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Nigerian Author Wins Major Prize For Fiction

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel about race and identity was awarded the National Book Critics Circle prize for fiction. Adichie’s “Americanah,” was chosen over “The Goldfinch” author Donna Tartt and three other finalists according to a story in Newsone. Adichie is best known “Half of a Yellow Sun.” Americanah centers around a young man and ...

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Dr. Ron Daniels Tells Dominican Republic President that it Condemns Anti-Haitian Ruling

New York, Oct. 31–Dr. Ron Daniels, president of the Institute of the Black World 21stCentury (IBW) today sent a strong letter to President Danilo Medina Sanchez of the Dominican Republic condemning the recent ruling of the country’s constitutional court revoking citizenship to some 250,000 persons of Haitian descent born in the Dominican Republic. “This blatant violation of human rights is ...

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In Haiti, UN Has Done More to Harm Than to Help

    Writing at Ebony, France François says that the organization’s “occupation in the time of cholera” is “despicable” and has harmed residents. Despicable: United Nations peacekeepers from Nepal infected a quake-stricken Haiti with cholera by polluting the Artibonite River with fecal matter from a faulty septic tank in 2010. To date, the cholera epidemic has killed over 8,000 Haitians, sickened ...

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Stand in Solidarity With the Women of Haiti

    Take a moment to imagine life in constant fear of sexual violence. Imagine trying to survive without police protection, without adequate housing, without the ability to petition the courts for justice. Contemplate life without access to medical care to meet your basic physical needs following an assault — let alone your need to recover from the mental and ...

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The U.S. Government Stopped a Minimum Wage Increase in Haiti

Haitian Earthquake Victims

In 2011, Wikileaks published bombshell reports showing that the U.S. began to use all channels, diplomatic and otherwise, to stop a minimum wage increase in Haiti. At that time, Think Progress reported on how U.S. operatives went into overdrive to prevent a movement to increase wages for people living in one of the poorest countries on the planet: In 2009, the Haitian ...

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Oil Rich African Countries Are Paying Millions For Cuban Doctors, Why Not African-American Doctors?

Cuban Dr. administering aid in Haiti

by Yvette Carnell An article entitled “Cuba Injects Doctor Diplomacy Into Africa” notes the following: While Cuba sends physicians to Africa’s poorest countries and grants scholarships for their students to study medicine on the island, it does a brisk business with more prosperous countries on the continent — especially those that are rich with oil and poor in health professionals. ...

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Gold: Haiti Hopes Ore Find Will Spur Mining Boom

Haiti Gold

TROU DU NORD, Haiti (AP) — Its capital is blighted with earthquake rubble. Its countryside is shorn of trees, chopped down for fuel. And yet, Haiti’s land may hold the key to relieving centuries of poverty, disaster and disease: There is gold hidden in its hills — and silver and copper, too. A flurry of exploratory drilling in the past year has found precious metals worth ...

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Even Babies Weren’t Spared as Haitian Rape Victims After the Earth Quake

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There are reports of massive raping that took place right after the Haitian earthquake three years ago.  According to CNN, many of the victims have yet to see justice.   The network tells the story of Alvana, a woman who was gang raped while sleeping in the street with her two children.  She was impregnated as a result of the ...

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From Haiti’s Ground Zero 9 Months Later [AUDIO]

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Bakari Kitwana speaks with author and journalist Herb Boyd about his fact-finding mission to Haiti early this month as part of an assessment delegation organized by the 15-year-old Haiti Support Project. Boyd, who also traveled to Haiti immediately after the earthquake and produced the documentary Cri De Coeur (Cry From the Heart) with filmmaker Eddie Harris, talks with NewsOne.com about the potential for the outbreak of cholera, the upcoming November 28th election, the still delayed $1.1 billion in reconstruction aid from the US, and the lack of progress he witness in Port-Au-Prince since his last visit in February. “This trip was a follow-up trip to see to what extent there has been progress in rebuilding this earthquake shaken nation,” says Boyd. “Eight months later, there is very little progress. In fact, in some places it looked even worse than it did when we visited earlier.” Herb Boyd is an award-winning author and journalist who has published 17 books, including his most recent Baldwin’s Harlem: A Biography of James Baldwin (Atria Books). His documentary film Cri De Coeur (Cry From the Heart), with filmmaker Eddie Harris, focuses on the children of Haiti in the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake. Bakari Kitwana is CEO of Rap Sessions, Editor at Large of Newsone.com and author of the forthcoming Hip-Hop Activism in the Obama Era. (Third World Press, 2010) Share this post on Facebook! CLICK HERE: Jay-Z to work on President Obama’s 2012 campaign [from TheUrbanDaily.com] Antoine Dodson in ad for sex offender mobile app [from TheUrbanDaily.com] Amber Rose gets her own show, says its her turn to talk [from HelloBeautiful.com] Reggie Bush threatens to expose Kim Kardashian [from HelloBeautiful.com]

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