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Harris, Blumenthal, Whitehouse Demand Documents on Trump’s Request for Barr News Conference
November 22, 2019
U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) on Friday sent a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to Attorney General William Barr seeking documents relevant to any attempt by President Trump to convince Barr to hold a news conference declaring Trump had broken no laws during his July 25, 2019 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.  ... read more »
Federal Court Blocks Trump Asylum Ban from Being Applied to Thousands of Asylum Seekers
November 22, 2019
“Today’s order will protect the lives of asylum seekers who were forced to endure extreme hardship while waiting in dangerous border cities for months for their chance to seek asylum in the United States,” said Erika Pinheiro, AOL director of litigation and policy. “These asylum seekers have a deep commitment to following our laws in seeking protection, and we are relieved to see that their decision to follow our government's instructions to wait in Mexico will not prejudice their chances for relief.” ... read more »
L.A. City and County Stentorians Train Firefighters in Lusaka, Zambia
November 21, 2019
In January 2019, the Los Angeles-Lusaka Sister City Committee collaborated with the LAFD, L.A. County FD and the City and County Stentorians to donate four fire apparatus  - two engines, a brush patrol vehicle and a brush crew carrier - to the African city of Lusaka, Zambia. ... read more »
Australian Researchers Say Botswana is Ancestral Home of Modern Humans
November 15, 2019
"It has been clear for some time that anatomically modern humans appeared in Africa roughly 200,000 years ago. What has been long debated is the exact location of this emergence and subsequent dispersal of our earliest ancestors," Hayes told reporters. “We've been able to pinpoint what we believe is our human homeland." ... read more »
Three Saudi Nationals Charged with Smuggling Firearms Parts from United States to Saudi Arabia without an Export License
November 8, 2019
Three Saudi nationals have been charged in two separate indictments for allegedly violating federal export laws by purchasing more than $100,000 in weapons parts in the United States while on student visas and then smuggling the parts to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. ... read more »
ESSENTIAL SENEGAL May 2020 Join the Museum of African American Art Cultural Trip
November 8, 2019
Excitement is growing for the Museum of African American Art (MAAA)  Essential Senegal Cultural Trip to Dakar, Senegal, May 16-25, 2020!  This trip will provide a unique cultural experience and support MAAA.  A highlight of the trip  is a visit to  the newly opened Museum of Black Civilization in Dakar. Dedicated December 2018, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegal's first President, envisioned a museum that would represent the histories and contemporary cultures of Black people everywhere. ... read more / view gallery »
Congressional Black Caucus Statement on Cuba Travel Restrictions
November 1, 2019
The Congressional Black Caucus issued the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s decision to further limit the ability of U.S. citizens to travel to Cuba. ... read more »
Supporters Ramp up Pressure on African Union to Reinstate Ambassador
October 31, 2019
The African Union President's Office spokeswoman Ebba Kalondo has maintained that Ambassador Chihombori-Quao didn't lose her job because of France or her fiery speeches about the scramble for Africa. "To say that the termination is due to [those opinions] is plainly false," Kalondo said. However, no specific reason has been provided for the Ambassador's termination. ... read more »
Unrest at the African Union Follows the Firing of Popular Ambassador
October 18, 2019
"The globalization construct of divide and conquer is still alive and well," the ambassador stated. "Benin and other small, dependent colonies in Africa and its people were forever defeated and dominated because of the Berlin Conference," Dr. Chihombori-Quao said." ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Congratulates Ethiopian Prime Minister on Nobel Peace Prize
October 18, 2019
Last Friday, 10/11/19, Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopian prime minister was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his relentless pursuit of democratic reforms and regional peacemaking efforts that ultimately led to the end of a standoff with Eritrea. Congresswoman Karen Bass, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus(CBC) issued the following statement on behalf of the CBC:  ... read more »
‘No human is limited’: Kipchoge runs sub-2 hour marathon
October 17, 2019
The 34-year-old Kenyan completed the 42.195 kilometers (26.2 miles) in 1 hour, 59 minutes, 40.2 seconds at the INEOS 1:59 Challenge, an event set up for the attempt. ... read more »
Ethiopia’s reformist PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel peace prize
October 17, 2019
The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to a dynamic young African leader whose sweeping reforms and surprising embrace of a bitter rival have been praised as an inspiration to the continent and a hopeful counterpoint to strongman movements far beyond it. ... read more »
Ugandan TV Host Wins Coveted Prize for Investigative Journalism
October 11, 2019
Ugandan investigative reporter and news anchor Solomon Serwanjja is the 2019 winner of the Komla Dumor award. It goes to a journalist committed to changing the narrative about Africa. ... read more »
In the Grip of a Nationwide Drought, Zimbabwe Faces a National Disaster
October 11, 2019
In a new low water mark for Zimbabwe’s troubled economy, two million people in Zimbabwe's capital have now been left without water after the government ran out of foreign currency to pay for imported water treatment chemicals. ... read more »
Advocates for Biafra and Journalists Against Corruption Face Gov’t Crackdown
October 11, 2019
In September, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), announced a meeting with world leaders at the United Nations to present the grievances of the Igbo community including unfair treatment by successive governments. ... read more »
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