June 26, 2016

BMG3 SIGNS MOU WITH THE OONI OF IFE

    Gena Morris Bradford, the President of BMG3 Enterprises, a construction and engineering company, with the Ooni of Ile Ife, His Royal Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, last evening in National Harbor, Maryland.  BMG3 signed a Memorandum of  Understanding with the Ooni to explore development of a number of projects in the Yoruba Kingdom […]

TOTAL LIES THAT GEN. AZUBUIKE IHEJIRIKA, FORMER COAS, ARRESTED BY DSS

        The former Chief of Army Staff, Lt.Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika, has characterized as a fabrication media report that he was arrested or even invited by the Department of State Security (DSS).  Some online media had peddled the news that that this great soldier was arrested.  According to ThisDayLive online, “A very reliable […]

CFA PRESIDENT MELVIN FOOTE MEETS WITH THE OONI OF IFE AND HIS SPEECH

    Good Evening. My name is Melvin Foote and I am the Founder and CEO of the Constituency for Africa. I’d like to recognize our gracious hosts, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee and Congressman Steve Chabot, Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Nigeria. Thank you for your continued leadership on U.S.-Nigeria relations. I’d like to recognize […]

GLOBAL RELIGIOUS LEADERS & TEN KINGS TO CONVENE IN THE NATION’S CAPITAL TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Event Supported by White House, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice & Department of State WASHINGTON, DC – The Caribbean & African Faith-based Leadership Conference (CAFBLC) is partnering with the White House Office of Faith-based Partnerships to host its third Annual International Leadership Conference, Awards Gala and Young Professional Leaders’ Summit […]

NBPC MOURNS THE DEATH OF 34 YEAR-OLD NONSO CHRISTIAN UGBODE

      NEW YORK (June 22, 2016)— With sorrow, the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), the nation’s only nonprofit organization dedicated solely to media content about the Black experience,  announces the passing of Nonso Christian Ugbode. Ugbode served as NBPC’s Director of Digital Initiatives and had worked at the organization since 2006. He died […]

CFA MEETS WITH A YALI FELLOW

      Dr. Julius Garvey and Melvin Foote with Julie Amukoshi, a 2016 YALI Fellow at Howard University, yesterday in downtown Washington.  Julie attended a CFA/YALI meeting that took place in Windhoek, Namibia last month.  Yesterday was her first day in the USA!  The YALI program gets underway across the US on Monday.   […]

CUOMO ADMINISTRATION SIGNALS STRONG INTEREST PURSUING OFFSHORE WIND POWER FOR NEW YORK

      Albany, NY — Environmental groups are applauding the Cuomo Administration for announcing that New York State will participate in a federal auction to obtain a lease for offshore wind energy development in an area 11 miles off the Rockaways. By signaling their intent to pursue this lease and facilitate the development of […]

DO AFRICAN MEN MAKE BETTER HUSBANDS? ABSOLUTELY NOT, MY HUSBAND REPEATEDLY RAPED ME

      I stumbled on this discussion by accident, and I am glad I did to set the records straight, and that’s that African men are not angels.  Some are good, and some are very bad, and I have my broken bones and mauled face to prove it. Below is my story: There are […]

DETENTION WATCH NETWORK DEMANDS AN END TO IMMIGRATION RAIDS

      New Raids Operation to Target Asylum-Seeking Women and Children for Detention In response to the confirmed reports of a 30 day “surge” of raids to take place across the country, Danny Cendejas, Organizing Director at Detention Watch Network made the following statement: “With this latest announcement, President Obama is cementing his legacy […]

STABILIZING AFRICA’S SECURITY IN THE CONTEXT OF THE PROLIFERATION OF TERRORISM AND INDIVIDUAL NATION’S INTERNAL SECURITY

      The African Union is determined to ensure peace and stability on the continent and to silence the guns by 2020 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 9 May 2016:Terrorism continues to be one of the most serious threats to international peace and security and Africa has not been spared by the horrors of this scourge. […]