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US:Protests Erupt In Texas Over Arrests of Black Women Defending Son from White Neighbor

The white police officer seen in a now-viral video arresting a mother and her two daughters in Fort Worth, Texas, has been placed on restricted duty after protests erupted in the city. Protesters picketed outside the county courthouse on Thursday, Dec. 22, demanding justice Read on » » »

Barbados Receives Largest Military Donation from Chinese

Barbados Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, and Ambassador of China to Barbados, Wang Ke (Loop Barbados) BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Senator Maxine McClean, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, and Wang Ke, Chinese Ambassador to Barbados, signed a protocol Monday Read on » » »

US:Trump Supporters Believe African-Americans Are Less Deserving Than ‘Average Americans,’ New Poll Suggests

Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo by Charlie Neibergall / AP. It has been over a month since reality-TV-star-turned-president-elect Donald Trump emerged victorious in the race for the White House. Since then, many have blamed the government’s blind eye Read on » » »

US:Trump’s New York Co-Chair Says Michelle Obama Is A Man Who Should Live In Africa With Gorillas

  The New York co-chair of President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign made racist and sexist comments about first lady Michelle Obama in a recent interview, suggesting that she was really a man and should live in Africa.   In an interview with ArtVoice published Friday, Carl Read on » » »

USA:Pres. Obama Pardons Freedom Rider Sala Udin 44 Years After Conviction

Former Pittsburgh Councilman and Freedom Rider Sala Udin. Photo courtesy of CBS News Pittsburgh. As part of a last-minute clemency push ahead of the Christmas holiday, President Obama on Monday, Dec. 19, granted 78 pardons — the most in his presidency — and another Read on » » »

Nigerian officials seized Tons of Fake ‘Plastic Rice’

Nigeria has confiscated 2.5 tons of “plastic rice” smuggled into the country by unscrupulous businessmen, the customs service says.           Lagos customs chief Haruna Mamudu said the fake rice was intended to be sold in markets during the festive season. Read on » » »

US:Delta Airlines Changes Policy After Discriminatory Incident With Black Doctor

Just two months after a Black doctor was barred from providing care to an ill passenger on a Delta flight from Detroit to Houston, the airline corporation finally announced changes to its policy that would no longer require medical professionals to present identification. Effective Read on » » »

USA:Black Woman Terrorized and Manhandled by Texas Police Officer After She Confronts a White Man About Assaulting Her Son

A now-viral video posted on Facebook depicting the arrests of two Black women after they came face to face with a man allegedly assaulting a young boy has sparked an internal police investigation. In the video, posted by relative Porsha Craver Wednesday, Dec. 21, Read on » » »

US:Public Health Emergency Declared in Louisiana Amid What May Be Nation’s Latest High-profile Case of Lead-Contaminated Water

Water in St. Joseph, Louisiana. Image courtesy of resident Janet Thornton. Elevated Lead Levels Discovered In St. Joseph Water, Louisiana Governor Declares Public Health Emergency       St. Joseph, Louisiana Might be the Flint of the South Louisiana Governor Declares Public Health Emergency Read on » » »

USA:New Orleans Mayor Announces $13.3M Settlement In Lawsuit Over Post-Katrina Shootings

The Danziger Bridge in New Orleans. Photo by the Associated Press. The city of New Orleans has agreed to pay $13.3 million to settle a civil rights suit stemming from three fatal incidents between New Orleans police officers and city residents in the wake Read on » » »

SA:Letter from Muhammad Ali to Nelson Mandela Fetches Nearly $9,000 at Auction

PA A signed letter from Muhammad Ali to Nelson Mandela offering his condolences on the death of an anti-apartheid leader has sold for $8938.08 to a collector in the U.S. The typed letter, signed by the boxing legend on “Muhammad Ali in South Africa” Read on » » »

Will Smith Is Over Oscar Buzz, Reflects on Changing Attitude Towards Ceremony

Will Smith (Gage Skidmore/Flickr) Will Smith, who stars in the upcoming film “Collateral Beauty,” said he’s over the Oscar buzz. His thoughts coincide with his decision not to attend the ceremony earlier this year after his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, called for a boycott over the Read on » » »

Rwanda Begins Formal Investigations of French Officials in the 1994 Genocide

 Paris has acknowledged receiving requests by Rwandan authorities to investigate several senior French officials it accuses of playing a role in the 1994 genocide. Last week, Rwanda said it had begun formal investigations into the role of senior French officers and politicians in connection Read on » » »

WHAT SOUTHERN CAMEROONIANS TOLD UN-BRUSSELS PROTEST

A MEMORANDUM SUBMITTED BY THE SOUTHERN CAMEROONS NATIONAL COUNCIL (SCNC) BELGIUM ON BEHALF OF THE SOUTHERN CAMEROONS/AMBAZONIA PEOPLE THROUGH THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL-UN OFFICE BRUSSELS TO HIS EXCELLENCY THE UN SECRETARY GENERAL-MR. BAN KI-MOON Your Excellency, The people of the Read on » » »

USA:‘Walking Dead’ Star to Become First Black Female Lead on New ‘Star Trek’ Series

Sonequa Martin-Green (Gage Skidmore/Flickr) “The Walking Dead” star Sonequa Martin-Green will make history after being cast in the lead role for the upcoming “Star Trek: Discovery” series. Martin-Green is the first Black woman to hold such a position, however, her top-billed character will not Read on » » »

President-Elect Nana Akufo Promises to Implement Changes That Will Improve Lives of Ghanaians

In his first 100 days in office, President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo will implement measures to improve Ghanaians’ lives and restore dignity to the presidency, his spokesman said Thursday. It’s hoped that Ghanaians “would begin to see a difference,” Mustapha Hamid said. Akufo-Addo will “establish the Read on » » »

Gambia’s President Elect-Barrow Said He Will Swear Himself In if Jammeh Does Not Step Down

Gambia’s president-elect, Adama Barrow, has hinted that he will swear himself in as substantive president when the tenure of outgoing Yahya Jammeh runs out in January. The businessman, who ran on the ticket of an opposition coalition, won the Dec. 1 elections to topple Read on » » »

Can Police Really Force You to Give Up Your Phone’s Passcode?

Image courtesy of iMore.com Smartphones have increasingly become important aspects in our everyday lives. Likewise, they’ve become necessary tools for law enforcement officials working to solve a crime. On Wednesday, the case of a man accused of aiming his cell phone under a woman’s Read on » » »

US:Donald Trump Praises Paul Ryan, Because Nothing Matters

  President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday praised House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who once accused Trump of “textbook” racism and canceled a joint appearance after a video was unearthed showing the then-reality television star bragging about sexual assault.   “He’s like a fine wine,” Read on » » »

USA:Obama Shares How the ‘Goodness in All People’ Helped Him Win Over White People with ‘Blind Spots’

      During a highly anticipated interview with President Barack Obama, “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah asked the outgoing Commander in Chief how he managed to navigate being mixed raced in America. The interview, which took place during the Dec. 12 telecast, Read on » » »