By January 13, 2013, after being ‘petitioned’ by Africans to save Mali from total conquest by Al Qaeda forces, the French government underwent a massive military strike operation to stop Al Qaeda’s advance across Mali and West Africa. The French/NATO ability to quickly slow Al Qaeda is due to their high tech combat aircraft and highly trained imperialist battle tested ground forces from wars across the world, such as in Libya. (more…)
“We need to realise our own spending power,” Warren Alexander-Dean said. “Once people realise the strength of their money and what they are spending with these companies, they can then demand that they treat them with proper respect and ensure that a share of that profit is spent within black communities.”
Alexander-Dean is the founder of an online campaign entitled “One Million Households- Making The Black £ Work For Us!“. The aims of the One Million Households online Campaign is to have a UK Black Family Household…Read full post
At the beginning of my study days in Antwerp, Belgium in the mid 80′s I was the only black student at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and there was no African shops. The only exotic shops I remember, were Moroccan, concentrated in Borgerhout, a neighborhood everybody told you to avoid. That’s where I got my flour for Ugali (Fufu) and spices. But they didn’t identify themselves as African; neither were their shops…Read full post
A dedicated career scientist, Dr. Monty Jones did not expect to become a global phenomenon. Yet, with his perseverance and commitment to finding a food solution for Africa, Jones has been listed as one of the most influential people in the world.
Dr. Jones’ story is that of a real home-grown talent; having been born, raised and educated in Sierra Leone – earning a Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Sierra Leone at the debut…Read full post
UPDATED 10-23-2012 2:25 PM ET – DEVELOPING STORY
Sharmeka Moffitt was on a walking trail in a public city park in northeastern Louisiana. She told police she was then attacked and set on fire by three men wearing white hoods. The men also scrawled the letters “KKK “on her car.
The National Commission for Museums and Monuments in Nigeria is demanding the return of 32 artifacts from Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, which were said to have been illegally taken by the British during the Benin Massacre of 1897.
The artifacts were reportedly a gift from collector Robert Owen Lehman (great-grandson of a founder of the now-defunct Lehman Brothers financial services firm) who purchased the Benin sculptures between the 1950s and the…Read full post
William Kamkwamba turns dreams into reality. When famine hit his village in Malawi, he was forced to drop out of school and eat only one meal a day.
Remaining focused, he borrows books from the library and sees pictures of windmills. He imagines such a device could perhaps power his home, maybe his radio and help the people in his village.
Applying his creativity and ingenuity he succeeds in building his windmill and generating power. Watch…Read full post
Noel Brinkerhoff, All Gov
No wonder states like California and others experienced a boom in prison construction beginning in the 1980′s.
According to statistics compiled by The Sentencing Project, a nonprofit dedicated to prison reform, the total number of people in jails and prisons for violating drug laws soared from 41,000 in 1980 to 507,000 by 2010.
During this same 30-year period, the overall prison and jail population more than quadrupled, from 502,886 to 2,266,832…Read full post
Silva hasn’t gotten far, in fact not an inch. He’s still inside the medium-security prison where he’s serving a 5.5-year sentence for holding up a…Read full post