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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

A German newspaper accuses France of looting 440 billion euros each year to Africans through the CFA Franc. This economic slavery is important for the development of the French economy. Whenever this traffic is likely to fail, France is ready for anything to reconquer it. If a leader of the CFA zone no longer meets […]

A member of the Ku Klux Klan adjusts his hood during a 1998 rally in Texas. (David J. Phillip/AP) Angelia Williams Graves says she didn’t have some grand plan to compare police to the Ku Klux Klan when she took the stage at an NAACP luncheon in Virginia on Oct. 1. But days after the Norfolk […]

A contemporary rendition of British colonists served by African slaves at a ball in Spanish Town, Jamaica, between 1800-1809. Photograph: Everett Collection Historical/Alamy The modern equivalent of £17bn was paid out to compensate slave owners for the loss of their human property. Some people believe we should be proud It is hard to imagine why […]

Holistic pro-cannabis doctor found dead. A holistic doctor who was an advocate of cannabis as a medical treatment has been found dead. Popular and well-known former Miss Universe contestant Sonya Kay Forbes was found dead at her Cunningham Avenue, St. Andrew home, and the autopsy revealed the cause of death was a stab wound to the abdomen. […]

Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo has attracted international attention for emphasizing how important it is for Ghana to have a greater degree of sovereignty in its dealings with international partners. Less discussed is how much his impactful critique of aid dependency borrow from the ideas and sentiments of Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah, and his writings […]

‘I wasn’t marching down the street asking for this pay raise. Now I’m worse off’ Employees at an Ontario Tim Hortons owned by the children of the chain’s founders say they have been told to sign a document acknowledging they are losing paid breaks, paid benefits, and other incentives as a result of the province’s […]