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BHN Radio LIVE: (4-23-24) Rev. Haynes steps down, young South African gymnast shines, chess champion plays in marathon for charity

By Black Headline News

In this episode of the BHN Talk Radio Show, April 23, 2024 with Cheryl Smith, Julia Ann Dudley Najieb and Brigitte Jones, the breaking news starts with Rev. Frederick Haynes III who has stepped down from the organization Rainbow Push; less than a year ago, the organization’s founder and CEO, longtime civil and human rights activist, the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, announced his retirement and named Dr. Haynes as his successor.

The 22 year-old Naveen Daries has been an inspirational figure for aspiring young South African gymnasts for the better part of the last seven years making history at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed will be named the president of the National African American Mayors Association, according to Reed’s chief of staff. 

In a post on X early on Monday, Chip Hill, who serves as Reed’s chief of staff, said Reed would be named president of the national organization this week. He also noted that Reed is the only mayor in Alabama to serve on the board of trustees for the U.S. Council of Mayors. Reed has previously served as both the secretary and the vice president of the African American Mayors Association. 

A campaigning Nigerian chess champion has played the game non-stop for 60 hours to break the world record.

Tunde Onakoya, 29, hopes to raise $1m (£800,000) for children's education across Africa through the marathon attempt that began in New York City's Times Square on Wednesday.


With news publishers, Cheryl Smith, Julia Ann Dudley Najieb and Brigitte Jones, get the latest breaking, political and other news from a Black perspective, new episodes live on Tuesdays: 2:00 PM PST/4:00CST/5:00ST. Encores at 10:00 PM PST/12:00AM CST/1:00AM EST. Listen on demand here or watch shows live here.


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