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 support programs to more than 2,100 people and nearly half of them are children. Roberta’s House offers peer support groups, counseling and specialized workshops to anyone in […]

African Innovation At Its Best: GIST Finalists

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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; Dessy Aliandrina, Indonesia; Eshmuradov Dilmurod, Uzbekistan; Gargy Lahiry, Bangladesh; Onyedikachukwu Igili, Nigeria; Islam Azeddine Mennouchi, Algeria; Jossué Amador Andino, Honduras; Mixon Faluweki, Malawi; Muchu Kaingu, Zambia; Pavel […]

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 Obama headed to South Africa to pay their last respects to Mandela the father of South Africa it was evident that […]

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, North Carolina Tawanda Jones– Teaching dance and discipline in Camden, New Jersey Kakenya Ntaiya– Educating Maasai girls in Kenya

Celebrating CNN Hero Dr. Georges Bwelle

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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 of medical volunteers, buys medications, equipment, and surgical supplies for weekend missions throughout the dry season. He plans out the entire year […]

Black Church In America Part I

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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 the African-American experience.  The church was and still remains the most authentic African-American establishment able to impact lasting change and preserve […]

Zimbabwe’s Woman Called Moses: Beatrice Mtetwa

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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 rights. This is no ordinary task in a patriarchal society where the leader is the law. ZANU- PF, […]

Global Black History’s Most Fascinating of 2012

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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 election the world was watching. Democracy we learned is about ideas rather than intimidation. The country was clearly divided as […]

Our Hero: Thulani Madondo

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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, support with school fees, after-school care as well as educational help and tutoring to about 400 disadvantaged children from […]

History of Interacial Relationships in Southern Africa

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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 the European man set foot on the continent he was mesmerized not only by the vast landscape and the Serengeti but by the African […]