Netflix Celebrates Clarence Avant in ‘The Black Godfather’ Documentary

Netflix will pay homage the contributions of entertainment and political mentor Clarence Avant in a new documentary, The Black Godfather. Known as the “original influencer,” Avant was born into the Jim Crow South and fought to combat racism. Led by Academy Award-nominated director Reginald Hudlin, The Black Godfather features interviews from Presidents Barack Obama and […] source: https://www.ebony.com/news/netflix-celebrates-clarence-avant-in-the-black-godfather-documentary/

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Botswana Reopens Hunting, Ignoring Science to Gain Votes. Devastating news.

The Botswana government announced yesterday they are “lifting the hunting suspension in an orderly and ethical manner”. A decision that seemed inevitable, but nevertheless is an enormous blow for Botswana’s tourism and conservation reputation. Since President Masisi’s announcement last year proposing lifting the hunting ban, this whole process has been a well-orchestrated election campaign, casting hunting as the solution to Human-Elephant Conflict, rural poverty and elephant population control. The Botswana Democratic Party has been in power since independence in 1966 but dropped to a record low of 46% of the…

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WHO adds Ebola coordinator to strengthen DR Congo response

The World Health Organization has appointed an Emergency Ebola Response Coordinator in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as it continues a fight against an Ebola outbreak that has shown no signs of abating. David Gressly, the UN’s deputy special representative serving with MINUSCO, will focus on improving access to communities in the volatile North Kivu and Ituri provinces at the center of the Ebola crisis. It’s there that mistrust of health workers has complicated the Ebola response, and ongoing insecurity threatens health teams and interferes with their work. “He will…

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The World Health Organization declares Algeria free of deadly malaria disease

Algeria – the nation where malaria was discovered – is officially free of malaria, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, making it the third African country to eliminate one of the world’s leading killer diseases. With no recorded cases of malaria in three consecutive years, Argentina was also declared malaria-free – the second country in the Americas after Paraguay in 45 years to wipe out the disease, which kills more than 400,000 people a year. “Algeria is where the malaria parasite was first discovered in humans almost a…

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KIRIGI – a flash fiction story

As soon as he hung up the phone, Kirigi knew that he had to get moving, there wasn’t much time before people began to hear the news. The Head of State had just died. They were going to announce that he died of internal bleeding caused by the rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, a condition he had struggled with for years. Kirigi knew that was all hogwash. The entire doctor’s report that would be publicized about the Head of State having surgery several years ago to prevent a grapefruit-sized…

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The Neteru And Universal Science With Minister Imhotep Alkebulan – The Keys to Black Consciousness Podcast

How do we turn the study of the Neter into practical application for modern living? How do we start making life changes to live a more Conscious lifestyle? What does ancient African philosophy mean for us in modern times? Minister and Mwalimu Imhotep Alkebulan of Wose Community Church joins us to answer these questions and more. Ptahhotep’s Teachings Minister Imhotep Alkebulan Fruited Root Records MP3 Music $0.89 Click Here For Details Authoritative Utterance & Exceptional Insight Fruited Root Records MP3 Music $7.99 Click Here For Details Here Is What You…

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Sampa The Great Live – An Effortlessly Charismatic Performance

Sampa the Great performs in Sydney at the Metro. Photograph: Ishan Sharma How you supposed to be black Down Under?” asks Sampa the Great on Bye River, the simmering seven-minute hymnal at the centre of her stunning mixtape Birds And The BEE9. It’s a question she asks not only of herself, but of her fellow immigrants, the Indigenous artists she collaborates with, and the white Australians who have been, to say the least, less than supportive of the art and welfare of people of colour in this country. The crowd…

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Malawi: Chakwera Takes Early Lead As 35% Official Results Emerge in Presidential Race

Photo: Nyasa Times Malawi Congress Party president Lazarous Chakwera. By Owen Khamula Former leader of opposition Lazarus Chakwera has taken an early lead in the presidential race as official results rolled in on Wednesday, Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) said. Chakwera: Takes early lead With results received so far: 1,748 out of 5,002 centres MEC commissioner Jane Ansah says Chakwera of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) is leading with 533 217 votes representing 37.56 percent. President Peter Mutharika has polled 524 247 votes representing 37.01 per cent and in a distant third…

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10 Things to Know About Africa Day

Celebrations on May 25th, crowned as Africa Day, recite the annual commemorations of Africa’s independence, freedom and liberation strife from colonial imperialists.  The reinforcement of this liberation was the first union of African countries on African soil; the foundation of the regional integration body; the Organisation of the African Unity (OAU) on May 25, 1963, which 38 years later, evolved into the African Union (AU).  Today, the continental organisation celebrates 54 years of determined efforts for unity among the African people, and socioeconomic freedom from foreign dominion and exploitation.  These…

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