Four popular Black Madonnas of Europe you need to know about

Portrayals of the Virgin Mary (usually statues or paintings) that have dark-colored skin are usually referred to as Black Madonna. An icon of the Catholic or Orthodox church, the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus appear to be dark skinned in these representations. There are about 500 Black Madonnas in Europe, alone, and these are the widely known ones. Others are around the world as well. What makes this fascinating is the fact that the Virgin is often depicted with fair skin. This, however, makes the Black Madonna different from the…

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Kanye’s Pastor Says He’s ‘So Excited To Study The Bible’ Even Though He Doesn’t Read Books

Kanye West is busy doing Sunday sermons and spitting out historically incorrect information about Black History. Now, his pastor claims that he is immersed in reading the Bible and coming to Christ. See Also: Bill Cosby Sentenced To 3 To 10 Years In Prison For Sexual Assault Conviction Pastor Adam Tyson is Kanye’s pastor and the just met in June. Tyson said in a recent podcast, “[The] first time I talked to [Kanye] the first Sunday in June, he told me, ‘I got radically saved five weeks ago.’ I said,…

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Two African business partners in the US invent smokeless cookstove which also charges phones

Wartburg College graduates of Nigerian and Ghanaian origin have invented a smokeless cookstove which can ease the burden of cooking for rural dwellers in Africa while serving as a handy device for camp enthusiasts in Europe and America. The smokeless stove, apart from not discharging smoke while cooking, also has a feature which allows it to convert heat into electricity through a USB port; this allows for charging a phone. 26-year-old Nigerian, Max Chinnah, birthed the idea for the ‘Genesys’ stove from the Iowa college in the U.S. aided by…

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Steven L. Reed Elected Mayor of Montgomery; 1st African American to Lead Alabama’s Capitol Since its Founding

Newly-elected Montgomery, Alabama mayor Steven L. Reed (photo via wtvm.com) Voters in Montgomery, Alabama made history Tuesday by decisively electing Steven L. Reed as their new and very first African American mayor in the 200 years since the city’s founding. To quote the Washington Post: Reed, already a trailblazer as Montgomery County’s first black probate judge, defeated David Woods, owner of the local Fox affiliate, in a non-partisan runoff election with 67 percent of the vote and all precincts reporting, according to the unofficial election results. “This election has never…

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What’s The Word?; It ain’t “Xenophobia”!

“Tell me brother have you heard from Johannesburg?Sister/woman have you heard from Johannesburg? … We don’t know for sure because the news we get is unreliable, man … They may not get the news but they need to know we’re on their side.  Now sometimes distance brings misunderstanding, but deep in my heart I’m demanding: Somebody tell me what’s the word…” The hit song: WHAT’S THE WORD?, by the late, great lyricist, poet, and conscious artist, Brother Gil Scott Heron is just as relevant today as it was when it…

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IMF sees higher Nigeria inflation in 2020 on minimum wage, tax rises

ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria’s government may drive up inflation when it increases a sales tax to partly finance its record 2020 budget and implements a new minimum wage, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned. Women work in Amingos fibre hair factory in Ikeja district in Lagos, file. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye The country, Africa’s top oil producer and the continent’s largest economy, is faced with the choice of boosting growth in the face of lower oil revenues or fixing its dilapidated road and rail networks, while paying off debts and funding the…

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Standard Bank Announces Launch of Investor Services in Côte d’Ivoire

Standard Bank expands Investor services to cover the West African Economic and Monetary Union region. Standard Bank today announced the launch of Investor Services business in Côte d’Ivoire, expanding the Bank’s existing regional Investor services capabilities to cover the West African Monetary and Economic Union (UEMOA) region. This expansion aligns with Standard Bank’s strategy to be the preferred provider for global and domestic institutional investors across Africa. Commenting on the launch, Joel Toure, Chief Executive for Stanbic Bank Côte d’Ivoire, said: “By offering Investor services in Côte d’Ivoire and across…

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‘The best decision I ever made’ – Here’s why African-Americans are sending their children back to Africa to school

For decades, it has always been the dream of most African youth to relocate to the U.S, in particular, to further their education with high hopes of securing jobs upon completion. However, some African-American parents in the U.S are taking a different path – relocating their children to Africa to start formal education, despite the pristine environment and resources at their disposal. Most of the parents Face2Face Africa had a conversation with had different reasons, but they concluded that despite the hardship and poor political decisions the ‘dark continent’ grapples…

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Beware false Twitter accounts in BBC #Sexforgrades exposé

An explosive undercover investigation into sexual harassment in universities in Nigeria and Ghana has sparked wide debate online.  One of the academics implicated in the BBC Africa Eye investigation was Dr Boniface Igbeneghu, an associate professor at the University of Lagos. Igbeneghu was secretly filmed soliciting sex from an undercover journalist posing as a 17-year-old student seeking admission to the institution.  He has since been suspended by the university and by his church, where he was a pastor. In Nigeria, high profile figures have joined the reaction to #SexForGrades. One…

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Africa Oil & Power 2019

Africa Oil & Power, the premier platform for top-tier networking and high-level discussion on a multitude of issues concerning the African energy landscape, will return to Cape Town 9-11 October, 2019 for the fourth year running. Like previous years, AOP’s flagship conference brings together an elite class of ministers and senior level government officials and top executives of private sector companies spanning the energy value chain, including upstream, downstream, engineering, construction, services, consulting, power generation, legal and finance for AOP’s flagship conference. Syndicated content. For original article click here

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