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South Africa Condemns Reinstatement of Israel’s AU Observer Status

South Africa has blasted the Africa Union's decision to reinstate Israel as an observer. South Africa did not hold back in a published letter to...

Senegalese Musician Claims He Was Excluded From Olympic Opening Ceremony for Being ‘African’

A Senegalese musician claims he was prevented from performing at the Tokyo Olympic opening ceremony because organizers did not want an "African" in the...

Get Your ‘Read’ On: 10 Black-Owned Bookstores — in the US and Beyond

There's no denying the importance of representation. Whether it's movies, television, music, or books, everyone should be able to see themselves reflected in the...

This Day in History: July 26th

Liberia Declares Independence The west African country of Liberia proclaimed its independence on July 26, 1847, making it the first democratic republic in African history....

The ZUMVI Archive: Preserving Black History in Brazil for 30 Years

Lazaro Roberto has been a mentor for the Atlantic Archives. He has worked for 30 years to preserve the history of Black Brazilians through...

Charles Sogli, the Tallest Man in Ghana’s Volta Region, Appeals for Customized Footwear

Charles Sogli stands at nearly eight feet tall making him the tallest man in Ghana's Volta region. Sogli hails from Ziope in the Agotime-Ziope District...

Guinea Confirms Country Will Take Part in Tokyo Olympics

The West African country of Guinea has reversed its decision to pull out of the Tokyo Olympics due to Tokyo's rising Covid-19 numbers. Guinea will...

7 Things You Should Know About the Maroons

The origin of the term "maroon" is two-fold, deriving from the French word "marron," meaning feral, and the Spanish word "cimarrón," meaning wild. With that...

What is the Africa Union?

The Organization of African Unity (OAU) has granted Israel permission to observe the Africa Union as an observer country. The decision comes 19 years after...

YouTube Deletes Bolsonaro Videos for Spreading Covid-19 Misinformation

YouTube has removed videos from President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil for spreading misinformation about Covid-19. Bolsonaro has constantly come under fire for downplaying the pandemic....

Afro Connect: Naturalization Challenges for Black Immigrants

Permanent Residents or Green Card Holders, who have lived in the U.S. for five years (or three in some cases), may apply for naturalization...

Ariel Henry Sworn in as Haiti’s New Prime Minister

Dr. Ariel Henry has been sworn in as Haiti's new prime minister two weeks after the assassination of the country's President, Jovenel Moïse. Claude Joseph...

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