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Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson Reunites with Several Kidnapped Nigerian School Girls Who Escaped from Boko Haram

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) reunited with several of the kidnapped Nigerian school girls who escaped from the clutches of the terrorist group Boko Haram. The girls visited with Congresswoman Wilson in her D.C. office. “I am delighted to see these brave and wonderful young girls again. They’ve experienced unspeakablehorrors that no child should ever have to endure just because they want and des ...

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Vigils Held for Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

by Craig D. Frazier Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Last week, a number of local and international events occurred to mark that it has been more than 100 days since the abduction of the Chibok pupils. In Manhattan, a silent candlelight vigil, organized by Nkechie Ogbodo, president of Kechi’s Project, was held across the street from the Nigerian consulate. Members of the organization cal ...

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Americans Benefit from Helping Africans

By LaTrina Antoine Special to the NNPA from the AFRO   WASHINGTON  (NNPA) – Increasing United States investment opportunities in Africa could help the economy create more jobs for Americans, according to U.S. officials “Our economic and commercial partnership is a two way street,” Penny Pritzker, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, told African leaders at the U.S.-Africa Summit. “Goods and services exports fro ...

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Obama Seeks Longterm Partnership in Africa

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) – President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that the federal government and private U.S. companies are investing $33 billion in Africa – $12 billion in new commitments – as part of an overall plan for his administration to strengthen its relation with the world’s second-largest continent. Speaking to nearly 50 African heads of state and top officials ...

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Black Brazilians push government to pay reparations for slavery

by Nick Chiles (Atlanta Black Star) While the world’s eyes remain riveted on Brazil’s World Cup stadiums, most people aren’t aware that the country is also the home to one of the world’s most progressive reparations movements to repay Afro-Brazilians for their enslavement. Slavery in Brazil didn’t end until 1889, making Brazil the last nation in the Western Hemisphere to outlaw the institution, and the lega ...

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