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Black Fact of the Day: April 21, 2020- Brought to you by Black365
April 21, 2020
A ship named "Azor" left Charleston, SC on embark on a 42 day trip with 206 Africans to return to Liberia (West Africa), 1878. ... read more »
New Jersey Seminary to Pay $27 Million in Reparations for Ties to Slavery
November 7, 2019
"The Seminary's ties to slavery are a part of our story," Barnes stated. "It is important to acknowledge that our founders were entangled with slavery and could not envision a fully integrated society. We did not want to shy away from the uncomfortable part of our history and the difficult conversations that revealing the truth would produce." ... read more »
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 »
Black Fact of the Day: July 26, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
July 26, 2019
On this day, July 26, 1847, The West African country of Liberia, where a number of African Americans came from, became independent.  Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
After Risking Life, Liberian Activist Scoops ‘Green Nobel Prize’
May 10, 2019
Multinational corporations who seek weak democracies, high rates of poverty, and untapped resources, seem to make a beeline for Liberia which has struggled to overcome two wars and the devastating pandemic of ebola. ... read more »
More Lives Lost In Africa’s Unsafe Mines
February 22, 2019
The Centre for Natural Resource Governance (CNRG), a mining watchdog, blamed Zimbabwe’s environmental management agency for failing to protect lives by properly decommissioning disused mines. The NGO said the mine should have been sealed to avoid tragedies of this nature. ... read more »
Lost and Feared Stolen: $104 Million in Fresh Currency Bound for Liberia
September 28, 2018
Justice Minister Frank Musah Dean cleared the current administration. “Initial findings indicate that the containers and bags of money allegedly arrived between November 2017, prior to the inauguration of the current government, and August 2018. ... read more »
New Liberian President Clamps Down on Free Press
April 19, 2018
The one-time soccer star is accused of allowing the press to be muzzled. One Liberian newspaper accused of defamation is facing a $1.8 million penalty and a BBC journalist has fled the country. ... read more »
Trump’s Immigration Polices Continue to Terrorize as He Ends Program for Liberian Immigrants
March 29, 2018
As the conversation of immigration tends to focus on undocumented Latinos, the African population is just as much affected by Trump’s immigration policies and programs. ... read more »
Liberian Sports Figure Promises Sweeping Changes As Country’s New President
January 3, 2018
He won the soccer world’s greatest individual honor, the Ballon d’Or, and was named by FIFA, soccer’s governing body, as the African Player of the Century. ... read more »
Liberian President Leaves A Mixed Legacy With ‘Fragile Gains’
October 11, 2017
At her final address to the U.N. General Assembly last month she summed up her legacy: “Liberia has remained stable, peaceful and secured”. ... read more »
Forum Highlights Increased Engagement with Africa
October 5, 2017
Recently, Rep. Karen Bass hosted the Africa Braintrust at the 47th Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. ... read more »
SIERRA LEONE CELEBRATES AS BAN ON PUBLIC GATHERINGS IS LIFTED
August 12, 2015
President Ernest Bai Koroma lifted the ban on Friday, giving the green light to a wide range of activities including sporting events, nightclubs, eating at restaurants after 9 p.m., football/soccer and watching the games on makeshift cinemas around the city. ... read more »
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