1:51 PM / Monday September 28, 2020


MARC re-establishes African Heritage Parade

June 25, 2012

Also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration to mark the partial end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, enslaved Africans in Galveston, Texas were the last to learn of their freedom…

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Mubarak said to be in a coma

June 25, 2012

Overnight, state media reported that the 84-year old former president, who was ousted in last year’s uprising, suffered a stroke and was put on life support. He was later transferred to a military hospital from the Cairo prison hospital where he recently began serving a life sentence.

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Mogadishu is losing ‘Most Dangerous City’ label

June 17, 2012

The seaside Somali capital is enjoying a peace that, except for the infrequent attack, has lasted the better part of a year. Somalis who fled decades of war are coming back, as are U.N. workers who long operated out of Nairobi, the capital of neighboring Kenya.

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Nigeria morgue scene of sorrow after plane crash

June 10, 2012

Anxious families and diplomats crowded into a Nigerian hospital’s mortuary on Tuesday, trying to identify corpses from a plane crash that killed the 153 people aboard the airliner and an unknown number of others on the ground.

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Judge sentences Charles Taylor to 50 years

June 3, 2012

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor was sentenced to 50 years imprisonment Wednesday for arming and supporting murderous rebels in Sierra Leone in return for “blood diamonds,” a landmark sentence activists hope will send a clear message…

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Woman gets 20 years for firing warning shot

May 28, 2012

Marissa Alexander had never been arrested before she fired a bullet at a wall one day in 2010 to scare off her husband when she felt he was threatening her. Nobody got hurt, but this month a northeast Florida judge was bound by state law to sentence her to 20 years in prison.

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Group: Congo ex-general recruiting children again

May 20, 2012

A Congolese general already sought on an international arrest warrant for his alleged use of child soldiers during an earlier conflict has forcibly recruited another 149 boys and teenagers since April, according to a Human Rights Watch investigation published Wednesday.

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Massacre and kidnapping in Nigeria

May 20, 2012

Last Sunday in northern Nigeria, a gunman attacked worshippers at church and a worship service on Bayero University campus. According to the Nigerian Red Cross, on the campus, 16 people were killed and 22 were wounded.

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Affirmative action backed in largely black Brazil

May 14, 2012

Brazil’s top court has backed sweeping affirmative action programs used in more than 1,000 universities across this nation, which has more blacks than any country outside Africa yet where a severe gap in education equality between races persists.

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