We Still Need the Black Church.

Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry 1 (ThyBlackMan.com) We live in a society that screams to the top of its lungs that it doesn’t want to be labeled, yet generalization runs rampant. It is amazing how quickly the massiveness of a thing can be minimalized to a hand full of experiences. Many black folks can sit down and tell crazy stories about church. Everyone knows a crooked pastor, messy choir director, judgmental church mother, bougie first lady, or inappropriate deacon. These characters have become the butt of many jokes…

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Decoding Obama’s Talk With Stacey Abrams: Who Was He Talking About?

If there’s any truth in the old saying that your ears start ringing when people are talking about you, the entire slate of Democratic presidential candidates — both current and future — heard some bells tolling loudly on Friday night. That was when former President Barack Obama had more than a few sage words of guidance for anybody listening when he sat down with Democratic All-Star Stacey Abrams at an event in Washington, D.C. It appeared to be the first time Obama spoke publicly about the 2020 Election and the…

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Digital rights report shows global freedom declines

Slightly more than half of 65 nations reviewed in the new Freedom on the Net 2019 report show a decline in access, democratic protections for speech, and related Internet and social media rights – with Sudan showing one of the biggest drops and Zimbabwe not far behind. The annual report from Freedom House in the UK said Sudan’s scores dropped because of the crisis surrounding the April ouster of former president Omar al-Bashir and the fight to create a civilian government in its place. “Authorities blocked social media platforms on…

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Angola: Second Stage of Polio Vaccination Kicks Off

Luanda — The second stage of polio vaccination campaign is kicking off this Friday in five provinces of Angola, the Health Ministry said on Thursday. The sanitary authorities said they expect to vaccinate over two million children from zero to five years old in Luanda, Bengo, Benguela, Huambo and Cuanza Norte. Luanda with roughly eight million inhabitants expects to vaccinate over 1.6 million children. The vaccination campaign will happen on November 15-17 with assistance of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA), the Health Ministry has said. An overall 12,336 people have…

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USAfrica: Merchants of malice versus Obiano’s harvest of achievements. By Chido Nwangwu

Merchants of malice versus Obiano’s harvest of achievements  By Chido Nwangwu                                                                                                        Founder & Publisher, USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston Willie Obiano, technocrat and retired banker of international repute, philanthropist and cultural custodian, devout Catholic, a man with a versatile sense…

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UN reaffirms support as Machar, IGAD envoy meet over South Sudan deal

Tuesday was the target date for South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar to have formed a unified transitional government, but that’s been delayed for 100 days – and that decision is welcomed by the United Nations. UN Secretary General António Guterres, in a statement released through his spokesman, “urges the parties to use this extension to make further progress on critical benchmarks, including security arrangements and the number and boundaries of states.” The extension was decided last week in Uganda during talks led by the regional…

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The Race To Fill Elijah Cummings’ Congressional Seat Is Becoming Crowded

It’s only been a few weeks since Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings died, but the race to fill his seat seemingly began immediately upon the news of his death. On Monday, Cummings’ widow, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, became the latest person to declare candidacy for Maryland’s 7th congressional district, which her husband presided over for more than two decades on Capitol Hill. “I am, of course, devastated at the loss of my spouse, but his spirit is with me,” Rockeymoore Cummings told the Baltimore Sun in an interview published late Monday afternoon.…

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Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, Widow of Rep. Elijah Cummings, to Run for His Seat in Congress

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings and the late Elijah Cummings (photo via heavy.com) According to baltimoresun.com, Maryland Democratic Party Chairwoman Maya Rockeymoore Cummings,  widow of the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, is running for her husband’s seat in Congress. “I am, of course, devastated at the loss of my spouse, but his spirit is with me,” Rockeymoore Cummings, 48, said. “I’m going to run this race and I’m going to run it hard, as if he’s still right here by my side.” Cummings passed away on Oct. 17 from cancer after serving more than…

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