COL BKB: Virginia Commonwealth 79, Northeastern 66

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Treveon Graham led a second-half surge Friday that carried No. 24 Virginia Commonwealth to a 79-66 win over Northeastern.

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Jon Huntsman joins bipartisan group

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New chairman named for WTO farm talks

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, April 22 (UPI) -- The World Trade Organization announced the appointment of New Zealand Ambassador David Walker as chairman of the pivotal negotiations on agriculture.

Scotland's docs reject chocolate tax

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Commentary: Iraq oil circus came to town

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Auditor wants CIA accounting

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- With less than a week left as the top U.S. auditor, David Walker is asking Congress again for a review of finances of the CIA and other intelligence agencies.

Government watchdog resigns

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. comptroller general and head of the Government Accountability Office, David Walker, will leave his positions on March 12, it was reported Friday.

U.S. military disavows GAO's Iraq report

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. military commanders say a Government Accountability Office report critical of progress in Iraq was set up to report failure.

China and the $ crisis

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- 07USeconAug15
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Walker: U.S. drug plan 'irresponsible'

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- Medicare's prescription-drug program may be the most financially irresponsible U.S. legislation passed in 40 years, the U.S. comptroller general says.

U.S. official: Corruption in Iraq oil

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- Iraq's government-run oil industry is plagued with "massive corruption" that is hindering the country's movement toward self-reliance, a U.S. official said.
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David Walker
United States Comptroller General David Walker speaks about the growing fiscal imbalance in America, at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants 2006 National Governmental Accounting and Auditing Update Conference, in Washington on August 21, 2006. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

“Can our condition be any worse? – Can it be more mean and abject? If there are any changes, will they not be for the better, though they may appear for the worst at first? Can they get us any lower?”

– Preamble, David Walker’s Appeal, p. 4

David Walker (September 27, 1785–June 28, 1830) was an audaciously outspoken Black American activist who demanded the immediate end of slavery in the new nation. A leader within the Black enclave in Boston, Massachusetts, he published in 1829 David Walker’s Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World: a call to “awaken my brethren” to the power within Black unity and struggle. This was a time when free Black enclaves were expanding, simultaneous with an upsurge in rebellion against oppressive plantation and maritime slavery. Walker is still not widely recognized for his critical contribution to ending chattel slavery in the United States. Yet many historians and liberation theologians cite Walker’s Appeal as one of the most important political and social documents of the 19th century. They credit Walker for exerting a radicalizing influence on the abolitionist movements of his day and beyond. He has inspired many generations of Black leaders and activists of all backgrounds.

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