National Museum of African American History and Culture Offers Free “Talking About Race” Web Portal

Research shows that many people feel they do not have the information needed to discuss race in a way that is candid, safe and respectful of other viewpoints and experiences. “The portal offers a wealth of resources to inform and guide discussions—videos, role-playing exercises, targeted questions and more, said Crew.” “We hope that people will use this site to become more comfortable about engaging in honest dialogue and self-reflection.”Talking About Race builds upon decades of work by the museum’s educators. It is the result of extensive research, studies, consultations, and educational resources from these fields: history, education, psychology and human development. It includes published research from leading experts, activists, historians, and thought leaders on race, equity, and inclusion, including Brené Brown, Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, Robin DiAngelo, Julie Olsen Edwards, Jerry Kang, Ibram X Kendi, Enid Lee, Audre…

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EBONY hosts a Two-Day Juneteenth summit to ensure future Black generations live in a different America.

Corporations, activists, celebrities, and politicians mobilize a galvanized community into moving forward. Community leaders, celebrities, and athletes will use the 154th anniversary of Juneteenth to spearhead action around how to make real changes and open the doors to the American dreams to a people that has long been locked out. From Covid-19, George Floyd, Breonna […] source: https://www.ebony.com/news/ebony-hosts-a-two-day-juneteenth-summit-to-ensure-future-black-generations-live-in-a-different-america/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ebony-hosts-a-two-day-juneteenth-summit-to-ensure-future-black-generations-live-in-a-different-america

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Remembering Annie J. Easley, the barrier-breaking ‘human computer’ at NASA

Although born to Samuel Bird Easley and Mary Melvina Hoover in 1933, Annie J. Easley and her brother would be raised by their mum who instilled in her a need to take education seriously. Easley threw herself in studies early on and graduated as her class valedictorian. Although she had set her hopes on becoming either a teacher or nurse, she would eventually take to pharmacy enrolling at Xavier University, a black Catholic school in New Orleans, Louisiana for two years. Upon completion of her two-year course, she returned to…

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AfroLandTV answers the call for more Pan-African stories on mainstream TV

Online Pan African Streaming Platform, AfroLandTV, is now available to viewers worldwide following the launch of its iOS and Android apps. Touted as ‘The Netflix for the Global Pan African Diaspora’, AfroLandTV curates and streams original and global Pan African TV shows and movies ranging from African, African American, Black European, Caribbean, and Afro-Latino. There’s something for everyone on AfroLandTV- from Comedies and Drama to Documentaries and Nollywood (Nigerian movies). Subscribers will be delighted with the variety of high-quality films produced by Pan African filmmakers brimming with unique storylines bound…

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Africa: Agroecology Strengthens Farmers’ Resilience but Highly Underfunded in Africa

Nairobi — With just a quarter of an acre of land in Kesses near Kenya’s Eldoret town in the Rift Valley region, Samson Tanui is practising agroecology and his permaculture unit has become the centre of attraction for farmers from near and afar amid food shortages during the current COVID-19 pandemic. “Many people are impressed that even with the markets being closed to enable social distancing and the containment of COVID-19, my household had sufficient food and even more to sell to neighbours,” the 45-year-old farmer and a father of…

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Barbara Oteng Gyasi, Ghana’s Minister of Tourism, Encourages Black Americans to Leave United States and ‘Come Home’

Barbara Oteng Gyasi, Ghana’s minister of tourism, has a message for the Black diaspora: come home. Gyasi encouraged Black Americans to move to Ghana during a memorial service for George Floyd on June 5 in the Ghanaian capital of Accra. “We continue to open our arms and invite all our brothers and sisters home. Ghana is your home. Africa is your home. We have our arms wide open ready to welcome you home,” Gyasi said. “Please take advantage, come home, build a life in Ghana. You do not have to…

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Africa: Tap Into Young People’s Talents for a Post-Pandemic World

According to UN World Population Prospects, the world’s youngest countries are in Africa. Overall, almost 60 percent of Africa’s population is under the age of 25. The booming youth population has always been celebrated as good news and considered to be Africa’s greatest asset. These youth are tech-savvy, innovative, educated, and talented. Yet, during COVID19, Africa’s biggest asset – the youth – remains an untapped resource, and young people’s voices are stifled by a lack of participation and representation. In addition, their skills, talents, and abilities to propose solutions to…

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🔥🔥🔥 Do Black Lives Matter? A talk and interaction with Honorable Nii Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chair of the African Union Commission 🔥🔥🔥

Abibitumi.com is a global website, app, forum and think tank created by and for Afrikan=Black people. Abibitumi.com is dedicated to the complete and total liberation of Kmtyw ‘Afrikan=Black people’ and modern Kmt ‘the land(s) of Afrikan=Black people’ throughout the Afrikan=Black world. Read More… Syndicated content. For original article click here

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Hydroxychloroquine test against coronavirus halted: Live updates

The World Health Organization has announced that testing of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in its large multi-country trial of treatments for COVID-19 patients had been halted after new data and studies showed no benefit. A genetic analysis of COVID-19 patients suggests that blood type might influence whether someone develops severe disease, according to a New England Journal of Medicine report. Scientists who compared the genes of thousands of patients in Europe found that those who had Type A blood were more likely to have severe disease while those with Type O were…

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Africa: In The Fight Against  COVID-19, Africa is The Unsung Continent

Two months ago, when the peak of the pandemic passed in China and moved to the United States and Western Europe, epidemiologists tried to predict where COVID-19 would hit next – and hit hardest. Many thought Africa would become the next high-risk area, but when COVID-19 eventually arrived on the continent, most of the dire predictions were way off. Today, the continent is the least impacted region in the world according to the World Health Organization (WHO), with less than 5% of reported cases and less than 1% of all…

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