Award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to attend Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and human rights counsellor Colin Gonsalves are some of the 500 gender equality actors who will participate in the Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality on 15–17 April. The global forum is about strengthening women’s and girls’ rights, representation and access…

President Trump is sending National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Trump administration announced Wednesday that it plans to send National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border as part of a larger crackdown on illegal immigration. Administration officials on Wednesday disclosed few specifics about the planned deployment — such as how many troops will be sent to the border, how long they…

China hits U.S. goods with tariffs as Trade War continues

BEIJING, China — The Chinese government has promptly responded to U.S. President Donald Trump announcing that it has increased tariffs by up to 25 percent on 128 U.S. products, from frozen pork and wine to certain fruits and nuts. The tariffs, which went into effect on Monday, were announced late on Sunday by China’s finance…

Jonathan Kinloch appointed to Detroit Board of Water

DETROIT, Michigan — The City of Detroit announced that Jonathan Kinloch, chairman of the 13th Congressional District Democratic Party organization, has been appointed by Mayor Mike Duggan to the Detroit Board of Water Commission. The board oversees Detroit’s Water and Sewage Department and approves all water and sewer rates. Kinloch will be replacing Pamela Rodgers,…

Winnie Mandela: South African anti-apartheid campaigner dies at 81

SOUTH AFRICA — Winnie Madikizela Mandela, the former wife of South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela passed away at 81. Family spokesman Victor Dlamini said in a statement: “She died after a long illness, for which she had been in and out of hospital since the start of the year. “She succumbed peacefully in…

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un met Xi Jinping on surprise visit to China

BEIJING, China — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made his first foreign trip since assuming power in 2011, meeting China’s President Xi Jinping in Beijing, according to Chinese state media. Kim is set to attend a summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in next month, and will later meet US President Donald Trump, in…

US exempts allies from steel, aluminum tariffs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — WASHINGTON — The United States President Donald Trump is exempting some of the nation’s closest allies from tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The White House announced late Thursday that Canada, Mexico and Australia will not be subject to the tariffs. Neither will Argentina, Brazil, South Korea and the member countries of…

Cardi B: Where’s my tax money going?

New York — Cardi B posted a video on Instagram saying she want receipts of where her tax money is going. Washington Post national correspondent Philip Bump joined CBSN to break down his article responding to Cardi B’s tax questions.

Pennsylvania Governor Supports Meek Mill’s Release From Prison

PENNSYLVANIA, Philadelphia — Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Wolf, sent out a tweet on Friday in support of Philly hip-hop artist Meek Mill who goes by the real name Robert Williams. Wolf’s statement references Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, who recently said he would be “unopposed” to Meek’s release on bail in a article in the “Philadelphia…

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton to Speak at President Forum in Denmark

COPENHAGEN, Denmark —  On April 17th, Presidents Summit will host speakers such as former US President Bill Clinton, Costas Markides, professor Magnus Lindqvist, Carlsberg Group CEO Cees ’T Hart, and founder & co-chair of the Nike Foundation Maria Eitel, among others. Presidents Institute was founded in 2005. The purpose of the institute is to enable CEOs, Business Owners and Senior Executives to…