Democratic Republic of Congo Tshisekedi tasked with turn-around of world’s richest natural economy

The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) convenes inter-community dialogue for the return of peace in conflict-torn South Kivu Province June 30-July 2. Reported July 5, 2021. (Photo: MONUSCO/Alain Likota) By Earnest McBrideJA Contributing Editor By whatever name it’s been called – Congo, Belgian Congo, Zaire, and DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo) – the nation and its people have faced repressive and deadly intrusions into their lives ever since the 1885 Berlin Conference that colonized nearly the whole of Africa for European exploitation 136 years ago. Today, Democratic Republic of the Congo President Félix Antoine Tshisekedi stands at the threshold of bringing peace and prosperity to what many experts view as the world’s richest nation with an estimated $24 trillion worth of natural resources and plush farmland, but yet its people have remained among the world’s poorest in one of the most war-torn

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In the History Corner… Never forget the history of the undoing of Reconstruction in Mississippi

When America’s Civil War ended in 1865, because it had been a rebellion against the government and the Constitution, federal troops were stationed throughout the territory of what had been the Confederate States of America. This was designed to secure the re-uniting of the U.S.A., providing the franchise and opportunity to hold office for those who had remained loyal. It also disenfranchised and barred those who from office those who had instigated and/or participated in the rebellion. That was what Reconstruction was about. The important side effect was that Black men were able to vote and hold office.

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Canton Nissan presents reimagined 2022 Frontier truck

On July 15, 2021, the Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant’s administration and its line workers landed a bold strike within the mid-sized truck market with the presentation of their reimagined 2022 Frontier truck, affirming its commitment to vehicle manufacturing in Mississippi and putting an exclamation point on the expertise that Nissan’s six-decade track record of truck production brings to the Americas.

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Congrats Dr. Buckley

Pastor Reginald Buckley of Cade Chapel M.B. Church in Jackson, MS has been elected as the new president for the General Missionary Baptist State Convention of MS, Inc. (GMBSC). During his address at the GMBSC Convention on Wednesday, July 21, Buckley expressed gratitude towards his family and his staff.

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In the History Corner… Never forget the history of the undoing of Reconstruction in Mississippi

When America’s Civil War ended in 1865, because it had been a rebellion against the government and the Constitution, federal troops were stationed throughout the territory of what had been the Confederate States of America. This was designed to secure the re-uniting of the U.S.A., providing the franchise and opportunity to hold office for those who had remained loyal. It also disenfranchised and barred those who from office those who had instigated and/or participated in the rebellion. That was what Reconstruction was about. The important side effect was that Black men were able to vote and hold office.

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A Salute to Dr. Ivory Phillips!

Dr. Ivory Phillips has been a contributing writer to the Jackson Advocate for 42 years. He has been instrumental in highlighting issues in the Jackson community that deal with education and politics.

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By Anne T. Sulton, Ph.D., J.D.JA Senior International Correspondent Madagascar is the fourth largest island on the planet. It sits in the Indian Ocean near

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By Anne T. Sulton, Ph.D., J.D.JA Senior International Correspondent According to the USA’s Environmental Protection Agency, greenhouse gases “trap heat in the atmosphere”. Among these

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