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The Trans-African Highway Network Will Connect the Continent, But What Role Will China Play?

Since the days before African independence, when the European colonizers controlled the continent, there has been a vision of building a vast network of highways connecting the African nations. Now, as the African nations...

Betsy DeVos’ Elimination of Obama Rules Allows For-Profit Colleges To Swindle Poor Black Students

Under the Trump administration, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is on a mission to roll back Obama-era measures designed to ease the debt burden on students attending for-profit schools, and make these institutions...

As Poor White People Seek To Justify Their Anger, the Demonization of Poor Black...

While Black people have long been the victims of discriminatory policies, institutional racism and violence, they have every reason to be the least optimistic people in America. However, they are not, according to a...

US Airman Michael Giles’ 25 Year Sentence Is Proof That Stand Your Ground Does...

Another white man has invoked the "stand your ground" or "shoot first" law, this time in Clearwater, Florida, to justify the fatal shooting of a Black man and claim self-defense. The killing is yet another...
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As Trump Pursues ‘America First’ Trade Protectionism, Nigerian Businessman Aliko Dangote Proposes ‘Africa First’

As Donald Trump pursues protectionism for the United States as part of his “America First” policy — amid the disagreement and opposition of economics experts and political leaders even in his own party —...

Mentally Ill Black People Are Disproportionately Represented in Police Shootings and Something Must Be...

  Two demographic groups in America that face a disproportionate risk of death at the hands of police are Black people and those who are living with mental illness. Black people who live with mental...

France Agrees To Return Stolen African Artifacts to Benin, But Will Other European Colonizers...

The film "Black Panther" broached the subject of the theft of African cultural artifacts by European museums, In the film, the character Erik “Killmonger” Stevens took a “war hammer” from a British Museum and...

As Crime Falls Nationwide, White, Conservative Rural Areas Fuel A New Prison Boom

While much attention is focused on urban crime in America, overall crime in the U.S. has fallen as rates in rural areas have soared in recent years. This reality raises questions as to why...

Black Women Are Suffering In Silence From Arab Abuse

    There is a problem in the Arab world with the abuse of Black women. Arab racism against people of African descent goes back to the days of slavery and continues to the present, with...

What the Media Won’t Tell You About Why Haitian People Are Protesting 

On Monday, workers in Haiti shut down the capital of Port-au-Prince as protests were held across the country against austerity measures in the Caribbean nation. The protests began Friday, as Haitians watched the World...

With Mounting Pressure to Disinvite Obama to the Mandela Lecture, Is the Ex-President’s Honeymoon...

Former President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak at an event in South Africa in honor of the late Nelson Mandela in July. There has been mounting pressure for the Nelson Mandela Foundation to...

With Land Reform on the Horizon, White South Africans Make Claims of ‘Genocide’ with...

In South Africa, a nation that is short of two-and-a-half decades from apartheid, inequality persists and land ownership remains disproportionately the province of whites in this predominantly Black African nation. This as Black South...

China Hosts Its First China-Africa Defense and Security Forum, As the Asian Nation Flexes...

China has established itself in Africa in substantive ways, enlarging its footprint there and broadening its ties to the continent. This development points to an Asian nation that is exerting itself on the world...
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The Slow Response to Hurricane Damage in Puerto Rico And Completely Neglected U.S. Virgin...

As much of the recent media focus has been on the aftermath of the devastation in Puerto Rico and the estimated more than 4,600 people who died there in the wake of Hurricane Maria,...

Israel Refuses to Officially Recognize 2,000 Ugandan Jews as Jewish — Who Has the...

The Israeli government has rejected a request from a Ugandan community of Jews to immigrate to the country and refused to recognize the group as Jews. This rejection of the African Jews raises issues...
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Black and Brown Students Are Denied Access To Advanced Placement Courses, the New Jim...

Education provides a gateway for opportunity. Those who have access to a better education have better chances for success. While the U.S. education system may position itself as a meritocracy in which those who...

Intolerant Whites Prefer Authoritarian Rule If Democratic Rule Means Granting Rights to Minorities

The history of America is one of democracy for white male landowners and enslavement for Black people, with the latter struggling for the rights enshrined in the Constitution through protest and bloodshed. As marginalized...

Father Sues Child Protective Services for ‘Kidnapping’ His Kids As Black Children Are Disproportionately...

Black children are placed in foster care and separated from their parents far more often than white children, reflecting a racial disparity in the system that some Black parents are attempting to remedy. A...
NFL Protest Ban

‘Players Have the Power to Collectively Disrupt Their Bottom Line’ What Is the Appropriate...

In a unanimous decision on the part of NFL team owners, the professional football league has approved a new policy requiring all players to stand during the singing of the national anthem or face...

Plainclothes Police Officers are Terrorizing, Robbing and Killing Black People

Plainclothes or undercover police officers are engaged in an inordinate amount of killings, suggesting there is a fundamental problem with the practice of placing law enforcement out of uniform. In the New York Police Department,...
Black Identity Extremist FBI

Federal Judge Finally Releases Man the FBI Targeted As a ‘Black Identity Extremist’ —...

A Black man arrested and detained by the U.S. government in what is apparently the first attempted prosecution of a “Black Identity Extremist” was ordered released by a federal judge, highlighting the ongoing FBI...

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