Chevrolet Partners with America’s Black Publishers to Help HBCU Students Discover the Unexpected

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia NNPA President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. addresses the crowd at the 2017 Discover the Unexpected launch in Atlanta. Since 2016, General Motors Chevrolet brand and the National Newspaper Publishers Association(NNPA) have partnered to provide deserving HBCU students with the exciting opportunity to “Discover the Unexpected”about themselves and their communities via a journalism fellowship program. The Discover the Unexpected Journalism Fellowship (DTU), now entering its fourth consecutive year, provides six HBCU students with scholarships ($10,000 each), stipends ($7,000 each), an eight-week fellowship…

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Meet the six famous polygamist leaders Africa has ever had

Until colonization and the introduction of Christianity by white missionaries in Africa, polygamy, the custom of marrying more than one spouse, was prevalent and culturally accepted by a majority of the tribes in the continent. There are two kinds of polygamy: polygyny and polyandry. The latter is the least popular custom which is when one woman marries more than one man. This was practiced in the Lake Region of Central Africa and among some Maasai people in Kenya. However, polygyny – which is when a man marries more than one…

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Sudan delivers fuel to power stations, has enough flour for June

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan said on Friday it has delivered fuel supplies to power stations and is working on solutions to a cash crisis, addressing some of the main triggers for mass protests that led to the ouster of President Omar al-Bashir last month. General Ibrahim Jaber, a member of Sudan’s ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) also said that flour supplies were sufficient to cover the needs of the country of 40 million through the end of June. The problems pose challenges to the TMC, set up after generals deposed…

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Nigeria: Use of Chemicals for Ripening – Commission Urges Consumers to Examine Fruits Before Purchase

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) has advised consumers to examine fruits carefully before purchase. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), FCCPC’s Director General, Babatunde Irukera, in a statement yesterday in Abuja, gave the advice following reports received by the Commission that some retailers forcefully ripen fruits using chemicals, adding: “The FCCPC, formerly CPC, has received credible information that chemicals are used as forced and artificial ripening agents for fruits, vegetables and other food items. “Of particular note is the use of calcium carbide to hasten…

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