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March on Washington: Banks, business and local government are new enforcers of racism

Today August 28, 2013 is the 50 anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s 1963 “I have a Dear Speech”. Nobody can deny the concrete...

Pentagon’s futurist office now studying Africa’s future

The military's attention on Africa continues, as its secretive Office of Net Assessment has hired contractor Booz Allen Hamilton to study the continent's future,...

Hussein Samatar, founder of the African Development Center, dies at 45

Hussein Samatar, a Somali-American former banker turned entrepreneur and politician, died yesterday (Sunday, August 25, 2013) following complications from leukemia. He was 45. His death...

Nollywood goes global as filmmakers scramble for cash

Obi Emelonye had to battle Lagos airport bureaucrats, indifferent banks and skeptical peers to release his plane-crash thriller, a movie production on a scale...

Mandela’s grandsons create social network to honor him

South African president Nelson Mandela has countless streets named after him, his own foundation, his own fan page and now his own social network. The...

How to fight the ‘biggest wave of voter suppression’ since 1965

The same morning Hillary Clinton was using her highly visible stature at the recent American Bar Association convention to call for increased protection for...

Immigration reform: African and Caribbean immigrants forgotten

In 2003 Black Enterprise magazine named Hawthorne's Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill Inc. one of the top 100 black-owned companies in the United States. And when Hawthorne,...

Top African talent to headline Cedar’s 25th anniversary season with free concerts

The Cedar Cultural Center, a top destination for touring artists from Africa like Femi Kuti, Fatoumata Diawara, Habib Koite and others, turns 25 in...

Mo Abudu, Africa’s answer to Oprah

In 2006, Mo Abudu experienced what Oprah Winfrey would call an "aha moment", ditching a 20-year career in human resources to try her hand...

Blitz The Ambassador – “African in New York”

Blitz The Ambassador returns with “African In New York”, the latest track from the Accra, Ghana born New York City residing wordsmith’s forthcoming EP...

Ten African internet millionaires to watch

Forbes has named the ten African Internet millionaires it believes are worth watching as Africa’s technology sector accelerates. According to the magazine, the ten are: Nigeria’s...
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