Welcome to the highlands of Madagascar where the Betsileo men have to fight bulls to win the love of women [Video]

What would you do for love? The men among the Betsileo in Madagascar will fight to subdue a 1,000kg (more than 2,000) raging bull in order to advertise their masculinity for the purpose of attracting a woman or who knows, more. This is the tradition of a people whose name means “the many invincible ones”. The centuries-old bullfighting tradition seems perfectly on the invincibility brand, one may say. More about this According to Bethwell Ogot, the Betsileo are some of the oldest groups of people in Madagascar. Until the 18th…

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Comcast Is Challenging a 153-Year-Old Law That Protects Against Racial Discrimination. We Can’t Let That Happen.

The highest court in the land will soon determine if the media giant can prevail in its effort to erase parts of a civil rights statute on the books for more than a century. source: https://www.ebony.com/news/opinion/comcast-is-challenging-a-153-year-old-law-that-protects-against-racial-discrimination-we-cant-let-that-happen/

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“I’m tired of this s—.” – White Florida police officer fired for yanking a black student’s hair

A white Florida Police officer has been sacked after a video surfaced on social media of him yanking a middle school student by the hair. Authorities have not identified the officer involved in the incident.  Brewing public anger forced the Orange County Sheriff’s Office to release the bodycam footage of the incident Friday, ABC News reports. More about this Officers are shown in the video responding to a fight that broke out between students outside Westridge Middle School in Orlando, Florida. The video shows one deputy holding a girl against the trunk…

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Request for Proposals – EdTech Innovators and Entrepreneurs in Africa

Staff at the University of Rwanda, Rukara campus, prepare and deliver online courses in physics and philosophy. Pascasie Nyirahabimana (black blouse) lectures on physics and electromagnification. Barthelemy Bizimana (black t-shirt) lectures on philosophy and consciousness Jean Claude Uwizeye (red white plaid shirt and black vest) controls the sound and image at the computer. University of Rwanda, College of Education is a partner of Leaders In Teaching, a Mastercard Foundation initiative which seems to improve the quality of teachers. This specific partnership in the program focuses on teacher training. Partnership focuses…

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New Jim Crow Book Review: How White On Black Discrimination Became Legal

Any time a book is so revolutionary that it is banned, you know you should read it. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness will help youtruly understand the weapon of white supremacy that we call prosecution. Keep reading to learn more about the book, the author, and why it deserves a place on your reading list. You can watch the original New Jim Crow book trailer below. What’s The New Jim Crow Book About? According to Ms. Alexander, the war on drugs opened the gate…

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How African burial rites of leaving deceased toothbrushes, chains on graves to keep the spirit at bay influenced blacks in the U.S

Death is inevitable. Mortals die through natural and unnatural deaths. In times of death, rites are observed for the departed all over the world for different reasons. We are aware of the fine civilisation of the Nile Valley involving ancient Egypt and Sudan and the great attention they paid to the funerary rites, especially the sarcophagi. A look at some African-American customs in the United States regarding cemeteries and funerals show influences of African culture from the continent. More about this While European-American ideal of a burial landscape and that…

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Four key drivers of rural development in Africa

Most economic transformations begin in rural areas. 637 million (61.6%) of Africans live in rural areas. If the potential of Africa’s rural areas is developed and harnessed, it would lead to significant increases in food production, job creation, and economic growth. Here are four (4) key drivers of rural development in Africa. Agriculture: Feeding the projected global population of over 9 billion in 2050 will require a 70 % increase in global food production. In Africa, an overwhelming majority of rural households have access to land and are directly cultivating…

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New research finds 75% African Americans support for reparations; whites at 15%

A new poll in the United States says that three out of four African-Americans are in favour of some kind of reparation for the atrocities black people were dealt during slavery. This significant majority is supported by only 15% of white people. These new numbers are based on a survey by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The numbers point to quite stark differences in opinions on how to deal with slavery even if respondents agree that the institution was evil. More about this Reparations, according to the 75% of…

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Meet the eccentric Nigerian men who play with hyenas and snakes for show [Video]

Circus culture is not a thing in Africa. As far as post-colonial history is concerned, there is no story like that of P.T. Barnum nor a Cirque du Soleil-esque company. But what Nigeria has is a fascinating crew of young men who go from city to city with their band of three hyenas, four baboons and two rock pythons. And the Hyena Men, as they are called, have earned huge admiration for their showmanship. Across the country, the young men thrill teeming audiences, usually gathered in compounds and by streets.…

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