dailyphoto080313.jpgPaterson to Ascend to Power in NY
With the resignation of Gov. Eliot Spitzer, David A. Paterson, the calm and affable legislative leader turned lieutenant governor, is set to ascend New York’s highest office in the midst of a political storm. Mr. Paterson, 53, is scheduled to become the state’s 55th governor on Monday. He will be the state’s first black governor, and the third black governor of any state since Reconstruction. (Continue Reading…)

Africa: Continent’s Top Young Leaders Named
Twenty-three Africans are among 245 executives, scientists, journalists, sports stars and other public figures named by the World Economic Forum as “Young Global Leaders” for 2008. The forum announced in Geneva on Tuesday a list of Africans aged 40 or younger who, it said, had earned their places on the list “for their professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world.” (Continue Reading…)

Kenyans ill in ‘toxic waste’ leak
Two clearing and forwarding agents have been arrested and face charges. Witnesses told the BBC the containers were abandoned at Kipevu near the port about a month ago by a truck driver who had noticed liquid seeping out. A BBC reporter in Mombasa says two women living in a Kipevu slum have complained of having miscarriages. Other slum residents have complained of breathing difficulties, stomach upsets and chest pains. (Continue Reading…)

Clinton Apologizes to Black Voters
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton did something Wednesday night that she almost never does. She apologized. And once she started, she didn’t seem able to stop. The New York senator, who is in a tight race with Illinois Sen. Barack Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination, struck several sorry notes at an evening forum sponsored by the National Newspaper Publishers Association, a group of more than 200 black community newspapers across the country. (Continue Reading…)

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