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CNN VIDEO OF ‘AFRICAN SLAVE MARKET’ SPARKS OUTRAGE AND CONDEMNATION

Nov. 20, 2017 (GIN) – Footage obtained by CNN of an alleged auction of young Africans at an open market in Libya sent shockwaves through the diasporan community and the leaders of countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The shocking images, shared worldwide on social media, were “despicable”, declared President Alpha Conde of Guinea, current chair of the African Union. “These modern slavery practices must end and ...

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NAACP BOARD ELECTS DERRICK JOHNSON PRESIDENT AND CEO

SPECIAL TO THE WILMINGTON JOURNAL BALTIMORE, Oct. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), America's largest and original legacy civil rights organization, has unanimously elected Derrick Johnson president & CEO, it was announced today. Johnson, 49, has served as interim president and CEO since July of this year. A Detroit native now residing in Ja ...

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