Category Archives for Africans With Global Voices

Upcoming Black Films to Watch

SEMBENE In 1952, Ousmane Sembéne, a dockworker and fifth-grade dropout from Senegal, began dreaming an impossible dream: to become the storyteller for a new Africa. SEMBENE!, a feature-length documentary,

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Obama’s Historic Speech at African Union

Mandela Hall African Union Headquarters Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you so much. Madam Chairwoman, thank you so much for your kind words and your leadership.  To Prime Minister

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Zimbabwean Inventor: Sangulani Max Chikumbutso

Sangulani Chikumbutso has become the first Zimbabwean to design and make a hybrid engine-powered helicopter, an electric car, a magnetic converter, a ‘green’ power generator and a special drone. His

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President Obama’s Speech at Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Thank you so much, President Kenyatta, for your timely remarks, your warm welcome, and the great work that has gone into hosting this summit.  It is wonderful to be back in Kenya.  (Applause.)  Niaje

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Cameroon’s Arthur Zang: Inventor of the Cardiopad

The cardiopad is the brain child of Arthur Zang of Cameron. Zang, a computer scientist who harnessed the power of education, collaboration, technology and social media to become a game changer in the medical

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Tribute to Zimbabwe’s Chenjerai Hove

Chenjerai Hove was born February 9, 1956 in Zimbabwe and died July 12, 2015 in Norway. He was a celebrated Zimbabwean poet, novelist and essayist whose work was often studied in schools and universities.

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Bill Cosby Famous Speech on Education & Parenting

Ladies and gentlemen, I really have to ask you to seriously consider what you’ve heard, and now this is the end of the evening so to speak. I heard a prize fight manager say to his fellow who was

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Uganda: First in Entrepreneurship

Uganda has the most entrepreneurs per capita according to research conducted by UK based Approved Index. African Countries with the Most Entrepreneurs per Capita Uganda – about 28.1% of the population

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Forgotten History: Early Political Movements in Ghana 1897-1950

During colonialism, Ghana was called the Gold Coast and was under British colonial rule. Resistance to colonialism began among the creole people. In the 19th century they settled along the coast. The creole

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Africans vs. African Americans

Peres Owino, a filmaker who grew up in Kenya confronts the issues between African immigrants and African-Americans in the United States. She engages Africans and African-Americans in a dialogue about the

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CDC Data Changing the Narrative of Black Fatherhood

A CDC study conducted between 2006-2010 is changing the narrative about black fatherhood. FATHERS WHO LIVE WITH THEIR CHILDREN 1. 70% of black dads said they bathed, diapered or dressed those kids

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Sahara TV & Freedom of Expression

In the global environment, politics are both local and global. Freedom of Speech and expression is a universal right for all citizens in the world. It fosters democracy because leaders are held accountable

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Echeruo Soars to Billion Dollar Deal

Chinedu Echeruo: Nigeria’s newest Billionaire Dealmaker When Apple announced in 2014 that they were buying Beats by Dre from Dr. Dre the African American rapper and businessman in a billion dollar deal

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Celebrating African Love Through Poetry

THE CHRONICLES OF BENEVOLENT AFFECTION: A DECLARATION OF LOVE, TRIBULATIONS AND HOPE Most African writers write about war, famine, hunger and politics so it is refreshing to read love poems written by

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Obama’s Tuskegee Speech Too Honest for Some

Michelle Obama gave the following commencement speech at Tuskegee University a Historically Black college that was started by the freed slave Booker T. Washington. Americans like to be comfortable and

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Gamechanger Akindele Dominating Apple in Nigeria

In Thomas Friedman’s groundbreaking book the World is Flat he quotes Bill Gates as saying he would rather be a genius in China today than an average guy in Poughkeepsie NY, USA. If the same question

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Boniface Mwangi’s Message for America

BONIFACE MWANGI The Kenyan born activist asks some important questions that challenge the ideas most westerners have about Africa. He is married to Pauline Njeri Mwangi and is the father of three young

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Who is Loretta Lynch?

The United States Senate has confirmed Loretta Lynch as United States Attorney General, replacing Eric Holder who was the first African American in that position. Her nomination was slow, proving to be

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Bodoma’s Remittances v. Moyo’s Aid: Solutions for Africa

On its road to world dominance China has embarked on a pioneering initiative which is the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). China as the founding member has deposited $100B. This is sure to

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Africans Living in China

Globalization continuously transforms the things we thought we knew or valued. Most stories we hear are about the Chinese doing business in Africa but now more stories are emerging about Africans consistently

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