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GOP candidate Brian Kemp takes down controversial ad that seemingly discouraged Black people from early voting

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has taken down an ad from his office's site that was criticized for seeming to discourage African Americans from early voting. The post GOP candidate Brian Kemp takes down controversial ad that seemingly discouraged Black people from early voting appeared first on theGrio.

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Real Madrid face African trip to UD Melilla in Copa del Rey round of 32

Real Madrid will visit the African continent in the Copa del Rey after drawing third tier UD Melilla in the last 32.

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Ugandan lacrosse team: We want a true African champion

Uganda, the only African nation to have ever competed at the Lacrosse World Championships, are hoping to help grow the sport across the continent.

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Trump Administration Rethinks Foreign Aid With Eye Toward China

A gleaming new $3.2 billion railway cuts in half the travel time from Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, to the coast. Major investments in transportation, ...

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Why is this African village letting mosquitoes in?

The genetically modified insects are part of a project which aims to tackle malaria in Africa. /
Open Letter: Brother Kanye West, let me school you about the cruel dictator you met with in Uganda

An African Studies professor from Uganda who teaches in New York, wants Kanye West to know the truth about Uganda's president, Yoweri Museven. The ...

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Central African Republic concert attack: Grenade survivor sings for peace

A deadly attack at a gig last year has only made this band from the Central African Republic more determined.

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Ivorian Nicolas Pepe succeeds Kylian Mbappe as player of the month

Ivory Coast's Nicolas Pepe succeeds Kylian Mbappe in being named the French Ligue 1 player of the month the first African win the award since 2016. /
Kanye West meets Uganda’s president, gifts pair of sneakers

Kanye West handed Uganda's president a pair of his autographed sneakers during a visit to the East African nation. The post Kanye West meets Uganda’s president, gifts pair of sneakers appeared first on theGrio.

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The peacekeepers who turned war criminals in the Central African Republic

Thirteen men, women and children were shot dead in cold blood in the Central African Republic in 2014. /
Trend of fewer black male medical school graduates having bad overall effect

A lack of African American males entering the medical profession is having a broad overall impact on the black community, a new study shows. ...

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Lessons After Threats Drive US Black Legislator to Quit

Voters in this very liberal, very white state made Kiah Morris a pioneer when in 2014 they elected her as its first black female legislator. Not long after, another Vermont surfaced: racist threats that eventually forced her to leave office in fear ...

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Pik Botha: Key figure in South Africa's apartheid dies

The South African, who served the apartheid regime and the Mandela government, dies at 86. /
Despite Trump’s hefty tax cut, Blacks lag far behind whites in benefits

An analysis of the $1.5 trillion tax cut that President Trump signed into law last year shows that white Americans benefit significantly more than African Americans and Latinos. Based on an economic model built by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, a liberal think tank, and released in a joint report with Prosperity Now, a nonprofit ... /
Homelessness among black baby boomers more widespread than once thought, study says

In the black community, homelessness is more pervasive than many may realize. A new national study conducted by a team of researchers that looks at lifetime homeless rates has found that one in six African American baby boomers have been homeless at ...

Africa's youngest billionaire kidnapped by gunmen in luxury hotel

Gunmen have kidnapped an African billionaire from a luxury hotel in Dar res Salaam, Tanzania, police told CNN.

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Century-Old American Art Form Alive and Tapping 

Tap dance, a young student says with a giggle, is “a bit louder than ballet.” Wearing leotards and pale pink tights, she and three other girls skip ...

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FBI Director: China Trumps Russia in Counterterrorism Threat to US

China is waging an unprecedented campaign to influence American public opinion as November congressional elections approach and presents the greatest long-term counterintelligence threat to the United States, U.S. security officials said on Wednesday. Senators on the Homeland Security Committee questioned Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen ...

South African finance minister Nhlanhla Nene resigns

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa accepted the resignation of the country's finance minister Nhlanhla Nene on Tuesday.

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US Envoy to UN Nikki Haley Announces Resignation

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, is resigning. "It has been an honor of a lifetime," said Haley, sitting alongside President Donald Trump in the Oval Office where they announced her pending departure on Tuesday. "I'm not leaving until the end of the year." "We will miss you," Trump said to Haley. "You have done a ...

Trump's family has been conning America for decades. It could cost them millions.

The Trumps may soon wish they had sought their real estate fortunes anywhere except the liberal precincts of New York. /
‘Horrific comments’: Southern California school district investigating racist letter to principal

Officials at Lankershim Elementary School in Highland, Calif., are trying to figure out who sent a racist letter to the school’s principal. “It ... /
Melania Trump is in Africa wearing colonialist hats, and we have questions

Melania Trump has spent the last week in Africa for some reason. She has refused to say why. As is often the case with the Trumps, the purpose of ...

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Larry Madowo: Why is it so hard for Africans to visit other African countries?

The dream of visa-free travel for Africans on the continent is still a long way off.

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Melania Trump Visits Kenyan Children and Elephants

U.S. first lady Melania Trump is on the final stops of her African tour, visiting an elephant orphanage and enjoying a Kenyan children cultural performance in Nairobi. White House correspondent Patsy Widakuswara brings this report from Nairobi. /
Melania Trump sashays with kids, feeds baby elephant

Melania Trump sashayed to the beat of African music as she was welcomed to an orphanage in Kenya on Friday. The post Melania Trump sashays with kids, feeds baby elephant appeared first on theGrio. /
University of Georgia baseball player under investigation for calling Black quarterback n-word

  A student athlete who plays for the University of Georgia’s baseball team is under investigation for allegedly making “racially derogatory comments” toward a football player. —Namibia plans to take back land from white owners and ration ...

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