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Akon continues to catch backlash following his controversial views on slavery. The 47-year-old music artist, who’s originally from Senegal, shared his thoughts on slavery during a recent interview with VLAD TV. Akon compared the impact of slavery on Senegalese and Black Americans. “In Senegal, we’ve kind of overcome the thought of slavery, we don’t even…

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Beyoncé’s Black Is King proved to be a powerful project that empowered Black people around the world and displayed the beauty of Africa and its people. However, some have lashed out at Beyoncé after someone on Twitter suggested that she should be known as “Mama Africa.” Can we normalizing calling Beyonce "Mama Africa" #BlackIsKing pic.twitter.com/vKlFKxAtRg…

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Facebook has announced plans for a major investment in internet connectivity in Africa. The American social media giant has revealed it is investing in data centers, submarine cables and Wi-Fi infrastructure, and that the continent’s economy will ultimately grow by almost $60 billion by 2024. The investment means that more people in sub-Saharan Africa will…

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Some are skeptical about the COVID-19 vaccine trials that have begun in Africa. On June 24, 2020, the first COVID-19 vaccine trials began in South Africa. The vaccine was created at the University of Oxford in Britain, according to The Associated Press.  In South Africa, more than 118,000 people have tested positive for COVID-19, and…

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A ban on the sale of cigarettes in South Africa since the country’s COVID-19-induced lockdown began in March has cost the economy millions of rands daily in the form of tax revenue lost to illicit sales of smokes, a variety of industry officials say. This comes after the South African government had banned the sale…

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After COVID-19 became a global pandemic, Black people in China began facing racism by government officials and citizens of the country. Blacks were evicted from homes and businesses while experiencing other forms of discrimination. Police reportedly ordered bars and restaurants not to serve clients who appear to be of African origin. Local officials also have…

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Although the global pandemic reportedly started in Wuhan, China, Africans, and Blacks from other countries are being targeted in China. Officials in Africa have confronted the Chinese government for the ongoing racial mistreatment that Blacks are facing in the country as the pandemic spreads, according to Associated Press. Blacks have been evicted from homes and…

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John Boyega has teamed up with a streaming giant to develop non-English language films centered on West and East Africa. The Star Wars actor’s UpperRoom Productions will collaborate with Netflix to “develop film projects based on stories, cast, characters, crew, literary properties, mythology, screenplays and/or other elements in or around African countries.” David Kosse, vice…

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Torrance T. Stephens is an infectious disease scientist by training who is now running for mayor in Palmetto, Georgia. The Memphis native is a graduate of Morehouse College, where he studied psychology, biology and chemistry. Stephens received a master’s degree in educational psychology and measurement from Atlanta University and a Ph.D. in counseling from Clark…

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Ethiopia has broken the world record for planting the most trees in a 12-hour span according to CNN. The Ethiopian people took on the tree planting challenge as a part of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s “Green Legacy” reforestation campaign. #GreenLegacy is a vision for the next generation. It is creating a blueprint for them…

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Ty Dolla $ign is in the process of finishing his album with this rapper. The 33-year-old rapper has revealed that the finishing touches of his highly anticipated LP will be completed once the “I Love It” rapper, who is currently working on his own upcoming record Yandi returns from his trip to Uganda. In an Instagram…

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