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Costs of the Afghanistan war, in lives and dollars
August 16, 2021
At just short of 20 years, the now-ending U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan was America's longest war. Ordinary Americans tended to forget about it, and it received measurably less oversight from Congress than the Vietnam War did. But its death toll is in the many tens of thousands. And because the U.S. borrowed most of the money to pay for it, generations of Americans will be burdened by the cost of paying it off. ... read more »
Team USA Dominated the Tokyo Olympics
August 12, 2021
In the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Team USA won 113 medals, including 39 gold medals. Many Black athletes contributed to the success of Team USA, some making history in the process. ... read more »
Germany Cuts Short Olympic Warmup with Allegations of Racism
July 19, 2021
Germany’s Olympic soccer team walked off the field during a preparation match for the Tokyo Games on Saturday in response to alleged racist abuse from an opposing Honduras player toward German defender Jordan Torunarigha. ... read more »
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Ogwumike files appeal to play in Olympics
July 19, 2021
Nneka Ogwumike and Elizabeth Williams have filed appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in a last-ditch effort to play basketball for Nigeria in the upcoming Olympics, said two people familiar with the situation. ... read more »
US to send first vaccine doses to Africa in coming days
July 18, 2021
The U.S. will begin making its first COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Africa in the coming days, with the ultimate goal of sharing 25 million doses this summer across the continent in partnership with the African Union. ... read more »
Core Group signals support for Haiti’s designated PM
July 18, 2021
A key group of international diplomats on Saturday signaled support for Haiti's designated prime minister in the first such statement of its kind following the assassination of President Jovenel Moise _ a move that surprised many because it does not mention the interim prime minister who has actually been running the country. ... read more »
Haiti in upheaval: President Moïse assassinated at home
July 7, 2021
President Luis Abinader of the Dominican Republic met his top military and police commanders to discuss plans to reinforce security along the border with Haiti following the assassination. ... read more »
Israel swears in new coalition, ending Netanyahu’s long rule
June 13, 2021
Israel’s parliament on Sunday narrowly approved a new coalition government, ending the historic 12-year rule of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and sending the polarizing leader into the opposition. ... read more »
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Great Britain’s First Black Studies Professor Wants to Unite the Diaspora
June 10, 2021
Kehinde Andrews grew up as a child of the British Black Power movement. ... read more »
What California Can Learn from COVID Hotspots India and Brazil
June 3, 2021
According to doctors on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic in countries such as Brazil and India – where the global crisis has been most intense. ... read more »
4-time Slam champ Osaka Out of French Open, Cites Anxiety
May 31, 2021
Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open on Monday and wrote on Twitter that she would be taking a break from competition, a dramatic turn of events for a four-time Grand Slam champion who said she experiences “huge waves of anxiety” before speaking to the media and revealed she has “suffered long bouts of depression.” ... read more »
Samburu Project Marks Third Year of Improving Health in Kenya
May 27, 2021
The Samburu Project (TSP), a Los Angeles-based nonprofit, demonstrates how widespread of an impact clean water can have. On May 28, they will be participating in the successful international awareness campaign, Menstrual Hygiene Day, for the third year in a row. ... read more »
Paris Court tries Anti-Racism Activist for Statue Attack
May 11, 2021
A French activist for Black rights went on trial in Paris on Monday for defacing a statue of a historical figure from France's colonial, slave-trading past, calling the protest a political act to denounce deep-seated racism. ... read more »
HIV Drugs Run Short in Kenya as People Say Lives at Risk
April 26, 2021
Kenyans living with HIV say their lives are in danger due to a shortage of anti-retroviral drugs donated by the United States amid a dispute between the U.S. aid agency and the Kenyan government. ... read more »
UN: Tigray’s Humanitarian Crisis Worsens, No Eritrean Exit
April 16, 2021
The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Thursday that the grave humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region is deteriorating, with no sign of Eritrean troops withdrawing and alarmingly widespread reports of systematic rape and other sexual violence mainly by men in uniform. ... read more »

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