17 July 2020

These are unprecedented times, and the role of media to tell and record the story of South Africa as it develops is more important than ever. But it comes at a cost. Advertisers are cancelling campaigns, and our live events have come to an abrupt halt. Our income has been slashed. The Mail & Guardian is a proud news publisher with roots stretching back 35 years. We’ve survived thanks to the support of our readers, we will need you to help us get through this. To help us ensure another…

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Courtney Adeleye: the vlogger who built a multi-dollar brand with just $500 from her kitchen

With a paltry $500, Courtney Adeleye started “The Mane Choice” in her kitchen in 2013. She formulated a science-based product line to help women and men in the African diaspora take care of their natural hair. She built her little business from the ground up into a multi-million-dollar brand and her company employs black men and women in leadership roles. Her personal healthy hair care journey on YouTube captivated viewers, who watched her amazing hair growth progress and yearned for her self-discovered solutions for their own hairs. Her unique healthy…

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Race riot alert as Trump accepts presidential nomination on 60th anniversary of ‘Ax Handle Saturday’

On Aug. 27, 1960, The Youth Council of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) engaged in a peaceful protest, sitting at a whites only lunch counter until they were spit on by attackers. The 33 Black teenagers who attempted to integrate the “whites only” lunch counter were chased through the streets of downtown Jacksonville by 200 white people who beat them with ax handles and baseball bats, according to the Florida Historical Society (FHS). Although the white thugs originally aimed for the protestors, they soon extended…

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Nigeria’s Gokada to press on despite CEO’s shocking death

In Nigeria, the Gokada delivery service continues on despite the gruesome murder of CEO Fahim Saleh, whose body was discovered in New York City on Tuesday. “As painful as these last days have been for us, we at Gokada owe it to ourselves and to Fahim’s memory to act and fulfill his vision for the company and for Nigerian youth,” Gokada said in a series of statement’s announcing Saleh’s death. “Your teachings on safety, efficiency and kindness will continue to follow us as we uphold the legacy which you successfully…

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EBONY OWNERSHIP IMMEDIATELY REMOVES JACOB WALTHOUR AS CHAIRMAN WITH CAUSE

Press Contact:    Len Evans, Project Publicity, NYC: 212-445-0066 Len.Evans@ProjectPublicity.com (Newark, NJ., Jul. 15, 2020) – Ebony Capital Partners, L.L.C. (“Ebony”) retains Willie Gary & The Law Offices of Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson & Gary, P.L.L.C. and responds to Jacob Walthour and his hedge fund Blueprint Capital Advisors (“Blueprint”), citing illegal Board Meeting, removal of […] source: https://www.ebony.com/news/ebony-ownership-immediately-removes-jacob-walthour-as-chairman-with-cause/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ebony-ownership-immediately-removes-jacob-walthour-as-chairman-with-cause

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Africa: Poor Communities Are Adapting, Reimagining the Future Amid COVID-19 – C.D.Glin

Covid-19 has changed the world, but African communities are working to innovate in the face of the crisis. One of the institutions participating in discussions with African partners is the United States African Development Foundation (USADF), an independent U.S. government agency established by Congress to invest in African grassroots organizations, entrepreneurs and small-and medium-sized enterprises. AllAfrica’s Juanita Williams visited by video with USADF President and CEO C.D. Glin about the challenges, the opportunities and the resilience he sees every day. Excerpts from their conversation: In response to the pandemic, USADF is helping…

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Tulsa Begins Search for Mass Graves Nearly 100 Years After 1921 Massacre to Help ‘Connect the Victims of This Event with Their Family’

Excavation on a potential mass grave possibly filled with victims of the Tulsa Race Massacre has begun nearly a century after the tragedy. The excavation of Oaklawn Cemetery in Tulsa, Oklahoma, began on Monday and is expected to take three to six days, according to CNN. It was originally scheduled to begin in April but it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A group of people looking at smoke in the distance coming from damaged properties following the Tulsa Race Massacre, Tulsa, Oklahoma, June 1921. (Photo by Oklahoma Historical…

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Join Me On A Tour Of Tanzania

From the red-clocked Maasai warriors to the semi-nomadic Barabaig near Mt Hanang, Tanzania is a country of warm hospitable people. You can find yourself chatting with local traders at the markets in the Usambara mountains, watching wildebeests in the world-famous Serengeti, or watching lions hunt in the expansive Selous. A fishing trip in Lake Victoria wouldn’t hurt either. Here is how you can tour Tanzania. The tour will start off at Dar Es Salaam. This is the entry point to this vast country, both figuratively and physically. Julius Nyerere International Airport, named after…

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Melinda Gates calls on leaders and policymakers to ensure that women and girls are not left behind in the global response to COVID-19

A paper released today by Melinda Gates outlines practical recommendations to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and girls. SEATTLE, United States, July 16th, 2020, -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Melinda Gates has launched a paper exploring how the COVID-19 pandemic has exploited pre-existing inequalities and drastically impacted women’s lives and livelihoods. In the paper, titled “The Pandemic’s Toll on Women and Girls,” Melinda makes the case that to recover fully from this pandemic, leaders must respond to the ways that it is affecting men and women differently.…

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