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FILM REVIEW: Vice

If the long list of characters seems vaguely familiar… Vice will set you straight. Not only does it give a closeup view of Dick Cheney and his agenda, it threads together all the people and machinations that led the country into a misguided war in the aftermath of 9/11 and a severe financial crisis. It was an historic power grab. Not the Republicans taking back the White House after a controversial, razor-t ...

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NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS FAULT WORLD COMMUNITY FOR INDIFFERENCE TO RAPE

Dec. 10, 2018 (GIN) – Winners of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, Dr Denis Mukwege of the Congo and Nadia Murad of Iraq’s Yazidi minority group, were unsparing in their criticism of the international community which, they say, has failed to take the necessary steps to protect women and girls against rape and sexual violence. “It is not just perpetrators of violence who are responsible for their crimes,” Dr. M ...

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AFRICAN ACTIVISTS DEMAND ACTION NOW AT WORLD CLIMATE CONFAB IN POLAND

Dec. 10, 2018 (GIN) - Dorothy Nalubega was far from home but close enough to the U.N. climate summit in Katowice, Poland, to give the 200 world delegates in attendance an earful of her views on climate change. Nalubega was among thousands of protestors at the climate conference - the third such meeting since nations adopted the Paris climate agreement in 2015 when it seemed that developed and developing cou ...

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SENC’S FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN TALK RADIO HOST DIES AT 73

  BY RHONDA BELLAMY, CONTRIBUTING WRITER Harvard Jennings, a trailblazing talk radio host in southeastern North Carolina, has died at the age of 73. In a broadcast career spanning 25 years, Jennings helped shape public discourse on local, state, national and international issues with talk shows on WAAV and WLTT. “First and foremost, Harvard always led with love. Harvard genuinely cared about what peopl ...

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DAVIS TO BE EULOGIZED ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018 AT 10:00 A.M. AT NEW BEGINNING CHRISTIAN CHURCH

KENNETH DAVIS BY RHONDA BELLAMY CONTRIBUTING WRITER   Family and friends are mourning the loss of community activist Kenneth Davis, who died Thursday, November 29, 2018, after an extended illness.  He was 73. Upon returning to Wilmington in 1989 to care for his ailing mother, the Vietnam veteran and former federal undercover narcotics agent became active in several local organizations, including the 1898 Ce ...

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AT WORLD WAR I CEREMONY, THE SONGBIRD OF TOGO REAPPEARS

Nov. 12, 2018 (GIN) - At a gathering of world leaders in the French capital of Paris, singer-songwriter Angelique Kidjo reprised an hypnotic work of ethereal beauty by a youthful West African singer. With a repertoire of just 17 songs, the diva, Bella Bellow, had won the hearts of presidents, accomplished artists and worldwide fans. Kidjo’s choice of Blewu (“Patience”) “celebrated Peace and the memory of th ...

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OPPOSITION PLAN TO PICK A SINGLE CANDIDATE TO DEFEAT KABILA IMPLODES

Nov. 12, 2018 (GIN) – As election day nears in the troubled Democratic Republic of the Congo, the seven leaders of the opposition seemed settled on one person to challenge the handpicked candidate of President Joseph Kabila – but differences unexpectedly arose. The agreement to back Congolese lawmaker Martin Fayulu Madidi, facilitated by the Kofi Annan Foundation after three days of negotiations in Geneva, ...

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WORLD LEADERS FLOCK TO U.N. ‘PEACE SUMMIT’ – A REBUKE OF ‘AMERICA FIRST’?

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa couldn’t be prouder as he unveiled a life-size statue of Nelson Mandela on the eve of the U.N. General Assembly and the opening of a day-long ‘peace summit’ with nearly 160 scheduled speakers . The statue is a gift to the United Nations from South Africa. “The people of our country, united in their diversity, revere Nelson Mandela as the founding father of our democra ...

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