Thursday, May 28, 2015
Italy rescues more than 1,000 migrants at sea; 10 perish
Written by FRANCES D'EMILIO Associated Press 05 March 2015
Rescued migrants wait to disembark from an Italian Coast Guard vessel in Porto Empedocle, Sicily, southern Italy, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. In a dramatic sea rescue north of Libya, a flotilla of rescue ... read more >>
Last Ebola patient is released in Liberia
Written by JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH Associated Press 05 March 2015
Ebola patient Beatrice Yardolo, celebrates with Ebola health workers as she leaves the Chinese Ebola treatment center were she was treated for Ebola virus infection on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, ... read more >>
Boko Haram refugees risk lives to cross lake to Chad camps
Written by KRISTA LARSON Associated Press 05 March 2015
Nigerian girls who fled Boko Haram to Chad gather in a school set up by UNICEF at the Baga Solo refugee camp in Chad, Wednesday March 4, 2015. The camp, jointly run by the Chadian government and UNHCR, ... read more >>
Expose Haunts Banking Giant that Helped Hide African Billions
Written by Global Information Network 19 February 2015
In an unusual collaborative effort, a team of journalists from 45 countries has produced a blistering expose of a billionaires’ bank in Switzerland which was helping to place huge sums of its clients’ ... read more >>
Nigeria postpones elections to March 28, cites uprising
Written by Associated Press By BASHIR ADIGUN and MICHELLE FAUL 12 February 2015
Protestors hold banners during a protest in Abuja, Nigeria, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, against the possible postponement of the Nigerian elections. Civil rights groups staged a small protest Saturday against ... read more >>
2,000 civilians killed in Nigeria by Boko Haram
Written by Associated Press 15 January 2015
File photo from 2013, shows burnt buildings in Baga after a standoff between Boko Haram militants and Joint Task Force.  Amnesty International called Boko Haram’s recent attacks “the “deadliest ... read more >>
Obama takes foreign policy risk, but on his own terms
Written by JULIE PACE, Associated Press 25 December 2014
In this Dec. 17, 2014 pool photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington to announce the U.S. will end its outdated approach to Cuba that has failed to advance ... read more >>
President Barack Obama’s grandmother Mama Sarah Obama honored, advocates education during U.S. visit
Written by Charlene Muhammad, Contributing Writer 27 November 2014
(l-r)  Kathy Calvin (President & CEO, United Nations Foundation), First Lady Gertrude Mutharika of the Republic of Malawi, and First Lady Penehupifo Pohamba of Namibia discuss Government's Role ... read more >>
Experimental ‘ZMAPP’ Drug Fails to Save Ebola Doctor from Sierra Leone
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 November 2014
Dr. Martin Salia (GIN) – One of the promising new drugs being tested against the deadly Ebola virus failed this week to save a surgeon from Sierra Leone, flown in for treatment at a Nebraska hospital. Dr. ... read more >>
Maasai Homeland to be Sold to Dubai Royal Family for Hunting Reserve
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 November 2014
(GIN) – Some 40,000 Maasai shepherds will lose their ancestral lands in a deal brokered by the government of Tanzania with the Royal Family of Dubai. The Maasai have been told to leave their historic ... read more >>
Troubling, Misleading Leaks ‘Inflame’ Volatile Conditions in Ferguson, Mo.
Written by Askia Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 13 November 2014
Months after the killing of Black teen Mike Brown, protests and demands have continued. In Ferguson, Mo., where unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by White police officer Darren ... read more >>
VIDEO: Her Excellency Dr. Dlamini Zuma visits Sentinel
Written by Aaron Brumfield 10 October 2014
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Report: Cost of Ebola could top $32 billion
Written by Deb Riechmann Associated Press 09 October 2014
(AP Photo: A teacher uses a thermometer to test the temperture of students checking for possible Ebola fever at a primary school in Lagos, Nigeria)   WASHINGTON (AP) — Ebola's economic toll could ... read more >>
Written by Global Information Network 07 October 2014
(Courtesy photo: President Pierre Nkurunziza and Secretary of State John Kerry)  (GIN) – Fears are growing that the Central African nation of Burundi is sliding back into a battlefield as the country ... read more >>
Nurse in Spain gets Ebola, Raising Global Concern
Written by MIKE STOBBE Associated Press 07 October 2014
(AP Photo: President Barack Obama meets with members of his national security team and senior staff to receive updates on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa) NEW YORK (AP) — In a case underscoring ... read more >>
Written by Global Information Network 01 October 2014
  Sep. 30 (GIN) – U.S. and UK oil explorers are making their moves on the Western Sahara, between Mauritania and Morocco, despite calls by thousands of climate justice activists worldwide to “keep ... read more >>
Government confirms first case of Ebola in US
Written by David Warren and Laura Neergaard 01 October 2014
        DALLAS (AP) — The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas — a sign of the far-reaching impact of ... read more >>
US Warns That Ebola Could Infect 1.4 million
Written by MIKE STOBBE and MARIA CHENG Associated Press 24 September 2014
(A local Liberian artist paints a mural forming part of the country's fight against the deadly Ebola virus AP photo)   NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials Tuesday laid out worst-case and best-case ... read more >>
Details of the mission against militants in Syria
Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press 24 September 2014
(Map shows locations of US coalition air strikes in Syria targeting the Islamic state or ISIL)   WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State ... read more >>
Bomb attacks kill at least 31 people in Iraq
Written by SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press 23 September 2014
BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of vehicle bombings in Iraq killed at least 31 people Friday, officials said, in the second straight day of attacks in Baghdad blamed on Islamic militants who have seized large ... read more >>
Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria
Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press 23 September 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in Syria, expanding a military campaign into a country whose three-year civil war ... read more >>
What South Africa Taught Me
Written by Ashley Nash, Contributing Writer 18 September 2014
  Bo-Kaap, known as a historical hub of Cape Malay culture.  “I never knew what to expect before coming, but I know now that I couldn’t have ever fathomed what this trip gave me: a stronger love ... read more >>
Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy
Written by Mohamm ed Saeed and Hamza Hendawi Associated Press 22 May 2014
Outrage growing as doctor gets death sentence for violating Shariah law that forbids women from marrying non-Muslim men A pregnant Sudanese woman who married a Christian man was sentenced to death on ... read more >>
Islamic extremist threatens to sell 200 kidnapped girls
Written by Associated Press 08 May 2014
Nigerian mothers  Nigeria’s Islamic extremist leader threatened, in a videotaped statement seen on Monday May 5, to sell the more than 200 teenage schoolgirls abducted from a school in the remote ... read more >>
Africa University names Furusa as new vice chancellor
Written by Maidstone Mulenga 10 April 2014
   Africa University, the top United Methodist-related institution in Africa, is getting a new vice chancellor, effective July 1 this year. Dr. Munashe Furusa, currently serving as dean of the College ... read more >>

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Sat May 30 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat May 30 11:30AM -
Black Mother: Standing in the Gap
Sun May 31 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat Jun 6 11:00AM - 5:00PM
21st Annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show
Tue Jul 14 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Taste of Farmers Market
Sun Aug 2 12:00PM - 3:00PM
L.A. Parent 35th Birthday Bash