africa

Trump Admin Called on to Halt Deportation of Black Mauritanians

Trump Admin Called on to Halt Deportation of Black Mauritanians

by Sarafina Wright   Oct 16, 2018

A group of lawmakers issued a letter to the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to cease... Read More

Jordin Sparks Wants You to Know Your Sickle Cell Status

Jordin Sparks Wants You to Know Your Sickle Cell Status

by Sarafina Wright   Oct 15, 2018

The phrase “know your status” is synonymous with one potentially life-threatening disease, but singer Jordin Sparks wants you to be educated about another that... Read More

Akon, Africa

Akon: Black People Go Back and Invest in Africa (VIDEO)

by Christina Santi   Sep 18, 2018

Akon appeared on the Drink Champs podcast with Noreaga and DJ EFN to talk about his career trajectory and why Black people should start corporations in... Read More

White American Arrested in Uganda For Assaulting Hotel Workers, Calling Them the N-Word

White American Arrested in Uganda For Assaulting Hotel Workers, Calling Them the N-Word

by Jessica Bennett   Aug 20, 2018

Police have identified U.S. citizen Jimmy L. Taylor as the man recently caught on tape berating Ugandan hotel workers with racial slurs while throwing... Read More

Google, Nigeria, Africa, Wi-Fi

Google Expands Free Wi-Fi Program to Nigeria

by Teddy Grant   Jul 27, 2018

Google announced that Nigeria would be the first country in Africa to get its free public Wi-Fi service, CNN reports. The company made the... Read More

Kenyan Woman Saves 15,000 Young Girls From Female Genital Mutilation

Kenyan Woman Saves 15,000 Young Girls From Female Genital Mutilation

by Jessica Bennett   Jul 26, 2018

Nice Nailantei Leng’ete was recently named one of Time’s Most Influential People, and for good reason. The 27-year-old Kenyan has made it her life’s... Read More

Ethiopia, Eritrea, Leaders

Ethiopia and Eritrea Sign Peace Agreement to Officially End War

by Teddy Grant   Jul 09, 2018

The African nations of Ethiopia and Eritrea signed a treaty to end the war between them on Monday, CNN reports. Eritrea’s Information Minister Yemane... Read More

Black Panther

‘Black Panther’ is Highest Grossing Film of All Time in East, West and Southern Africa

by Teddy Grant   Mar 21, 2018

Another day, another record that Black Panther has broken. On Tuesday, Marvel Studios announced that the Ryan Coogler film has broken box-office records in... Read More

How ‘Black Panther’ Dissects Tension Between Africans & African-Americans (Spoiler-Free Review)

How ‘Black Panther’ Dissects Tension Between Africans & African-Americans (Spoiler-Free Review)

by Jessica Bennett   Feb 17, 2018

Marvel’s Black Panther is receiving rave reviews left and right, as it should be. It is undeniably the most layered superhero film to come... Read More

Donald Trump, South Africa, Farmers

Trump Now Claims to ‘Deeply Respect’ African Countries After ‘S**thole’ Comments

by Jessica Bennett   Jan 29, 2018

President Donald Trump is still facing backlash after reportedly referring to Haiti, El Salvador and several African nations as “s**thole countries.” In a recent... Read More