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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African Innovation: Black Owned MOOVN to Conquer Ridesharing

Most ridesharing users are familiar with Uber and Lyft but there is a new ridesharing app called Moovn available in North America and Africa. It is an application that enables you to book an exclusive

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Forgotten History: Figure Skater Surya Bonaly

The Black flipping figure skater is one of the greatest the sport has ever witnessed. She challenged the world’s perceptions of what a figure skater looks like and the possibilities for black girls.

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Ghanaian Family Buys Illinois Service Federal Bank

The Illinois Service Federal Bank (ISF) was recently acquired by the Ghanaian- American Nduom family. The bank was established in 1934 during the Great Migration. ISF Bank offered home and business loans

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The Atlantic Charter & Pan African Congress

During World War 2, the allied forces benefited from mineral resources from Africa. The uranium used in the atom bombs dropped in Japan for example came from the then Belgian Congo (Democratic Republic

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10 Things You Should Know About Trump & Black America

1. There has been an increase in hate crimes of 6.7% against blacks and other minorities since Trump launched is Presidential Campaign. The F.B.I. cataloged a total of 5,818 hate crimes in 2015 — a rise

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Obote’s Rise & Fall in Uganda (1962-1971)

When Uganda became independent in 1962, the government was comprised of a coalition between Prime Minister Milton Obote’s UPC (Uganda People’s Congress) and KY (Kabaka Yekka) who were mostly kabaka

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Kamala Harris Wins California Senate Seat

On Tuesday night, Kamala Harris became the second black woman elected to the United States Senate. Before her victory on Tuesday, Harris was the 32nd and current Attorney General of California since 2011.

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Somali American Wins MN House Seat in Historic Election

Somali born Minneapolis organizer Ilhan Omar made history Tuesday when she won a Minnesota House seat and became the first Somali-American legislator. Her district covers parts of the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood,

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Hillary Clinton Concession Speech- November 9

HILLARY CLINTON CONCESSION SPEECH Thank you. Thank you all very much. Thank you so much. Very rowdy group. Thank you, my friends. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so very much for being here. I love you

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Donald Trump Victory Speech- November 8

DONALD TRUMP- VICTORY SPEECH NOVEMBER 8, 2016 Thank you very much. Sorry to keep you waiting. Complicated business, complicated. Thank you very much. I’ve just received a call from Secretary Clinton.

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US Elections: Violence & Voter Intimidation

A few days before the election between Donald J Trump and Hillary Clinton, bands of Trump supporters and militias are harassing and threatening black people in various ways to reduce participation. Black

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Small Scale Irrigation Turns Farmers into Millionaires in Rwanda

The long awaited rainy season is finally with us and is a great relief to many small scale farmers around the country who depend on the rains for farming. In the dry season, many farms are visibly dry

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