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Lerone Bennett Jr., 89, former editor of Ebony magazine

CHICAGO — Lerone Bennett Jr., an African-American history author and former editor of Ebony magazine, died Tuesday at age 89.<p>The Rev. Jesse Jackson …

Black History

From north to south, Afro-Brazilians organize all-black viewings of “Black Panther”; black community in São Paulo expecting huge turnout on Saturday

<b>Note from BW of Brazil</b>: <i>Well, judging from the first few days, the new Marvel super hero action film</i> Black Panther <i>(released as</i> Pantera Negra <i>in Brazil)</i> …

Brazil

Ghana’s first president accurately predicted what Africa’s former European colonizers would do

Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo has attracted international attention for emphasizing how important it is for Ghana to have a greater degree of sovereignty in its dealings with international partners. Less discussed is how much his impactful critique of aid dependency borrow from the ideas and …

Africa

Democratic congresswoman caught playing Candy Crush during State of the Union

A Democratic congresswoman was caught playing what appeared to be the popular smart phone game Candy Crush during President Trump’s State of the …

Congressional Black Caucus

The Role of African Americans in World War I

Fifty years after the end of the Civil War, the nation’s 9.8 million African Americans held a tenuous place in society. Ninety percent of African …

Black History

New research links human consciousness to a law that governs the universe

Human Entropy<p>Our species has long agonized over the concept of human consciousness. What exactly causes it, and why did we evolve to experience …

Physics

Nazi past followed Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad to his death

In 1943, Ingvar Kamprad was a 17-year-old budding entrepreneur selling udder balm, picture frames and other small-town wares from his home in rural Sweden. That year, he founded a mail-order company called Ikea, initials taken after his name and that of his family’s farm. His first employee was his …

Ingvar Kamprad

West Africa should learn better trade and integration from its great ancient empires

The dream of the founding fathers of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) was, among others, to foster trade and development among member states. But the integration dream will only be realized if institutional barriers to trade are addressed. These include poor protection of …

Africa

Angola faces currency test in economy shake-up

Angolan President Joao Lourenco was elected five months ago promising an “economic miracle”.<p>But the path to transforming the oil-dependent country’s …

Economy

Basetsana well-beaten in Benin City

Basetsana’s dreams of making the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup were blown away by Nigeria’s Falconets in Benin City on Saturday.<p>Nigeria maintained their …

Africa

Is Nigeria ready for cattle colonies?

Jos – The Federal Government’s plan to establish cattle colonies as a way of checking the incessant herdsmen/farmers clashes has continued to attract …

Africa

What? There were Jews in Somalia?!

It’s not easy being a Jew in this predominantly Muslim country.<p>A destroyed building in Somalia’s capital of Mogadishu. (photo credit: REUTERS)<p>On …

Israel

Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: America’s First Black Millionaires

Oprah Winfrey’s story, from her birth in a small, poor town in Mississippi in 1954, to her becoming a billionaire and having to address rumors about a possible run for president, is extraordinary. But perhaps even more remarkable were the lives of this country’s first black millionaires, some of …

United States

300 years before the fall of Rome, the empire survived 50 years of chaos

<i>With more than 5.5 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or you</i> …

Ancient History

AU to launch the Single African Air Transport Market next week

The project aims to create a unified air transport market and the liberalisation of intra-Africa travel<p>27 January 2018 - 08:19 Tokollo Matsabu<p>The …

Addis Ababa

A Journalist Asked Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie If Nigeria Has Bookstores & She Answered Perfectly

She may have been the guest of honor at Institute Français's La Nuit des Idees event Thursday night, but Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was treated with …

Feminism

'There Isn't A Just Housing Choice': How We've Enabled The Pains Of Gentrification

Gentrification is no longer something that just happens in low-income neighborhoods. As the phenomenon displaces communities of color, from Inglewood to Washington, D.C., "gentrification" has been co-opted to include food and culture as well. So, what does the loaded term really mean?<p>According to …

Housing

'Get out of the country!': Navajo lawmaker harassed by Arizona Trump supporters accusing him of being here 'illegally'

Supporters of President Donald Trump used racist language against dark-skinned public servants while rallying against immigration, the <i>Arizona Capitol</i> …

Immigration

The 5 Most Instagram-Worthy Cafes in Los Angeles

Get your caffeine fix around envy-inducing aesthetics!<p>As college students, all of us are either secretly or not-so-secretly caffeine addicts. Living …

The Hype Queen of OZ: Michelle Johnson of Barista Hustle

<i>Whether it’s reinventing something as ubiquitous as a milk pitcher or shipping some of the most expensive coffees anywhere in the world, there’s few</i> …

An NYC coffee shop is now serving pitch-black lattes

Now that the glittering-rainbow-unicorn trend has died down (even the rainbow bagels are temporarily going black and white), the …

Coffee

New Book ‘Grounded’ Helps Home Coffee Brewers Take Flight

Home coffee brewers have an astounding wealth of resources available to them online when it comes to brew recipes. Yet when the sources of all these …

Coffee

Looking for Ancient African Religion? Try Christianity.

It’s ironic that as I crossed the Walt Whitman Bridge to attend an urban apologetics conference in Philadelphia I encountered the very religious …

Black Power

Islamists banned their music. Now Timbuktu is singing again

In 2012, jihadists took over the Malian city. After liberation, the threat is far from over – but artists are getting back on stage<p>Gold jewellery glinting, robes changing from blue to green under the lights, the diva of Timbuktu sang of Allah, salt mines and camels. Her audience sat silently around …

Africa

Nigeria's take on rap: poetry and philosophy

One of Nigeria's most popular rappers is entertaining audiences with his big beats and thoughtful lyrics

CNN

Louisiana school board president on teacher arrest: Everyone wants to side with the 'poor little woman'

A Louisiana school board president drew criticism Wednesday for his response to a video that shows a female teacher being forcibly removed from a school board meeting after questioning the school superintendent’s pay raise.<p>The video shows middle school teacher Deyshia Hargrave being handcuffed and …

Law Enforcement

Jennifer Hudson deals with racism in her own home

Despite being an “American Idol” alum, a “Voice” coach and a Grammy and Oscar winner, Jennifer Hudson still faces racial prejudice almost every day — …

It Only Took This Instagram Co-Founder 1 Sentence to Provide the Perfect Cure for Procrastination

Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom uses this simple trick to avoid putting things off. And so can you.<p>Everyone at least occasionally puts things off. Everyone at least occasionally avoids doing things they need to do. Everyone, at some point, procrastinates.<p>And everyone who procrastinates <i>hates</i> the …

The Fastest Way to De-Fog Your Windshield

Winter's here, and for lots of us, that means dealing with a foggy windshield full of condensation when we go to start our cars. In the grand scheme …

These are the most hate-filled places in America, according to their tweets

Housing site Abodo has put together a study analyzing tweets to figure out the most- and least-hate-filled places in the country. Between June 2014 …