Category archives for: Breaking News

Senegal election result: Bassirou Diomaye Faye to become Africa’s youngest elected president

NATASHA BOOTY Few had heard of him a year ago, and now he is set to become president. Bassirou Diomaye Faye’s extraordinary rise caps a rollercoaster period in Senegalese politics that caught many off-guard. Months in jail alongside ally and kingmaker Ousmane Sonko ended suddenly, with the pair released the week before the presidential election. […]

New Community Corporation Board Chairman Yamba Retires

New Community Corporation Board of Directors Chairman Dr. A. Zachary Yamba has retired from his position. Yamba joined the board in September 2012 and became chairman in June 2018 following the passing of NCC founder and board Chairman Monsignor William J. Linder. Yamba was involved with New Community long before his official capacity as a […]

Man accused of killing Sayreville councilwoman had falling-out with her church

KATIE KAUSCH The man accused of shooting Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour earlier this year will remain in jail ahead of a trial after an emotional detention hearing in New Brunswick where additional details about their relationship were revealed. Rashid Ali Bynum pleaded not guilty in Superior Court in Middlesex County Monday August 28 morning, nearly […]

Sayreville councilwoman’s accused killer extradited to New Jersey from Virginia

SUSAN LOYER The 29-year-old Virginia man charged with the fatal shooting of Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour was extradited to New Jersey on Thursday, July 27 according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. Rashid Ali Bynum, of Portsmouth, Virginia, is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center pending a pre-trial detention hearing in Superior […]

Boat capsizes off St Kitts: One dead, 15 rescued alive, and search on for 16 missing persons, most said to be West Africans

Tragic news continues to emerge today, Tuesday, March 28, after a boat capsized off the coast of St. Kitts, leaving one person dead, while 15 others were rescued from the choppy waters.  Fourteen of these 16 persons are Africans. Reports say the St. Kitts Coast Guard is now engaged in a desperate search for the […]

CDC warns that tainted recalled eyedrops now linked to more deaths and blindness

ERIKA EDWARDS Three people have died, and four others have had their eyeballs removed because of rare bacterial infections linked to contaminated eyedrops, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday, March 21 The agency has identified 68 patients in 16 states with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a type of bacterium resistant to most antibiotics. Eight […]

U.S. extends acceptance of expired passports to March

DANIELLE HAYNES American citizens will be allowed to return to the United States on expired passports through the end of March, extending a COVID-19 relief measure originally set to end this month, the State Department announced Tuesday December 28, 2021. The measure allows U.S. citizens who have passports that expired on or after Jan. 1, […]

Federal program offers cash to cover COVID-19 funeral costs

Families who have lost loved ones to COVID-19 can apply for reimbursement from the federal government for up to $9,000 to cover the cost of funeral expenses STEVE LeBLANC When Wanda Olson’s son-in-law died in March after contracting COVID-19, she and her daughter had to grapple with more than just their sudden grief. They had […]

Delta to stop blocking middle seats on May 1

LESLIE JOSEPHS Delta Air Lines said Wednesday it will stop blocking seats on its planes starting May 1, the last U.S. airline to end the pandemic-era policy as more travelers return to the skies. Delta first started blocking middle seats and limiting capacity on smaller planes in April near the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. […]

In Memoriam: Kwame Akonor, PhD, Associate Professor at Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

The Seton Hall University, in South Orange, New Jersey has announced the death of Dr. Kwame Akonor, Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Affairs. An expert in African politics and critical race theory he also served as the director of the Africana Studies Program of the University. Dr. Akonor was the founder of the […]