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Africa: Dissecting the Continent’s Model for Managing a Viral Pandemic
January 7, 2021
The COVID-19 outbreak has globally left its mark. There's been different results and reactions to the virus throughout the world. Africa has an environment already painted to have a fragile healthcare system. However, it’s been recorded to have the least quantity of cases and deaths when the virus began to spread in March. Africa is now beginning to prepare for the second wave of the viral transmission.  ... read more »
First International Virtual Celebration of Kwanzaa With Its Founder, Dr. Maulana Karenga
December 24, 2020
This celebration of the 54th anniversary of Kwanzaa will include virtual, live and taped highlights of performances by internationally known artists from the 49th Annual International African Arts Festival, including the Asase Yaa African American Dance Theatre. At the center of the celebration will be Dr. Karenga’s Annual Founder’s Kwanzaa Message titled: “Kwanzaa and the Well-Being of the World: Living and Uplifting the Seven Principles.” ... read more »
REV JESSE JACKSON LAMENTS THE PASSING OF GHANA’S FORMER PRESIDENT JERRY JOHN RAWLINGS
November 19, 2020
It is with profound sadness and shock to learn about the passing of my dear friend and brother, H.E. Jerry John Rawlings, former President of Ghana. I had the opportunity to work with brother Rawlings during his presidency while I was the U.S. Special Envoy for Africa and he played a vital role in restoring peace in West Africa especially during the Minor River crisis (Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone). ... read more »
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International Conference Celebrating the 55th Anniversary of The Nguzo Saba (The Seven Principles)
October 8, 2020
A wide range of Black scholars, activists, teachers, students and community members from the national and global African community will join in discussions of critical issues confronting Black people nationally and internationally which begins this Sunday, October 11, 3:00pm at the virtual International Nguzo Saba 2020 Conference and will continue over the month. The conference marks the 55th Anniversary of The Nguzo Saba (The Seven Principles), the Organization Us and the African American Cultural Center. Focus will be especially on the Nguzo Saba and their use by thousands of organizations and institutions in this country and throughout the world African community for value orientation, cultural grounding and programmatic initiatives.    ... read more »
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. condemned the approved plan to stop US Foreign Aid to Ethiopia and called on Congress to Intervene.
September 9, 2020
News reports that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has approved a plan to stop $100 million in U.S. foreign aid to Ethiopia, because of the country’s ongoing dispute with Egypt and Sudan over the Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam (GERD), finally confirmed what we all knew from the beginning, that the U.S. has never been an impartial mediator in this conflict and instead fully supportive of Egypt. ... read more »
Lebanese confront devastation after massive Beirut explosion
August 5, 2020
Residents of Beirut awoke to a scene of utter devastation on Wednesday, a day after a massive explosion at the port sent shock waves across the Lebanese capital, killing at least 100 people and wounding thousands. ... read more »
Pregnant women at risk of death in Kenya’s COVID-19 curfew
July 26, 2020
Veronica Atieno remembers feeling her way through the dark alleys between the shacks that make up Nairobi’s slums, picking her way past raw sewage and rusty, razor-sharp metal roofing with trepidation. ... read more »
Opposition wins historic rerun of Malawi’s presidential vote
June 27, 2020
The opposition has won Malawi’s historic rerun of the presidential election, the first time a court-overturned vote in Africa has led to the defeat of an incumbent leader. ... read more »
 
Carlos, US athletes take stand to end Olympic protest rule
June 27, 2020
John Carlos wants to abolish the rule that bans protests at the Olympics. ... read more »
Los Angeles Native Nathan Thornton Teaches SmarterKorean
May 14, 2020
Nathan Thorton started and runs SmarterKorean, a successful Korean language company that started in Los Angeles. What’s unusual about this fact is that Mr. Thorton isn’t Korean; he is in fact, African American and was born and raised in Los Angeles.  ... read more »
Rep. Bass Slams Trump Administration For Halting WHO Funding During Pandemic
April 16, 2020
This week, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations, issued the following statement after the Trump administration halted U.S. payments for the World Health Organization during a pandemic.  ... read more »
Rep. Maxine Waters Helps Americans Fly Back From Morocco Amid Pandemic
March 22, 2020
Los Angeles Congresswoman Maxine Waters has announced that the U.S. State Department has chartered emergency flights for U.S. citizens stranded in Morocco after the government there suspended international flights to and from its airports as a protective measure against the spread of the coronavirus. ... read more »
Rep. Waters Demands U.S. State Department Provide Immediate Assistance for Americans Stranded in Morocco
March 19, 2020
In direct response to calls from her constituents, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo demanding that the Department provide immediate assistance to a resident of the 43rd District as well as approximately 3000 American citizens who are stranded in Morocco. ... read more »
Aircraft Carrier Named After Doris Miller
February 20, 2020
Miller fought during the attack on Pearl Harbor after the Japanese surprise attack on the islands on December 7, 1941. ... read more »
Museum of African American Art Welcomes Residents to Travel to Senegal for an Eight-Day Cultural Immersion
February 20, 2020
For the first time, the Museum of African American Art (MAAA) will be journeying to Dakar, Senegal for a cultural experience. Essential Senegal centered around the newly opened Museum of Black Civilization will be an eight-day trip full of knowledge and enlightenment.  ... read more »
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