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How a farcical series of events in the 1880s produced an enduring and controversial legal precedent Somewhat unintuitively, American corporations today enjoy many of the same rights as American citizens. Both, for instance, are entitled to the freedom of speech and the freedom of religion. How exactly did corporations come to be understood as “people” […]

‘We are not calling for the slaughter of white people – at least for now’: South African parliament votes to SEIZE white-owned land as experts warn of violent repercussions White South African farmers to be removed from their land after parliament vote  The motion for ‘expropriation without compensation’ passed by a landslide It was brought […]

Attorneys Jehan Crump-Gibson and Ayanna  Alcendor have joined forces to create the powerhouse law firm Great Lakes Legal Group PLLC in metro Detroit. The minority women-owned law firm was launched at the beginning of 2018, and will offer one-stop-shop service to a range of clients. Crump-Gibson comes with a plethora of experience, as she’s been […]

Rakim is not rocking with today’s hip-hop scene. The Goat emcee and one half of the legendary DJ/Rapper duo Eric B & Rakim, took to Twitter on Tuesday to – with as much detail as possible and taking full advantage of the extended character count– make his opinion on the rap scene today known. “You […]

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 […]

Saint-Louis, Senegal There has been increasing interest to unearth and understand Africa’s photographic history in recent years. Whether this is driven by the growing treasure trove of black and white images from the continent resurfacing; a need to dispel myths about what Africa is and is not; or a growing interest in photography for storytelling […]

KINGSTON, Jamaica – An absent Damian Marley was named winner in the Best Reggae Album category of the 60th annual Grammy Awards. He won for his fourth solo studio album Stony Hill which was released on the Republic Records label. The announcement was made during the pre-telecast at the Madison Square Garden in New York […]

Muhammida el-Muhajir says as an African American in the US, she felt she could ‘never win’ [Courtesy of Muhammida el-Muhajir] Accra, Ghana – They have come from the big cities of San Francisco, Chicago, and New York. Thousands of them. And many refuse to return. A new wave of African Americans is escaping the incessant racism […]

Why are the 2010s more difficult for female R&B singers than the ’90s? Halfway through 2017, Nielsen Music announced that R&B and hip-hop now account for 25 percent of all music consumption, outpacing rock for the first time in the company’s 25 years of compiling the report. The viral R&B or rap hit jetting up […]

Last December, veteran reggae singer Freddie McGregor, sent tongues wagging when he boldly expressed his displeasure at the annual picks for the Best Reggae Album at the Grammy Awards. In an article published in The Gleaner, on December 20, 2016, he lashed out at the then 59 year-old Recording Academy, calling the reggae arm of […]