How Chicago Could Get Its First Black Woman Mayor

African-American women voters in Chicago could flex their muscles at the ballot box later this month and help to make history by electing the city’s first Black woman mayor. SEE ALSO: Blue Party: Say Hello To The Black Wave Dorothy Brown, who’s no longer in the race, endorsed Amara Enyia for Chicago mayor on Jan. 31, which was expected to help climb in the polls. Enyia also has some star power behind her. She has received the support of Chance the Rapper and Kanye West, both from Chicago. Chance the Rapper…

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Illinois Schools and Kapor Center Launch All-Expenses Paid Illinois SMASH Academy – STEM Tech Camp for Teens From Underrepresented Groups

(photo via smash.org) According to jbhe.com, Southern Illinois University Carbondale and the Illinois Institute of Technology have partnered with the Kapor Center to launch the Illinois SMASH Academy – a 5-week, all-expenses paid STEM summer camp for high school students from underrepresented groups in Chicago and Southern Illinois. The Kapor Center, based in Oakland, is dedicated to leveling the playing field in tech, making the field more diverse, inclusive and better equipped to address society’s challenges and opportunities. The Kapor Center has already established SMASH academies in California, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. According to…

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Why “Black History” In America Is A Joke.

You are here: Home / News / Why “Black History” In America Is A Joke. Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry 1 (ThyBlackMan.com) “Black” history in America, as so “charitably”” provided to us by kind old Massa (otherwise known as “white” invaders and the first illegal immigrants), is a joke for more reasons than you may know. To begin with, we African-Americans are not black, we are BROWN. We have forgotten our colors, denied our own eyes and bought into a false identity given to our people by the racists…

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Obama invites top black celebs to Oakland to help empower young men of colour

Former U.S. President Barack Obama’s signature programme, My Brother’s Keeper, is advancing with its mission to empower black boys and young men of colour as it readies to organise its first national convening in Oakland later this month. The My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Alliance Summit, slated for February 18-20, has been dubbed MBK Rising! and it coincides with the fifth anniversary of the My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative Obama started after the killing of Trayvon Martin. Martin is the African-American teenager whose shocking death gave rise to the BlackLivesMatter Movement. More…

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Cameroon: Backlash From Ministers Racist Remarks Puts Government in Panic Mood

By Boris Esono Nwenfor (Cameroon) Jean de Dieu Momo The government of Cameroon has expressed its sincere regret to Israel over comments made by one of its Minister who compared the Bamileke people to Jews persecuted by Nazi Germany. Deputy Justice Minister Jean de Dieu Momo warned arrested opposition leader Maurice Kamto that he was leading the Bamileke people to a fate similar to that of Jews murdered in World War II. Speaking on national TV, Mr. Momo said: “In Germany, there was a very rich community who wielded all…

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FirstBank and Azuri partner to bring solar to millions and deepen financial inclusion in Nigeria

Chuma Ezirim, Group Executive, E- Business & Retail Products, FirstBank of Nigeria Ltd with Azuri CEO Simon Bransfield-Garth (right) 07 February 2019, Lagos, Nigeria – Azuri Technologies, a leader in pay-as-you-go solar technology in Africa, and First Bank of Nigeria Limited today announced a unique partnership that will help deepen financial inclusion in Nigeria while bringing affordable, reliable and clean power to millions of Nigerians. Under the partnership, Azuri’s solar home TV product will be co-branded and co-marketed by FirstBank and Azuri. Pay-as-you-go customers will be able to pay for their solar…

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Kenya:Traders oppose the proposed car import policy

By Samuel Ouma | @journalist_27 Industry Trade and Cooperatives Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya Second-hand car traders have pleaded with President Uhuru Kenyatta to stop the implementation of the proposal aiming at reducing age limit of used cars imported into the country. The traders under the Kenya Auto Bazaar Association condemned the Draft National Automobile Policy limiting age of imported cars to five years by July this year and to three years by 2021terming it discriminatory. “We strongly feel and believe that this proposed policy is very discriminative and solely designed,…

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Alternative Dispute Resolution in Africa

DLA Piper Africa is uniquely positioned to handle Alternative Dispute Resolution cases in the African region as it has lawyers based in different countries who understand local nuances and policies. Ronald Mutasa Resolving business disputes without resorting to traditional litigation has many benefits.  However, without knowledge of local policies, the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) techniques in different African countries can result in unfavourable dispute resolution terms as each country follows different rules that may not be known to a lawyer from another region. “Often, due to lack of…

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10 Reasons To Come To Investec Cape Town Art Fair In 2019

More than 100 galleries and exhibitors from around Africa and the world will be taking part in the upcoming Investec Cape Town Art Fair, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from 15 to 17 February 2019. The Cape Town art scene, currently one of the fastest-growing in the world, is a compelling destination for the expected 18 000 visitors, collectors, galleries, curators, artists and art journalists from around the globe. Local and international visitors will descend on the mother city to see work that represents the forefront of…

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