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  Akon, the Senegalese-American singer, is launching his own cryptocurrency token called Akoin. The stated purpose of the project is to build a futuristic city in Senegal that is meant to be a “real-life Wakanda”, referring to the fictional highly technologically advanced African nation featured in the recent Black Panther movie. Speaking on a panel at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Akon explained: “I think that blockchain and crypto could be the saviour for Africa in many ways because it brings the power back to the people and brings the security back into the currency system. It also allows the people to...

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Black Women, Empowerment, Life as a Black Girl, Race 'Relations', Racism -

For Dajerria Becton, Saturday will mark the end of a terrible period in her young life.     In June 2015, when she was just 15, a cellphone video taken outside a pool party in McKinney, Texas, went viral, showing police officer Eric Casebolt raising his baton toward her, dragging her by the hair, slamming her to the ground, pinning her and handcuffing her while she cried out for her mother.    Dajerria Becton and her guardian, Shashona Becton, sued him, the police department and the city of McKinney for $5 million. Last month the Bectons and other plaintiffs in the...

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Black Economics, Black Leaders, Charity -

Oprah Winfrey and other Black celebrities have faced criticism from some African-Americans for their support of philanthropic causes in Africa. Critics argue these celebrities should focus their giving on African-Americans. Others suggest Black people take a collective approach to philanthropy that incorporates Africa, the diaspora and the United States. (Photo: Pinterest). Some African-American celebrities have made their presence known beyond entertainment and sports and have engaged in philanthropy, sharing their fortunes, and giving of their time and resources to help those who are less fortunate and in need. These Black celebrities have faced criticism from within the Black community for...

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Africa, Colonialism, Imperialism, News, Politics, South Africa, World, Zimbabwe -

EFF leader Julius Malema on Sunday encouraged people to study farming because "the land is coming". "We are not going to disrupt faming. We are going to inherit farming and continue to farm. We want agricultural colleges open. Because the land is coming and it is going to need educated farmers." 

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BlackLives Matter, Civil Rights, Libya, Racism, Slave, White Supremacy -

 Sign The Petition! (US)           Sign The Petition (UK)   The African Union on Friday called for Libyan authorities to investigate "slave markets" of black Africans operating in the conflict-torn nation, following the release of shocking images showing the sale of young men by foreign settlers and imperialist. The demand followed the release of CNN footage of a live auction in Libya where black youths were presented to north African buyers as potential farmhands and sold off for as little as $400. FILE - Guinea President Alpha Conde is pictured in Sandervalia, Conakry, Oct. 8, 2015. Guinean President Alpha Conde, who...

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African American, Black History, Slave, White Supremacy -

Amazing what was found on old recording devices from the late 1800's. Records were found of multiple interviews of actual Black American slaves of the time. What you will hear is both disturbing and shocking. How does it make you feel?         These recordings are part of the WPA slave narratives, interviews which were conducted in the 1930s and 1940s.

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BlackLives Matter, Civil Rights, Descrimination, Prison System, Pulitzer Prize, Race Riots, Racism, White Supremacy -

  Video of car hitting anti-racist protestors. Let there be no confusion: this was deliberate terrorism. My prayers with victims. Stay home. pic.twitter.com/MUOZs71Pf4 — Brennan Gilmore August 12, 2017   A man has been arrested and charged with murder after ramming his car into a group of people peacefully protesting against a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing one person and injuring 19 and causing a helicopter crash - also killing two.   Police said a 32-year-old woman had died and that they were attempting to notify her family before releasing more details. Col Martin Kumer, the superintendent of...

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Author, Black Women, Comic book, Illustrator -

Jazmine Truesdale is the creator of “The Keepers” and their leader, Kala.   Jazmin Truesdale’s pitch rings with an upbeat optimism. Like many Black women with backgrounds in the corporate sector, her assertive personality reflects experiences that have required her to be more competent than those around her just to gain a seat at the table. In a strong, yet humble tone, Truesdale paints the picture of a society where the media is filled with complex images of brown people, reaffirming their humanity and a sense of pride in their diverse cultures. Thanks to her imagination, an entire literary universe...

