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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Robert Mugabe’s Reconciliation Experiment (1980-1982)

After Independence, then Prime Minister, Robert Mugabe retained officials of the former Rhodesian government. They included Ken Flower, head of Central Intelligence Organization (CIO) who had previously

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The Political History of Kenya’s KANU, KADU & KDP in the 1960s

After Independence, Kenya retained the British system of administration that had been used during colonialism. Many members of KADU (Kenya African Democratic Union) joined the ruling KANU (Kenya African

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10 Reasons Not to Watch HBO’s Insecure by Issa Rae

Misogyny is a central theme: Issa and her friend Molly call each other the “b”  word reserved for female dogs just like in rap videos so what difference does it make when it is a black woman who

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South Africa’s Native Land Act of 1913

By 1920, South Africa was advancing economically because of the mineral discoveries of the late 19th century and an industrial revolution was taking place. After the Anglo-Boer war of 1899-1902, Britain

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10 Questions Every Black Person Should Ask Trump & Clinton

What is your response to sentencing of domestic terrorists who are bombing black churches? Will you advocate mandatory minimum sentences to those who commit acts of terror against black people? Black

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The Independence of the Congo (1959-1960)

By 1959, the Congo (now Democratic Republic of Congo- DRC) was producing about 9% of the world’s copper, 6.5% of the tin, 49% of the cobalt, 69% of the world’s industrial diamonds. 53million pounds

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Economic Cooperation in East Africa After Independence (1961-1983)

Economic cooperation between countries in East Africa began with a customs union between Kenya and Uganda in 1917, which the then Tanganyika joined in 1927. This was followed by the East African High Commission

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President Muhammadu Buhari’s Speech on Nigeria’s 56th Independence Anniversary

Today – 1st October is a day of celebration for us Nigerians. On this day, 56 years ago our people achieved the most important of all human desires – freedom and independence. We should all therefore

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