archives : April 2010

     

Zimbabwe
It is the morning after Robert Mugabe’s wasteful pomp and ceremony disguised as ’independence celebration’ when the music has died down, euphoria subsided and the stately wine glasses are dry. ZANU-PF fat cats have retired to their expropriated farms while their famished supporters ponder over the source of the next free meal. - Friday 23 April 2010


United States
The National Coalition of African American Owned Media (NCAAOM) today praised the FCC’s decision to extend the comment period for the controversial proposed merger between Comcast and NBC Universal (NBCU). - Thursday 22 April 2010


United States
Care Improvement Plus, a leading provider of Medicare special needs plan (SNP) solutions for chronically ill and underserved seniors, today announced that Lisa Nelson, senior director of community outreach, is a recent recipient of The St. Louis Minority Advocacy Coalition’s 2010 Diversity Appreciation Award. - Thursday 22 April 2010


Sudan - International
The prosecutor’s office of the International Criminal Court (ICC) made public today its request to the court’s pre-trial chamber I for a finding of non-cooperation by the Sudanese government concerning Darfur. - Thursday 22 April 2010


United States
UNCF — the United Negro College Fund — today announced that the nation’s largest minority scholarship program, the Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS), has awarded good-through-graduation college scholarships to this year’s cohort of 1,000 students. The Class of 2010 Gates Millennium Scholars represents 45 states, the District of Columbia and three U.S. territories: American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The scholarships can be used to pursue degrees in any undergraduate major at the college or university of the recipients’ choice. - Thursday 22 April 2010


Zimbabwe
Fed up with years of inactivity because of forced closures and still waiting for their newspapers to be given licences to start working again, Zimbabwe’s independent media journalists are drifting in limbo - between hope and resignation - Reporters Without Borders found during a fact-finding visit to Harare from 20 to 23 March 2010, its first trip to Zimbabwe after years of being denied visas. - Thursday 22 April 2010


Panafrica - United States
In "A Response To Nightline’s Black Single Ladies’ Face-Off", ESSENCE relationships editor Demetria Lucas shares her critical reaction to last night’s ABC Nightline segment, "Why Can’t A Successful Black Woman Find A Man?" - Thursday 22 April 2010


South africa
Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today announced an alliance partnership with Woodburn Mann, a Southern African leadership, recruitment and talent management firm. Whitehead Mann, acquired by Korn/Ferry in 2009, has been associated with Woodburn Mann for 28 years. - Thursday 22 April 2010


United States
Reverend Horace Sheffield III will lead a delegation of Detroiters to New York City for a Monday meeting with NBC executives and Dateline correspondent Chris Hansen to discuss the NBC Dateline production "America Now: City of Heartbreak and Hope" that focused on Detroit. - Thursday 22 April 2010


South africa
President Jacob Zuma will bestow National Orders on outstanding South Africans and eminent foreign nationals at a ceremony to be held on Freedom Day, 27 April 2010. - Thursday 22 April 2010

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