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Judge, New York, Sheila Abdus-Salaam -

"Those of us who loved Sheila and knew her well do not believe that these unfounded conclusions have any basis in reality." - Gregory Jacobs, Sheila Abdus-Salaam Husband, Minister at the Episcopal Diocese of Newark Sheila Abdus-Salaam, first black woman on New York state's highest court. US police are asking for the public's help as they try to track the movements of a pioneering judge before she was found dead in New York's Hudson River. Sheila Abdus-Salaam's body was found along the riverbank near her Manhattan home on April 12. She had been reported missing a day earlier. Two law...

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The KKK are in Police Departments Across the Country.   A federal court found that members of a Los Angeles sheriffs department formed a Neo Nazi gang and habitua...lly terrorized the black community. Later, the Chicago police department fired Jon Burge, a detective with reputed ties to the Ku Klux Klan, after discovering he tortured over 100 black male suspects. Thereafter, the Mayor of Cleveland discovered that many of the city police locker rooms were infested with “White Power” graffiti. Years later, a Texas sheriff department discovered that two of its deputies were recruiters for the Klan. At least seven...

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 Sign The Petition To Get Kaepernick signed.   A Nationwide Boycott will show people of the African Diaspora can unite again on one accord. The NFL is supported by the Police and the Army, proven enemies of the black people and people of the African Diaspora. Nearly all NFL Owners are supporters of Donald Trump and supported of policies created by white supremacist. An exercise of Black Spending Power will show the powers at be that people of the African Diaspora understand the power of the black dollar. All we have to do is NOT watch something. It's only difficult...

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The Shooting and Murder of Alton Sterling by LA Police Police shoot and murder black father of five outside a convenience store in Louisiana for apparently selling his music; captured on cellphone video. video courtesy of Youtube.com One officer appears to shout a warning: "He's got a gun! Gun!"While the man is on the ground one officer pulls out his gun. He holds it the back of the man's head or neck, shouting is heard, and then two pops — as the camera quickly cuts away. At least two more pops are heard.Background voices are heard saying "oh my God"...

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Amerikkka, Donald Trump, Prison System, Trump, White Supremacy -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is directing federal prosecutors to pursue the most serious charges possible against the vast majority of suspects, a reversal of Obama-era policies that is sure to send more people to prison and for much longer terms. The move has long been expected from Sessions, a former federal prosecutor who cut his teeth during the height of the crack cocaine epidemic and who has promised to make combating violence and drugs the Justice Department’s top priority. “This policy affirms our responsibility to enforce the law, is moral and just, and produces consistency,” Sessions wrote...

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Amerikkka, BlackLives Matter, Jordan Edwards, Police Brutality, Racism, White Supremacy -

“Jordan was a loving child, with a humble and sharing spirit. The bond that he shared with his family, particularly his siblings, was indescribable,” the family said in a statement. “No one, let alone young children, should witness such horrific, unexplainable violence.” Officers left the house and saw a vehicle backing into the street, Gonzalez said. Officers yelled for the driver to stop, but the vehicle began pulling forward to drive away. Police opened fire and a single bullet struck and killed Edwards, who was riding in the passenger seat. Police initially said that the vehicle reversed “aggressively” at the...

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Amerikkka, Donald, President, Racism, Trump, White Supremacy -

“The electoral college is a disaster for democracy,” tweeted Trump in 2012. Just five years later, that same system would award him the presidency. Hillary Clinton may have won the popular vote by over three million votes, but like Gore before her, she lost the election.   As President Trump closes in on his first 100 days in office, he has continued to celebrate his electoral victory as “the greatest since Reagan,” despite facts that prove otherwise. His sudden embrace of the electoral system is like many other things in Trump’s world: Unpredictable, uninformed and a complete reversal from previously held...

