Mali: Islamist Rebels Seize Diabaly

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The BBC is reporting that Islamist fighters in Mali have seized a town in government-controlled territory amid a military intervention by...

South Africa: Largest Trade Union in Platinum Sector on Strike

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BBC News Africa is reporting that members of the Association of Miners and Construction Trade Union (AMCU) are on strike. AMCU,...

Great Britain: Slave-owners Given Huge Payouts After Abolition

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written by Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D. When many people speak of slavery reparations, they debate the merit of whether descendants of slaves...

Brazil: Sluggish 3rd Quarter Economic Growth Causes Concern

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The New York Times' Simon Romero is reporting that Brazil's economic growth has been sluggish in the third quarter. Romero writes: "Brazil’s...

2013 NCAA Tournament: African Players Help Make March Mad

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With the exception of Passover and the Easter holiday, 'March Madness' a.k.a. the 2013 NCAA Men's Division I basketball tournament is...

Warrick Dunn: Former NFL Player Helps 139th Single Mom

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ESPN is reporting former NFL running back Warrick Dunn has provided housing for nearly 140 single mothers via his non-profit Warrick...

Cuban Americans Hold Meetings to Discuss Improving Cuban Relations

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David Adams of Reuters is reporting that Cuban Americans met in Miami on Saturday to discuss how to normalize relations with...

Atlanta: Black Music Industry Keeps Georgia on the Map

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Written by Christopher A. Daniel The history of American popular music has definitely seen its fair share of input from African Americans....

Ne-Yo’s Giving Tour: R&B Whiz Gives Children Education and More

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The Compound Foundation (TCF), co-founded by singer/songwriter Ne-Yo, recently completed a four-city, four-day Giving Tour. The nonprofit organization’s tour stops gave...

Nigeria: Finance Minister’s Mother Okonjo Released

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AllAfrica.com is reporting that the mother of Nigeria's finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been released. Professor Kamene Okonjo, 83, was abducted...

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