Monday, July 27, 2015

News (about Africa's development) from the African Continent that is of interest to all Africans

News (about Africa's development) from the African Continent that is  of interest to all Africans.

GEN, Entrepreneurs' Organization, Elumelu Foundation Join Forces to Spark Global Entrepreneurship

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Citi, EY, GE, Google, IBM and leading African companies join Spark coalition to support entrepreneurs An impressive collection of organizations have come together to…Continue

IBM Expands Reach to African Entrepreneurs with Innovation Space @ iHub - Innovation leaders join forces to spur entrepreneurship in world's fastest growing continent

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At the Global Entrepreneurship Summit co-hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama…ContinueYMETRO

How The African Growth And Opportunity Act (AGOA) Benefits Africa & USA, National Press Club Newsmakers news conference, Washington, DC

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At a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference on Tuesday, July 28, a group of African diplomats will discuss the new economic opportunities afforded to African countries by the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), part of the U.S. Trade…Continue

African Start-up: Bullion Essence Eyes Private Equity Investors, Crowd Funding Campaign LaunchedStarted by TheBlackList-Publisher on Thursday.

South African Start-up Bullion Essence has been established to provide private individuals in Africa and the world a reliable service that allows them to buy, store and sell professional market gold bullion in a simple, safe and cost effective way.…Continue

Obama-Buhari Washington DC Summit

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On Monday July 20, 2015, U.S President Barack Obama hosted Nigeria's democratically-elected President, the retired army general…Continue
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Obama, Nigeria and Same-Sex Law

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By Gabriel Agbo  |  President…Continue

Zimbabwe's African Trackwoods set for success at Manchester Furniture Show 2015

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African Trackwoods will be displaying their handcrafted furniture, for the first time, at the Manchester Furniture Show this weekend, with the use of a Prestige Exhibition Stand from Quadrant2Design.…Continue

DJ Cuppy Takes Africa! Announces Continent-wide Eight-city Tour

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'House Of Cuppy II', Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, aka DJ Cuppy, is set to kick off an eight-city continent wide tour across Africa. Titled 'Cuppy Takes Africa', the ambitious tour will kick off in Nigeria in August before travelling through eight…ContinueNYMETRO

Kenya: Rendeavour, Africa's largest urban land developer sponsors Global Entrepreneurship Summit, featuring Prez Obama, July 25-26

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Rendeavour sponsors Global Entrepreneurship Summit Africa's largest urban land developer is partner in US Government initiative in NairobiRendeavour, Africa's largest urban land developer, announced today its support for the Global Entrepreneurship…Continue

US Based Firm, Capital Investment Group, to Raise $10 Billion for 10,000 Megawatts Power Project for Nigeria

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US Based Firm to Raise $10 Billion for 10,000 Megawatts Power Project for NigeriaCapital Investment today announced plans to raise $10 Billion to build up to 10,000 power projects in Nigeria.A 10,000 MW power project will add at least 30-40% to…

Thursday, July 23, 2015

David Horne’s ‘Decade of the Diaspora’ takes a critical look at Black women and police brutality, July 23 on Harambee Radio


On Thursday, July 23rd, David Horne’s ‘Decade of the Diaspora’ will take a critical look at Black women and police brutality!
The show airs at 10pm EST on The Harambee Radio Network (
Independent Black journalist Thandisizwe Chimurenga, author of ‘No Doubt: The Murders of Oscar Grant’ and activist Jill Humphries of the Black Movement Law Project will be the special guests weighing in on the violently neglected topic.
The discussion takes place in a context of a growing mass response by African-American communities across the country responding to police brutality incidents as they continue to rise to epidemic proportions.
The recent death of a young professional Black woman from Chicago, Sandra Bland, in a Texas jail cell after being taken custody over a minor traffic violation, has raised the need for a critical examination of the rarely talked about dimension of Black women and women of color facing police brutality. Her death has sparked an outrage allover the country and will certainly figure prominently in major actions against police brutality this weekend, including a major march in Newark, NJ and the first ‘Black Lives Matter’ national conference in Cleveland.
Ebony Magazine recently featured an article entitled ‘Will You Finally Say Her Name: Black Women Subjected To Police Brutality At Alarming Rates,’ on the incredibly neglected subject. The article highlights a moving study done by the African American Policy Forum and others entitled ‘Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women.’ This study concludes that “although Black women are routinely killed, raped and beaten by the police, their experiences are rarely foregrounded in popular understandings of police brutality.”
The show will also examine the impact of growing protest on the legal climate in the country responding to the crisis and new protest paradigms impacting those protest efforts.
Thandisizwe Chimurenga, in addition to her critically acclaimed book on the Oscar Grant case, has also covered the case of Renisha McBride, who was killed in a ‘stand your ground’ case in Michigan recently.
Jill Humphries has been on the ground with the Black Movement Law Project in Baltimore as that effort seeks to help communities responding to police brutality with the needed ‘legal infrastructure’ to meaningfully address the issue while protecting people’s rights.
            “This issue is not only deeply troubling, it is downright scary,” said a passionate
Kymberly S. Newberry, the show’s ‘Cultural Ambassador,’ associate producer and co-host.
 “We are proud to have two brave and strong voices in Thandisizwe Chimurenga and Jill Humphries to help us learn how to address it,” she finished…

