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The Black Panthers still in prison: after 46 years, will they ever be set free?

It’s like the atmosphere is pressing down on me, closing in all around me Albert Woodfox on solitary confinement<p>The idea that black men armed and prepared can fight for the rights of black people was exciting, intriguing Jalil Muntaqim on joining the Panthers at 15<p>Antoinette Russell vividly recalls …

Black Panther

Why Bother with a Country Like Swaziland?

<b>Sunit Bagree is Senior Campaigns Officer at Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA)</b><p>Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan are experiencing some of the worst …

Rwanda Accuses France of Complicity in 1994 Genocide

KIGALI, Rwanda — The Rwandan government released an independent report on Wednesday accusing French officials of complicity in the 1994 genocide, risking further strains to already icy relations between the two countries.<p>The report, commissioned by the Rwandan government and conducted by a …

Africa’s new slave trade: how migrants flee poverty to get sucked into a world of violent crime

Thousands who dream of a better life in Europe face horrors of modern slavery on way across the Sahara to Libya<p>Six months after Muhammed Yusuf had been sold, tortured and forced to watch as a friend died, he found himself back at the parched, dusty bus station where his ordeal began, facing the man …

Africa

"Things Jesus Never Said" Is Trending After House Republicans Passed Their Health Care Plan

Health Care

Hidden Figures Upholds the Legacy of 3 Extraordinary Black Women Who Changed the World

<i>Hidden Figures</i> is the riveting and inspirational story of three black female mathematicians who excelled against all odds at NASA. Many of us are …

Dear travelers: please don’t take photos in developing countries until you’ve asked yourself these 6 things

Social media makes it too easy to share photos of our travels. That means that often, we millennials take and share photos without necessarily …

The GOP Tried To Fix Its Woman Problem After 2012. It Failed Miserably.

Women are more disgusted by the party than ever.<p>WASHINGTON― When Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney by double digits among women in 2012, it seemed as if the GOP’s “woman problem” had hit its nadir.<p>Conservative state legislatures across the country appeared obsessed with restricting abortion. Romney …

Jeff Sessions

How 'Pepe the Frog' went from harmless to hate symbol

Feels bad, man.<p>Denizens of the darker corners of the Internet turned an innocent frog comic into a hate symbol of the "deplorable" alt-right.<p>"Pepe the Frog" first appeared in 2005 in the comic "Boy's Life" by artist and illustrator Matt Furie. The comics depict Pepe and his anthropomorphized animal …