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What California Can Learn from COVID Hotspots India and Brazil
June 3, 2021
According to doctors on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic in countries such as Brazil and India – where the global crisis has been most intense. ... read more »
ULI/REAP Launches First-Ever Virtual Academy
November 12, 2020
The first-ever ULI/REAP (Urban Land Institute/Real Estate Associate Program) Virtual Fall Academy 2020 has launched with over 150 candidates enrolled in the live and on-demand program that runs through graduation on Friday, December 11, 2020. ... read more »
The Danger Of The “Ethno-Nationalist” State
January 9, 2020
Ethnic regimes were largely ignored in the mainstream media of the global North until the early 1990s, even when troubling events, such as genocide in Burundi, were unfolding. It was only with the disintegration of the former Yugoslavia in the early 1990s and the Rwanda genocide (1994) that it became more than apparent that another wave of ethnic cleansing and ethno-nationalist regimes were unfolding. ... read more »
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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 »
Ethnic Media Unite to Inform Diverse Communities About 2020 Census
September 5, 2019
As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, a census is conducted every 10 years to count the number of people living in the nation and its five territories. Census Day kicks-off on April 1, 2020, and every home will receive an invitation to participate in a short questionnaire by phone, mail and for the first time, online. ... read more »
Nigeria to Slash Funds For Essential Food Imports While Currency Crisis Looms
August 23, 2019
Hard to imagine a steaming plate of Nigerian joll of rice without the rice. Or without fish. Or wheat. Rice, fish and wheat are Nigeria’s top three food imports but foreign exchange for these staple food imports is about to end by order of President Muhammadu Buhari. ... read more »
NAMAD Honors James Farmer with Lifetime Achievement Award
August 9, 2019
“I can remember at a NAMAD banquet there were two tables, maybe three at a conference of minority dealers,” he said. “But I watched it grow to the level that it is today with many [tables] and, to be in a position within General Motors and to assist the industry and see it grow, has been gratifying,” he said. ... read more »
Sickle Cell Strong: Sickle Cell Disease Advocate Marie Ojiambo
August 8, 2019
Ojiambo raises awareness around sickle cell disease and advocate for better health care opportunities for patients suffering from the disease in Kenya. ... read more »
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International Prospects to Head to Atlanta For First NBA Academy Games in The U.S. 
June 28, 2019
The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced that the third NBA Academy Games - a series of exhibition games featuring prospects from the seven NBA Academies and other teams - will take place Tuesday, July 9 – Sunday, July 14 at the Emory Sports Medicine Complex, the official practice facility of the Atlanta Hawks, in Atlanta, Ga, marking the first time the NBA Academy Games will take place in the U.S. ... read more »
Facebook: Fake account removal doubles in 6 months to 3B
May 30, 2019
Facebook removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months, the company said Thursday. ... read more »
Zambian Villagers Win Landmark Ruling in Water Poisoning Case
April 26, 2019
The villagers succeeded against the odds in a case pitting their claims against a worldwide mining company which denied responsibility for the spill caused by a local Zambian company it controlled. It wasn’t the first claim against the Vedanta company, based in the UK. In January, a factory in Tamil Nadu, India, was ordered closed by the local pollution board for having “irreversibly polluted the groundwater in and around the Thoothukudi district." ... read more »
New Interactive Website Featuring Henry Louis Gates, Tracks Slave Voyages
March 7, 2019
The new slave voyages website counts as the product of three years of development by a multi-disciplinary team of historians, librarians, curriculum specialists, cartographers, computer programmers, and web designers, in consultation with scholars of the slave trade from universities in Europe, Africa, South America, and North America. ... read more »
Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
February 1, 2019
For movies opening February 1, 2019: ... read more »
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 »
Ugandan Leader Tarnished By Torture Of Reggae Pop-Star
September 6, 2018
Images of a popular reggae music star in a wheel chair holding crutches have raised questions of whether Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni ordered the arrest and torture of the star-turned-parliamentarian, Bobi Wine, who attended a recent rally of the opposition in the town of Arua.  ... read more »
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