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Black Fact of the Day: July 20, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
July 20, 2019
On this day, July 20, 1925, Frantz Fanon, author of the classic books “Black Skin, White Masks” and “The Wretched of the Earth” was born in Fort-de-France Bay, ... read more »
U.S. House Votes to Condemn President Trump’s Use of Social Media to Spread Racist Messages
July 19, 2019
“Some of us have been victims of the stain, the pain, the hurt of racism. In the 50s and during the 60s, segregationists told us to go back when we protested for our rights. They told ministers, priests, rabbis, and nuns to go back. The told innocent, little children seeking just equal education to go back,” said civil rights legend and Georgia Congressman John Lewis on the House floor during debate.  ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: July 16, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
July 16, 2019
On this day, July 16, 1991, the French government named Miles Davis a Knight in the Legion of Honor. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
West Africa Inequality Crisis Called Extreme in New Report
July 11, 2019
"Inequality has reached extreme levels in West Africa, and today the wealthiest 1 per cent of West Africans own more than everyone else in the region combined." That was the finding in a new report published by Oxfam and Development Finance International. ... read more »
Burkina Faso Orders Stiff Prison Term for ‘Fake News’
July 11, 2019
A law adopted on June 21 but still awaiting presidential approval would send writers to jail for up to 10 years’ jail for “demoralizing the defense and security forces of Burkina Faso.” A fine of up to $3,500 would be imposed for publishing what the government called “fake news information compromising security operations, false information about rights abuses or destruction of property, or images and audio from a “terrorist” attack.” ... read more »
Kenya on the Hook for Millions in National Worst Corruption Case
July 11, 2019
You’re in for a wild ride when your favorite news show begins like this: “The Dams, the Scums, the Hyenas and the Thieves and that’s just the beginning.” That was the voice of Francis Gachuri, anchor person for a lively news show on Citizen TV in Kenya. The topic was deadly serious – billions of shillings designated for the construction of two hydroelectric dams had gone missing and the company that took the money – CMC di Ravenna – just declared bankruptcy. ... read more »
NBA, FIBA and Senegalese Basketball Federation to host 17th edition of Basketball Without Borders Africa in Senegal
July 11, 2019
New York and Dakar, Senegal – The National Basketball Association (NBA), the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the Senegalese Basketball Federation today announced that Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Africa 2019 will take place Sunday, ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: July 9, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
July 9, 2019
On this day, July 9, 1964, Will Mercer Cook started his term as the United States Ambassador to Senegal. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: July 8, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
July 8, 2019
On this day, July 8, 2018, Ethiopia and Eritrea declared an end to their 20-year conflict. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. Find out more at  ... ... read more »
Death toll from clashes at Sudan rallies climbs to 11
July 4, 2019
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — At least 11 people were killed in clashes with Sudan’s security forces during mass demonstrations demanding a transition to civilian rule, Sudanese activists said Monday. ... read more »
Senegalese in Wall Street Protest Fear Offshore Oil/Gas Resources Lost to Fraud
June 28, 2019
A foreign investor with mineral assets throughout Africa is alleged to have made a secret payment of $250,000 to a company run by the brother of the president of Senegal, in a bid to obtain the country’s assets, according to recently published reports in the BBC and Global Witness. ... read more »
2019 NBA Awards: Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins NBA MVP
June 27, 2019
As the 2019 NBA Awards came to an end on Monday, Giannis Antetokounmpo was named the 2019 NBA MVP at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Tears streamed down his face as the 24-year-old gave an emotionally charged speech after receiving the NBA’s highest honor. He thanked his family and the support system that he felt led him to this moment. ... read more »
Joint Statement on Violent Protests That Have Left Haiti at a Standstill
June 27, 2019
"We must do all that we can to ensure that Haiti does not become a failed state as this crisis unfolds." ... read more »
Former President of Egypt Dies on Stand in Contentious Court Hearing
June 20, 2019
The former president was known to have been suffering from several ailments, including diabetes and liver disease. ... read more »
US, Iran voice resolve in brinkmanship, say war not sought
June 20, 2019
The United States and Iran said Tuesday they were not seeking war with each other as tensions simmered between the two in the Persian Gulf and President Donald Trump vowed the U.S. would respond to any attack. ... read more »
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