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Agents of Change: The New African Leader

An African activist once said these words which are so fitting for this time in Africa. “One voice can change a room, and if one voice can change a room, then it can change a city, and if it can change

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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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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: Eye Exams With A Smartphone

Dr. Hillary Rono in collaboration with a team of technologists, eye specialists, public health doctors and product designers have designed a unique smartphone-based system for comprehensive eye testing

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The State of Black Women Around the World

Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society and corresponds with International Women’s Day on

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Zimbabwe’s Dr. Murandu Pioneers Wound Treatment

Dr Murandu, is a senior lecturer in adult nursing at the University Of Wolverhampton School Of Health, and has completed groundbreaking research on the use of sugar to treat wounds, bed sores, ulcers and

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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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CNN Heroes: Annette March-Grier & Patricia Kelly

ANNETTE MARCH-GRIER Annette runs a nonprofit in Baltimore called Roberta’s house which helps children and their families cope with grief. Since 2008, Roberta’s House, has provided free grief

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African Innovation At Its Best: GIST Finalists

The Global Innovation through Science and Technology Finalists have been announced. The top 15 idea stage finalists are: Adwoa Asiedua Boateng, Ghana; Alim Khamitov, Kazakhstan; Cynthia Ndubuisi, Nigeria;

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Mandela Liberator statesman

The coverage of Nelson Mandela’s funeral show a difference in perception of Mandela, the man and the myth. As all living former US Presidents huddled together on Air Force One with the current President

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Global Black Heroes 2013

Celebrating the black CNN heroes of 2013 Estella Pyfrom– mobile computer lab for low income children and adults in Pal Beach County, Florida Robin Emmons– gardening to feed other in Charlotte,

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Celebrating CNN Hero Dr. Georges Bwelle

Let us join to celebrate Dr. Georges Bwelle selected as one of CNN’s Top Ten Heroes for 2013. Dr. Georges Bwelle, a general surgeon at the central hospital in Cameroon’s capital, assembles a team

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Black Church In America Part I

Before there were new age philosophers, before black Muslims in America, before hip hop religion and the mega-pastor there was the black church. The black church is the oldest and most important body in

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Zimbabwe’s Woman Called Moses: Beatrice Mtetwa

The work of Human Rights Lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa is no ordinary task. Dealing with a dictatorship that uses the law against its own citizens she has found the courage to use the law in defense of human

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Global Black History’s Most Fascinating of 2012

Barack Obama’s re-election for a 2nd term as President of the United States and therefore Leader of Free World. All eyes were on America the hallmark of democracy and as days led to the historic

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Our Hero: Thulani Madondo

Congratulations to Thulani Madondo who has been nominated as a CNN Hero for 2012. Madondo was nominated as a 2012 CNN Hero for his work with the Kliptown Youth Program (KYP), which provides meals for children,

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History of Interacial Relationships in Southern Africa

Like most things in colonial Southern Africa, interracial marriages were seen but not heard. The history of interracial marriage has always been an interesting one. In Africa in particular ever since

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Ida Odinga: Fighting for Women’s Uhuru

Uhuru is a Kenyan/Swahili word that means freedom. Facts about Ida • Wife of Kenyan PM • Worked as a teacher for 20 years • First woman Managing Director equivalent to CEO of a major corporation;

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What Mandela Can Teach Us About Fatherhood

“I have often wondered whether a person is justified in neglecting his own family to fight for opportunities for others” Nelson Mandela Conversations with myself These were the words were expressed

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Unity Dow Botswana’s Trailblazer High Court Judge

Born in 1959 outside the Botswana capital Gaborone  In 1971 diamonds were discovered in Botswana and in 1977 and education became free Studied in Swaziland and Edinburgh, Scotland Worked as criminal

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