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Biden Nominates 3 to Fed Board, Including First Black woman
January 25, 2022
President Joe Biden will nominate three people for the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors, including former Fed official Sarah Bloom Raskin for the top regulatory slot, and Lisa Cook, who would be the first Black woman to serve as a governor.  ... read more »
Africa CDC in Talks with Pfizer for COVID Treatment Pill
January 14, 2022
The director of Africa's Centers for Disease Control said the organization is talking to Pfizer about bringing its COVID-19 treatment pill to the continent, which has just passed 10 million cases. ... read more »
21 Abducted Schoolchildren Rescued in Northwestern Nigeria
January 4, 2022
At least 21 schoolchildren in Nigeria have been rescued hours after they were abducted by armed groups in the West African country's troubled northwestern region, police said. ... read more »
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Sudan’s PM Announces Resignation Amid Political Deadlock
January 4, 2022
Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok announced his resignation Sunday amid political deadlock and widespread pro-democracy protests following a military coup that derailed the country's fragile transition to democratic rule. ... read more »
Ethiopia Passes Law to Start National Dialogue Commission
December 30, 2021
Ethiopian lawmakers have approved a bill to establish a commission for national dialogue, amid international pressure for negotiations to end the 13-month conflict in the Tigray region. ... read more »
Ethiopia unhappy as U.S. ends its duty-free access
December 28, 2021
Ethiopia says it is unhappy with the U.S. decision to revoke duty-free access for the East African country's exports. ... read more »
Ghana to Require Full Vaccination for Arriving Travelers
December 12, 2021
Ghana has announced that all adult visitors must provide proof of vaccination to enter the country, the government announced Friday, in an effort to prevent the escalation of coronavirus cases over the holiday period. ... read more »
Meet the 29-Year-Old Activist and Atty Chairing California’s Reparations Task Force
December 9, 2021
In June, California launched the nation’s first Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans this year. ... read more »
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Dictionary.com Anoints Allyship Word of the Year for 2021
December 7, 2021
Allyship, an old noun made new again, is Dictionary.com's word of the year. ... read more »
Indiana’s Black churches work to combat mental health crisis
December 6, 2021
On a Sunday morning in Anderson, almost 30 years ago, the Rev. Dwight Holland was on assignment as pastor at his second church when he noticed a young woman crying. ... read more »
21 Die when Bus Heading to Wedding Swept into River in Kenya
December 5, 2021
At least 21 people died after a bus carrying choir members to a wedding plunged into a river in Kenya on Saturday, police said. ... read more »
Israel to allow 3,000 Ethiopian Jews to immigrate
November 29, 2021
Israel's government on Sunday approved the immigration of several thousand Jews from war-torn Ethiopia, some of whom have waited for decades to join their relatives in Israel. ... read more »
In Omicron Hot Spot, Somber Mood as S Africa Faces Variant
November 29, 2021
The overcast, drizzly skies match the somber mood at the Tshwane University of Technology, a hot spot in South Africa's latest surge of COVID-19 cases, apparently driven by the new omicron variant that is leading countries around the world to impose new restrictions. ... read more »
Haiti Prime minister appoints new Cabinet amid turmoil
November 29, 2021
Prime Minister Ariel Henry swore in his new Cabinet on Wednesday, more than four months after he assumed leadership of Haiti following the assassination of President Jovenel Moise. ... read more »
Investing in American People and Communities
November 18, 2021
President Joe Biden and the Democratic Congress have come through with a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package—something the previous president repeatedly promised but never delivered. ... read more »
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