Tag: African

Obama Foundation’s fellows include South African activist and Afghan refugee

Former US president has said he wants to create ‘a million young Barack Obama or Michelle Obamas’ Koketso Moeti, a civic activist in South Africa, had kept on putting off her bid for a fellowship at Barack Obama’s foundation. On the last day before the applications deadline, she decided to go for it. “That’s when …

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Black History Month: Loiza—the African heart of Puerto Rico and the arts that portray it

One of the areas of Puerto Rico struggling to survive after the devastation of back-to-back Hurricanes Irma and Mara is the town of Loiza, known as a center of Afro-Puerto Rican history, music, dance, and culture.  When Irma and Maria hit, I immediately went to the news and Twitter and YouTube to see if there was …

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African Tourism Groups Hilariously Mock Trump’s ‘Sh*thole Countries’ Comment

They've repurposed Trump's racism as a marketing tactic, and it's brilliant. Donald Trump’s comment at a meeting on immigration earlier in January during which he allegedly used the phrase “shithole countries” to refer to El Salvador, Haiti, and countries in Africa sparked international condemnation and debate. But Trump’s comments unintentionally inspired a wave of creative advertising …

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Expressing ‘shock, dismay and outrage,’ all 55 African nations demand an apology from Donald Trump

The African Union mission representing all 55 nations in Africa have released a letter demanding an apology from Donald Trump after his vile comment calling many African countries ‘shitholes.’ From the BBC: It said the “remarks dishonour the celebrated American creed and respect for diversity and human dignity”. It added: “While expressing our shock, dismay and …

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Concentration Camps for African Migrants Blocked from Entering Europe Are Popping Up Across Libya

The refugees Europe does not want now linger in Libyan refugee camps. Refugees do not show up in the Mediterranean Sea as if from nowhere. By the time they get into their flimsy boats on the Libyan coastline, they have lived many, many dangerous lives. They would have left their increasingly unproductive fields in western …

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African Americans Are Disproportionately Arrested for Low-Level Marijuana Violations—and the Disparity Is Growing

Click here for reuse options! Blacks are nearly four times more likely than whites to be arrested for minor pot possession violations. According to a groundbreaking 2013 report authored by the American Civil Liberties Union, African Americans in the United States are nearly four times more likely than whites to be arrested for minor marijuana …

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