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Rev. Derrick Boykin
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Rev. Derrick Boykin serves as associate for African American leadership outreach at Bread for the World.

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Africa and the Sequester: A Matter of Life or Death

(1) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 11:12 AM

In April, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced furloughs because of sequestration -- legislation that went into effect in March, automatically and incrementally cutting funding across the federal government over the next ten years. The potential decline in service at airports prompted outrage from travelers facing flight delays. Elected officials...

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The United States and Africa: Hopes for the President's Second Term

(3) Comments | Posted February 14, 2013 | 6:16 PM

Here's a little-known black history fact: during the past decade, six of the world's 10 fastest-growing economies were in Africa. The continent has shown robust growth, new commitments to health and agriculture, and significant advances in science and technology.

The United States has played a meaningful role in Africa's...

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Creating a Strong African-American Voice for Africa

(10) Comments | Posted November 5, 2011 | 10:52 PM

A recent doctor's appointment with my 2-year-old son, Emil, got me thinking: What a privilege it is to have access to nutritious food, doctors, and medicine to ensure the good health and well-being of our children. In the United States we often take such "everyday" privileges for granted, but on...

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