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Articles by Abayomi Azikiwe

Despite decline in Ebola cases, global attention needed

January 26, 2015

World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan reports that the number of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases are rapidly declining. However, the United Nations-affiliated agency says the world community must not become complacent in efforts to contain and eliminate the disease. This [...]

Detroit MLK Day rally highlights Selma, Ala.

January 24, 2015

MLK Day march in Detroit on Jan. 19.WW photo: Abayomi Azikiwe This year’s “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Rally and March” commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Selma campaign that created the conditions for the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The program was organized by the Detroit [...]

Anti-racist struggle continues in 2015

January 14, 2015

An upsurge in mass demonstrations and rebellions across the United States portends much for developments in 2015. The federal government and ruling class have not seriously addressed the underlying factors associated with the rise in police killings and other racist incidents. The profound [...]

‘Selma’: A phenomenon in the midst of a resurgent movement

January 13, 2015

The movie “Selma,” which chronicles the 54-mile march in Alabama from Selma to Montgomery in 1965, was distributed nationally on Jan. 9 and has already been viewed by millions across the U.S. and the world. The Associated Press reported Jan. 11 that “Selma” came in second at the weekend box [...]

Oil price decline impacts African economies

January 10, 2015

During 2014 many Western-based financial publications declared that the Federal Republic of Nigeria had surpassed the Republic of South Africa as the largest economy on the continent. Nigeria relies on oil exports to generate its foreign exchange earnings. Minister of Finance Dr. Ngozi [...]

Campaign builds to free Rev. Pinkney

December 22, 2014

Berrien County support for Pinkney, Dec. 15.WW photo: Abayomi Azikiwe Michigan political prisoner the Rev. Edward Pinkney, now being held in Jackson State Prison, remains in good spirits despite the racist injustice that has landed him there. He was sentenced to up to 10 years for supposedly [...]

Growing incarceration rates for African Americans

December 18, 2014

Beyond police bullets and chokeholds Since the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9, and then the failure of a grand jury to indict white police officer Darren Wilson, mass demonstrations and rebellions have erupted across the country, bringing national and [...]

Rev. Pinkney jailed for fighting racist power structure

December 16, 2014

St. Joseph, Mich. — Another racist injustice has been committed. Here on Dec. 14, Berrien County Judge Sterling Schrock sentenced the Rev. Edward Pinkney, leader of the Black Autonomy Network Community Organization, to 30 to 120 months after a trial by an all-white jury. The five felony [...]

Justice Department intervention no cure to cop terror

December 14, 2014

Over the last several years police departments known for using lethal force against oppressed peoples have faced civil rights investigations by and consent decrees with the Justice Department. Nonetheless, violence by the police against the people has continued and even worsened. The recent public [...]
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