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Rep. Maxine Waters to Receive NAACP  Chairman’s Award  
February 14, 2019
Leon W. Russell, Chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors, will present Congresswoman Waters with the award at the 50th NAACP Image Awards on March 30, 2019 live at 9pm/8c on TV One.  ... 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 »
Publisher’s Photo of the Day: Madiba the Great
February 5, 2019
Nelson Mandela shakes hands with Danny Bakewell Sr. ... read more »
South Africa Denied Emergency Loan to Zimbabwe at Height Of Crisis
February 1, 2019
South Africa said it declined the request for $1.2 billion because the country is also in a difficult financial position. “South Africa doesn’t have that kind of money,” said Jabulani Sikhakhane, spokesman for the finance ministry. He also raised concerns of Zimbabwe defaulting on the loan. ... 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 »
Ciee Launches Social Media Campaign Celebrating the Brilliance of Frederick Douglass Global Fellows and The Benefits of Studying Abroad
January 14, 2019
The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) launched a social media campaign - #CIEEmpower #MSInspirational #FrederickDouglassGlobalFellows - to share the personal reflections of 20 extraordinary students who have studied abroad in the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship program,  which is sponsored jointly by CIEE and the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions. ... read more »
Retired from Politics, Jacob Zuma Reveals Plans for New Career
January 11, 2019
After a brief spin as President of South Africa, the multi-talented Jacob Zuma is plunging into a new and exciting career path – he’ll be a recording artist of liberation songs from the anti-apartheid struggle. ... 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 »
Rep. Bass Statement of Concern Regarding the Appointment of Lana Marks as Unites States Ambassador to South Africa
November 22, 2018
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), top Democrat serving on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, issued the following statement after the appointment of Lana Marks at United States Ambassador to South Africa.  ... read more »
Rep. Bass Statement of Concern Regarding the Appointment of Lana Marks as Unites States Ambassador to South Africa
November 16, 2018
“In order for our country to fully take advantage of these opportunities, it is imperative that people with strong backgrounds relevant to the countries they will serve are appointed to be ambassadors, especially to sensitive countries such as South Africa, where less than 70 years ago, the United States refused to stand with the rest of the world in opposing the Apartheid regime established there. South Africa is a key strategic partner and a key ally on the continent and I look forward to continuing our work to build capacity there.” ... read more »
South African Student Makes History by Using Official Language in Thesis
October 25, 2018
When the time arrived for Nompumelelo Kapa to write her doctoral thesis at the University of Fort Hare in Eastern Cape, South Africa, she likely responded: Masambe – a word that, when translated in English, means “Let’s Go” in the original South African language of isiXhosa. ... read more »
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