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The event is being held as Caribbean nations threaten to sue Europe for the trans-Atlantic slave tradeby Frederick H. LoweChicago State University will host a major reparations conference this weekend in Chicago.The one-day conference, which is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p. m. Saturday, April 19, is intended to spark the long-dormant reparations movement in the United States in the wake of what is now occurring overseas.Recently, 14 Caribbean nations demanded reparations and apologies from the European countries responsible for the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
by Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) --- National Bankers Association (NBA) President/CEO Michael Grant says mutual support among black businesses and consumers must become an “almost religious” culture in America if the black community is to ever to attain significant economic strength.
AfricaSpecial to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network(TriceEdneyWire.com) –-- News headlines worldwide are trumpeting the startling news that Nigeria has now surpassed South Africa as having the continent’s healthiest economy.
Special to The NorthStar News & Analysis from Black News.comBaseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, who is now 80 years old, recently told USA Today that the Republicans’ constant criticism of President Obama is just one of many areas where not much progress has been made.
But at the same time, rates of diabetes have more than tripled, researchers report HealthDay News--The rates of five serious complications from diabetes -- heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, amputations and death -- have all dropped dramatically since 1990, a new U.S. government study shows.Heart attack rates have decreased nearly 70 percent in people with diabetes. Stroke rates have dropped by more than 50 percent, as have lower extremity amputations. Deaths from high blood sugar crises have fallen nearly 65 percent, and the risk of end-stage kidney disease is down 28 percent, according to the study.
April 16, 2014 African-American Golf TrailSugar Creek Golf and Tennis is owned by the Dekalb County, Ga., and is under the auspices of the Parks and Recreation Department.Sugar Creek was managed for 12 years by Marie Dunovant, who is African American.
April 14 1816 -----The Bussa Rebellion, the first of three large-scale rebellions that challenged slavery, started on this day in Barbados. The country had been under British rule for more than 100 years and there had not been any slave rebellions when violence engulfed one third of the island, shocking plantation owners, according to The Abolition Project.