Chicago Teachers’ Strike: A Missed Opportunity

OPINION by Dr. Rema Reynolds As a former school teacher, I understand the challenges of teaching. Long hours, short pay -- damned if you...

British Government Announces New Health Care Program in DR Congo

0 is reporting that Britain will provide an expansive new health care program in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)....

Study Shows African Americans are Biggest Users of Online Job Search

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- African Americans are more likely than the public at large to use the Internet to...

Idriss Déby: Chad’s President Killed on Battlefield

  International news outlets are reporting that Idriss Déby, longtime president of the country of Chad has died. Jason Bourke of The...

Nelson George: ‘Funk is the Link Between Soul and Hip-Hop’

Black pop culture curator Nelson George screened his upcoming VH1 Rock Doc, Finding The Funk, on opening night of Atlanta’s BronzeLens...

VIDEO: Chinua Achebe Discusses Colonization and Africa

African literary legend Chinua Achebe died last week at the age of 82. While re-reading, re-imagining  and revisiting his work, we...

Somalia: Al Shabab Bans Use of the Internet; Citizens Outraged

1 is reporting that Islamist extremist rebels Al-Shabab  has banned use of the Internet. Abdi Moalim writes: "In a statement published January...

Rwanda: Geothermal Drilling to Begin at Karisimbi Volcano

Frank Kanyesigye of The New Times Rwanda is reporting that geothermal drilling will begin on April 15 in Rwanda on the...

Akosua Report: Louis Jordan

“...Rock and Roll music was simply rhythm and blues music played by white performers." Louis Jordan Born on July 8, 1908 in...

EXCLUSIVE: Billy Cobham Talks 40th Anniversary of Seminal LP 'Spectrum'

This year marks the 40th anniversary of drummer Billy Cobham's debut LP, Spectrum. Originally released in October 1973 on Atlantic Records,...

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