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Women Filmmakers Tell Their Stories

Documentary filmmaking holds a special place in the history of African women's cinema. In 1972, Senegalese filmmaker Safi Faye became the first  African woman...

South Africa’s Focus On Infrastructure Development Welcomed

The focus on infrastructure development in President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address has been welcomed by various quarters. Zuma announced that South Africa...

Commentary: Newt Gingrich and the Politics of Racial Resentment

got my first job when I was 12. The deacons at my church paid me $2 a week to keep it swept and mopped. So I do not need Newt Gingrich to lecture me about a good work ethic. In this, I suspect I speak for the vast majority of 39 million African Americans. There has been a lot of talk about whether Gingrich’s recent language, including his performance at last week's South Carolina debate and his earlier declaration that Barack Obama has been America's best "food-stamp president," amounts to a coded appeal to racist sensitivities. The answer is simple: yes.

Poverty in America: The Subject Presidential Candidates Would Prefer to Ignore

U.S. decline in the world is no longer just a trend, but a fact. Cold statistics tell us that our young people “will never experience the prosperity we, their parents, did.” Yet, amidst growing misery, the American electoral process is flush with cash. “GOP candidates spent $12.5 million on television ads in Iowa alone, and Obama is raising a $1 billion war chest to fight the election.” Rich people’s money buys silence on poverty.

Dr. Ivan Van Sertima

AFRICANGLOBE - Dr. Ivan Van Sertima was born in Guyana, South America. He was educated at the School of Oriental and African Studies (London University) and the Rutgers Graduate School and holds degrees in African Studies and Anthropology. From 1957-1959 he served as a Press and Broadcasting Officer in the Guyana Information Services. During the decade of the 1960s he broadcast weekly from Britain to Africa and the Caribbean.

Dr. John Henrik Clarke

AFRICANGLOBE - As a youngster Clark caddied for Dwight Eisenhower and Omar Bradley "long before they became Generals or President," Clarke recalls in describing his upbringing in rural Alabama.

Big Companies Scramble for Stake in Kenyan Oil Exploration

According to analysts, oil finds in Uganda and Ghana, combined with the current surge in international crude prices, have done a lot to reshape the perception of oil prospects in new geological fields such as East Africa's, attracting capital into the region.

Black America: Quit Bitching Uttered By Barack Obama

AFRICANGLOBE - In truth and in fact there are very few easy fixes for chronic black unemployment. Regardless of what you think the fix is, most black folks would uniformly agree that President Obama’s “rising tide lifts all boats” excuse is getting a wee bit played out.

Chinese Oil Worker Shot Dead by Tribesmen in Sudan

All work has been halted in the oil field where a shooting incident was reported this week an armed group belonging to Misseriya tribe opened fire on workers in a Chinese oil field in South Kordofan's Balila area on Wednesday.

Bill Clinton Launches Business Loan Program in Haiti

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton launched a new business loan program in Haiti on Tuesday aimed at helping bolster an economy that was devastated by the January 2010 earthquake.

Thousands of Michigan Students Lose Food Stamp Eligibility

Tightened eligibility requirements for food stamps by the state of Michigan have resulted in 30,000 college students losing their benefits this year, double earlier estimates, according to a report published in a local newspaper.

Firestone Wins Liberian Child Labor Case in US

A federal appeals court threw out a lawsuit accusing the Firestone tire company of illegally using child labor in Liberia, but found that U.S. law allows companies to be held liable for human rights abuses abroad.

Mandela Celebrates Birthday With Family in Childhood Village

Millions of South African schoolchildren sang happy birthday to Nelson Mandela as he celebrated his 93rd birthday on Monday while politicians and ordinary citizens did charity work to support his call to do good.

12 Reasons Why Africans Are Poor, Miserable And Pitiable – 3Of12

AFRICANGLOBE - Attitude to work is the number three reason and certainly one of the most important factors accountable for the lack of progress of the Black man. With apologies to some members of our race who are hard and smart workers, I wish to state with all sense of responsibility that whether he is found in the African homeland or in the Diaspora, the Black man does not have a very healthy attitude to work. He is either ignorant of the reason for work or he does not care sufficiently about the need to be committed to work.

Zimbabwe Refuses Further Talks With the U.S. on Diamond Exports

Zimbabwe will not have any further side talks with the United States or any other Western country regarding Marange diamonds because it has met the minimum Kimberly Process Certification Scheme requirements and must be allowed to export the gems without monitoring, Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Obert Mpofu has said.

IT Gurus Who Aim to Transform Kenya

Kenya is on the verge of greatness. We have made a name for ourselves globally, now we need to harmonise our efforts. We can shift the economy so that this sector brings in more than a quarter of the country's revenues