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There are currently roughly 7,500 US military personnel, including 1,000 contractors, deployed in Africa. For comparison, that figure was only 6,000 just a year ago. round 200,000 US troops are stationed in 177 countries throughout the world. Those forces utilize several hundred military installations. Africa is no exemption. On August 2, Maj. Gen. Roger L. Cloutier took […]

Rickey Smiley stars in the reality television show “Rickey Smiley For Real” which airs Tuesday’s on TV One at 8/7C. Christian comedian and nationally syndicated radio host Rickey Smiley recently revealed that he is now questioning some stories in the Bible which he believes are designed to perpetuate racism and white supremacy. “I’m really questioning some […]

Chief Alfred Sam…Black America Web In 1913, after traveling to the United States, gold coast merchant and Chief Alfred Sam began a quest to recall African-Americans back to their ancestral home.  He enticed prospects by stating that there were “diamonds lying on the ground after a rain, trees that produced bread, and sugar cane as large […]

Are you familiar with BV? For those of you who don’t know, BV, or bacterial vaginosis, is a common vaginal infection that accounts for more than three million cases a year. It occurs when there is a bacterial imbalance within the vagina between helpful good bacteria and harmful bad bacteria. Symptoms include itching, pain, and […]

Hiding two centuries of slavery requires some effort, and it is a collective silence that historian Afua Cooper calls the ‘erasure of blackness.’ (Mario Tama/Getty Images) Listen to the full episode53:59 Why is it common knowledge that we saved runaway slaves from the United States, but few know that Africans and Indigenous peoples were bought, […]

Microbiologists reveal double dipping can spread bacteria very quickly Even a small amount of someone’s saliva in a dip will allow germs to multiply Bacteria in runny dips like sour cream will multiply by up to 100 times But it won’t grow very quickly in thicker dips such as houmous, it’s said  It’s not a […]

When the ‘Brampton Top 40 Under 40’ awards are presented on June 20 in Ontario, Canada, Jamaican Kimberlee Shelley-Ajibolade will proudly take her place among the honourees. The annual awards are given by the Brampton Board of Trade to individuals in leadership roles who are making an impact in the community, and Shelley-Ajibolade is ecstatic […]

Photos of a newly elected local commissioner in Georgia taking the oath of office on a Malcolm X biography have gone viral on social media, with users dubbing the photo “iconic” and “proof that every vote counts.” Mariah Parker, who at 26 is among the youngest commissioners to take office in Athens, won by a narrow […]

The place I call home no longer feels safe. On Sept. 6, I locked myself out of my apartment in Santa Monica, Calif. I was in a rush to get to my weekly soccer game, so I decided to go enjoy the game and deal with the lock afterward. A few hours and a visit […]

Emile Wickham is seen in downtown Toronto on April 26, 2018, in front of the restaurant where, in 2014, he and three friends were asked to prepay for their meals. Mr. Wickham filed a complaint with the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, alleging the establishment discriminated against his party because they are black. The Ontario Human […]