The Akosua Report: Charles Cole Diggs, Jr.

''Until Muhammad Ali came along, Diggs was the most popular American in Africa.'' Representative John Conyers (D-MI) said that Mr. Diggs...

Why Are So Many Female Veterans Unemployed?

Kelly Wallace of CNN is reporting that the unemployment rate for female veterans who have been discharged since September 11, 2001,...

‘The Central Park Five’ Examines Race and Social Injustice

Meet Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Korey Wise, Yusef Salaam and Raymond Santana, Jr. Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin and the Jena...

Christiane Taubira: France's Justice Minister Subjected to Racist Slurs

Writing for The Root, Breanna Edwards writes that France's Justice Minister Christiane Taubira has been subjected to a slew of racist...

Brandon Marshall Signs Extension and Pledges $1M to Fight Mental Health

Chicago Bears wide received Brandon Marshall has signed a $30 million contract extension with the Chicago Bears. Marshall, who says he...

Uganda: Conference Addresses Role of Media in Climate Change

Kizito Sikuka, in a Southern African News Feature on, is reporting that the first Eastern and Southern African Climate Change...

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry Dies

Mike DeBonis and Martin Weil of The Washington Post are reporting that former Washington, DC Mayor and current D.C. Council member...

Vh1’s Rock Doc on ATL Rap Leaves Viewers Wanting More

Black music scenes in America have always been characterized as having a specific “sound.” Scenes, or cities, such as Detroit, Memphis,...

Venezuela Breaks Diplomatic and Economic Ties with Panama

BBC News is reporting that Venezuelan President Nicolas Madura has broken diplomatic and economic ties with Panama after the Central American...

China to Build New East African Railway

BBC News Africa is reporting that formal agreements for plans to build a new railway line in East Africa with Chinese...

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