The little known story of The Combahee River Raid of 1977

Harriet Tubman’s legacy has trickled down many generations of African Americans and still lives on. Her South Carolina resistance raid in 1863 is known as  the Combahee River Raid where she freed over 750 slaves is perceived as a spectacular military raid masterminded and executed by a woman. Many feminist groups look up to her as an icon for her revolutionary role in abolishing slave trade. Particularly the Combahee River Collective founded by black feminists and lesbians in 1974 who chose their name specifically from the resistance action by Tubman. The Combahee…

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Oprah Winfrey Donates $13 million to Morehouse College

Oprah Winfrey at Morehouse (photo via twitter.com) According to cnn.com, Oprah Winfrey now has the largest endowment ever at all-male HBCU Morehouse College in Atlanta after donating $13 million. Winfrey visited Morehouse on Monday for the 30th anniversary of the Oprah Winfrey Scholars Program, the release said. The program started in 1989 and the fund stands at $12 million. Monday’s donation of $13 million pushed her total investment to $25 million. “Seeing you young Oprah Winfrey scholars here today has moved me deeply,” Winfrey said Monday before announcing her donation. “I…

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Government Broadband Is a Disaster for Taxpayers period.

You are here: Home / Money / Business / Government Broadband Is a Disaster for Taxpayers period. Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry 1 (ThyBlackMan.com) Of the “solutions” Elizabeth Warren is touting on the campaign trail, her proposal to spend $85 billion federal dollars on government-owned broadband is the most laughable. Government-owned broadband networks (GONs) are a tried and failed experiment. It seems Warren is not the only politician uninterested in learning from the dozens of cautionary GON tails that have piled up over the years. Elected officials in…

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Kenyan anti-FGM teens on short list for EU Sakharov Prize

Five students from Kenya have been named as short-list finalists for the European Union’s prestigious Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, awarded for exceptional achievements in human rights. The five – Stacy Owino, Cynthia Otieno, Purity Achieng, Mascrine Atieno and Ivy Akinyi – developed an app to help young women deal with female genital mutilation (FGM) and launched it through an organization they called The Restorers. The students themselves are all between ages 17 and 19. The i-Cut app makes it easier for young women to seek help, find a…

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International union groups back injured eSwatini strikers

Union leaders say they’re standing in solidarity with their counterparts in eSwatini after the latest round of violence between striking union members and security forces. The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), which is based in Brussels, and the regional Public Services International (PSI) group are among those condemning what they say are attacks on union workers that left some 30 people injured. Among them was Dumisani Nkuna, the president of the National Public Services & Allied Workers Union (NAPSAWU) in Swaziland. Nkuna was wounded by rubber bullets while fleeing police…

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Here’s What’s Happening With The NBA, The Houston Rockets And China

As the Houston Rockets were losing their preseason game Tuesday morning in Japan, the NBA was seemingly on the verge of losing its once-stranglehold grip on the sport of basketball in China, where controversy has raged out of control following a single tweet fired off over the weekend. And while conventional wisdom might immediately attribute any misguided tweet with geopolitical implications to the president, this one, believe it or not, was not typed by Trump’s twitter fingers. Instead, Rockets’ General Manager Daryl Morey decided to publicize his feelings about the…

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Niger: Fewer Children, Fewer Climate Risks? Niger Ponders a Controversial Option

Niamey — In a nation with the world’s highest birth rate and growing risks to food and water security from climate change, reducing births may be one way to adapt Abdulaziz, Aminatu, Absatu, Abdulmanaf. Fahad. And, well, also Mansour. They are the names Zeinab Garba has in mind for any future children she has. But for now the mother of two has decided to set aside plans for more offspring by using a contraceptive, to give a better future to Rachid, her restless 3-year-old boy, and her newborn son Bilyaminou,…

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