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U.N. Will Censure Illegal Spying, But Not U.S.

By Thalif Deen UN Correspondent UNITED NATIONS, New York  (IPS) — When the 193-member General Assembly adopts a resolution next month censuring the illegal electronic surveillance of governments and world leaders by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), the U.N.’s ...

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Harry Belfonte Sues Estate Of Martin Luther King Jr.

Harry Belfonte Sues Estate Of Martin Luther King Jr.

NEW YORK, New York CMC – Popular Caribbean American entertainer and social activist, Harold George “Harry” Belafonte, Jr., has sued the estate of slain civil rights leader, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., over “three precious documents” he tried to ...

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Why No Dark-skinned Women On Brazil TV?

Why No Dark-skinned Women On Brazil TV?

By Fabiana Frayssinet Brazil Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (IPS) – Carla Vilas Boas is of mixed-race descent – African, European and indigenous – like a majority of the population of Brazil. But she spends hours straightening her hair, trying ...

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Struggling U.S. Families Threatened By Food Stamp Cuts

Struggling U.S. Families Threatened By Food Stamp Cuts

By Ramy Srour U.S. Correspondent WASHINGTON, D.C. (IPS) – Near the Martin Luther King Jr. Library in downtown Washington, just a few blocks away from the federal district, dozens of homeless men and women wait for the evening shuttles that ...

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Caribbean Medical School Sues Former Student

PASADENA, California CMC – One of the Caribbean’s leading medical schools has sued a former student for trademark violation and dilution, cybersquatting and breach of contract. Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica filed a civil suit in US Federal court ...

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