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AKA Raises $1 Million for HBCUs in One Day, Announces Collaboration with the Black Press of America
September 26, 2019
"I understand the impact personally that establishing an endowment has on a student's enrollment and graduation prospects," Dr. Glover said. "The actions of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will go a long way toward ensuring that HBCUs remain open and able to encourage the best black students to choose them as a first option," she said. ... read more »
Two-Time Cancer Survivor— Bershan Shaw in Her New Podcast ‘Buckle Up with Bershan.’ Asks: ‘What cancer that’s holding you back?’
September 20, 2019
Bershan Shaw is a two-time cancer survivor, so it’s safe to call her a warrior — in her new podcast “Buckle Up with Bershan” she brings her wisdom to the masses in the form of motivational sessions and business coaching, all with a razor-focused objective,and that is to uplift the listener.  ... read more »
Fires Engulfing West Africa Exceed Those of Brazil
August 30, 2019
According to NASA, which operates the Aqua satellite, over 67,000 fires were reported in a one-week period in June last year, as farmers employed slash and burn agriculture to clear land for crops. ... read more »
Activist Villagers Sickened By Diamond Slag to Confront Mineowner in Court
August 23, 2019
Since the first diamonds were found in the 1930s, the villagers of Kono, in the eastern region of Sierra Leone, have seen the wealth under their feet make others rich. Instead of joy, the shiny stones have left a trail of contaminated water, pockmarked mud brick houses, and countless other indignities. ... read more »
Harvey and Segura Score First Goals in Win Over NY Red Bulls
August 16, 2019
On Sunday, August 11, LAFC hosted the New York Reb Bulls at Banc of California Stadium during a crucial stretch of the regular season. The Red Bulls, one of the stronger teams in the East, is still looking to make their playoff push while LAFC strive to maintain their dominance in the West. ... read more / view gallery »
USWNT Routs Thailand 13-0 in World Cup Start
June 13, 2019
The last time Thailand and the US women met up, it was a 9-0 thrashing in favor of the United States. It was not much different on this occasion. The score was 3-0 by halftime with the ball staying in Thailand’s final third nearly the entire time. ... read more »
Kenya ‘Hanging At The Edge Of A Debt Trap,’ Observers Say
June 7, 2019
The Central Bank, which is the government’s banker, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO), the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) all say Kenya’s debt position is getting to dangerous levels and the country must engage a lower gear before it is too late. ... read more »
Charger Girls to Host Open-Call Audition in Front of Downtown LA Skyline
May 17, 2019
On Sunday, May 19, hundreds of talented dancers will compete for a coveted spot on the world-renowned Charger Girls, one of professional sports’ most respected cheer and dance teams.  With the Chargers slated to play as many as four national primetime games at home in 2019, including two on NBC’s Sunday Night Football, perhaps the biggest highlight for the newest Charger Girls will be the opportunity to perform on an international stage when the Bolts host the Kansas City Chiefs at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City on Nov.18.  ... read more »
Hip-Hop Icons the Sugarhill Gang Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of ‘Rapper’s Delight’
January 10, 2019
Hip-hop has come a long way. From its humble beginnings in 1974 it has become one of the twenty-first century's highest grossing music genre. Firmly embedded in the landscape of popular culture, Hip Hop has taken over the airwaves, influencing music, fashion, television, film, art and dance for over four decades. ... 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 »
Lakers Round Out Third Consecutive Win in Four Days Against the Suns
December 4, 2018
The Lakers improve to five games above .500 for the first time since 2013 with a Sunday matinee victory over the Phoenix Suns inside Staples Center. The Lakers’ second-quarter turnaround was ignited by Michael Beasley, who finished with a season-high 14 points and four rebounds. ... 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 »
We’re Not a Dumping Ground for Used Cars, Says Rwanda President at New Auto Plant Opening
July 26, 2018
VW’s $20 million investment will create up to 1,000 jobs, and is an example of much needed spending by overseas firms in the nation, which receives $1 billion in foreign aid and development assistance but is making business-friendly reforms. ... read more »
Amnesty International Finds Troubles Brewing in Cameroon
June 21, 2018
In a new 37 page report, the rights watchdog Amnesty International has documented “unlawful killings, destruction of private property, arbitrary arrests and torture” in two restive regions in Cameroon tied to a power struggle pitting French- against English speaking Cameroonians. ... read more »
Waters Statement on Donald Trump’s Embrace of our Enemies & Hostility Toward our Allies
June 15, 2018
“Donald Trump loves to refer to himself as a ‘deal-maker,’ but in reality, his bluster on the world stage over the past week has only isolated the United States from our allies and played right into the hands of two of our most dangerous enemies, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin. ... read more »
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