Spread Love, It’s The Birthday Way! Beyoncé Donates $1 Million to Small, Black-Owned Businesses

Photo: Gareth Cattermole (Getty Images) Most people usually enjoy receiving gifts on their birthdays, but on the eve of Beyoncé’s 39th trip around the sun, the superstar made sure to give back to her community. Advertisement According to her website and her BeyGOOD Foundation’s Instagram page, Queen Bey will donate $1 million to small, Black-owned businesses, and “round two of funding opens this month with [their] partner, NAACP.” Advertisement This will be Beyoncé’s second donation with the NAACP; the first came in July, when she provided $100,000 grants to small,…

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The first deal under AfCFTA gets under way as negotiators adapt to new virtual reality

The African Union (AU) announced in August that negotiations around the first commercial trade deal under the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) would be finalised by January 2021. The trade agreement was due to launch on 1 July 2020 but was understandably delayed due to the impact of COVID-19 on logistics and trade in the region. The AU, which is leading discussions around first AfCFTA deal, noted that negotiations would take place via a new African Virtual Trade-Diplomacy Platform, allowing parties from across many different timelines to meet…

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George Washington University professor pretended she was Black for over a decade

An African-American history professor at George Washington University, Jessica Krug, confessed that she has been posing as a Black woman for over a decade even though she is in actual fact, Caucasian. Krug, 38, revealed in a post on Medium on Thursday that she had deceived friends and colleagues about what race she is for so long and felt it was time to come clean. The post was titled The Truth, and the Anti-Black Violence of My Lies, and it detailed how a white Jewish woman had gone through her…

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The NBA’s “pause” was remarkable regardless of the results.

You are here: Home / News / The NBA’s “pause” was remarkable regardless of the results. Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry 1 (ThyBlackMan.com) Slightly over a week ago, the Milwaukee Bucks made a decision that will live in sports history. They decided not to play their August 26th scheduled playoff game against the Orlando Magic, which was Game 5, of a best of seven game playoff series. Milwaukee made the decision without letting their opponents who were the Magic, or the NBA know, as they took a stand…

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 4th September 2020

FG further relaxes COVID-19 restrictions. NHIS set to accredit 100 Primary Health Centres in Kebbi. President Buhari reiterates support for primary healthcare. Celebrating Nigerian health workers as unsung heroes against COVID-19. Sirika: COVID-19 tests must be done within three days to arrival in Nigeria. Untapped $500m funding opportunity for Nigeria health sector. Recurring epidemic: Why Nigeria’s 51 years fight against Lassa fever requires more funding, R&D. 76 In 100 women denied COVID-19 support in lockdown, survey shows. Nigeria has world’s highest sickle cell burden, says Foundation. FMC Yola again successfully…

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Rwanda: City of Kigali Imposes Hefty Fines for Violation of Covid-19 Guidelines

The City of Kigali has announced tough penalties that include fines and detention for non-compliance of directives meant to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. According to the document, every resident, service provider, public and private institutions in Kigali will be punished if they violate the guidelines. Traders and service providers who refuse digital payment will be charged a Rwf25,000 fine and a possible closure of the business until the required payment model is in place. Failure to wear or incorrectly wearing a face mask will result in a…

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