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The Broad Stage Presents: True Blues — Corey Harris and Guy Davis
 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 / view event »
The Broad Stage Presents True Blues — Corey Harris and Guy Davis
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 / view event »
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
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 / view event »
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 »
Charities Facing Closer Scrutiny Over Sex Harassment and Graft Claims
November 7, 2017
The charity’s own figures show that it handled 87 allegations of sexual exploitation by staff in 2016 and 2017, up from 26 cases in 2014. ... read more »
All Eyes Fixed On West Africa As U.S. Role In Combat Grows
October 31, 2017
They took part in two operations in Mali before Melgar’s death, according to the Times.   ... read more »
Thousands March For Change In TOGO and An End To Dynasty Rule
September 13, 2017
Gnassingbe’s offer to reintroduce a two-term limit was welcome, he said. But the opposition has rejected it because it would enable him to stay in power until 2030. ... read more »
Beasts of No Nation shines a light on child soldiers
October 8, 2015
Abraham Attah, who plays Agu, alongside Idris Elba, who plays Commandment in the film Beasts of No Nation opening October 16th. On October 16, Netflix will release its first original movie, ... read more »
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