Crown Act Law Makes California 1st State in U.S. to Ban Discrimination Based on Natural Hairstyles

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the Crown Act (aka CA Senate Bill No. 188) into law, making it illegal to enforce dress code or grooming policies against hairstyles such as afros, braids, twists, and locks. To quote CNN’s article: Los Angeles Democrat Sen. Holly Mitchell, who introduced the bill earlier this year, said the law is about “inclusion, pride and choice.” “This law protects the right of Black Californians to choose to wear their hair in its natural form, without pressure to conform to Eurocentric norms,” Mitchell said in a statement Wednesday. “I…

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Group seeks declaration of emergency on malnutrition

A coalition of stakeholders, under the auspices of international Society of Media in Public Health (lSMPH) and Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has called on the Kano state Government to declare a state of emergency on malnutrition to avert persistent death of children under the ages of five. Speaking to reporters in Kano on Tuesday, the Executive Director of ISMPH, Mrs. Moji Makanjuola and Executive Director CISLAC, Auwal Ibrahim Musa expressed worries on the continued neglect of prevention and treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition by northern state governments. Makunjuola…

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USAfrica: Anambra Gov. Obiano meets Mayor of Orange in New Jersey for business opportunities

By Chido Nwangwu. Special to USAfricaonline.com and USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston. One of Nigeria’s former top bank executives, currently the Governor of the pro-business Anambra State, Willie M. Obiano, flew into the east coast to meet with the Mayor of Orange in New Jersey, on Monday July 8, 2019. The Mayor and the Chief Executive of The City of Orange Township, is Dwayne D. Warren. Earlier on Sunday July 7, 2019, Gov. Obiano told USAfrica’s Founder Chido Nwangwu that “my trip to the city of Orange will include the signing…

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Zimbabwe: Here Is How You Can Stop HIV This Season

column By Takudzwa Mukiwa Takudzwa Mukiwa is the Head of Social Marketing for Britain’s leading HIV and Sexual Health charity Terrence Higgins Trust – and this summer he’s inviting you all to play your part in stopping HIV in its tracks. Recently at African Nations Cup UK, (which Team Zimbabwe UK won), I was discussing HIV prevention methods with lots of people and it was clear that not everyone is aware of the advances made in HIV prevention. If we are to stop HIV, everyone should be aware of all…

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South Sudan: Gunshot injuries remain high despite peace deal

JUBA, South Sudan, July 8, 2019/ — The number of patients admitted to International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)-supported surgical units in South Sudan with injuries from violence remains high ten months after the signing of a peace agreement. There has been only a small drop-off in the number of injuries from gunshot and other weapons at two ICRC-supported facilities (comparing the same six-month period year-on-year) since the signing of the latest peace deal in September 2018. Ninety-seven percent of admitted patients over a recent six-month period suffered gunshot…

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Festival International Nuits D’Afrique

33rd  edition – July 9 to 21, 2019  A WORLDWIDE MUSICAL JOURNEY The Meeting Place of African, Caribbean and Latin American cultures From July 9 to 21, 2019, Montréal will be a place of music, dance and festivities at the 33rd Festival international Nuits d’Afrique. During 13 days, more than 700 artists from 30 countries along with hundreds of thousands of festival-goers will be coming for the pleasure of being together and enjoying an unforgettable experience at the biggest world music gathering in the Americas! International stars, along with new generations of artists from here and abroad,…

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Nigerian writer Lesley Nneka Arimah wins Caine Prize

Nigerian writer Lesley Nneka Arimah has won the 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story “Skinned.” Arimah’s £10,000 prize was awarded by Kenyan author and poet Dr. Peter Kimani, the chairman of the judging panel, in London on Monday night. “The winner of this year’s Caine Prize for African Writing is a unique retake of women’s struggle for inclusion in a society regulated by rituals,” Kimani said. Arimah’s story, he added, “defamiliarizes the familiar to topple social hierarchies, challenge traditions and envision new possibilities for women of…

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Why Black Christians May Be Shocked To Learn Who The Real Father of Christianity Is

It is no secret that Christianity has been used as a tool for world domination and white supremacy. Therefore, in understanding the world around us we must also understand how Christianity was altered and used by Europeans to conquer the world. Christianity as you know it and practice it was not ‘created’ by Christ, but by a Roman Emperor – Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Augustus. You know him as Constantine. Constantine’s Rise To Power Constantine was a vice-Caesar to Emperor Diocletian in the East. His father, Constantinus, was a Caesar…

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