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Violence Against Women – Never Acceptable, Never Ending
November 20, 2018
Violence against women and girls, one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today, remains largely unreported due to the impunity, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it, says the U.N. on its webpage “end violence day.” The reality of domestic violence is a plague that affects millions of women, often trapped in a toxic environment they cannot escape.  ... read more »
U.S. Gets Green Light to Boot Thousands of African Refugees
October 12, 2018
A simmering dispute between the U.S. and Ghana appears to be resolved. Some 7,000 Ghanaians can now be deported from the U.S. and a key demand - that their Ghanaian citizenship be proven before deportation - has been dropped. ... read more »
‘School Girls’ Comes to the Kirk Douglas Theatre
September 28, 2018
"School Girls," or the African Mean Girls play, is here in Los Angeles at the Kirk Douglas Theatre for one last weekend until Sept. 30. ... 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 »
Mourning Kofi Annan, Remembering Ron Walters
September 6, 2018
Kofi Annan made his transition in August. The seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, he worked up from the lower ranks (starting at age 24) of the international organization, to serve as head of peacekeeping operations, and four years into his term as UN Secretary-General, earning the Nobel Peace Prize. ... read more »
First African To Lead the U.N. Fought for Developing World Causes
August 24, 2018
Kofi Atta Annan, former Secretary General of the U.N., is being remembered today for his leadership over ten tumultuous years when the world faced a crisis of poverty, injustice and disease. Mr. Annan passed away this month at age 80. ... read more »
WATCH: The United Nations Mourns Former Secretary-General Kofi Annan
August 22, 2018
The United Nations is mourning the death of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who passed away peacefully after a short illness, on Saturday 18 August 2018. The renowned Ghanaian diplomat was 80 years old. ... read more / watch video »
Institute of the Black World 21st Century Conference
August 9, 2018
More than two thousand came from the greater Newark/New York region, Black America and the Pan-African world, drawn by the urgent impulse to connect, network, bond, share and unite in the wake of the most hate-filled, demagogic and divisive presidential campaigns that produced a presidential regime, elected by less than a majority of the popular vote, embedded with racism, white nationalism and Islamophobia.  It was one of the most threatening moments since the arrival of Africans on these hostile American shores. ... read more »
Spain Gives ‘Safe Harbor’ to 629 Africans Stranded at Sea
June 13, 2018
The migrants had been picked up from inflatable boats off the coast of Libya over the weekend, in six different rescue operations, according to the NGO SOS Méditerranée. ... read more »
Lawyers Building Case Against Gambian Ex-President Over Mass Killing of Refugees
May 31, 2018
Kyere was selling shoes in Ghana and the Ivory Coast when he decided to use his savings to travel to Senegal and then to Europe. His plan fell apart when the boat used by migrants ran out of fuel and beached in the Gambia. The group was arrested, detained for a week in Banjul and beaten. ... read more »
Compton Native Who Moved to Ghana Tells Americans ‘To Come With a Plan’  
April 12, 2018
Naturopathic doctor and “wholistic” (mind, body, spirit) health consultant Dr. Sharita Yazid first set foot on African soil in 2006 during her 20/20 investment group trip to Egypt and Ghana with historian Runoko Rashidi. Now, for over 12 years, the Compton native has had the pleasure of calling Ghana her new home. ... read more »
Ghana Begins Water Rationing Shortage Grips Nation
February 6, 2018
Ghana Begins Water Rationing Shortage Grips Nation ... read more »
Notable Black Soccer Players in History
February 1, 2018
People throughout the African diaspora have shown off their skills and inspired others with their talents on the field. ... read more »
Akwasi Frimpong of Ghana is Africa’s first male skeleton athlete at 2018 Winter Olympics
January 22, 2018
Ghana was first represented at the Winter Olympics in 2010, missed the 2014 games and bounced back in 2018 with Frimpong. ... read more »
Voters Pick Two For Run Off In Historic Liberian Elections
October 28, 2017
Mr. Weah, a former star in soccer, is running with Jewel Howard Taylor, the estranged wife of imprisoned ex-President Taylor. He has campaigned on promises to fix the country’s broken health-care system and improve social services. ... read more »
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