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Black Historian and Archeologist Makes A First
December 6, 2018
Anthony Browder is the first African American to lead and fund an archeological excavation project in Egypt ... read more »
Kenyan Grassroots Activist Tapped For Major Humanitarian Prize
November 20, 2018
Kennedy Odede started SHOFCO (Shining Hope for Communities) as a teenager in 2004 with 20 cents and a soccer ball. Growing up in Kibera, one of the largest slums in Africa, he experienced extreme poverty, violence, lack of opportunity, and deep gender inequality. Odede also dreamed of transforming urban slums, from the inside-out. ... read more »
Success On “The Way” Ask Dr. Jeanette: “Sowing and Reaping the Harvest”
November 15, 2018
Thanksgiving and Daylight Savings Time are time buddies. I sought to know how slavery was progressing in related time frames. The custom of giving thanks for the annual harvest is one of the world's oldest celebrations and can be traced back to the dawn of civilization. We can find some times are determined Biblically by stating events, e.g. “harvest time”… American Thanksgiving tradition dates back to 1621;…not repeated until many years later…1789 George Washington proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday on Thursday 26 November that year - setting the precedent making it the last Thursday in November. ... read more »
Wendy’s Window-Let’s Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Together!
October 11, 2018
America is a melting pot of people from all over the world.  Some groups came willingly to pursue new opportunities, such as the forefathers of the “new world;” whereas, some were brought against their will in the form of slaves, indentured servants or temporary workers.  ... read more »
Son of Ex-Angolan President Charged in $500 Million Swindle
October 5, 2018
Newly elected President João Lourenço is sending shivers across the continent as he relentlessly attempts to recoup billions of dollars subverted from the national treasury, including by members of the previous regime - former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos, billionaire daughter Isabel and son Jose Filomeno dos Santos – aka Zenu. ... read more »
Rep. Bass Introduces Resolution Calling for a Respect of Human Rights in Cameroon
October 4, 2018
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, introduced legislation calling on the government of Cameroon and all parties to the conflict, including armed separatist groups, to respect human rights and adopt nonviolent approaches to conflict resolution.  ... read more »
Who’s to Blame in Latest Ferry Disaster?
September 28, 2018
Tanzanian President John Magufuli took action this week against a ferry captain and all of the crew as the number of bodies pulled from Lake Victoria in the latest maritime disaster topped 200. ... read more »
Choosing to Be African: Struggling and Striving Ever Upward
September 27, 2018
Again, this is in sankofa remembrance for our 53rd anniversary of our organization Us in righteous and relentless resistance. And thus, it is about reaching back, retrieving, reflecting, reconstructing and recommitting ourselves to a radical and righteous reconception and transformation of ourselves, society and ultimately the world as was our founding mission in those turbulent and transformative years of the Sixties. In the 60’s when we first collectively declared that we are an African people, we did not do so simply to reaffirm our historical source of origin and reclaim a history as old as humanity itself. We did it also as an act of self-determination, a reaffirmation of our right as the Nguzo Saba, the Seven Principles, say, “to define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.” ... read more »
94.7 The Wave Stage at Taste of Soul Presents— Sister Sledge and Jody Watley
September 20, 2018
This year, the 94.7 The Wave Stage brings “Black Girl Magic” to Taste of Soul. The source of smooth R&B and jazz for Southern California, the 94.7 The Wave Stage is once again bringing musical icons to Taste of Soul in Sister Sledge and Jodi Watley. ... read more »
Brazil Museum Tallies Up African Antiquities Lost in Fire
September 14, 2018
The museum’s permanent African exhibit was named Kumbukumbu - a Swahili word for the memory of  people, objects and experiences. A throne from the Kingdom of Dahomey (current-day Benin) and ritual objects of Afro-Brazilian religion (Candomble) were some of the museum’s most prized possessions.  ... read more »
Nation Faced with Rising Suicides Among Young and Old
September 14, 2018
Mayosi was a world class cardiologist who focused his research on bettering the lives of Africans. In 2014, he presented the first data set tracking rheumatic heart disease in Africa, the most common cause of heart disease among schoolchildren in Africa. ... read more »
African Critics See Dark Side to China’s ‘Charitable’ Loans
September 14, 2018
At the confab, with representatives from 53 of 54 African countries, sky-high numbers were bandied about. Chinese President Xi Jinping announced $60 billion in funds for eight initiatives over the next three years, in areas ranging from industrial promotion, infrastructure construction and scholarships for young Africans. ... read more »
Decades-Old Case Revives African Demand For Stolen Lands
September 6, 2018
This week, a case before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) will decide if colonial deals that redrew African borders can be declared illegal and, if so, if islands taken by the United Kingdom from the nation of Mauritius can be rejoined to Mauritius as before. ... read more »
South African Activist Takes the Reins at Amnesty International
August 24, 2018
In his first message as Secretary General on Aug. 16, Naidoo said that Amnesty International "is now opening its arms wider than ever before to build a genuinely global community that stretches into all four corners of the world, especially in the global south." ... read more »
Passing of Celebrated Author Revives Debate Over Postcolonial Views
August 16, 2018
Naipaul was a lightning rod for criticism, say his critics, particularly by those who read his portrayals of Third World disarray as apologies for colonialism. But others say he was unsparing, both of the arrogance and self-aggrandizement of the colonizers as well as the self-deception and ethical ambiguities of the liberation movements that swept across Africa and the Caribbean in their wake. ... read more »
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