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NBA, FIBA Announce Plans for Pro League in Africa
February 16, 2019
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NBA is bringing a pro league to Africa. The Basketball Africa League, a new collaboration between the NBA and the sport’s global governing body FIBA, ... read more »
Rep. Bass Elected to Chair House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations
January 31, 2019
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, was elected to chair the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations. Upon her appointment, she issued the following statement: ... read more »
Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
January 25, 2019
For movies opening January 25, 2019: ... read more »
The Wakanda One Village Project: African Union Ambassador Promotes Diaspora Homecomings
January 11, 2019
Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao knows that the world has long mistreated and neglected Africans – particularly the African woman. “We are the original people and we have every reason to stand up in the tallest mountains to proclaim who we are,” the ambassador says unapologetically. ... read more »
Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole States ‘The Time Is Now’
December 27, 2018
“I think the time for NCNW to build good, positive, relationships with the press is now. Not when there’s some issue, some crisis, some unfortunate situation… Now, so that we can always call on you and if you need us, and we will respond to you.” ... read more »
Righteous Reflection on Being African: A Kwanzaa Meditation
December 27, 2018
As Kwanzaa draws to an end and the old year meets and merges with the new, we are, as always, obligated and urged by ancient custom and ongoing current concerns to sit down and seriously engage in righteous reflection on being African in the world. To speak of righteous reflection is, in an Ebonics sense of the word righteous, to talk of thought that is real, ethical and excellent. That is to say, thought that is free from the artificial, false and formulaic and comes from the heart as well as from the head. What is aimed at here is thought which is informed by an ethical sensitivity to the subject under consideration. And this holds true whether in our concern for each other or for the health and wholeness of the world; for the loss of human life or the mutilation of historical memory; and for the deprivation of material needs or the denial of dignity and rights due everyone. ... read more »
Time for France to Give Back African Art
December 20, 2018
The experts estimate that up to 90 percent of African art is outside the continent, including statues, thrones and manuscripts. Thousands of works are held by just one museum, the Quai Branly Museum in Paris, opened in 2006 to showcase non-European art — much of it from former French colonies. The museum wouldn’t immediately comment on the report. ... read more »
Africa Seeks Commitments to Fight Climate Threat at World Climate Confab
December 17, 2018
Seyni Nafo, spokesman of the African delegation at the World Climate Conference taking place this week in Poland, is not one to mince words about the serious climate threat now facing the African continent. ... read more »
South African Anti-Apartheid Veteran Tapped for Top Poetry Prize
December 17, 2018
A grand old man of liberation poetry, Mongane Wally Serote, the poet of the revolution and one of the foremost South African poets to emerge during the Black renaissance of the late 1960s and early 1970, is this year’s National Poet Laureate of South Africa. ... read more »
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 »
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