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NAM in Washington

Contact Khalil Abdullah (kabdullah [at] newamericamedia [dot] org.) for more information about New America Media in Washington, D.C.

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The Economic Rape of Cleveland

Washington Informer, Commentary, Harry C. Alford, Dec 08, 2007

Cleveland is indeed a city that has been violated. It is suffering an almost unimaginable implosion due to the sub-prime mortgage crisis. The foreclosure rate is astronomical. The city's residents may simply have to start over, but the climb back may be far too steep.

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Frances Murphy II, a Black Media Institution, Passes at 85

Washington Afro American, News Feature, James Wright, Nov 26, 2007

Frances Murphy's life touched many lives. In her eighties, she was still writing among the best editorials in print for the Afro-American Newspapers. Her death at age 85 leaves a legacy unlikely to matched in the short-term. To do so would require a life-long dedication.

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Smith: The Last Rhodesian

Black Star News, Commentary, Siflani Tsiko, Nov 26, 2007

How graciously has the death of Ian Smith been remarked upon in the West. For those who survived under his rule in then-Rhodesia, only good manners and cultural tradition manage to mute barely concealed contempt.


Back From The War ... And Into Homelessness

Black Commentator, Commentary, Bill Fletcher, Jr. , Nov 25, 2007

The spread of homelessness among American veterans returning from the war in Iraq is yet another parallel between the Iraq and Vietnam conflicts now confirmed. Yet to be heard are the voices of African-American and Latino Iraqi war veterans. Who will speak for them until they choose to do so?


Sarkozys Racist Africa Attack

The Black Star News, Commentary, Sifelani Tsiko , Nov 23, 2007

France's president moved quickly to secure the release of French citizens who were being detained in Chad. But where the Western world saw a statesman at work, some Africans blistered at the continuation of a barely disguised colonial relationship.


A Silver Lining in the Subprime Meltdown

Washington Afro American, News Feature, Sean Yoes, Nov 22, 2007

Though the sub-prime loan crisis has ravaged many communities, there are still opportunities for prospective low-income and first-time buyers to get assistance to purchase a home. Washington, D.C.'s HPAP has been running since 1994.

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Vote for Rudy is a Vote for War?

Muslim Observer, Commentary, Patrick J. Buchanan , Nov 21, 2007

Naming names, Patrick Buchanan continues his forceful rejection of a doctrine of U.S. expansionism into foreign spheres where America has little at stake but where the risks appear to be unreasonably high.


KKK Head Pays a Visit to Civil Rights Icon

Washington Afro American, News Feature, Valencia Mohammed, Nov 16, 2007

There may be no more enduring cliche than that, in the heat of conflict, warring sides earn mutual respect. So it was that a Grand Wizard of the KKK would come to visit an African American publisher who lay on his death bed in Mississippi.

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Stepping Up to Study Abroad

Diverse Issues in Higher Education, News Feature, Reginald Stuart, Nov 12, 2007

Despite its pre-eminence as a key actor in the international arena, the United States is still woefully lagging in using its educational institutions to assist in the development of a workforce with international experience.

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Melaku: A Defender Of Africas Farmers

The Black Star News, News Feature, Sifelani Tsiko , Nov 10, 2007

The work of one leading voice on agro-biodiversity is becoming even more important to developing countries as they face increassingly complex environmental challenges and political pressures from the lobbies of the United States, Europe and temperate zone crop exporters.

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