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Pregnant women at risk of death in Kenya’s COVID-19 curfew
July 26, 2020
Veronica Atieno remembers feeling her way through the dark alleys between the shacks that make up Nairobi’s slums, picking her way past raw sewage and rusty, razor-sharp metal roofing with trepidation. ... read more »
Breegan Jane shares her heart in every home on HGTV reboot of ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’
March 19, 2020
Interior design expert, Breegan Jane has been chosen to be part of the life changing design squad for the HGTV reboot of “Extreme Makeover: Home edition.”  New episodes started to air February 16.  Breegan reflected on her personal ties with watching the past "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," when it first aired back in 2003. It inspired her to always live for a greater purpose; to share her gift of visual creativity with the world. As she described her excitement of the reboot, Breegan Jane goes through the emotional rollercoaster each day of transformation for families in need of a fresh start. Breegan shared her appreciation of the role, “Words will never be able to accurately relay my excitement, my gratitude, my shock when I found out that I was chosen.” -BreeganeJane.com  ... read more »
Serena Williams Builds Schools in Jamaica, Africa
December 5, 2019
Williams, who has won a total of 39 Tennis Grand Slams – including Doubles titles, has also built grade schools in Uganda, Kenya, and Zimbabwe. ... read more »
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Black Fact of the Day: Oct. 19, 2019- Brought to you by Black365
October 19, 2019
Child rights activist and nurse, Dr. Josephine Kulea, was born in Kenya, 1984.  ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Congratulates Ethiopian Prime Minister on Nobel Peace Prize
October 18, 2019
Last Friday, 10/11/19, Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopian prime minister was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his relentless pursuit of democratic reforms and regional peacemaking efforts that ultimately led to the end of a standoff with Eritrea. Congresswoman Karen Bass, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus(CBC) issued the following statement on behalf of the CBC:  ... read more »
‘No human is limited’: Kipchoge runs sub-2 hour marathon
October 17, 2019
The 34-year-old Kenyan completed the 42.195 kilometers (26.2 miles) in 1 hour, 59 minutes, 40.2 seconds at the INEOS 1:59 Challenge, an event set up for the attempt. ... read more »
Kenya on the Hook for Millions in National Worst Corruption Case
July 11, 2019
You’re in for a wild ride when your favorite news show begins like this: “The Dams, the Scums, the Hyenas and the Thieves and that’s just the beginning.” That was the voice of Francis Gachuri, anchor person for a lively news show on Citizen TV in Kenya. The topic was deadly serious – billions of shillings designated for the construction of two hydroelectric dams had gone missing and the company that took the money – CMC di Ravenna – just declared bankruptcy. ... read more »
Study Finds Most of the World Failing at Gender Equality
June 13, 2019
“This report should serve as a wakeup call to the world. We won’t meet the [Sustainable Development Goals] SDGs with 40% of girls and women living in countries that are failing on gender equality,” said Melinda Gates, Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. ... 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 »
Mandela’s Widow, Graca Machel: ‘Child Hunger Must Be Priority in Africa’
June 7, 2019
Economic growth in Africa has been impressive, but a sad reality remains: However prosperous, the results have had little impact on child nutrition. ... read more »
Judge Orders Kenyan Former President To Pay $10 Million For Stolen Widow’s Land
June 7, 2019
According to the court, the ex-president falsely claimed ownership of 64 acres of land which actually belonged to Susan Cheburet Chelugi, the widow of a local chief. Because arap Moi was unable to provide any evidence that he was the actual owner, the judge recognized the 85 year old Mrs. Cheburet Chelugi as the rightful owner. ... read more »
Mandela’s Widow, Graca Machel: “Child Hunger Must Be Priority in Africa”
June 6, 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa is also a hotbed of chronic hunger due to extreme poverty ... read more »
Not Yet Uhuru, Freedom Interrupted: African Liberation Delayed But Not Defeated
May 30, 2019
And on this day of memory and marking, May 25th, set aside in 1963 at Addis Ababa by the Organization of African Unity as African Liberation Day, we remember first and pay rightful homage to our ancestors. For they are the way-openers, the path-finders, the original freedom fighters, the layers of the foundations on which we strive to build in good and righteous ways. It is they who lifted up the light that lasts, the spiritual and moral visions and values by which we understand and assert ourselves at our best in the world. And in rightful homage to them, we in the Maatian ethical tradition, as written in the Husia, humbly ask of them every day “Ancestors, give us your hand, for we are bearers of dignity and divinity who came into being through you.” ... read more »
Kenya’s Cherono Wins Men’s Boston Marathon in Sprint to Tape
April 15, 2019
BOSTON (AP) — The two-time Boston Marathon champion turned onto Boylston Street with a sliver of a lead, leaning in front of two others with the finish line in sight. ... read more »
Kenyan Science Teacher Scoops Million Dollar Education Prize
March 29, 2019
Wearing the plain, floor-length brown robe of a Franciscan brother, Kenyan science teacher Peter Mokaya Tabichi could barely contain his joy upon being named winner of the annual Global Teacher Prize of one million dollars for his work in a rural school with disadvantaged children. ... read more »
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