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4:54 AM / Tuesday September 27, 2022

Diaspora

‘I cannot mourn’: Former colonies conflicted over the queen

September 16, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Guarded by members of the Lancashire Fusiliers, police and loyal Kikuyu spearmen, suspected members of the Mau Mau are questioned about the murder of two Europeans near Gilgil, Kenya, on Jan. 8, 1953. (AP Photo, File) By Cara Anna, Danica Coto and Rodney Muhumuza ASSOCIATED PRESS  NAIROBI, Kenya — Upon taking the throne…

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Ukraine’s shadow: Deadly crises like Somalia starved of aid

July 8, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Amina Abdi Hassan, 38, who fled drought-stricken areas, carries her 9 month old baby outside the makeshift tent where they now live at a camp for the displaced, on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia Saturday, June 4, 2022. Deaths have begun in the region’s most parched drought in decades and previously unreported data…

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In Commonwealth, queen’s jubilee draws protests and apathy

June 3, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: A man waves a British union flag and a flag bearing the image of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II ahead of the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London, Monday, March 9, 2020. After seven decades on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II is widely viewed in the U.K. as a rock in…

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After Buffalo, civil rights leaders pitch anti-hate plans

May 27, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Angela Crawley, the daughter of Ruth Whitfield, a victim of shooting at a supermarket, speaks with members of the media during a news conference in Buffalo, N.Y. on May 16, 2022. The NAACP, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization said it will propose a sweeping plan meant to protect Black Americans from white…

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What were the origins of the first Memorial Day?–African Americans

May 27, 2022

African Americans founded Decoration Day at the graveyard of 257 Union soldiers labeled “Martyrs of the Race Course,” May 1, 1865, Charleston, South Carolina. Snopes.com The custom of holding observances (including the laying of flowers on burial sites) to remember and honor those who gave their lives in military service goes back many hundreds, if…

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Alabama shipwreck holds key for kin of enslaved Africans

May 20, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Members of the team assessing the sunken wreckage of the last U.S. slave ship, the Clotilda, are shown looking at timbers from the schooner near Mobile, Ala., on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. The ship was scuttled after arriving on the Gulf Coast more than 160 years ago. (AP Photo/Daniel Fiore, Alabama Historical Commission)…

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New reparations focus: Black enclaves lost to development

May 13, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: A wall with a mural separates a housing development, top, from a seating area behind a mall, in Providence, R.I., Monday, April 11, 2022. The apartments, the mall, and the wall were build after huge swaths of the 30-acre neighborhood, then known as Lippitt Hill, a center of Black life at the foot…

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African refugees see racial bias as US welcomes Ukrainians

April 8, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Wilfred Tebah, who fled Cameroon during its ongoing conflict, poses for a photo in the backyard of his home, Thursday, March 31, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. African refugees say the recent decision to grant Ukrainians fleeing war refugee status and other humanitarian protections underscores the racial bias inherent in American immigration policy. Tebah…

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East Africa’s hunger crisis needs global action, says Oxfam

April 1, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Somalis who fled drought-stricken areas sit at a makeshift camp on the outskirts of the capital Mogadishu, Somalia on Feb. 4, 2022. The aid agency Oxfam International warned Tuesday, March 22, 2022 that widespread hunger across East Africa could become “a catastrophe” without an injection of funds to the region’s most vulnerable communities….

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Europe welcomes Ukrainian refugees —  others, less so

March 4, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: African residents in Ukraine wait at the platform inside Lviv railway station, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, in Lviv, west Ukraine. As hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians seek refuge in neighboring countries, cradling children in one arm and clutching belongings in the other, leaders in Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Moldova and Romania are offering a…

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