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Jan. 1 Marks the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

AFRICANGLOBE - President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."

Africa Needs New Models for Economic Growth

Africa's liberation movements have dismally failed to deliver on their promises because they were simply unrealistic and unachievable. The liberation movements promised political freedom to...

Todd Akin Suggests Employers Should be Able to Pay Women Less

Todd Akin appeared to endorse allowing employers to pay women less than men at a town hall on Thursday. Gender discrimination in compensation has been...

June 19 is “Independence Day” for Many African-Americans

Few Americans know that June 19, or Juneteenth, is Independence Day for many folks of African descent. Also known as Emancipation Day or Freedom Day,...

Technology Grows as Politics Decline in East Africa

Forty seven years ago, the gramophone was in huge fashion, Cassius Clay had changed his name to Muhammad Ali and was waltzing the world...

America’s War on Black Women and Children

White supremacy is on the offensive, especially against Black women. “Black people are punished for driving, for walking down the street, for having children,...

Underground Railroad Freedom Center Battling Tough Times

It opened to great fanfare and promise in 2004. Now, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, whose exhibits focus on the story of the struggle for freedom, especially that of African Americans, is in deep financial trouble that could force it to shut down. Located where African Americans crossed the Ohio River into freedom, the center has cut expenses severely but faces a $1.5 million shortfall in its 2012 budget, said Freedom Center board Co-chairman John Pepper and other center leaders.

Liberation Movement Across Southern Africa Demands End to White Sangtions on...

Leaders of liberation movements that brought independence to southern Africa yesterday demanded that the West lifts its illegal economic sanctions on Zimbabwe which have crippled the economy and hurt the people of Zimbabwe.

Malema Moves to Consolidate Forces Across Southern Africa in Support of...

The ANC Youth League's national executive committee is to send a team to Botswana to consolidate local opposition parties, its leader Julius Malema said on Sunday.

Emancipation And The Emancipated

AFRICANGLOBE - Jamaica will be celebrating a significant milestone in its life tomorrow, namely, emancipation from chattel slavery. The observance of Emancipation Day is not merely intended to create another public holiday, but rather to inject in the consciousness of our people a deep appreciation of the process of liberation from British colonial exploitation to the achievement of nationhood, the suffering endured, the human cost (lives lost), the sacrifices made, and the hopes and aspirations of those engaged in the struggle.

The Depth of the Sudan Crises And the Scenarios of Regime...

When South Sudan officially declares its independence, the budget of the North Sudan will lose more than 70 percent of its revenue. Such fiscal crisis will implode the economic growth in the North Sudan, and make possible a popular uprising against the regime in Khartoum.

Noth Sudan Govt Deploys Troops to Borders With Libya

Last week, a Libyan rebel commander claimed that their fighters fought with Darfuri Freedom fighters 18 miles (30 kilometers) west of the southeast oasis of Kufra.He said they also found documents indicating the fighters were from Darfur JEM.
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