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Reflections on the white Terrorist Military Operation in Charleston, South Carolina

Open Letter to My Sisters and Brothers on the Aftermath of the Slaughter of Nine Members of the African American National Community in Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, South Carolina

I feel our pain because of the slaughter of our nine sisters and brothers by a white terrorist who carried out a failed military mission in an attempt to spark the start of a genocidal war against the African American population.
Yet in his failure and because of the results of his actions nine human beings went from active members of our community to spirits that will be seared into our memories because of this white terrorist act.
This recent massacre by a white terrorist in Charleston, South Carolina will go down in infamy with so many other crimes which has shaped the collective historical mosaic of this nation-state known as the United States of America.
We must come to realize that such massacres have occurred periodically throughout the history of this empire. This is not an aberration it is an integral part of white pseudo-supremacist United States culture. Blood sacrifice momentarily quenches the thirst of the beast yet that same beast is never ever satisfied. The need for “racial” hierarchicalism and hegemony begs for violence and intimidation to keep the people in check and reaffirm their place in an exploitative and oppressive society.
This is one of many crimes against humanity that have been inflicted upon us since Europeans invaded the shores of what is now called the Americas, slaughtered the indigenous peoples, stole their lands and kidnapped millions of Africans to create the extraordinary reserve of wealth of the United States economic elite.
In respect to our journey we should never forget how our ancestors were snatched, kidnapped, enslaved, mutilated, whipped, beaten, genitalia cut off or cut out, sexually abused, raped, sodomized, burned up, dismembered, skinned alive, lynched, stabbed, worked to death, muscles torn from bone, boiled, buried alive, tarred and feathered, drowned, crushed, hacked to death, electrocuted, smothered, hanged, blown up, thrown out of aircraft, jailed, held in solitary confinement, unjustly incarcerated, framed, torn apart, thrown off cliffs, bombed from the air, machine-gunned to death, shot, dragged to death, urinated on, defecated on, displayed in zoos, used in so-called “scientific” experiments, defiled, humiliated, negatively stereotyped and denied, oh so denied but yet we rise.
The malevolence inflicted against African Americans because of white pseudo-supremacist culture of these Americas is a bloodletting that runs like a bright shimmering red thread throughout the tapestry of ourstory to this very day. Our people are still being slaughtered by white terrorists, in and out of uniform, and such acts by those in police uniform are tacitly sanctioned by the state.
If you haven’t already you must begin to realize that the United States of America is an unjust empire which uses wholesale violence to keep the world masses in poverty for the expressed purpose of the transnational corporate elite and its minions.
White pseudo-supremacy is a cynical and inhuman culture. The concept of the white race is a legal fiction created in the United States of America to keep the people at each other’s throats with the illusion that white people are biologically superior and their status is threatened by the melaninated hordes when in fact because of this social construct of race and compact with their fellow predominately white exploiters and people of color accommodationists lower wages are induced because the corporate elite uses the racial antagonism to its advantage.
The working class seeing its self as a class is obfuscated and civilization is objectively an illusion. Science is trumped by belief and thus so-called white people fantasize about their “superiority” while their standard of living diminishes, earth’s temperature increases, storms become stronger and our environment deteriorates because of climate change caused by carbon emissions orchestrated by transnational corporate policies that are leading the human race towards extermination.
This violence must end. African Americans must be vigilant and when necessary defend themselves against such assaults. African Americans, along with their allies, must escalate the pressure to dismantle the belief system of white pseudo-supremacy. This means not just taking down the flag temporarily but exposing every vestige of the practice of white pseudo-supremacy in every nook and cranny to eliminate it on a practical and real level.
Laws will not change attitudes or practice. Discrimination will continue as long as there is a limitation on living wage employment, a shortage of housing and the squandering of our national wealth on perpetual warfare against a tactic and an enemy that is the creation of a terrorist foreign policy which is controlled by the few who do not have the interest of the people at home or abroad heart.
One can no longer limit their vision to civil rights because quite frankly we are fighting for our lives, the lives of our children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and those not yet born. We must have zero tolerance for white pseudo-supremacy and those who inflict such pain and suffering upon us. When you see it or you are experiencing it says something, point it out and demand that it ends now! We have to organize to create a culture which respects the life of every human being on this planet and create a world culture of respect for ourselves and our planet.
We can only do this by moving towards a sustainable lifestyle and democratizing the whole global economic and workplace to meet the needs of all the people. One of the tenents must be a person must be safe in their own person and allowed their individuality and self-expression as long as it does no harm to anyone; respect all and harm none.
For those of us who have been doing the hard work, as Mr. Eddie Ellis use to say, “Never give up, never give out and never give in.” If you find yourself faltering reach out to a comrade for support. Watch your back and walk tall with pride. Let us keep moving forward towards human liberation.


