JACKSON, MISS, March 11, 2014 – After an emotional two weeks which included laying his father to rest and delivering an impassioned eulogy which The New York Times called, “barn-burning”, Attorney Chokwe Antar Lumumba will formally announce his intent to seek the mayor’s office for the city of Jackson today in a press conference outside Jackson City Hall at 5:30 p.m. Attorney Lumumba will be surrounded by family, friends and a host of community supporters as he affirms his decision to carry-on the vision for Jackson that he so closely worked with his late father to define.
KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent,– Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders say they have had a “very successful” two day inter-sessional summit here, completing a 20-odd agenda and implementing policies and strategies that would ensure the future socio-economic and political development of the region.
KINGSTOWN- Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders are hoping to hold talks with Europe in June on the issue of reparations for slavery and native genocide, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has said.
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent – Randy Delplesche, 27, is unemployed. But over the past few weeks he has “earned” EC$60,000 (One EC dollar = US$0.37 cents) from the illegal marijuana trade.
WASHINGTON, Mar 5 2014 (IPS) – U.S. President Barack Obama released a 3.9-trillion-dollar budget proposal for the coming fiscal year, shaping an ideological battle over the role of government in reducing poverty that will likely define the coming election year.
The United Nations Population Division, which tracks demographic data from around the world, has dramatically revised its projections for what will happen in the next 90 years. The new statistics, based on in-depth survey data from sub-Saharan Africa, tell the story of a world poised to change drastically over the next several decades.
On Thursday, President Obama will outline his new “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, which will ask nonprofits and businesses to search for ways to improve the economic chances of the country’s young black men.
Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-First Century is intended to serve as a resource for those looking to better understand contemporary issues in Black America.
Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, a prominent attorney and human rights advocate who persuaded local voters into accepting a sales tax to fix crumbling roads and infrastructure in Mississippi’s capital city, died Tuesday, authorities said. He was 66.