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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Unsinkable’ by Nicole Bradshaw

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Unsinkable’ by Nicole Bradshaw

  c.2013, Strebor Books $15 ($17 Canada) 320 pages You need a vacation. Just a little getaway, that’s all. A few days outside, sand and sun, drinks with umbrellas served by someone in a uniform. Luxurious accommodations, rich food – yeah, you could see that kind of life becoming more than just a vacation. But […]

Rice Moved from U.N. to White House to Be Obama National Security Adviser

Rice Moved from U.N. to White House to Be Obama National Security Adviser

United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice, President Barack Obama’s choice to become National Security Adviser, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 5, 2013, where the president made the announcement. Blunt and outspoken, Rice has been at the center of the international feuding over Syria and a lightning rod for […]

Supreme Court Must Keep Affirmative Action Alive

Supreme Court Must Keep Affirmative Action Alive

“The enduring hope is that race should not matter; the reality is that too often it does.” Anthony Kennedy, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court As early as next week, in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, the United States Supreme Court may issue a ruling that could seriously limit or altogether eliminate the use […]

NABOB Targeting $750 Million in Federal Advertising for Black-Owned Radio, TV

NABOB Targeting $750 Million in Federal Advertising for Black-Owned Radio, TV

The federal government is one of the nation’s largest buyers of advertising, and the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters is asking why more of the hundreds of millions in public dollars aren’t going to African-American owned broadcasting outlets. The group is targeting federal agencies that approve the allocation of ad budgets to change this […]

THE RELIGION CORNER: Healthy Mind, Body & Spirit

THE RELIGION CORNER: Healthy Mind, Body & Spirit

Lyndia Grant COURTESY PHOTO Philippians 4:8 reminds us, “…Think on these things; things that are virtuous, of good report and praise worthy….” As I celebrate the first anniversary of my radio show titled “Think on These Things,” I can’t help but consider the scripture that the Lord gave to me for the show. In Philippians, Chapter 4, […]

Ethiopia Diverts Nile River for Giant Dam, Raising Fears in Egypt, Sudan

Ethiopia Diverts Nile River for Giant Dam, Raising Fears in Egypt, Sudan

  Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from GIN   Ethiopian government officials this week celebrated the diversion of the Blue Nile river for what they’ve dubbed the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam which is expected to provide hydroelectricity for Ethiopia and neighboring countries by 2015.   But downstream nations Egypt and Sudan are troubled […]

Financial Resources for Women in Business

Financial Resources for Women in Business

For a number of years, I taught college courses on entrepreneurship and small business management to students who aspired to become successful business owners. I applauded my students for recognizing early on that successful businesses require more than a great idea. Even if you have the “next big thing,” it is imperative for you to […]

Book Challenges Stereotypes of Poor Fathers

Book Challenges Stereotypes of Poor Fathers

“Doing The Best I Can” delves into the lives of poor men who have children outside of marriage and their “New Package Deals” ‑ the direct and intimate relationships with their children that are independent of a relationship with the mother. — submitted photo Across the political spectrum, unwed fatherhood is viewed as the scourge […]

Japan is Latest Suitor for African Resources

Japan is Latest Suitor for African Resources

Since the tsunami and earthquake hit Japan in 2011, the Asian tiger has faced an unprecedented energy crisis, prompting it to reach out to African nations where some of the world’s richest wells of oil and gas have been found.   This month, at the three-day Tokyo International Conference on African Development, Prime Minister Shinzo […]

A Nation Prays for ‘Tata’ While Another Mandela Passes

A Nation Prays for ‘Tata’ While Another Mandela Passes

  News of the recurring illness of South Africa’s much loved leader, informally known as Madiba (Nelson Mandela), set off a new round of prayers for his recovery in the nation and around the world.   But in Qunu in the Eastern Cape, residents there were already grieving the passing of a Mandela – Florence […]