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UN Report Predicts Postive Growth for Latin America, Caribbean in 2017-18

MEXICO CITY, Mexico — A United Nations report is predicting that after contracting for two consecutive years, the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean are expected to return to positive growth in 2017. But the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2017 Report released Read on » » »

Alicia Keys Continues to Shun Gender Norms: ‘Let a Boy Paint His Nails!’

Alicia Keys (Allure) Alicia Keys wants everyone to know it’s okay for boys get manicures. In an interview with Allure magazine, the songstress touched on what she was “sick” of and how those things influenced her newest album “Here.” “I am so annoyed at the Read on » » »

Gambia’s Parliament Extends President Yahya Jammeh’s Term by 90 Days

AFP/Yahya Jammeh first seized power  in 1994. Gambia’s national assembly has adopted a resolution to allow President Yahya Jammeh to stay in power for three more months, starting Wednesday, Jan. 18, just hours before the end of his official term. Jammeh, who has ruled Read on » » »

Read Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I Have A Dream’ Speech In Full

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a remarkable man who valued equality, justice and love. Each year, as we celebrate MLK Day and reflect on his iconic legacy, let us be reminded of his relentless fight and profound dream to have all men Read on » » »

These 8 Men Have As Much Money As Half The World

  Just eight super-rich men hold the same amount of wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population, according to an analysis from the charity Oxfam released Sunday night.   Six of these billionaires, from Forbes’ list of the world’s richest people, are Read on » » »

Zimbabwe Author Hopes New Story Collection Will Give Black Children Positive Outlook On Africa, Themselves

Rebecca Darko is one of the authors of “Bella’s Adventures in Africa” (Courtesy of Rebecca Darko) Rebecca Darko’s new children’s book has a mission. The author has long held a passion for youth literature, but she did not want to write a typical tale. Instead, Darko Read on » » »

CAMEROON:10 REASONS WHY FEDERATION WILL NOT WORK

WHY WE MUST NEVER TALK ABOUT FEDERATION AGAIN I have to write this because there are many of us who don’t seem to understand anything other than to speak of a federation; others who are so anxious to go and negotiate a federation that Read on » » »

USA:Trump and the Republicans Have Already Begun to Dismantle Obama’s Legacy

President-elect Donald Trump. Photo by AP/LM Otero. While many progressives and others are either still in shock about the presidential election results or still arguing with Trump supporters (or other progressives) about what went wrong during the election, Trump and the Republican Congress are Read on » » »

Nigeria to Offer Gambian President Yahya Jammeh Asylum If He Steps Down

Nigeria’s House of Representatives has voted to offer Gambian President Yahya Jammeh asylum, provided he agrees to step down on January 19 when his tenure ends. The motion was made by a lawmaker who chairs the committee on refugees. According to Mohammed Sani Zorro Read on » » »

USA:Muhammad Ali’s Daughter Slams Reports of Infighting Among Siblings Over Estate

Muhammad Ali poses with his children. (HanaAli/Instagram) Since boxing legend Muhammad Ali died last June, reports have surfaced alleging his nine surviving children are fighting over their inheritance after it was reported Ali’s widow was due to receive double their amount. But one of Read on » » »

US:Philadelphia Pays Out Largest Settlement to Black Man Mistakenly Shot by Plainclothes Officers

A 20-year-old pizza delivery man shot numerous times by police in 2014 in a case of mistaken identity received $4.4 million from Philadelphia Friday, Jan. 6, the city’s largest settlement to date. The settlement closes two lawsuits filed by the victim, one for claims Read on » » »

US:In His Farewell Address President Obama Remains Optimistic Even During These Turbulent Times

Giving his farewell address in his adopted hometown of Chicago, President Obama was surrounded by staff, family and well-wishers. He ticked off the challenges facing America and his accomplishments over the past eight years. Obama reminded the nation that he entered the presidency with Read on » » »

24-Year-Old Becomes First Female Fighter Pilot In Zambian Air Force

Thokozile Muwamba Second Lt. Thokozile Muwamba, 24-year-old Second Lieutenant Thokozile Muwamba has made history in Zambia as the country’s first female fighter pilot to be accepted into the male dominated area of the military. After joining the military in 2012, Muwamba was fortunate to be Read on » » »

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Endorses Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General

Condoleezza Rice (left) and Sen. Jeff Sessions (right). On Monday, Jan. 9, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice publicly endorsed President-elect Donald Trumps choice, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General. Rice, who also hails from the state of Alabama, penned a letter Read on » » »

White Celebs Create Mass Hilarity Online After Merging ‘Hidden Figures’ and ‘Fences’ Into #HiddenFences 

Jenna Bush Hager interviews Pharrell at the Golden Globes (NBC screen shot) When the 74th annual Golden Globes aired Sunday, Jan. 8, Black Twitter was left stunned after white Hollywood flubbed the name of “Hidden Figures,” not once but twice. Instead of calling the Read on » » »

USA:Massachusetts Sheriff Wants Prison Inmates to Build Trump’s Wall Along U.S.-Mexican Border

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson. Image courtesy of RightSpeak.net. A Massachusetts sheriff is proposing an unconventional and inhumane initiative that has some human rights activists very concerned. Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson on Wednesday announced an initiative called Project N.I.C.E (National Inmate’s Community Endeavors) Read on » » »

Cameroon-Anglophone problem: Biya Admits Failure,CONSORTIUM should stay on cause-Ayah Paul

BIYA Mr. President told the whole world live on January 6, 2017, that his government has failed and is incapable of resolving the Anglophone problem. He pleaded with Mr. Garga Hamman, an ex-minister, to bail out his government. Ayah did post that Mr. President Read on » » »

Expert: China’s New Ivory Ban Will Go a Long Way Toward Protecting Elephants in East Africa

Elephants on an African Reserve (Photo via safaribookings.com) Nakuru — Since the 1970s, poaching has been a major threat to the survival of elephants in Kenya, with some critics in recent years blaming the Chinese market for fueling the demand. Now, a new era Read on » » »

USA:White Man Jailed for Terrorizing, Harassing Lone Black Family on the Block for Over a Year

A white Lexington, Massachusetts, man has been arrested and charged with terrorizing the only Black family in his neighborhood. Robert Ivarson, 49, was caught three times on surveillance cameras put up by police discarding banana peels on the family’s driveway prior to being arrested Read on » » »

Unhappy About U.N. Security Council Vote, Jewish Singer Calls Obama a Racial Slur Onstage

Mordechai Ben David (left) and Pres. Barack Obama (right). A popular Hasidic Jewish singer used a racially offensive slur to slam outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama during a concert in Jerusalem on Thursday, Dec. 29. Singer Mordechai Ben David, a 65-year-old Brooklynite who has Read on » » »