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Central African Republic sees biggest economic growth in years | Central Africa

Central African Republic's economy grew by 4.9 percent last year, the biggest growth since 2000 as the country tried to emerge from years of …

Banking In West And Central Africa Remains A Big Opportunity: Here’s Why

It’s March Madness and betting on U.S. college basketball games can be a tricky transaction. There are strong teams with potential that live up to …

Black baseball is the Matthews family business

<i>Photo: The Shadow League</i><p>Nearly 50 Years of Taste-Making, Game-Changing and Keeping Color in MLB<p>The hot knock on baseball is that it has lost its …

Baseball

How Slavery Built America Into An Economic Power

The horrific legacy of slavery in America has long been documented. But in his 2014 book "The Half Has Never Been Told," historian <b>Edward Baptist</b> …

6 Common Misconceptions About the Enslavement of African People

While the history of slavery has been the subject of countless books, movies and television shows, there is far more to explore. For instance, the …

Women and the 1956 Congress of Black Writers and Artists in Paris

<i>*This is the seventh post in our blog series on Women, Gender and Pan-Africanism edited by Keisha N. Blain. Blog posts in this series examine how</i> …

Artwork honoring legacy of African-American lawyers planned

An art installation honoring "the legacy of African-American lawyers who founded the National Bar Association in Des Moines in 1925" will be …

In the Age of Trump White Millennials Shatter Idea That Young People Are Progressive

Looking at recent events on college campuses and elsewhere begs the question: Why are white millennials so racist? Looking at millennials is like a …

Professor Edmund Gordon Guides Creation Of New School That Will Focus On How Students Learn

Professor <b>Edmund Gordon</b>, one of the nation’s leading education scholars, has given his name and guidance to a Brooklyn, New York high school that’s …

Black Wealth Hardly Exists, Even When You Include NBA, NFL And Rap Stars

I don't care if Odell Beckham Jr. scores another NFL touchdown this year while wearing the rapper Drake's OVO cleats. I don't care if Stephen Curry gets along with Kevin Durant this NBA season. And I really don't care what Lebron James thinks about Hillary Clinton and the election. What I do care …

Colorful Portraits in Historic African American Neighborhoods

According to Philadelphia photographer Shawn Theodore aka xST, “Color is everything.”<p>His street portraits, made throughout his travels in …

Black History

Uganda's Disney chess queen

<b>Phiona Mutesi, who grew up at in Katwe slum in Uganda’s capital, Kampala, has become the subject of a Disney movie.</b><p>The Queen of Katwe tells how she dropped out of school early, but started playing chess aged nine, becoming a grandmaster. It stars Oscar winner Lupita Ny’ongo and British-born …

The Colors of Jamaican Art and Spirit of its Artists

August 21, 2016<p>Deeply invested in contemporary art, Widewalls magazine aims to provide a unique experience for its readers in form of in-depth and …

Latoya West-Blackwood: Young entrepreneur

<b>SHE’S a 32-year-old wife, daughter, mother, entrepreneur and friend who is passionate about books, reading, publishing, storytelling, genealogy,</b> …

Business Development

Jamaican appointed head of World Bank operations in Caribbean

<b>THE International Finance Corporation (IFC) — a member of the World Bank Group — has appointed Jamaican Judith Green as head of its operations in the</b> …

Soft opening for first Usain Bolt Tracks & Records franchise

The popular Usain Bolt Tracks & Records (UBTR) sports entertainment-themed restaurant has now found a home for its first franchise location in Ocho …

Jamaica

The 26 most crime-free, financially equal, and healthy cities in the world

Global design and consultancy firm Arcadis has released its annual report on the most sustainable cities in the world.<p>The organisation ranked 100 …

Work-life Balance

Little Known Black History Fact: Geronimo Pratt

<b>Geronimo Pratt,</b> also known as Geronimo Ji-Gaga, was a high-ranking leader in the Black Panther Party who served 27 years in prison on a wrongful …

Building A Successful Mentoring Program For African American Males Is A Win-Win For HBCUs

<i>Blog by Errick D. Farmer, PhD - Florida A&M University, Jamal E. Mazyck, M.A. - San Diego State University, and Adriel A. Hilton, PhD</i><p>Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) must establish successful and sustainable mentor programs to ensure college completion for African American …

20 small gardens for forgotten corners

A small garden can be enough of a headache, but what if it is essentially also a corner space?<p>Well, we don't see any reason to panic and neither do …

Landscaping

25 African-Americans thrown out of South Carolina restaurant after a white woman complained of feeling ‘threatened’

A South Carolina man and several of his friends say they were refused service at a Wild Wing Cafe in Charleston last month and asked to leave. The …

How do descendants of slaves find their ancestors?

On Thursday, Georgetown University announced its decision to extend preferential treatment in the admissions process to prospective students …

Nonprofit BMe Deposits $1,000,000 in Black-Owned Bank, Calls on Others to #BankBlack

In the #BankBlack movement, one organization is putting its money—$1 million—where its mouth is.<p>BMe Community, a national network dedicated to …

The Slave Who Stole the Confederate Codes—and a Rebel Warship

When three Confederate officers decided to go ashore for a night in Charleston, they left their gunboat in the hands of an enslaved pilot. It was a …

Biotrap is the world's first 100% biodegradable mosquito trap

If you’re concerned about the Zika virus or simply keen to prevent pesky mosquito bites, you may not have to use DEET-filled sprays or citronella …

Taraji, Viola, ‘Blackish’, ‘People Vs. O.J.’, ‘Roots’ Receive Emmy Nominations

Top 5 Tips for Watering Gardens

By Liz Baessler<p>Plants need water. It’s a basic truth and one that means a gardener’s work is never truly done, especially in those hot summer months …

If Agroecology Is So Great, Why Aren't All Farmers Doing It?

After a half century of pioneering work by farmers and scientists, agroecology has finally penetrated international policy circles. This is due to agroecology's widespread success on the ground and the tireless efforts of agroecologists, food activists and policy advocates determined to break …

Ethiopia is experiencing one of the worst droughts in 50 years — but farmers found an astonishing way to make the desert bloom again

If we are going to adapt to our changing world, it's experiments like these that will show us the way.<p>In the steep fields of Ethiopia's highlands, when rain falls on the parched, overworked land it runs downhill, carrying soil with it. Farmers commonly lose 130 tons of soil per hectare a year, …

How to Build a U-Shaped Raised Garden Bed - Quiet Corner

Tips How to Build a U-Shaped Raised Garden Bed<p>Creating your own home garden is not always an easy task, but with this DIY U-Shaped garden, it will be …

Landscaping