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Congressional Black Caucus Slams the Trump Administration for Refusing Temporary Status to Bahamians
September 13, 2019
As reported by NBC News, the Trump Administration has announced it will not provide temporary protected status to Bahamians who fled Hurricane Dorian. If granted, this status would have let Bahamians work and live in the United States until it is deemed safe to return to their home. Congresswoman Karen Bass, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus issued the following statement in response: ... read more »
Silence, Devastation Mark Bahamas Town; but some are Staying
September 8, 2019
MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas (AP) — The streets are filled with smashed cars, snapped power cables, shattered trees and deep silence. At the airport and dock, hundreds of people clamor for seats on airplanes and berths on ships arriving with aid and departing with people who lost their homes when deadly Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas. ... read more »
Harris, Colleagues to Lighthizer: No Trade Negotiations with Brazil Until Bolsonaro Protects the Amazon
September 6, 2019
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Friday joined Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) and 8 of their Democratic colleagues in urging U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to postpone any trade negotiations with Brazil until President Jair Bolsonaro fully enforces his country’s environmental laws and regulations to protect the Amazon from continued illegal deforestation. In the letter, the senators also called on Lighthizer to swiftly resolve the U.S.-China trade war which has disrupted global trade patterns and driven China to rely increasingly on Brazil for beef and soybeans. As a result, and in contravention of its environmental regulations, Brazil is clearing more of the Amazon for agriculture. ... read more »
Violence Rains Down on Nigerian and Other African Businesses in Johannesburg
September 6, 2019
As state-sponsored violence threatens Latinos in the U.S., xenophobia is again threatening Nigerians and other Africans whose shops in Johannesburg  are being targeted for looting and destruction by unknown groups. ... read more »
Whereabouts of Ailing President of Gabon in Debate
September 6, 2019
Gabonese President Ali Bongo is receiving medical treatment in London after his health deteriorated during a visit to the city, according to people familiar with the matter. ... read more »
Gambians Glued to YouTube As President’s Hit Squad Confesses
September 6, 2019
Truth is stranger than fiction and in the West African nation of Gambia, the truth has galvanized citizens with former members of the exiled president’s hit squad admit to murder and other atrocities. ... read more »
WATCH: Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis and Others Give Update on Catastrophic Hurricane Dorian
September 3, 2019
FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Practically parking over the Bahamas for a day and a half, Hurricane Dorian pounded away at the islands Tuesday in a watery onslaught that devastated thousands of homes, ... read more / watch video »
Black Fact of the Day: August 31, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
August 31, 2019
On this day, August 31, 1962, the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago gained its independence. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. Find out more at ... ... read more »
Leader in Women’s Issues to Head U.N. Aids Program
August 30, 2019
Ugandan humanitarian Winnie Karagwa Byanyima’s career began as a member of parliament in the National Assembly of Uganda. She became the Director of Women and Development at the African Union Commission and worked on the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa. ... read more »
Fires Engulfing West Africa Exceed Those of Brazil
August 30, 2019
According to NASA, which operates the Aqua satellite, over 67,000 fires were reported in a one-week period in June last year, as farmers employed slash and burn agriculture to clear land for crops. ... read more »
Reframing the History of Slavery in Angola and the U.S.
August 30, 2019
If the U.S. has 35,000 museums, a writer asked in 2014, why is only one about slavery? And if the wealth of this country was built on the backs of enslaved people from Africa, why has that story been vastly under-reported in our media, in our schools and in our political discourse? ... read more »
When South Africans Declared ‘Liberation’ at Two Whites-Only Beaches
August 24, 2019
South Africa witnessed the beginning of the end of Whites-only beaches thirty years ago this week after an action launched by the Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu. ... read more »
Activist Villagers Sickened By Diamond Slag to Confront Mineowner in Court
August 23, 2019
Since the first diamonds were found in the 1930s, the villagers of Kono, in the eastern region of Sierra Leone, have seen the wealth under their feet make others rich. Instead of joy, the shiny stones have left a trail of contaminated water, pockmarked mud brick houses, and countless other indignities. ... read more »
Nigeria to Slash Funds For Essential Food Imports While Currency Crisis Looms
August 23, 2019
Hard to imagine a steaming plate of Nigerian joll of rice without the rice. Or without fish. Or wheat. Rice, fish and wheat are Nigeria’s top three food imports but foreign exchange for these staple food imports is about to end by order of President Muhammadu Buhari. ... read more »
Basketball Africa League Announces Seven Host Cities For Inaugural Season
August 23, 2019
The Basketball Africa League (BAL) announced Cairo (Egypt), Dakar (Senegal), Lagos (Nigeria), Luanda (Angola), Rabat (Morocco) and either Monastir or Tunis (Tunisia) as the host cities where the inaugural BAL regular season will take place and Kigali (Rwanda) as the host city for the first-ever BAL Final Four and BAL Final. ... read more »
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