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Amsterdam’s ‘Black Peter’ Tradition Is Racist, Activists Say

In this photo taken Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 persons dressed as “Zwarte Piet” or “Black Pete” attend a parade after St. Nicholas, or Sinterklaas, arrived by boat in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Foreigners visiting the Netherlands in winter are often surprised to see that the Dutch version of St. Nicholas’ little helpers resemble a racist caricature of a bl

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  • Category: National

African Association Officially Kicks Off Tourism Conference In Cameroon

African Association Officially Kicks Off Tourism Conference In Cameroon


From October 14th to the 23rd, NewsOne — as well as other invited journalists — will be on location in the West African country of Cameroon to see why the country is on the rise. In the coming days, learn about why Cameroon is referred to as “Africa in the Microcosm” with a number of features and reports that will ultimately connect, inform, and bo

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  • Category: National

President Obama: I’d Consider Changing Washington Redskins Name If I Owned Team

Zena “Chief Z” Williams signs autographs during fan appreciation day at the Washington Redskins’ NFL football training camp at Redskins Park, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he would “think about changing” the Washington Redskins‘ name if he owned the football team as he waded

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  • Category: National

Detroit Pastor Resigns After Telling Congregation About Her Same-Sex Marriage

Bishop Allyson D. Nelson Abrams resigned from her position as pastor of Zion Progressive Baptist Church in Detroit, Mich., after revealing to her congregation that she was in a same-sex marriage.

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In an exclusive interview with NewsOne, Bishop Abrams said she married Bishop Emeritus Diana Williams of the

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Samantha Lewthwaite, Alleged Kenya Mall Attack Planner, Leaves Behind Manifesto

Samantha Lewthwaite, Alleged Kenya Mall Attack Planner, Leaves Behind Manifesto

Samantha Lewthwaite pictured with Germaine Lindsay.

Samantha Lewthwaite, the world’s most wanted woman who authorities believe was behind the Kenya mall attack, left behind a terrifying manifesto in which she outlines her commitment to terrorism–including training her own children for future attacks, the UK Daily Mail reports.

In nine notebook pages

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  • Category: National