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Robert Mugabe to black Zimbabwe citizens – You Will Appreciate Me More When I Am Gone My fellow Zimbabweans, I am writing this letter and hope that all of you will read it and share it. My days on this earth are numbered, but I know that once I am gone, you and your children […]

‘It’s not the story Canada likes to tell about itself. But it’s a story that needs to be told.’ Yamri Taddese never really thought about race until she immigrated to Canada as a teenager. Since then, she’s been learning how to make her own space, despite everyday racial prejudice. (Fabiola Carletti) The first time someone called […]

By 1860, the Cherokees had 4,600 slaves; the Choctaws, 2,344; the Creeks, 1,532; the Chickasaws, 975; and the Seminoles, 500. Some Indian slave owners were as harsh and cruel as any white slave master. Indians were often hired to catch runaway slaves; in fact, slave-catching was a lucrative way of life for some Indians, especially […]

“What the military will say to a reporter and what is said behind closed doors are two very different things — especially when it comes to the U.S. military in Africa.” So writes investigative reporter Nick Turse in his latest book, Tomorrow’s Battlefield: U.S. Proxy Wars and Secret Ops in Africa. Adapted from a series of […]

Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York on Sept. 21, 2017. EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS NEW YORK THE CANADIAN PRESS SEPTEMBER 24, 2017SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 The UN Human Rights Council is set to discuss a report on issues affecting African-Canadians that makes recommendations to the federal […]

Sizzla has certain producers with whom he regularly works, and one of them is Anthony Senior of Altafaan Records. Senior founded Altafaan in 1996 – at the exact moment in history when Sizzla’s career and the Rasta Renaissance were taking off. Until very recently, the pair had yet to collaborate on a full length project, […]

As you plan your 2017 travels, consider staying at one of these Black-owned hotels during your stay. Explore and Support 1/19 Your go-to guide to some of the best Black-owned hotels, resortd and bed and breakfasts around the world. Photo by Getty Images Urban Cowboy B&B— Nashville, Tennessee 2/19 Have an unforgettable stay in Music […]

In order to receive development assistance, Tanzania has to give Western agribusiness full freedom and give enclosed protection for patented seeds. “Eighty percent of the seeds are being shared and sold in an informal system between neighbors, friends and family. The new law criminalizes the practice in Tanzania,” says Michael Farrelly of TOAM, an organic […]

According to the UN Economic Commission for Africa, about $1trillion has been stolen from Africa to western countries illegally. Vera Songwe, new Chief of UN Economic Commission for Africa by  Mathew The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) says an estimated 50 billion dollars leaves the shore of the continent illicitly mostly to the Western […]

A Briton has returned two statues taken from the Benin Kingdom 117 years ago during the invasion of Benin by British soldiers, prompting calls for other treasures to be repatriated. The return of two artefact which were among those looted from the palace of the Oba of Benin, Edo State, during the punitive expedition/invasion of […]


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