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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 »
Senior Malian Officers Removed from Posts After Massacre of Fulani Herdsmen
March 29, 2019
Jihadist groups dislodged from Middle East battlegrounds are reportedly regrouping in West Africa, exploiting longstanding grievances between the Dogon farmers and the Puelh-Fulani nomadic herdsmen of Mali over access to limited supplies of land and water. ... read more »
Ask Dr. Jeanette Success On “The Way”: Who’s The Greatest??
February 14, 2019
12.5 million Africans shipped during the Transatlantic Slave Trade, fewer than 388,000 arrived in the United States. In the late 15th century, the advancement of seafaring technologies created a new Atlantic that would change the world forever. As ships began connecting West Africa with Europe and the Americas, new fortunes were sought and native populations were decimated. ... read more »
U.S. Hits Ghana with Visa Sanctions in Spat Over Deportees
February 8, 2019
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and State Department say they will no longer issue visas for certain Ghanaians owing to a “lack of cooperation” by the West African nation – namely its refusal to accept 7,000 Ghanaian nationals that the U.S. wants to deport.  ... read more »
Time for France to Give Back African Art
December 20, 2018
The experts estimate that up to 90 percent of African art is outside the continent, including statues, thrones and manuscripts. Thousands of works are held by just one museum, the Quai Branly Museum in Paris, opened in 2006 to showcase non-European art — much of it from former French colonies. The museum wouldn’t immediately comment on the report. ... read more »
Black Historian and Archeologist Makes A First
December 6, 2018
Anthony Browder is the first African American to lead and fund an archeological excavation project in Egypt ... read more »
The Broad Stage Presents: True Blues — Corey Harris and Guy Davis
September 13, 2018
 The Broad Stage presents True Blues– Corey Harris and Guy Davis -- on Friday, September 28 at 7:30pm.  Harris and Davis, two leading performers of acoustic blues, will each perform a set of their own before coming together onstage to celebrate the extraordinary music that has shaped their multifaceted careers. ... read more »
The Broad Stage Presents True Blues — Corey Harris and Guy Davis
August 30, 2018
The Broad Stage presents True Blues – Corey Harris and Guy Davis -- on Friday, September 28 at 7:30pm.  Harris and Davis, two leading performers of acoustic blues, will each perform a set of their own before coming together onstage to celebrate the extraordinary music that has shaped their multifaceted careers. ... 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 »
Atrocity Video of Execution by Soldiers Alarms U.N. Rights Chief
August 2, 2018
Evidence of the execution was gathered by Amnesty International in an investigation. Analysis of the weapons, dialogue and uniforms, paired with digital verification techniques and testimonies taken from the ground, all strongly suggest that the perpetrators are Cameroonian soldiers, they said. ... read more »
Skirball Cultural Center Announces its Twenty-second Annual FREE Summertime Outdoor Concert Series
July 27, 2018
The Skirball Cultural Center announces the lineup for its twenty-second annual free summertime live music series, Sunset Concerts. This year’s artists showcase local and global influences from Malawian Nyanja Vibes, socially conscious R&B, psychedelic dream-pop, and Afro-Americana to experimental indie rock and Ethiopian funk. In addition to pioneering new sounds inspired by their own cultural identities and traditions, they utilize their art to bridge communities. Presented every summer since 1997 in the Skirball’s picturesque hillside setting, Sunset Concerts features both emerging and established talents, drawing music fans from across greater Los Angeles. ... read more »
Dancer’s Solo on Black History Takes Him to U.S. Capitol
June 28, 2018
Akuchu, who started break-dancing when he was a teenager, says "hip-hop's history is embedded in its movement.'' You can't separate that history from the moves themselves. ... read more »
Experimental Drug Gets Green Light for New Ebola Outbreak
May 15, 2018
So far, 393 people have been identified as part of the "ring" around people who are known or suspected to have been infected in the Congo. ... read more »
French Counterterror Scheme Draws Fire in Burkina Faso
March 11, 2018
French Counterterror Scheme Draws Fire in Burkina Faso ... read more »
U.S. Plans Deadly Strategy Against Terror In West Africa
December 6, 2017
In Africa, there are much longer waits for close air support and the expectations for medical evaluation are vastly different from a one hour wait to a 48 hour delay. ... read more »
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