Mali: Islamist Rebels Seize Diabaly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

0 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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