Robert Mugabe’s War in the Democratic Republic of Congo

When the Democratic Republic of Congo’s government under President Laurent Kabila was under attack from rebels, Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe decided to send troops in August 1998. Earlier

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Understanding the Past: African American Lives

In this series, Henry Louis Gates, takes eight prominent African American lives — Dr. Ben Carson, Whoopi Goldberg, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Dr. Mae Jemison, Quincy Jones, Dr. Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, Chris

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NGO Social Engineering: The New Colonialism in Africa

Ever since Africans challenged colonial powers and demanded that they govern themselves in their own affairs the West has been baffled about how to conquer Africa again. That was until they decided on

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The Migration of Nilotes To Kenya

The Highland Nilotes Before the Nilotes moved to western Kenya, they lived in southwestern area of Ethiopia. The Nilotes occupied portions of what is now Kenya while another group, the Tatoga settled in

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Kirk Franklin’s Dress & Anti Family Agenda

The black church is one of the oldest institutions in the American black community. It is the cornerstone of society and helped birth the civil rights movement and end segregation. The church has remained

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The Kingdoms of the Nkore and Toro in Uganda

Kingdom of the Nkore In the early 18th century, the Bunyoro invaded the Kingdom of Nkore and the mugabe, Ntare IV was forced to flee but eventually won back control of their territory. This invasion forced

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21st Century Colonialism: The New Scramble for Africa 3.0

During the last scramble for Africa in 1884, European powers met in Berlin to discuss the rules of invading and taking over territory in Africa. There were no Africans invited to the table. In 1947, the

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20 Things Trump Needs to Know About HBCUs

There are reports that President Trump could be working on an Executive Order for Historically black colleges and universities.  Before he issues the executive order, there are a few facts that would

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Imelme Umana: First Black Woman President of the Harvard Law Review

ImeIme A. Umana ’14 will be the first black woman to serve as President of the Harvard Law Review. ImeIme Umana has been elected president of the Harvard Law Review. Imelme, who graduated from Harvard

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African Leadership & Economic Legacy

There is a new generation of young African leaders that desire to see the continent of Africa move from being a charity case. Young leaders like Julius Malema of South African Opposition party, Economic

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The Moi Presidency in Kenya (1979-1992)

Domestic Policy President Daniel Arap Moi was elected unopposed in 1979 with Mwai Kibaki as his Vice President and Minister of Finance. Domestically, Moi was quickly confronted with domestic problems such

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Early Resistance in Zimbabwe in the 1890s

After 1890, the British South Africa Company (BSAC) introduced various measures to force natives to sell their labor cheaply and to steal their wealth. However, they met a lot of resistance in their quest.

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Black Movies to Watch in 2017

HIDDEN FIGURES HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold drama story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American

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Early European Explorers in Africa

During the late 18th century, more Europeans became interested in sub-Sharan Africa. In 1788, the Association for the Promoting the Interior Parts of Africa was formed by Sir Joseph Banks in London and

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Most Fascinating Global Black History Figures of 2016

Ghana’s President Elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was born and raised in Ga-Maami and the Nima area of Accra. Akufo-Addo received his primary education first at the

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Merry Christmas & Happy New 2017

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year in 2017 Thank you to all our readers and supporters. We would like to take the time to wish you all a Merry Christmas and prosperous and successful 2017. In 2017, we

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Ghana’s President Elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

THE MAN Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was born and raised in Ga-Maami and the Nima area of Accra. Akufo-Addo received his primary education first at the Government Boys School, Adabraka, and later at the

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The Arusha Declaration in Tanzania (1967)

Between 1960 and 1968, Tanzania’s economic growth rate averaged about four percent, however, the majority of the rural population did not benefit from that growth. President Nyerere became concerned

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Britain & Missionaries in Africa: Commerce, Christianity and Civilization

The first European missionaries to Africa can be traced back to missions in Ethiopia and the Congo in the 15th and 16th centuries. When the Portuguese arrived in Ethiopia, they found the locals practicing

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Little Known Facts About Gambia’s President Elect Adama Barrow

One of the biggest upsets in political history occurred this December 2016 in the West African nation of Gambia which borders Senegal. Adama Barrow, a real estate businessman unseated long time dictator

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