Peru and Ecuador mark first imprisonments for racial discrimination

A Peruvian court has handed down prison sentences for two businessmen who took no action to assist an Afro-Peruvian woman who faced racism while at work.

Mali hotel attack: Gunmen barged in, shot at 'anything that moved'

Gunmen who raided a Malian hotel hollered "Allahu akbar" as they sprayed bullets on tables of people who were gathered for breakfast, a witness said.

African who shielded girl from terrorist gunfire 'a hero,' witnesses say

A Good Samaritan who died shielding a girl from a terrorist’s bullet was called a hero by witnesses and friends for his selfless bravery.

Paris under siege

Paris, “the City of Lights,” is currently illuminated by flickering candles. The candles, along with flowers and other items, are memorial decorations at the various sites where three hours of carnage by terrorists transpired Friday evening.

French attacks force renewed focus on IS

Terrorist attacks in Paris forces a renewed focus by Caribbean governments on international terrorism.

Bomb blast kills dozens in Nigerian city of Yola

At least 31 people were killed and 72 others injured in a bomb blast in the northeastern Nigerian city of Yola on Tuesday evening, according to Aliyu Maikano, a local Red Cross official.

Paris attacks: ISIS claims responsibility for gunfire, blasts that killed 128 people

Americans are among the injured in the Paris attacks, State Department deputy spokesman Mark Toner said Saturday.

Jubilation in freetown as Sierre Leone declared ebola-free

Two years since the outbreak, Ebola is on its way to becoming a distant memory.

Cuba offering medical scholarships to American Blacks and Hispanics

The recent renewed diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States has created many new possibilities.

Caricom takes reparations fight to OAS

Caricom continues to fight for reparations from Europe.

The Landings St. Lucia earns top award

The Landings St. Lucia won a 2015 Orbitz Worldwide Best in Stay award.

Why Africa's biggest telecom company is crashing

The boss of Africa's biggest telecom company MTN is stepping down just weeks after Nigeria fined the company about $5 billion, which is about half its annual revenue.

Afro-Colombians dispose of blackface TV character as African-American rep faces racial profiling

Protests from Afro-Colombian activist groups won a major victory last week when the Colombian television network Caracol Television finally agreed to stop broadcasting the portrayal of a stereotypical character who wears blackface on its weekend entertainment program “Sabados Felices.”

VIDEO: Pan-African Congress celebrates 70th anniversary in Manchester

Seventy years ago, from Oct. 15 to 21, 1945, the fifth Pan-African Congress was held in Manchester, England.

Caribbean appeals court hands down key land rights ruling

A Trinidad-based umbrella Caribbean appeals court has forced authorities in Belize to recognize ancestral lands of its historical Mayan people.