Coach Partners With LeBron James’ More Than A Vote Initiative

Coach is partnering up with More Than A Vote, a new voting rights organization led by LeBron James, his business partner Maverick Carter, and a coalition of Black athletes and entertainers. The initiative is aimed at combating voter suppression and misinformation that disproportionately disenfranchises African-American communities. It’s linking up with other voting organizations to get Blacks […] source: https://www.ebony.com/style/fashion/coach-partners-with-lebron-james-more-than-a-vote-initiative/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=coach-partners-with-lebron-james-more-than-a-vote-initiative

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Beyond their nomadic lifestyle, here’s how the Fulani supposedly originated

Although as artisans, the Fulani have produced hand crafted baskets and mats, musicians, beauticians and entrepreneurs. They are undoubtedly known for their nomadic lifestyle and skill in herding cattle, often traveling from one region to the next looking for good pasture. That movement has been a source of tension in many African countries where their presence is significant. As one of the largest and culturally diverse groups in Africa, the Fulani people have significant numbers in West, Central and Eastern Africa. In Western Africa, they are estimated to be 20…

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Police Brutality: Real Strategic Solutions.

You are here: Home / News / Police Brutality: Real Strategic Solutions. Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry 1 (ThyBlackMan.com) Marches, demands, boycotts, protests, and yes even riots are sometimes only partial solutions to ending police brutality, though not always advisable and no longer as effective as they have been in the past. Clearly today there are many options available to make change happen, and fast. But first we have to understand what is keeping the problems in place or the solutions will not work by design to resolve…

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Black Woman Makes History as Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Librarian: ‘I Just Set Out to Kind of Do What I Love’

The Philadelphia Orchestra announced Nicole Jordan will be its principal librarian, making her the first Black woman to hold a full-time position with the organization since it was founded 120 years ago. Jordan’s hiring was announced on June 16, according to WHYY. The principal librarian is responsible for maintaining the orchestra’s archives and creating the scores for performances. The Philadelphia Orchestra announced Nicole Jordan (above) will be its principal librarian, making her the first Black woman to hold a full-time position in the orchestra in its 120-year history. (Photo: 6ABC…

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Disinfection Solution against Viruses, Bacteria, Fungi debuts in Nigeria

Our Reporter As the country and the world in general slumps into the doldrums of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19), a new solution that eliminates the external impact of viruses, bacteria, and fungi, awakens hope and assurances of safety for people as the Nigerian Economy gradually re-opens. This disinfection solution, manufactured by Diversay Solutions Limited, is a combined supply of Diversay Disinfection Tunnel (DDT) and the Diversay Disinfectant. Built with aesthetics and global standards, the DDT as it is now fondly called allows for flexibility in its features to fit existing…

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 26th June 2020

WHO accepts Nigeria polio-free status ‘documentation’. COVID-19: National Council on Health approves Health Response Action Plan. NGF, NCDC sign MoU on World Bank N3.7bn COVID-19 assisted Fund. FG releases N13.6b hazard allowances, life insurance for health workers. Nigeria’s private sector commences plan to construct 774 standard PHCs across Nigeria. COVID-19: UK Govt funds PCR machine to speed up NCDC testing. UNICEF sensitizes stakeholders on birth registration, gender-based violence, COVID-19 protocols. FG repurposes Primary Healthcare Centres for COVID-19. Resident doctors suspend week-long strike, as FG meets some demands. 1000 residents benefit…

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Standard Bank Group CEO Sim Tshabalala Affirms Bank’s Commitment to Sustainable Development

Standard Bank Group, Africa’s leading provider of sustainable finance, is “firmly and irrevocably committed to addressing the climate emergency we all face”, CEO Sim Tshabalala told investors at the bank’s annual general meeting (AGM) held virtually on Friday. Responding to proposals put forward by shareholder activist groups in recent weeks, Tshabalala affirmed the group’s commitment to sustainable human development, to a just transition away from carbon-intensive economic activity, and to environmental sustainability. “We are – and remain – a purpose-driven organisation, committed to Africa’s long-term wellbeing and to generating social,…

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Nigerian Police Rescue Workers Forced to ‘Live Like Animals’ in Indian-Owned Rice Factory

After spending nearly three months locked in a rice-processing factory, forced to work throughout the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, over 100 people were freed from the facility by Nigerian police on Monday, June 22. The workers had been barred from leaving the mill since the end of March, and were promised an extra $13 each month on top of their regular $72 monthly salary. Although police have reported that just 126 people were rescued from the plant on Monday, workers told BBC News there were more than 300 people being held…

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Kenya: Citizens Turn to Community Initiative Currency to Stay Afloat

Families in the low-income neighborhoods of Nairobi are using a virtual community currency to pay for food during the coronavirus pandemic. More than 500 people a day are signing up to use Kenyan Red Cross-supported community inclusion currency (CIC), known as Sarafu, to get food, soap and other essentials.Jane Mutuku, 49, lives in Mukuru Kayaba, a slum in Kenya’s capital that’s home to at least 80,000 people. The mother of six does manual work, but those jobs have been hard to come by in the past few months because of…

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South Africa tobacco ban greeted with cigarette smuggling boom

South Africa and Zimbabwe have stepped up border patrols in a bid to stop cigarette smuggling, which has boomed since Pretoria banned the sale of tobacco in March. The country claimed smokers were more prone to Covid-19 – something that has been challenged by tobacco companies – but the illegal trade has increased, despite South Africa erecting a R37m (£1.7m) 25-mile fence across the border in April as part of its measures to curb the spread of coronavirus. Smugglers have been crawling through broken sections of the fence and taking…

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