Meet the African who became a patron of several European cities after his death in the 3rd Century

Stories about Africans finding their way into the West before westerners settled on the continent have come up every now and then to prove that there was great awareness of life beyond the continent as well as a certain level of interaction between Africans and westerners from near and far. Maurica as a symbol in the coat of arms of the Brotherhood of Blackheads His name has been established as Maurice and after his death, in AD 287 he was made a Saint and patron of several European cities due…

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Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s Mother, to Run for Office in Florida

Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old whose shooting death by a neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman set off a national conversation on racial profiling and the inequities in the criminal justice system, formally announced yesterday she is running for local office in Florida. Fulton became an activist after the death of her son in Sanford, Fla., in 2012 by making speeches around the country as she worked to curb gun violence. She now she aims to do so from inside the government as a policy maker. She…

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Black Business Cooperatives, Group Economics, And What We Can Learn From Others

One of my favorite African quotes is “If you want to go far, go together.” If we Pan-Africans are serious about enacting mass economic action plans, then building Black business cooperatives is one of the most efficient means of practicing group economics. When I first started my entrepreneurial journey, I faced a problem that most new Black entrepreneurs face: I did not have the capital that my business needed to hire employees or market at scale. I discussed the issue with one of my mentors who told me to either…

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You Can Never Have Too Many Towels, Get Some AmazonBasics On Sale

Best Home DealsThe best home, kitchen, smart home, and automotive deals from around the web, updated daily.    Did that Twitter thread about how many towels you need in your house totally blow your mind? The general consensus was you can never own too many towels. If you’re in desperate need of restocking your linen closet, you’ll want to shop the AmazonBasics Bath Products Sale, while some items are up to 67% off. How Gross Are Your Used Towels? Germs, like you and I, enjoy the warm and slightly moist…

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More confusion over the fate of Botswana‘s elephants.

President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana categorically denies that his government would ever cull elephants, contradicting the Parliamentary Report proposing culling. However, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Conservation and Tourism, Kitso Mokaila now proposes elephant ‘cropping’. Having heard Minister Mokaila at the opening of WeAreAfrica’s FUSE event at Spier last week bring home the message that ‘culling’ or ‘cropping’ would be resumed, despite previous promises not to, I publish this insightful and well-researched article in partnership with Conservation Action Trust. To cull or not to cull Masisi stated to Bloomberg that “in…

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Effervescent Electric Violinist Caitlin De Ville-Covers Collection

Effervescent electric violinist Caitlin De Ville is set to release her first covers collection after a huge European tour with Korpiklaani and Turisas. The album of covers is her first streaming release since 2017 and is to be released via Ostereo. Caitlin De Ville has built a reputation as an outstanding and unique live act who has performed all over the world (28 countries, 5 continents) to date. Through her highly engaged YouTube channel, Caitlin has found a home for her performances with over 425,000 subscribers and over 100 million…

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Kenya: Somali Delegation Blocked at Airport as Diplomatic Row Gets Messier

By Aggrey Mutambo Three senior Somalia government officials were refused entry at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi for lacking visas. The officials were part of a government delegation scheduled to attend the launch of an European Union-sponsored cross-border conflict management programme on Tuesday. Those denied entry are junior Minister of Water and Energy Osman Libah and legislators Ilyas Ali Hassan and Zamzam Dahir. The three were, however, holding diplomatic passports. According to the Somali officials, Immigration officials at JKIA told them that they should have obtained visas at…

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