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US Sliding Towards Fiscal Cliff

AFRICANGLOBE - Fiscal Cliff : While much of the country is mired in snowstorms across the nation’s midsection and in Pennsylvania and New England, the nation’s capital is bogged down in Congress’ efforts to avoid skidding off the fiscal cliff.

Newtown: Does Obama Have Tears to Spare for the Violence Black...

AFRICANGLOBE - The tragedy in Newtown was truly horrific. But there is similar carnage carried out every day in the streets of America’s cities, especially in the President’s hometown of Chicago, Oakland, Philadelphia, and many other cities across the nation. In 2010, nearly 700 Chicago school children were shot and 66 of them died. Last year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel attended a memorial for 260 school children who had been killed in just the previous three years

Jafari Munaba, From Car Washer to Elite IT Guru

AFRICANGLOBE - As a broke student at Makerere University, Jafari Munaba resorted to odd jobs like washing lecturers' cars to make ends meet. He cared...

Israeli Racist Attack Ethiopian Bus Guard Breaking Her Nose

A parent in the northern Israeli city of Kiryat Bialik allegedly assaulted an Ethiopian school bus guard yesterday, breaking her nose. Ziona Mangistu was reportedly...

Rochelle Ballantyne, 17, Is Conquering the World of Chess

Rochelle Ballantyne, 17, on the verge of becoming the first African-American female chess master, is one of the stars of a new documentary called...

Meet The Man Who’s Shaping Africa’s Future

Just like the great American civil right activist Martin Luther King Jnr. had a dream of an equal social existence, so did Ghanaian-born entrepreneur,...

Dirty Tricks: Zimmerman’s Lawyer Attempting to Get Trayvon’s Social-Media Records

George Zimmerman's  attorneys will ask a judge to allow them to subpoena Trayvon Martin's school and social-media records at a hearing next week. Zimmerman's defense has...

14-Year-Old Girl Shot By Muslims In Pakistan For Demanding Female Education

AFRICANGLOBE - Muslim gunmen have wounded a 14-year-old rights activist who has campaigned for girls' education in the Swat Valley in north-west Pakistan.

Orphaned Girl Becomes The Youngest Person To Attend University In Southern...

AFRICANGLOBE - She grew up in grinding poverty, losing both her parents at a tender age but 14-year-old whizz-kid Maud Chifamba has defied adversity and hardship to break academic records.

New Orleans: Seven Years After Katrina, a Divided City

Seven years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has become a national laboratory for government reforms. But the process through which those experiments have been...

The African American Achilles Heel

Black unity has served African Americans well – until now, when the enemy has a Black face. Suddenly, our tried-and-true instincts betray us and...

Garveyism to be Taught in Jamaican Schools

Jamaica's national hero and pan-Africanist leader Marcus Garvey will have a place of prominence in the Jamaican school curriculum this coming academic year. Education Minister,...

World Bank Highlights Massive Inequality in South Africa

In an ideal society, every child would have an equal shot at achieving their human potential, regardless of their race, gender, family background or...

Trayvon Martin Case Reveals Undercurrent of Racial Tension, Distrust in Sanford

Old Sanford eats at the Colonial Room. The menu hasn't changed in 30 years and, despite new owners, is unlikely to change much in...

Catholic School Sued for Sexual Abuse of Haitian Children

A former pupil of a Catholic school for disadvantaged youth in Cap-Haitien, Haiti has joined 22 other former students in filing a lawsuit against...

Black Girls, ‘It is Possible to Dream Big’

Growing up in her native Kenya, Juliana Rotich was the lonely, young “geek” with oversized glasses at school. Today she is a highly successful...