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AFRICANGLOBE - Over the years, the government declared and waged war on Black communities: In the 1800s, it was a war on unemployed “vagrants,” where countless so-called newly freed slaves were incarcerated in order to re-enslave them under the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution; in the 1970s and 1980s, it was a war on crime, and thousands of Blacks would be criminalized; in the 1980s and 1990s the war on drugs would be used to imprison Black people at alarming rates
AFRICANGLOBE - In his arrogance and in his ambition, Napoleon believed that after his successful campaign in Haiti he would send his troops to Louisiana which belonged to France "to restore French power in the transatlantic region and thereby raise new money for his even wider imperial design." There was no such luck there. The might of the Haitian army put an end to that ambition. As a direct consequence of his defeat in Haiti, Napoleon sold Louisiana to the United States for a pittance to extricate himself from that disaster. In other words, it was because of the heroic struggle of Caribbean people that the United States was able to purchase Louisiana in 1803.
AFRICANGLOBE - Growing racial pride and a move to a more multiracial society with changing demographics are helping Afro Latinos stake a claim to being both Black and Latino.
AFRICANGLOBE - Once you have lived in the Diaspora for a while your view of the world somewhat changes. You begin to realise that corruption is everywhere and not only an African problem. Within advanced nations they change the wording and try to regulate the manner in which unfair practices are carried out. Therefore corruption is defined as lobbying. Nepotism is called affirmative action, bribery is defined as consultation fees, whilst tribalism is defined as grandfathering/legacy or patronage — take your pick.
AFRICANGLOBE - New Atlantic Ocean undersea fiber-optic cable to connect Africa, South America, North America and Europe, has been launched. Wasace Cable Company Worldwide will build and operate the new undersea cable, which was said to be the first trans-Atlantic system to deploy the next generation 100 G technology - ten times the capacity of previous systems.