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The Cast of ‘Boyz N the Hood’ – Some Achieved Immense Success, But for...

This 1991 'hood drama follows the story of a young boy named Tre (Cuba Gooding Jr.), whose mother (Angela Basset) sends him to live with his father (Laurence Fishburne) in the tough Crenshaw neighborhood...

Caribbean Region ‘Waging Losing Battle’ Against Zika Virus?

BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- According to Dr Joy St John, director of surveillance, disease prevention and control at the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the region has been “waging a losing battle and so...

Nigeria to Sign Visa-Free Pact With 8 Other African Countries to Promote Trade and...

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, says plans have been concluded to sign visa-free pacts with a bloc of eight African countries to promote economic partnership on the continent. Onyeama announced this...

South Africa in ‘Urgent’ Need of a Black-Owned Bank, Government Exec Says

Small businesses are beginning to take their place as the engine of the economy but are catching up from generations of being left out in the cold, Minister of Small Business Development Lindiwe Zulu...

Rumors Flare About Haiti Becoming the First Non-African Member of the African Union

The African Union is denying that Haiti will become the organization’s first non-African member, stating that “only African States can join the African Union.” “Haiti will not be admitted as a member state of the...

Airbnb, in Heat of Class-Action Suit, Accused of Violating Fair Housing Act

One of the largest vacation rental sites, Airbnb, is under major scrutiny and being hit with a class-action suit for discrimination against its African-American users. The class-action suit that was held in Washington D.C....

Experimental Study for HIV Vaccine to Take Place in South Africa in November

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are planning a major study of an experimental HIV vaccine in South Africa later this year. The shots are based on the only attempted HIV vaccine ever to show even marginal...

Guyana Prepares for  Venezuelan Refugees, Fears  Economic Hardships Could Cause Mass Exodus

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defense Force, Brigadier Mark Phillips, says the GDF has been placed on alert in the wake of reports that Venezuelans could flee to neighboring...

Chinese Officials Deny Selling Human Meat as Corned Beef to Some African Nations

China has strenuously denied reports that it's routinely canning human flesh and selling it as food to African nations. A top official has dismissed reports in Zambia which queried the provenance of some 'meat products'...

Chibok Army Claims to Have Rescued Yet Another Girl Missing from Boko Haram Abduction

A second schoolgirl from the more than 200 seized in the Nigerian town of Chibok has been found, the army says. But a spokesman for the Chibok girls' parents has cast doubt on the claims,...

Caribbean Launches Digital Archive Project for Preserving  Memories, Cultural Heritage Research

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — So you missed out on all those talks with your grandparents about what the good old days were like — or perhaps you're curious about your family's past and...

Zanu-Pf Youth League Honors Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe’s by Holding Million-Man March

The One Million-Man March to be held by the Zanu-Pf Youth League on Africa Day next week is strictly meant to celebrate Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's success as leader of the country since 1980...

Private Police Accused of Targeting Black Youths and Homeless in Rio de Janeiro Ahead...

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — A team of privately funded security officers are patrolling the streets in tourist areas and hauling homeless people off to police stations — and sometimes to shelters 80km away...

Former EFF Member Launches Black First Land First Movement to Challenge White Supremacy in...

Former Economic Freedom Fighters MP, Andile Mngxitama launched the Black First Land First movement in Soweto on May 14. The movement seeks to prioritize Black people and their liberation within the political framework of...

Drought in Zimbabwe Leaves Millions Without Food as Government Sells Off More Wildlife

Harare: First, they sold their elephants to China. Now, the Zimbabwe government has placed an ad in its state-run newspaper asking members of the public — at least those who have the money and...

Jamaica Government Pushes to Gain a Piece of the Medical Marijuana Industry

The Government of Jamaica has reiterated that it will be relying significantly on the establishment of a legalized marijuana and hemp industry to achieve the level of economic growth it has set itself. "Jamaica cannot...

Medical Supplies Delivered to Haiti Hospital Not Enough to End Staff Strike, Workers Say

The health ministry delivered a truckload of medical supplies to Haiti's biggest public hospital Thursday, but resident doctors said it wouldn't come close to ending a strike that has spread through the economically straitened...

Judge Gives Go-Ahead for Class-Action Suits for South African Miners Who Contracted Lung Diseases...

South Africa’s High Court has given the green light for class-action suits seeking damages from gold firms, on behalf of up to half a million miners who contracted fatal lung diseases while working underground. The...

British Firm Insists Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Used to Combat Zika Virus Are Safe, Effective

GEORGETOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) — Responding to concerns about the long-term impact of releasing genetically engineered mosquitoes in an effort to eradicate the disease-carrying Aedes aegypti species, the firm behind the bio-science that has...

Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital to Open in Johannesburg Later This Year

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first democratic president, was known for his deep and abiding love for children. In 2005, deeply distressed by the lack of specialized care available for sick...

White South African Judge Criticized for Inflammatory Remarks on Facebook, Says ‘Rape is Part...

A white South African judge was at the center of a social media storm on Monday after Facebook comments emerged in which she suggested rape was part of Black culture. Political parties rushed to condemn...

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