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Buhari and Dasuki: managing perceptions

While millions of Nigerians want the twins;  Corruption and Impunity, caught, tied up, flogged and severely disabled, they also want  this to be done within the boundaries of law, and accountability. The question is whether this administration realizes it or not. The revelations from the Department of State Security (DSS) and the former National Security

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Why African Americans Should Be 1st in Line to Cuba

Why African Americans Should Be 1st in Line to Cuba As the U.S. Embassy opens in Havana for the first time in 54 years, we should learn the history that ties black Americans to the black population of the island. By: DeWayne Wickham Posted: July 20 2015 3:00 AM Old HavanaWikimedia Commons Havana: On a small cut of

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Body Shaming Black Female Athletes Is Not Just About Race

Source: Time.com Date: 7/20/2015 Byline: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Body Shaming Black Female Athletes Is Not Just About Race Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Body Shaming Black Female Athletes Is Not Just About Race Kareem Abdul-Jabbar@kaj33 Julian Finney—Getty Images Serena Williams celebrates after winning the Final of the Ladies Singles against Garbine Muguruza of Spain during the day 12 of

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Glitches bedevil President’s House

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer Date: September 25, 2011 Byline: Stephan Salisbury Glitches bedevil President’s House The President’s House is broken. That should not come as a surprise to most of the tens of thousands of visitors who have passed through the exhibition and slavery memorial on Independence Mall. More often than not, they’ve been greeted by blank

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Pa. Justices Mull Showing Jury Slow-Motion Video of Murder

Source: The Legal Intelligencer Date: September 15, 2011 Byline: Gina Passarella Pa. Justices Mull Showing Jury Slow-Motion Video of Murder An attorney for Lewis M. Jordan, found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to death for the 2007 shooting of a Philadelphia police officer in a Dunkin Donuts, argued before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Wednesday that

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Board Rejects Pardon for Black Mom Jailed for Sending Kids to White School District

Source: Black Economic Development Date: September 4, 2011 Byline: admin Board Rejects Pardon for Black Mom Jailed for Sending Kids to White School District COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Parole Board on Friday unanimously recommended that Governor John Kasichnot pardon Kelley Williams-Bolar, of Akron, the Black mother who sent her children to a predominantly white school district. In January of this year

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UK violence raises questions about American unrest

Source: Boston.com (AP) Date: August 13, 2011 Byline: Jesse Washington UK violence raises questions about American unrest A black man killed by police. Mobs of looters. Cities charred and shaken. The riots in London mirror some of the worst uprisings in modern U.S. history. And there are more parallels: Stubborn poverty and high unemployment, services slashed

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Somalis Starve as Shabab Militants Bar Escape From Famine

Source: The New York Times Date: August 1, 2011 Byline: Jeffrey Gettleman Somalis Starve as Shabab Militants Bar Escape From Famine MOGADISHU, Somalia — The Shabab Islamist insurgent group, which controls much of southern Somalia, is blocking starving people from fleeing the country and setting up a cantonment camp where it is imprisoning displaced people who

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