The Transatlantic Slave Trade – Africans Urged to ‘Come Home’

The Transatlantic Slave Trade started with slave ships, whips, chains and a most demonic kind of evil: Europeans and others hunting down Africans like animals.

Trump shutdown same as weapon of economic sanctions used against Zimbabwe

Every day it is becoming clearer that President Trump’s “partial shutdown” of the federal government is affecting more than the 800,000 federal workers and hundreds of thousands of contract workers who have been furloughed or forced to work without pay.

Flags fly for an ex-president of Nigeria 'too nice' for the job

Former President Alhaji Shehu Usman Shagari, a devout Muslim, a former school teacher, son of a farmer, trader and herder, was remembered this month as a nice man, a gentle man but not a particularly strong man.

Omoyele Sowore running to be president of Nigeria in 2019

Criss-crossing the nation, activist, publisher and presidential-aspirant Omoyele Sowore has been described as the “voice of New Nigeria.” Among other things.

Somalia–A military intervention with no purpose

Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen. Enough already!

Maasai fight efforts to convert their lands to game parks

"The water that quenches our thirst, the air that we breathe, the trees that provide shade and the animals that give us company, all make life real and creation complete.”


Dec. 3, 2018 (GIN)—A grand old man of liberation poetry, Mongane Wally Serote, the poet of the revolution and one of the foremost South African poets to emerge during the Black Renaissance of the late 1960s and early 1970s, is ...

Murderers have a right to counsel—but not immigrants

Here’s a shocking fact of U.S. immigration law that many might not know. Whereas even the most heinous murderer has a right to a court-appointed counsel in these United States, there’s no such right in immigration proceedings for immigrants, even ...

Exxon finds more oil in Guyana as Trinidad fades away

Just when Caribbean Community nations are scrambling to find an alternative supplier for oil, the region’s largest nation is preparing to crank up its own petroleum industry as age-old supplier Trinidad fades steadily away.

U.S. Virgin Islands relaunches ‘Real Nice’ campaign

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (Dec. 6, 2018)—As travelers look to escape from the cold this winter, the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is supporting the territory’s private sector partners with the relaunch of a $3 million marketing campaign to stimulate ...

Caribbean wins reparations payments

In what is being represented as a major victory in the fight to make Europe pay reparations to the Caribbean for the brutal transatlantic slave trade, the umbrella University of the West Indies is reporting that the University of Glasgow ...

East Africans Score Victory For Minneapolis Amazon Workers

Somali women packers for the giant Amazon distribution center in Minneapolis are fired up and refusing to speed up the production line, becoming the first known group to defy Amazon management and bring them to the bargaining table.

U.N.: Time to end impunity for crimes against journalists

Nov. 2, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization issued their annual report from Brussels on the safety of journalists and the danger of impunity, saying one journalist or media personnel is killed every four days.

Caribbean pressing UK to compensate those illegally deported

Caribbean governments, led by Jamaica, are beginning to press the British government to address compensation and general assistance issues to Caribbean nationals who have been inhumanely deported or denied re-entry into the United Kingdom because of drastic changes of immigration ...

At World War I Ceremony, The Songbird Of Togo Reappears

At a gathering of world leaders in the French capital of Paris, singer-songwriter Angelique Kidjo reprised a hypnotic work of ethereal beauty by a youthful West African singer.