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Fox News, Racism, White Supremacy -

Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images Bill O’Reilly might be out at Fox News, but the network’s legal problems are far from over. Seven more employees are expected to join the racial discrimination lawsuit filed against Fox News in late March. According to a source for the Daily Intelligencer, the plaintiffs’ lawyers will allege that the director of accounting at Fox, Tammy Efinger, did nothing when the former comptroller, Judy Slater, hurtled racist insults at employees. (Slater has already been fired.) In a letter to the network’s lawyers obtained by New York, the attorneys state: “Not once did Ms. Efinger step in...

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Chance The Rapper, Chicago, Philanthropy, School System -

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/chancetherapper">@chancetherapper</a> is donating $1,000,000 to Chicago Public Schools <a href="https://t.co/NHoQzzoC5M">pic.twitter.com/NHoQzzoC5M</a></p>&mdash; Corbin Reiff (@CorbinReiff) <a href="https://twitter.com/CorbinReiff/status/838845063341953024">March 6, 2017</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Chance the Rapper is putting his money where his mouth is by gifting $1 million to Chicago Public Schools following his “unsuccessful” meeting with Gov. Bruce Rauner. The three-time Grammy winner announced the gift to support school arts and enrichment programs at a press conference Monday, March 6, noting fans’ concert ticket purchases made the donation possible. The effort was launched due to a collaboration among competing ticket distribution companies LiveNation, Ticketmaster, and AEG. “Our kids should not be...

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BlackLives Matter, Milwaulkee Protests, Police Brutality, Sylvville Smith -

In the country's long history of racial strife, a few cities have become flashpoints: Los Angeles. Chicago. Ferguson, Missouri. Baltimore. But by many measures, there is no tougher place to be black in America than Milwaukee, where in recent days the shooting death of a black man by a police officer has led to violent protests and riots. The city of 600,000 along Lake Michigan is also the country's most segregated metropolitan area, surpassing larger, deeply divided Midwestern cities such as Chicago, Cleveland and Detroit, a 2012 Manhattan Institute analysis of census data found. The overwhelming majority of the black residents who...

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Rio Olympics 2016, Sports -

 Queens - Kings - Goddesses - Gods - Inspiration - Health These Black Kings and Queens Are Proudly Dominating the Rio Olympics this 2016! It’s official: The 2016 Rio Olympic Games have claimed their space in black history.  For some black Olympians this year, the road to Rio has been a tumultuous one. But these athletes, like many others, have sacrificed sweat, blood and tears to earn distinguished triumph. They’ve defeated the odds, broken barriers and set records in their journey to success ― many of which have earned them prestigious gold medals, some even in predominantly white sports, like swimming.  It’s...

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BlackLives Matter, Police Brutality, Sandra Bland -

 BREAKING: Texas Police Officer Turns On Union, EXPOSES Cover Up In Sandra Bland Death (DETAILS) Tuesday, a Texas law enforcement officer accused officials of covering up the events that led to the death of Sandra Bland last July after her arrest. In an interview with Huffington Post reporter, Michael McLaughlin, Prairie View police officer, Michael Kelley said that some portions of his initial incident report regarding Bland’s arrest were removed. The portions removed were those that gave an unflattering view of the police officer who arrested Bland. Kelly also stated that he was threatened for speaking out about what he witnessed...

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The Shooting and Murder of Alton Sterling by LA Police Police shoot and murder black father of five outside a convenience store in Louisiana for apparently selling his music; captured on cellphone video. video courtesy of Youtube.com One officer appears to shout a warning: "He's got a gun! Gun!"While the man is on the ground one officer pulls out his gun. He holds it the back of the man's head or neck, shouting is heard, and then two pops — as the camera quickly cuts away. At least two more pops are heard.Background voices are heard saying "oh my God"...

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