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8:59 AM / Sunday December 8, 2019

Diaspora

Despite having fertile soil, South Ethiopia faces a rise in hunger

August 21, 2011

Malnourished children are flocking into feeding centers in this forested corner of southern Ethiopia after a drought in East Africa extended into this normally fertile region. While the famine in southern Somalia has grabbed headlines, southern Ethiopia is teetering on the brink of a food crisis.

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The London riots from my side of town

August 13, 2011

The spark that ignited the rage was the shooting of an allegedly unarmed Black man, Mark Duggan, by police in the working class east London neighborhood of Tottenham last week. Initially, the explosion was confined to the one neighborhood; by the next day, however, the city exploded into a riotous frenzy…

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NAACP outraged by murder of black man by Mississippi teens

August 13, 2011

On June 26, seven white teens in Jackson, Mississippi, repeatedly and continually beat a black man, then once they were done, took their SUV and ran over him, killing him. The leader of the teens, 18-year-old Deryl Dedmon, Jr., reportedly raised his fists and shouted “White Power!”

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Boy fighters of Somalia warn of Shabab cruelty

August 7, 2011

The former al-Shabab foot soldiers assigned to a drab cement housing bloc are young — too young. One is only 9, yet they were enforcers of harsh edicts from Islamist militants who are preventing thousands of Somalis from escaping famine.

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Largest ever genetic map of Blacks created

July 31, 2011

The biological process whereby this reshuffling occurs is known as “recombination.” While almost every genetic map built so far has been developed from people of European ancestry, this new map is the first constructed from African American recombination genomic data.

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The world marks Mandela Day

July 25, 2011

Mandela Day, was inaugurated in 2009, and declared an international day by the United Nations that November. Mandela Day was inspired by a call made by Mandela himself for the next generation to take on the burden of leadership in addressing the world’s social injustices.

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Black seaman’s 1861 heroics recalled in new film

July 17, 2011

The Union’s first black hero of the Civil War wasn’t one of the African-American soldiers of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, famously depicted in the 1989 film “Glory,” but rather a merchant ship’s cook who took up arms to prevent being sold into slavery after a Confederate raider captured his vessel.

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