AFRICANGLOBE - Civil-rights leader Jesse Jackson commented on the Trayvon Martin-inspired protesters occupying the Florida Capitol Tuesday, labeling Florida's political environment "toxic" and likening Gov. Rick Scott to the late segregationist George Wallace.
AFRICANGLOBE - The Sephardic chief rabbi of Israel called Black people “monkeys” during his weekly sermon on Saturday evening. Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef mentioned a blessing uttered upon seeing an “unusual creature,” citing the example of encountering a Black person who has two white parents on the street in America. In the footage, Yosef could be seen referring to Black people by the pejorative Hebrew word “kushi,” and then going on to term a Black person a “monkey.”
AFRICANGLOBE - Turksat A.S, a Turkish satellite operator is currently having discussions with the Nigerian Communications Satellite Ltd to look into ways the satellite communications industry can be expanded to accommodate a wide variety of service which will be provided at cheaper rates.
AFRICANGLOBE - What in the world happened to Marina Silva's presidential campaign? In the 2010 presidential election, Silva came out of nowhere to win 19.33 percent of the vote. In 2014, she looked like she might win it all. Instead, she blew what seemed like an insurmountable path to the October 26 runoff, falling into third place with just 21.32 percent of the vote, more than 10 percent behind the second-place finisher.
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The Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is now manufacturing a new line of diesel engines at Struandale, outside Port Elizabeth, turning its local engine plant into a global hub for the carmakers diesel engines.
AFRICANGLOBE - An Ethiopian migrant has been killed by Saudi police after he tried to flee arrest during a round-up of thousands of foreigners suspected of working illegally in the Muslim kingdom.
AFRICANGLOBE - I used to cringe every time I heard a Black woman cry about a Black man they saw with someone from a different ethnic group. It used to literally make me nauseas because, to me, it assumed that just because people have the same outside wrapping means that they’re automatically supposed to be a match. The simplicity of such fallacious logic never made sense to me.
AFRICANGLOBE - World leading audit, financial and tax advisory firm KPMG, has ranked Nigeria as one of the four major investment destinations and growth areas in the world, following poor performance by Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa.
The controversial inscription on the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial is set to be changed, say reports.Last year Maya Angelou blasted a quote...
AFRICANGLOBE - Black-owned businesses are growing fast in Texas—but they tend to be smaller than average, and Black entrepreneurs face significant economic challenges, according to a new report from UT’s Bureau of Business Research.
He started smiling a bit too early. Now that Diallo has publicly spoken, is Strauss-Kahn still smiling? For several weeks Strauss-Kahn's operatives had been trashing the alleged sex attack victim in the media, especially through Rupert Murdoch's ragsheet the New York Post.