Monday, July 13, 2015

2-Time NBA All-Star Luol Deng to Host Peace Event to Inspire Fellow South Sudanese in Diaspora to Unite.

South Sudanese Basketball Player to Rally Fellow Countrymen and Women to Pave the Road Towards Peace - Together

In the eyes of the world, the conflict in South Sudan is an international issue that the government and rebels involved should resolve. However, for the people of South Sudan, this is a crisis that affects every man, woman and child deeply – whether at home or in the diaspora. For Luol Deng, peace is attainable if the people unite and join hands. Together, unity is possible.
“In the spirit of peace and unity, I’ll be hosting South Sudan Unite, an evening of celebrating the arts and culture. This is very important to me, because the time is now to focus on our oneness and identity as a people, rather than our differences” stated Luol. “As a people, if we can have the courage to represent the change we want to see, it means we also have the power to steer our nation back on the right track. We cannot allow what started as political conflict between a few people to take more lives and lead to more senseless suffering, robbing us of the country we dreamt of when we voted for and gained independence on July 9th, 2011.”
When South Sudan gained independence, the people celebrated as one, dancing in the streets all night and embracing one another without hesitation. Today those same people are divided. Optimism has been overshadowed by contempt. Community has been undermined by distrust. These divisions are not only inside South Sudan, but also throughout the diaspora communities. It is time to unite in order to save our promised future.
“To the youth of South Sudan; the future of our families and our communities is in your hands” Luol insists. “We need your help. Let us once again find ourselves, to enhance our commonalities and fight for a better future. We can start that journey through South Sudan Unite. It will be an enjoyable night of live music, fashion, and coming together to remember the diverse beauty that makes up our young country.”
For updates on South Sudan Unite, please visit:
About the Luol Deng Foundation 
The Luol Deng Foundation is a non-profit organization that uses basketball as tool to give hope to those in Africa, USA and the UK. Our work in the three different domains maps out to the life journey of founder Luol Deng, with each region having developed him in a different but significant way on his path to becoming an NBA star. Learn more at
Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 13, 2015

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The 4th Annual Liberated Minds Black Homeschool & Education Expo, Atlanta

Do not miss The 4th Annual Liberated Minds Black Homeschool & Education Expo, Atlanta
Much love and strength to you and your families! I am honored to be in the position to assist in the organization of The 2015 Liberated Minds Expo. Creating a sacred space for the cultivation of our Afrikan children & families is critical because this is an incredible opportunity for us homeschoolers, parents, & educators to study, embrace, and implement powerful SOLUTIONS!

I take this very seriously and with a high level of integrity. NO MORE KILLING OUR SONS & DAUGHTERS through the myriad of mediums that have been created to destroy our culture and mere existence. We are taking full control of our destiny!

As we forge into our 4th year with some amazing accomplishments under our belt, we are diligently working to provide the mandatory education and resources for Afrikans by Afrikans! I welcome you to STEP INTO YOUR TRUE POWER! Try it on. I am sure it will fit you well.