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Black Man Blocked From Boarding Train By Chelsea Fans Calls For Punishment

Black Man Blocked From Boarding Train By Chelsea Fans Calls For Punishment

Source: AP / USA Today PARIS  — A black man who was blocked from boarding a Paris metro train by Chelsea soccer fans chanting racist slogans wants the group to be “found, punished and locked up.” In an interview with Le Parisien newspaper, the man — identified only as Souleymane S. — said he had […]

Boko Haram Kills Scores Of Civilians In Cameroon Attack

Boko Haram Kills Scores Of Civilians In Cameroon Attack

Source: Moki Edwin Kindzeka / AP / USA Today YAOUNDE, Cameroon — Boko Haram fighters have shot or burned to death about 90 civilians and wounded 500 in ongoing fighting in a Cameroonian border town near Nigeria, officials in Cameroon said Thursday. Some 800 Islamic extremists attacking the town of Fotokol have “burned churches, mosques […]

Ebola Toll Passes 20,000 Cases

Ebola Toll Passes 20,000 Cases

Source: NBC News More than 20,000 people have been diagnosed with Ebola virus and more than 7,800 have died of it, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization. It’s a new milestone in the ever-worsening Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, and it shows Sierra Leone has more cases than […]

Helping Children Through The Emotional Trauma Of Ferguson

Helping Children Through The Emotional Trauma Of Ferguson

Source: Sandra Jordan / BlackPressUSA.com Whether you saw it first-hand on the streets, on smartphones or on your television at home, the graphic and disturbing images of the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, and the ensuing demonstrations and violent aggression toward protests by night, leaves an indelible mark on the nation’s history. Peaceful protests shattered […]

WHO Reports 163 New Ebola Cases And 61 New Deaths

WHO Reports 163 New Ebola Cases And 61 New Deaths

Source: Kim Painter / USA Today A second American health worker infected with Ebola was likely to arrive for treatment in Atlanta on Tuesday. Health officials reported more deaths and cases worldwide, and more details surfaced on an experimental treatment. The toll from the Ebola virus outbreak spreading in West Africa has risen to 1,603 cases and 887 deaths, […]

U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers Exposed To Ebola

U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers Exposed To Ebola

Source: AP / CBS News Two Peace Corps volunteers in Liberia have been isolated for exposure to the Ebola virus, CBS News has learned. They are currently showing no signs of sickness. The incubation period for the disease can be up to 21 days. The names of the isolated Americans have not been released. A Peace […]

Malaysian Airliner Downed In Ukraine With 295 Aboard

Malaysian Airliner Downed In Ukraine With 295 Aboard

Source: Doug Stanglin / USA Today A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur with 295 people aboard crashed Thursday in Ukraine near the Russian border after reportedly being hit by a missile, according to an adviser to Ukraine’s interior ministry. Malaysia Airlines confirmed on its Facebook page that Ukrainian air traffic control lost contact […]

NBA Stars Take Heat For Posting Palestine Messages To Social Media

NBA Stars Take Heat For Posting Palestine Messages To Social Media

Source: Andrew Kirell / Mediaite In addition to pop icon Rihanna causing a stir this week with a quickly-deleted #FreePalestine tweet, several pro-basketball stars have landed in hot water for Palestine-related messages they’ve posted to social media. Over the weekend, New York Knicks power forward Amar’e Stoudemire posted to Instagram an image of a Palestinian boy and a Jewish boy […]

Pres. Obama Seeks $3.7B To Stem Tide Of Kids Crossing Border

Pres. Obama Seeks $3.7B To Stem Tide Of Kids Crossing Border

Source: Alan Gomez / USA Today As thousands of children continue streaming across the nation’s southwest border, the White House asked Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion to improve security along the border, provide better housing for the children while they’re in custody and to speed up their deportation proceedings. The White House also wants to increase […]

63 Abducted Females Escape Extremists In Nigeria

63 Abducted Females Escape Extremists In Nigeria

Source: AP / USA Today MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Officials say 63 girls and women abducted by Islamic extremists two weeks ago have escaped. Nigerian security forces and federal government officials had denied reports of another mass abduction from three villages in the northeast on June 22. Small-scale kidnappings by Boko Haram extremists had been going […]

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