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AFRICANGLOBE - People only like the easy and the good things about great men and women but the truth of the matter is many great people were whipped and beaten, many great people were jailed and incarcerated, many great people were hated and criticized at some time in their lives and careers but they continued to do what they had to do to become great! Ali, Prince and many other greats left us in 2016 but there are still greats among us because we all have greatness in us.
AFRICANGLOBE - The proposed Great Green Wall, this ambitious project is immense in both its scope and the possible consequences it could have on the geographical and political-economic fortunes of the peoples and states in the Sahel and beyond. In effect an approximately 8000 km long, 15km wide belt of trees and bushes would be planted, cultivated or regenerated across the entire length of the Sahel
AFRICANGLOBE - When Isabel Wilkerson began working more than 15 years ago on her critically acclaimed epic, "The Warmth of Other Suns," she did so in large part to educate. The story of the Great Migration, the treacherous and often exhausting journey of Blacks leaving a South that oppressed and too often brutalized them for northern cities where they hoped for "the warmth of other suns," was a story many Americans weren't aware of.
Almost three decades after Chicagoans elected Harold Washington as their first black mayor, the city's political landscape has been transformed. In the February mayoral election, voters elected Rahm Emanuel, former White House chief of staff to President Barack Obama, with 55 percent of the vote. The next two finishers were Hispanics, Gery Chico, with 24 percent, and Miguel Del Valle, with 9 percent. Former U.S. Senator Carol Moseley Braun, the only major black candidate, received 9 percent of the vote.