America’s Black Holocaust Museum Announces More Than $477,000 Raised To Complete Initial Development.

You are here: Home / Misc. / Black History / America’s Black Holocaust Museum Announces More Than $477,000 Raised To Complete Initial Development. Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry 1 (ThyBlackMan.com) A personal challenge grant issued last winter by philanthropist and Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele helped to raise more than $477,000 for America’s Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM) at 401 W. North Avenue in Milwaukee’s Bronzeville African American Cultural and Entertainment District. At the campaign launch, Abele pledged to match donations dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000. The challenge match was…

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Historic EBONY and JET Photo Archives Sold for $30 Million, Will Be Donated to Smithsonian

Getty Images According to thegrio.com, the photo archives of EBONY and JET magazines were sold at auction on Thursday. A group of buyers including the J. Paul Getty Trust, in association with the Ford Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation purchased the historic photos for $30 million. To quote The Grio: According to the Chicago Tribune, the archive will go to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Getty Research Institute, as well as other institutions so that researchers and…

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Dozens of bodies found after migrant boat capsizes off Libya

Dozens of bodies have been recovered from the Mediterranean, a day after the shipwreck that caused the deaths of up to 150 migrants. Eyewitnesses described harrowing scenes in the sea, in what a senior UN official called the “the worst Mediterranean tragedy” so far this year. Fishermen told AFP they saw bodies as they waded through the wreckage searching for survivors: “There were bodies floating on the surface of the water where the boat went down.” One survivor, Abdallah Osman, said the boat making the perilous journey from Libya started…

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 26th July 2019

WHO set to declare Nigeria polio free. HIV/AIDs: Total Group launches awareness project in Ogun. 7,500 Gombe kids at risk of acute malnutrition – Investigation. Nigerians living with HIV discuss stigmatisation in hospitals. Cholera outbreak: NCDC records 82 suspected cases in Adamawa, Bauchi, Katsina. NMA Embarks on protest against frequent kidnapping of doctors in C’River. ‘56 out of 1,000 new babies in Osun die within 28 days of birth’. Measles claim lives of 100 children in Kaduna community. NNPC, Chevron, Others fund Tuberculosis cure with N2.7bn in 11 Years. North-east…

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Meet the 2019 Mo Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellows

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has announced the 2019 intake of selected Ibrahim Leadership Fellows, who will make up the programme’s eighth cohort. The incoming Fellows have taken up the following posts: Nadia Hamel (Algeria) has joined the African Development Bank (AfDB), Anta Taal (Gambia) has joined the International Trade Centre (ITC) and Emmanuella Matare (Zimbabwe) has joined the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships programme is a selective programme designed to identify and prepare the next generation of outstanding African leaders by providing them with mentoring…

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We can make Zimbabwe a first-world economy – Zim People First

Opposition Zimbabwe People First which is led by Dr Zeb Shumba has said that Zimbabwe has enough resources to transform the country into a first-world economy. The party has pledged that it will resuscitate the industry which is currently in a parlous state following the departure of several investors due to policy inconsistency and political and economic instability. ZimFirst also pledged to implement decentralisation in the form of devolution so as to give autonomy to regional or local authorities over the revitalisation of their communities. The party also said that…

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Malawi’s economy to grow by 5% in 2019 – Central Bank

Malawi’s economy which is heavily dependent on agriculture, is set to grow by 5% this year, up from 4% the previous year and in line with IMF projections, said the central bank. According to AfDB’s outlook of Malawi’s economy, the country’s real GDP growth was an estimated 3.7% in 2018, down from 5.1% in 2016/17, which was a recovery from 2.7% in 2015/16. In 2016/17, growth was boosted by agricultural growth of 6.3%, up from a contraction of 0.1% in 2015/16, driven by better weather. Despite ranking as one of…

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Ghana: Cuba to Train 40 Medical Students a Year From Zongo and Deprived Communities

The Government of Cuba has accepted to train forty (40) brilliant but needy medical students a year from Zongo, inner city and other deprived communities in Ghana. This follows a proposal by the Vice President of the Republic, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, to the Government of Cuba to extend the special arrangement between the two countries for the training of health personnel in deprived communities . Vice President Bawumia made the proposal when he held bilateral talks with the President of Cuba, H.E. Miguel Diaz-Canel as part of a two day…

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Namibia: President, VP Donate Towards Drought Relief

By Eveline De Klerk Swakopmund — Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila has appealed to all Namibian workers to emulate the example set by President Hage Geingob and the Vice President Nangolo Mbumba, who have already given their voluntary two percent one-off contribution from their annual salaries towards the drought relief programme. Kuugongelwa-Amadhila made the plea on Thursday during the president’s town hall meeting in Swakopmund to assess the drought assistance and relief programme in the region. Although she did not say how much the president and vice-president contributed, Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said that…

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Tunisia: Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Ennaceur Sworn in as Interim President

The Tunisian government has declared seven days of mourning following the death of its first democratically elected president, Al Jazeera reports. In a ceremony hours after the death of the 92-year-old President Beji Caid Essebsi, the head of parliament Mohamed Ennaceur was sworn in as interim president. The Independent Electoral Commission announced on Thursday that Ennaceur, 85, will lead the country until presidential elections are held in mid-September. The presidential vote has originally been scheduled for November 17. source: https://allafrica.com/stories/201907260019.html

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