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Articles by Abayomi Azikiwe

Still demanding justice for Michael Brown

September 19, 2014

Parent and child at protest in Ferguson, Mo. The people of Ferguson, Mo., and supporters are still demanding the indictment and arrest of white police officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9. They attempted to block traffic on Interstate 70 on Sept. 10. Large [...]

Crisis del Ébola: Países ricos deben responder

September 16, 2014

En Liberia, donde muchas personas han muerto por el virus del Ébola, enfermeras y médicos se declararon en huelga el 1, 2 y 4 de Septiembre, debido a la falta de pago y a los peligros que enfrentan debido a los mínimos recursos disponibles para hacer frente al creciente desastre sobre atención [...]

Somalia: Retaliation car bomb kills four U.S. officials

September 11, 2014

A reported car bomb rammed into a convoy of troops of the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) on Sept. 8, killing 12 people, including a U.S. military commander and three others from the United States. Reportedly, 27 people were injured. At least three AMISOM officers and two U.S. personnel [...]

Ebola crisis: Rich countries must respond

September 9, 2014

In Liberia, where many people have been killed by the Ebola virus, nurses and physicians went on strike on Sept. 1, 2 and 4 due to lack of pay and the dangers they face due to the minimal resources available to address the burgeoning health care disaster. This West African state, which maintains [...]

Ferguson Rebellion exposes U.S. racism globally

September 2, 2014

Ferguson, Mo. under militray occupation and martial lawafter police killing of Michael Brown. Just one day after U.S. President Barack Obama hosted leaders from across Africa, African Americans exploded in rebellion in Ferguson, Mo. A series of lawsuits have been filed against the city of Ferguson [...]

Police killing ignites struggle against racism

August 26, 2014

Michael Brown Slain 18-year-old Ferguson, Mo., resident Michael Brown was laid to rest on Aug. 25. The funeral was a local and national event with thousands in attendance. Brown was killed by white police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9 while he walked through the streets of his neighborhood. His [...]

Defend Ferguson UPRISING!

August 19, 2014

Youth protesters defy police terror in Ferguson. Aug. 19 bulletin: News sources report that 78 people were arrested Aug. 18 during a police riot in Ferguson. A 23-year-old Black man was fatally shot by two St. Louis police on Aug. 19. Aug. 18 — Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American [...]

U.S.-Africa summit can’t hide imperialist aims

August 18, 2014

A much-anticipated summit at the State Department and White House was held Aug. 4-8. Dozens of African heads of state and the chair of the continental African Union Commission attended. Nonetheless, several leading countries were not invited or chose not to attend, including Zimbabwe, Sudan, [...]

Renisha McBride’s killer: ‘Guilty’

August 13, 2014

Renisha McBride Detroit — A Wayne County jury on Aug. 7 found Theodore Wafer, 55, of Dearborn Heights, Mich., a Detroit suburb, guilty on all charges, including second-degree murder, in the death of 19-year-old ­African- American Renisha McBride. Wafer could face up to life in prison after a [...]

‘Water for Gaza and Detroit!’

August 13, 2014

In an effort to calm the storms related to the massive water shutoffs in Detroit, corporate Mayor Mike Duggan issued a so-called “10-point plan” at a press conference on Aug. 7. Included in Duggan’s plan were steps to give residents a (mere) one-week notice before shutoff; to reduce the down [...]
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