Johannesburg Neighborhoods, Named After European Immigrants/Racist

Where did Johannesburg neighborhoods names come from? Johannesburg neighborhoods cover a larger area within the city affectionately known as the “City of Gold”, or...

Rise in ‘forced disappearance’ preys on Brazil’s young men of colour

Carlos Eduardo Nascimento was at a bar with friends in the city of Jundiaí, 50km from São Paulo, when the police arrived. The only black...

S.Africa reports first virus death as lockdown starts

South African troops are enforcing a 21-day lockdown against the virus. Johannesburg, South Africa recorded its first death from coronavirus on Friday as its infection...

Could Translation of Ancient Egyptian Texts Change Everything We’ve Known about...

The rich writings of the magnificent civilization of ancient Egypt have until now been incomprehensible, unavailable, or totally removed from the general public, aside from a few archaeologists or scholars...

Why Western Media Still Pictures Africa Negatively

In this age and day, negative perceptions about Africa perpetuated by Western media persist. It goes beyond the negative reporting – it is an...

Discrimination against Asian and black Americans rises during coronavirus outbreak

Racism targeted at Asians and Asian Americans has grown since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. COVID-19, which originated in and devastated parts of...

The Pandemic in Prison

The advice to slow and curb the spread of the novel coronavirus is by now familiar: Practice social distancing. Don’t congregate in large groups....

Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo calls for prayer, fasting for Covid-19

Pretoria - Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo has declared Wednesday a national day of fasting and prayer as the West African country grapples with Covid-19. This...

It’s Hard to Close Black Churches amid COVID-19

African American clergy respond to pandemic with unique considerations of culture, history, and faith values. When deciding to close the doors of black churches,...

The US Military Is All Over Africa Despite Not Being at...

There are currently roughly 7,500 US military personnel, including 1,000 contractors, deployed in Africa. For comparison, that figure was only 6,000 just a year...