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Violence Rains Down on Nigerian and Other African Businesses in Johannesburg
September 6, 2019
As state-sponsored violence threatens Latinos in the U.S., xenophobia is again threatening Nigerians and other Africans whose shops in Johannesburg  are being targeted for looting and destruction by unknown groups. ... read more »
NBA names Amadou Gallo Fall President of Basketball Africa League
May 31, 2019
The National Basketball Association (NBA) (www.NBA.com) named NBA Vice President and Managing Director for Africa, Amadou Gallo Fall as President of the Basketball Africa League (BAL), a new professional league featuring 12 club teams from across Africa scheduled to begin play next year. ... read more »
Key Figure in Divestment Campaign That Halted U.S. Investments in South Africa Passes
February 8, 2019
In an interview for the book “No Easy Victories:  African Liberation and American Activists Over a Half Century,” Dumisani Kumalo recalled the struggle to cut off the U.S. funds that were sustaining the apartheid government of South Africa. ... read more »
Women to March for Gender Equality From Auckland to Zambia
January 18, 2019
Building on the vision and mission of the 2017 National Women’s March in the U.S., women around the world will mark January 19 with marches and other actions “supporting the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities." ... read more »
Global Citizen Fest Honors Mandela Legacy Amidst Huge Crowd Of Beyoncé Fans
December 17, 2018
A massive turnout of die-hard fans of superstars Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z filled every available square inch of the Johannesburg FNB stadium for the closing night of the Global Citizen Festival organized to honor the 100thanniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela and raise $1 billion to address poverty, food security, global health and other social issues. ... 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 »
Studying Black Identity in South Africa Transformed My Worldview
December 13, 2018
My name is Chiagoziem “Sylvester” Agu. I’m 20, a sophomore of Albany State University, majoring in biology, a member of the Alpha Phi fraternity, with aspirations of pursuing a medical degree in cardiology. A few months ago, I had an extraordinary experience studying abroad in South Africa as a Frederick Douglas Global Fellow. I spent four weeks in Cape Town on a full scholarship, studying political Blackness, Black consciousness, and the complexities of colored identity. Every day, I was exposed to something different. Although the knowledge I was acquiring was both intimidating and scary, I also found it empowering. This is my story. ... read more »
Wendy’s Window: The Life and Legacy of Nelson Mandela Calls Us All to Act as Global Citizens
December 13, 2018
As I sit to write this article, I am overlooking where the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez intersect in Los Cabos, Mexico.  My heart is full because I've had the opportunity to travel around the world and I enjoy being a Global Citizen.  I embrace this term not just because of my ability to travel, but also because I truly have a heart and compassion for the people of the world. ... read more »
South African Activist Takes the Reins at Amnesty International
August 24, 2018
In his first message as Secretary General on Aug. 16, Naidoo said that Amnesty International "is now opening its arms wider than ever before to build a genuinely global community that stretches into all four corners of the world, especially in the global south." ... read more »
Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba Film Review
January 23, 2018
Reverential Biopic Chronicles Rise, Fall and Triumphant Return of Legendary South African Singer/Activist Zenzile Miriam Makeba had the misfortune of being born black in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1932, ... read more »
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