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Muhammad Speaks, Africa news and the Black Press

by Jehron Muhammad

According to Temple University journalism professor Linn Washington, news about Africa in Black publications continues to be far and in between. In fact much of their African coverage, like mainstream... »

Nigeria’s president battles chief judge over millions in unexplained funds

by GIN | Feb 5, 2019 - 10:52:08 AM

(GIN)—Efforts to clean up government—difficult in the best of times—were hamstrung by none other than Nigeria’s top judge accused of failing to declare hundreds of thousands of dollars that “suspiciously” appear in his accounts but were never declared as required by law. »

Income inequality fueling backlash and elites are worried

by GIN | Feb 5, 2019 - 9:18:52 AM

(GIN)—The rich are getting richer, businesses are thriving, but it’s hard not to notice that discontent is growing among the expanding poor and middle class and could soon pose a threat to the well-to-do. »

Expanding Africa's muted voice and lessons from Al-Jazeera

by Jehron Muhammad | Jan 29, 2019 - 1:26:55 PM

When viewing media reporting of Africa in American and Western mainstream publications, "the coverage it's filtered through, what the Kerner Commission concluded in 1968, when looking at press coverage of the African American community, is from a White man’s perspective," said Temple University journalism professor Linn Washington. »

Maduro faces off with U.S. over Venezuela rival’s power claim

by AP | Jan 29, 2019 - 1:07:54 PM

CARACAS, Venezuela—Venezuelans headed into uncharted political waters Jan. 24, with the young leader of a newly united and combative opposition claiming to hold the presidency and socialist President Nicolas Maduro digging in for a fight with the Trump administration. »

U.S. aid cuts hit Palestinians, further dimming hope for peace

by AP | Jan 29, 2019 - 11:28:06 AM

JERUSALEM—Tens of thousands of Palestinians are no longer getting food aid or basic health services from America, U.S.-funded infrastructure projects have been halted, and an innovative peace-building program in Jerusalem is scaling back its activities. »

In meeting with Bashir, Emir says Qatar supports unity in Sudan

by PressTV | Jan 29, 2019 - 11:17:01 AM

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has visited Qatar, where Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani offered support for the restive African country, which is grappling with anti-government protests. »

Four U.S. servicemen, 14 others killed in bomb attack in Syria’s northern city of Manbij

by | Jan 22, 2019 - 12:06:21 PM

At least four U.S. servicemen and 14 other people have been reported dead after a massive bomb explosion struck near a patrol of the U.S.-led coalition purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in Syria’s flashpoint northern city of Manbij. »

Egyptian President el-Sissi, the ‘60 Minutes’ interview and the African Union

by Jehron Muhammad | Jan 16, 2019 - 9:27:03 PM

Egyptian military leader turned president, Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, recently did a 60 Minutes interview, which if nothing else, exposes Africa’s history of Western-backed despots and brutal dictatorial leaders claiming democratic governments. »

Unrest, protests and demands for change in Sudan

by Jehron Muhammad | Jan 1, 2019 - 4:28:00 PM

Trade unions and professional associations, including the Sudan’s Doctors Union, called for a nationwide work stoppage in protest against price hikes, including the doubling of the cost of bread, the scarcity of petroleum and Sudan’s overall worsening economic conditions. »

‘An Empire In Decline’ - A year of uncertainty in U.S. foreign policy

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Dec 25, 2018 - 8:57:38 PM

As 2018 comes to a close, President Donald Trump announced he is pulling the 2,000 American troops from Syria and declared that ISIS, the Islamic State terror network has been defeated. The announcement caused mixed reactions of agreement among some Trump critics and disagreement among some U.S. lawmakers who rejected the decision. »

U.S. seeks to use Africa as pawn in war of influence against China and Russia

by Jehron Muhammad | Dec 25, 2018 - 5:10:33 PM

In a speech unveiling U.S. strategy to counter Chinese and Russian influence in Africa, National Security Advisor John Bolton ccused Beijing and Moscow of “deliberately and aggressively targeting their investments in the region to gain a competitive advantage over the United States.” »

Black historical, political, moral authority to speak on U.S.-Israel-Palestine policy despite Zionist disapproval

by Jehron Muhammad | Dec 19, 2018 - 2:01:25 PM

Last year during International Solidarity Month with the Palestinian people, the grandson of South Africa’s first post-apartheid president, Nelson Mandela, and chief of the Mandela household, Mandla Mandela, visited Palestine to see up close the oppression and brutality of “Apartheid Israel.” »

Toronto’s Blacks 20 times more likely to be shot by police

by | Dec 19, 2018 - 1:50:01 PM

Black residents in Canada’s largest city of Toronto are 20 times more likely to be gunned down by police officers than White residents, an official report by a provincial human rights commission has revealed. »

160+ world countries approve UN pact on migration

by | Dec 19, 2018 - 1:46:19 PM

The first United Nations (UN) global pact on migration has been formally adopted during an intergovernmental conference in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh, despite a series of withdrawals from the procedure leading to the pact driven by anti-immigrant populism. »


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