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MUSEUMS & EVENTS

  DuSable Museum Celebration The DuSable Museum of African American History will hold Founders Day 2015 celebrating the birthday of Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs, the museum’s co-founder, on Sunday, Nov. 1. Dr. Burroughs was born Nov. 1, 1917. Former U.S. Senator Carol Moseley Braun will be the guest speaker. Margaret Goss Burroughs and her husband Charles Burroughs founded the museum[Read More…]

Hillary comes out against the Trans-Pacific Partnership

  The two-top candidates for the Democratic nomination for president have come out against the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, breaking with President Barack Obama. Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who leads rival U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I.,Vermont) in national polls but lags behind him in some state and local polls, announced Wednesday that she is against TPP after vigorously[Read More…]

First urban commuter train in sub-Saharan Africa launched in Ethiopia

  Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network (TriceEdneyWire.com) — A brand-new gleaming green and white urban commuter train was launched this week in the capital Addis Ababa. It is the first fully electrified train service in sub-Saharan Africa. The $470 million Addis Light Rail project was mostly funded by China’s Exim Bank. A delegation of[Read More…]

Nation of Islam will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March

  Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from JusticeorElse.com (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Editor’s Note: With a backdrop of intense protests against repeated police shootings of unarmed black people, poverty, economic inequality and other injustices, this Saturday’s 20th Anniversary of the 1995 Million Man March is expected to draw thousands of men and women to the National Mall in Washington D.C.[Read More…]

European Union Has Plan to Route African Asylum Seekers to Offshore Camp

  Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Not long after a three-year-old Syrian refugee child was found on a Turkish beach, the president of the European Commission declared belatedly: “We can build walls; we can build fences. But if it were you, your child… there is no price you would not pay, there[Read More…]

Black immigrants boost nation’s black population

  by Frederick H. Lowe Black immigrants from other parts of the world are boosting this country’s black population, and the immigrants’ median income is 30% higher than that of U.S.-born blacks. “Since 1980, the number of black immigrants has more than quadrupled, reaching a record more than 3.8 million living in the U.S. today,” The Nielsen Company published in[Read More…]

Notorious ‘blood diamond’ trafficker nabbed en route to U. S.

  (TriceEdneyWire.com) — U.S. businessman Michel Desaedeleer, whose dealings in ‘blood diamonds’ which were shown in the 2006 movie of the same name, starring Djimond Hounsou and Leonardo DiCaprio, was pulled him off a plane and arrested by police in Malaga, Spain, for alleged war crimes and enslavement in the African country of Sierra Leone. Desaedeleer, 64, was flying to[Read More…]

Rwanda eases the way for a ‘President for Life’

  (TriceEdneyWire.com) — While most African leaders want you to believe they’re for ending the colonial-era practice of rule by a President-for-Life, Rwanda is one among several moving quietly to embrace it. A petition drive allegedly from Rwandese citizens is urging a constitutional amendment to allow President Paul Kagame to stick around for a third term. Rebuilding Rwanda into a[Read More…]

Deaths

  Max Beauvoir Max Beauvoir, supreme chief of Voodoo, an amalgam of West African traditions and Catholicism, died Saturday of unknown causes in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. He was 79. Mr. Beauvoir, a biochemist, studied at the Sorbonne in Paris and Cornell University. He returned to Haiti in the 1970s. Back home, he had a life-changing experience at the deathbed of his[Read More…]

Prospects for Peace in South Sudan Fading Fast

  Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Dismissing efforts, including those of President Barack Obama, to sign a peace agreement and end the 20-month- long civil war in the world’s newest nation, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir declined to sign, saying he needed more to consult with others. President Kiir’s team reportedly had[Read More…]

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