive Consumer Approach to Solar
    Donald Trump’s meeting recently with Silicon Valley’s tech royalty should give investors an idea about which sectors of the economy will be receiving some love from America’s Reality Star in Chief. Mr. Trump declared to the tech CEOs in attenda…
    - 5 days ago 19 Jan 17, 12:24pm -
  • Moving Beyond the March
    I woke up Monday morning, thinking about going downtown to participate in my local community’s Martin Luther King Day celebration activities. This included a day filled with recognizing scholarship award recipients, making and listening to speeches…
    - 5 days ago 19 Jan 17, 10:28am -
  • Reps. McEachin, Sewell Release Striking Statements on Why They Will Skip Trump’s Inaugural
    Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL), who represents Selma, Alabama wrote she will not attend Donald Trump’s inauguration.  She was joined by new Virginia congressman Rep. Don McEachin (D-VA).  Both of their statements were striking to say the least. “Upon…
    - 5 days ago 18 Jan 17, 4:12pm -
  • Rep. John Lewis’ Chief of Staff Provides Long List of Lewis’ Accomplishments in Congress
    John Lewis did more before he was 25 than most people have done during their entire lives. Since Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) called Donald Trump an “illegitimate” soon-to-be President and dared to remind everyone of the dubious fact that Russia ass…
    - 6 days ago 18 Jan 17, 6:46am -
  • Architect of U.S. Capitol Rules Cop Painting Must Come Down on January 17
    Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash., a former police officer, asked the Architect of the Capitol if a painting that was a winner in the annual congressional high school contest should be taken down. The painting by St. Louis high school artist David Pulphus…
    - 10 days ago 13 Jan 17, 7:41pm -

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Roland Martin HelpViews:337468540ratingsTime:03:56More inHowto & Style
- 3 Jun 15, 1:51pm -