Smithsonian Appoints Its First African-American Secretary in History

The Smithsonian Institution announced Tuesday that Lonnie Bunch III, the founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), will become its 14th secretary. The new leader is the first Black person to hold the position in the 173-year history of the world’s largest museum and research complex. “We are thrilled […] source: https://www.ebony.com/news/race-culture/smithsonian-appoints-first-african-american-secretary/

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All-Girls Robotic Team From Ghana Wins World Robofest Championship

ACROBOT, an all-girls robotics team from Ghana, won the 2019 World Robofest Championship, “a festival of competitions with autonomous robots,” according to its website. The contest took place at Lawrence Technological University (LTU) in Southfield, Michigan, earlier this month. According to the pan-African media company Face 2 Face Africa, the team is comprised of nine […] source: https://www.ebony.com/news/race-culture/girls-robotic-team-ghana-wins-world-robofest-championship/

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Be More Flexible With Traditional Gender Roles.

You are here: Home / News / Be More Flexible With Traditional Gender Roles. Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry 2 (ThyBlackMan.com) Growing up, many of us where taught that “Men are supposed to do this” and “Men don’t do this” or “That’s something females do.” I’ll say that 80-percent of the time, it’s dated stuff. That’s being extremely generous. Being flexible with roles will make you better rounded in a relationship and being well rounded is always a plus. It removes the stress for both partners—especially in gender…

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Mutharika Narrowly Re-elected Malawi President – Commission

BLANTYRE – President Peter Mutharika has been narrowly re-elected as the president of Malawi, according to the Malawi Electoral Commission. Mutharika, who heads the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), fought off a strong challenge from opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP). A court ruling issued at the weekend had blocked the electoral commission from releasing further results until any irregularities were resolved and a third of voting districts had been recounted. The head of the Malawi Electoral Commission Jane Ansah admitted that Tipp-Ex – or a…

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ANALYSIS: War on women or crime under control? The two stories of South Africa’s rape stats

Two narratives about rape, utterly opposed to each other, currently circulate in South Africa. The first, expressed most recently in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s speeches, paints a picture of a country at war with its women, with the highest rape numbers in the world. The second, shown in police statistics, tells the story of an epidemic of sexual violence brought steadily under control. Both these versions of the present are alive with the ghosts of politics past.    Seventies estimate that only 5% of rapes reported We can date the start…

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Africa: Africa Calls for Climate Justice As Green Wave Sweeps Europe

By Christina Okello As a wave of public consciousness concerning the environment sweeps across Europe, African cities are hoping this will translate into greater equality when it comes to fighting climate change. One of those people calling for a fairer fight is the mayor of Accra, in Ghana. “The challenge of climate change is enormous,” says Mohamed Adjei Sowah, the Mayor of Ghana’s capital Accra. Its effects, notably severe flooding and heavy rains, have already devastated the west African city. The mayor in fact was forced to delay our interview…

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Roberta Elder: The Case of a Black Woman Serial Killer

First floor corridor in a cell block in Philadelphia County Prison, Historic American Buildings Survey Collection (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Collection) The killings may have started as early as 1938, but no one suspected murder until Reverend William M. Elder died after eating “bananas and cheese” in 1952. Reverend Elder, a respected Baptist preacher in Atlanta, Georgia, lost his daughter Fannie Mae to pneumonia one year before his own death, and another daughter, Annie Pearl, died of pneumonia two years prior. The same coroner that examined his daughters…

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Rwanda: Ugandan Army Abducted My Only Child – Rwandan Mother

Photo: Emmanuel Kwizera/New Times Joseph Singirankabo (in red t-shirt), a relative to the man who was killed in Tabagwe Sector in Nyagatare District after he resisted arrest. His body was delivered by Ugandan officials including an area legislator at Gatuna Border Post on May 27, 2019. By Jean De Dieu Nsabimana Laurencia Mukagatera,a resident of Tabagwe Sector, Nyagatare District, has accused the Ugandan army of abducting her only child in September last year. The distraught mother told officials and residents at a local meeting near the Ugandan border yesterday that…

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