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Why Black Americans Can’t Sleep At Night

AFRICANGLOBE - Black people sleep less than white people, on average by just over a half hour per night for both adolescents (paywall) and adults. Recent research has shown that unequal treatment of Black people by civilians in daily life, also known as everyday discrimination, affects biology in ways that have small but cumulative negative effects.

Discrimination, White Supremacy Is Driving Us Crazy

AFRICANGLOBE - Researchers have found that those who face discrimination on a day to day basis are more prone to developing mental disorders including anxiety, depression and substance abuse. The study is focused on discrimination of various types, character-based discrimination, disrespect and condescension. They found that African-Americans and Caribbean Blacks who experience discrimination are at a greater risk for mental health problems.

African American Farmers File Lawsuit Against Discrimination

AFRICANGLOBE - Some African American farmers in Alabama say they are still facing discrimination with the federal government. About a half dozen farmers held a...

UK Slammed Over Treatment Of Black People

Blacks in Britain are lagging behind in society, a damning report from United Nations experts has found. The United Nations Working Group of Experts on...

Black Farmers’ Quest for Justice Draws to a Close

After decades of discrimination and years of legal wrangling, Black farmers are rushing to beat a May 11 deadline to file racial discrimination claims...

Black Farmers Are Endurance Champions; Surviving Massacres, Broken Promises

Law is a test of endurance, especially in civil rights. The justice system can be a crushingly slow machine shattering dreams of fairness and depleting...

African Union Must Be More Independent Says Ping

The year 2011 was a year of trials and tribulations marked by many political and humanitarian crises, said African Union Chairman Jean Ping as he opened the African Union high-level summit of heads of state on Sunday in the Ethiopian capital. He stressed that the AU needs to stand on its own two feet.

UN Boss Demanding That African Leaders Respect Gay Rights

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told African leaders they must respect gay rights, speaking at the opening of a summit meeting Sunday. "One form of discrimination ignored or even sanctioned by many states for too long has been discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity," Ban said.

Ethiopian Jews Plan To Take Protest To New York

AFRICANGLOBE - As Ethiopian activists expressed satisfaction over Wednesday's demonstration in Tel Aviv, a new battle line has emerged for Ethiopian Jews targeting discrimination in Israel: New York. Educator and activist Benjamin Aklom is targeting the Big Apple after recognizing the influence of overseas Jewish communities on Israel.

African Migrants Hit By Violence And Rape Amid Heightened Nationalism In...

AFRICANGLOBE - During the January protests and in subsequent weeks, media reports depicted a difficult situation for Cairo's refugee community: a sharp increase in sudden and forced evictions, as well as illegal arrests by Egyptian civilians for not carrying proper identification. Attacks and rape of women became more prevalent.

Jamaican Politicians Furious Over Colour Prejudice by Non-Black Business Owners

As anger boils in Jamaica over reports of colour prejudice in the job market, a livid labour and social security minister, Pearnel Charles, has likened the skin-tone discrimination to apartheid South Africa and has vowed to drag bigoted employers before the courts.

Despite Claims of a "Post-Racial" Society, Widespread Bias Continues in America

Recent public opinion polls show that more whites than African-Americans believe that the United States has entered a "post-racial" era in which racial bias doesn't exist. But social psychologists and experts on race relations dispute that, citing wide racial disparities.

Non-Black Businesses Discriminate Against Dark Skin Workers in Jamaica

A hundred and seventy-seven years after slavery was abolished in the British West Indies, Jamaica's national training agency - HEART Trust - still has to deal with colour-prejudiced employers who are requesting that trainees be brown or light-skinned as a prerequisite for employment in their firms.