Skip to main content
Category

News & Current Affairs

President of the General Assembly Abdulla Shahid speaks at a High-level meeting on the U.N. World Conference Against Racism during the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York, on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021

UN anti-racism event, rejected by some, recommits to goals

By News & Current Affairs

By Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press — The U.N. General Assembly pledged Wednesday to redouble efforts to combat racism around the world, commemorating a landmark but contentious 2001 anti-racism conference by holding an anniversary meeting once again riven with divisions. Looking back on the two decades since the conference in Durban, South Africa, the assembly adopted a resolution that acknowledged some progress but deplored what it called a rise in discrimination,…

Read More
Border Patrol Attack on Haitian Asylum Seekers

U.S. special envoy to Haiti resigns over repatriation of Haitians from U.S.-Mexico border

By News & Current Affairs

By Jacqueline Charles and Michael Wilner, Miami Herald — Harshly criticizing what he called the United States’ “inhumane” treatment of Haitian migrants and its policy toward Haiti, Daniel Foote, the U.S. diplomat whose reputation for working in some of the world’s most challenging environments made him a top pick by the Biden administration to serve as special envoy to Haiti, has resigned, the U.S. State Department confirmed Thursday. In a…

Read More
Border Patrol Attack on Haitian Asylum Seekers

Black Civil Rights Leaders to Biden: Investigate Border Patrol Attack on Haitian Asylum Seekers

By News & Current Affairs

September 22, 2021 President Joseph R. Biden Jr. The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Biden: As a group of the nation’s Black leaders of civil rights, racial and social justice organizations, we are writing to express our grave concerns about the treatment of Black Haitian migrants at the US-Mexico Border. We are hard-pressed in the year 2021 to find more horrific, traumatizing and blatantly…

Read More
U.S. Customs and Border Protection mounted officers attempt to contain migrants as they cross the Rio Grande from Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, into Del Rio, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021.

The Haiti Support Project (HSP) Condemns Mass Deportation of Haitians

By Haiti Support Project (HSP) Posts, News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements

Demands End to Brutal Treatment of Refugees September 21, 2021, New York — Today the Haiti Support Project (HSP) condemned the brutal treatment and mass deportation of Haitian migrants who have gathered at the Texas border seeking refuge from the devastation of the recent earthquake, a series of hurricanes and tropical storms and a deepening political crisis following the mysterious assassination of President Jovenel Moise  two months ago. Plagued for…

Read More
A girl gets a dose of the Cuban made Soberana-02 vaccine for COVID-19 in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021.

Cuba begins vaccinating children as young as two for Covid-19

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), News & Current Affairs

By Patrick Oppmann, CNN — The Cuban government has begun to vaccinate children as young as two years old for COVID-19, the island’s state media reported, in a bid to get kids back into classrooms. While other countries have said they will eventually vaccinate children, Cuba is believed to be the first to give Covid-19 vaccines to toddlers. In September, it declared that its homegrown vaccines were safe to give…

Read More
Queen Elizabeth II

Queen and royal family support Black Lives Matter movement, says senior aide

By News & Current Affairs

Kenneth Olisa, the first Black lord-lieutenant of London, told Britain’s Channel 4 that race had become a “hot conversation topic” among the royal family. By Rhea Mogul, NBC News — From the soccer pitch to Buckingham Palace, the racial reckoning that occurred in the wake of George Floyd’s death has been felt across Britain. Amid social media abuse of sporting stars and bombshell interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Queen Elizabeth II has remained largely silent on the issue that has engulfed…

Read More

Vantage Point: The Professor on the Soapbox on Vax Mandates, Roe v Wade, Other Major Issues

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), News & Current Affairs, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Monday, September 13, 2021 — The Professor on the Soapbox with host Dr. Ron Daniels aka “The Professor” Topics Vaccine and Mask Mandates Reflections on 9/11: Is America More Safe? The Enemies from Within Is Roe v. Wade Dead? Ways to listen Live (Radio) — Mondays 3-4PM on WBAI, 99.5FM, Pacifica Network, New York Livestream (Online) — Click Here Mondays 3PM-4PM or visit WBAI.org Recent and archived editions — Vantage…

Read More
Derrick Johnson, NAACP President and CEO

NAACP, Black Leaders Demand Congress Act on Voting Rights

By News & Current Affairs

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire — With voter suppression laws taking shape in Texas, Georgia, Arizona, and just about every GOP-led state in the nation, NAACP President Derrick Johnson is pleading for Democrats and the White House to show a sense of urgency. In a scathing op-ed, Johnson said, “we cannot out-organize voter suppression.” “We organized in November to put people in office to address the issue of voter…

Read More

Convict Leasing, Forced Labor, Theft of Black Wealth: The Case of the Chattahoochee Brick Company

By Events, News & Current Affairs

Labor Day Weekend 2021, the Institute of the Black World 21st Century and the National African American Reparations Commission premiered a video examining the rampant theft of Black labor during the post-slavery period in the American South. The video focuses on current efforts to memorialize and consecrate the grounds where the Chattahoochee Brick Company in Atlanta, GA, was used as a site for the super exploitation of Black males, mostly…

Read More
Prime Minister Mia Mottley and Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta holding hands before he left the island after a three-day official visit in 2019.

First CARICOM/Africa Summit in September

By News & Current Affairs

Bridgetown, Barbados – The first ever Caribbean Community (CARICOM)-African Summit will take place virtually on September 7. Informed CARICOM sources, confirming the date, told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) that “what is now being finalised is the agenda” for the summit. The sources said that among the speakers at the opening ceremony, scheduled for 8.00 am (Eastern Caribbean time) will be CARICOM chairman and Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston…

Read More
New York Governor Kathy Hochul appears with her choice for Lieutenant Governor, Democratic New York State Senator Brian Benjamin

Hochul picks Caribbean American state senator as lieutenant governor

By News & Current Affairs

By Nelson A. King, Caribbean Life — Newly-installed New York Governor, Kathy Hochul announced on Thursday the selection of Caribbean American New York State Sen. Brian Benjamin for lieutenant governor. Benjamin, 44, the son of a Guyanese mother and Jamaican father, previously served as the New York State Senator for District 30 – which encompasses Harlem, East Harlem and the Upper West Side in Manhattan. He was the chairman of…

Read More
In this July 17, 2021 photo, a person holds a candle and a poster with an image of the late Rep. John Lewis during a rally in support of voting rights, at Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington.

‘March On for Voting Rights’ Demonstrations to Mark Anniversary of 1963 March on Washington

By News & Current Affairs

58 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. led thousands in the historic March on Washington. This year, King’s son and other organizers will march for voting rights. By Rachel Pilgrim, The Root — On Saturday, protestors will gather nationwide to mark the 58th anniversary of the March on Washington during the March On for Voting Rights, a gathering in which organizers will demand that Congress pass both the John R. Lewis…

Read More