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This Day in History: August 6th

Jamaica Declares Independence From the food to the music, the cultural influence of Jamaica is undeniable. The Caribbean...

Zimbabwean Author Slams Mnangagwa’s Government Over Stifling ‘Chokehold’

Zimbabwean novelist and filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga, who was arrested at recent protests in the country, has accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government of...

Jamaican Supreme Court Upholds Kingston School’s Dreadlocks Ban

Jamaica's Supreme Court upheld a decision of a Kingston school to demand a 5-year-old student cut her dreadlocks to attend classes. The...

Tundu Lissu Named Tanzanian Opposition’s Presidential Candidate

Tundu Lissu has been named as the presidential candidate for the opposition party, CHADEMA. Lissu secured endorsements from all delegates present after...

This Day in History: August 3rd

Edward Blyden, Father of Pan-Africanism, Was Born Before Marcus Garvey, there was Edward Blyden, who is considered to...

Ivory Coast Defense Minister Bakayoko Named Interim PM

Defense Minister Hamed Bakayoko has been named prime minister of Ivory Coast after his predecessor died suddenly last month. The country's President,...

Author Tsitsi Dangarembga Arrested During Harare Protest

Award-winning Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga has been arrested during anti-corruption demonstrations in Harare. Dangarembga, who was included this week on the Booker...

Kenyan Village Wins $12M in Landmark Environmental Court Battle

A Kenyan community was awarded $12 million (1.3 billion Kenyan shillings) after local residents filed a civil lawsuit against the government when...

Tanzania’s Exiled Opposition Leader Tundu Lissu Returns

Opposition leader and presidential hopeful Tundu Lissu has returned to Tanzania nearly three years after he fled the country following an assassination...

Uganda Confirms First Coronavirus Death

Uganda has confirmed its first COVID-19 death more than two months after the first case was discovered. Director General Health Services, Henry...

Uganda’s Bobi Wine Launches New Political Party

Prominent Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine has launched a new political party ahead of the 20121 presidential polls. Wine,...

This Day in History: July 26th

Liberia Declares Independence The west African country of Liberia proclaimed its independence on July 26, 1847, making it...

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This Day in History: August 11th

Author Alex Haley Was Born With works such as Roots and The Autobiography of Malcolm X, journalist and...

This Day in History, August 11th

On August 11, 1965, more than 30,000 people in Los Angeles’ Watts neighborhood began rioting after the arrest of a young African American motorist....

This Day in History, August 10th

Anna Julia Cooper, educator, educator, the fourth Black American woman to earn a PhD (in history from the Sorbonne in 1924) and author of A...

Financial Wellness Specialist Eugenie George Shares “Money Stories”

Do you need to heal and move past your money story? In this episode, Angela E. Matthews speaks with Eugenie George, financial...

This Day in History, August 7th

Ralph Johnson Bunche, Nobel Prize winner, scholar and activist was born August 7, 1904, in Detroit, Michigan. His father worked in a barbershop that...
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