World News Indigenous land conflicts finally garner attention in Argentina
The territorial claims of hundreds of indigenous communities, which extend throughout most of Argentina’s vast geography, burst onto the public agenda of a country built by and for descendants of European colonizers and immigrants, accustomed to looking at native people as outsiders.
Updated Oct 10, 2017 - 10:55:42 PM
World News A Daughter Of Mexico And Muhammad Lends Helping Hand
In the aftermath of two earthquakes that struck Mexico in September, rescue and relief efforts are ongoing. Jamillah Muhammad is a student and activist with a volunteer group distributing supplies in particular to indigenous communities in Mexico.
Updated Oct 5, 2017 - 7:45:12 PM
World News Help and relief still needed in U.S. Virgin Islands
Puerto Rico, located about 40 miles from the U.S. Virgin Islands, has been at the center of attention in the aftermath of devastation from two powerful hurricanes. But, it seems many have overlooked the smaller islands that were also greatly impacted, specifically the U.S. Virgin Islands which are facing their own crisis.
Updated Oct 5, 2017 - 7:40:44 PM
World News Puerto Rico will be rebuilt, but for who?
On September 18th, Hurricane Maria struck the Caribbean on a path that cut directly through the island of Puerto Rico, destroying entire towns and rendering it powerless.
Updated Oct 5, 2017 - 7:19:26 PM
World News Holy Day of Atonement comes to Newark!
The 22nd Anniversary Commemoration of the Million Man March and Holy Day of Atonement is coming to Newark, New Jersey. The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan will deliver the keynote address “Separation or Death!”
Updated Oct 4, 2017 - 8:39:55 PM
World News African nations seek permanent membership on UN Security Council
Challenging the United Nations Security Council’s primacy this year during the UN General Assembly (UNGA), was the leader of Africa’s most populous nation and one of its leading economies, Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari and the president of Guinea, Alpha Condé, who also holds the current presidency of the African Union (AU).
Updated Oct 4, 2017 - 2:03:10 PM
Perspectives Tanzania’s Fight To Hold Mining Companies Accountable
The East African country of Tanzania recently confiscated diamonds worth roughly $30 million, from the British company Petra Diamonds, after accusing the company, while trying to export, of intentionally low valuing the gems. Finance Minister Phillip Mango said the mine had been “nationalized.”
Updated Sep 21, 2017 - 12:56:01 PM
Perspectives Post-apartheid South Africa
Post-apartheid South Africa is failing the very people it says it liberated, a new study suggests. The study, “Poverty trends in South Africa: An examination of absolute poverty between 2006 and 2015,” revealed a startling increase in poverty rates for post-apartheid Black South Africa.
Updated Sep 14, 2017 - 7:58:57 AM
World News African women talk about important issues
In many African countries due to limited pre-natal care during pregnancy, limited health facilities, and midwives, especially in rural areas, pregnancy can be a “death sentence.”
Updated Aug 30, 2017 - 1:06:21 PM
World News Israel diplomatic payoff masquerading as aid to Africa?
Israel is on a mission to strengthen its ties with Africa. Not only has it made efforts to gain observer status with the Ethiopian headquartered African Union, in October it will co-sponsor the “Africa-Israel Summit” in Togo.
Updated Aug 23, 2017 - 6:27:53 PM