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Ghanaian journalist who inspired younger writers is remembered

An accomplished and much-admired news writer from Ghana was recently recalled as “the face and voice of Africa — a new young, enterprising, internationally-connected, ambitious Africa, with a can-do attitude.” Komla Afeke Dumor passed unexpectedly this week at age 41 from cardiac arrest at his London home. ...

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Military service still risky, destructive and bad for Africa

In 2005, bewildered U.S. Army recruiters scratched their heads because the number of Black enlistees had plummeted by 40 percent over the preceding five years. The Army’s own research eventually showed young people of African descent listened to pastors, teachers and other community leaders who admonished them to have no part in the Iraq War. At the time, one would-be Black soldier told a reporter: “Until t ...

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Parents of dead teen demand justice

Justice for Kendrick “K.J.” Johnson is what his parents want, now. In a visit to Detroit, Kenneth and Jacquelyn Johnson told an overflowing room at the Historic King Solomon Baptist Church they would not give up on looking for their son’s killer. “We are not going to stop no matter what it takes,” Mr. Johnson told those gathered Jan. 25, for a weekly Michigan National Action Network meeting. Detroit was the ...

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