Black Institute prepares for immigration forum in Brooklyn

The Black Institute is partnering with Brooklyn City Council Member Mathieu Eugene for an immigration forum in Brooklyn Thursday, Jan. 26.

Desperate Gambian leader may find all exits not closed

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh hardened his position this week in defiance of December’s election results that put opposition candidate, Adama Barrow, squarely over the top. Now, as military loyalists peel off or are jailed, it appears he may have played ...

A president’s last act—Dual citizenship for Africans in the Diaspora

Jan. 6, 2017, a day before the West African nation of Ghana changed leadership (President John Dramani Mahama lost the election to Nana Akufo-Addo), I was blessed to receive my Ghana citizenship along with Bro. Earl 3X Reddix from Las ...

Somali-American makes debut as Minnesota state rep

She’s an “intersectional feminist,” a mom, a refugee, an immigrant and a resident of Minneapolis. Besides that, Ilhan Omar is a history maker and the first Somali-American lawmaker in the United States.

The Haitian Revolution: 213 years later

Historians regularly refer to the Haitian Revolution as the most prominent and successful slave rebellion against European imperialism ever in the Western Hemisphere.

Israel lashes out at African allies for anti-settlement vote

Israel lashed out at its African and other allies this week, suspending aid and other relationships in retaliation for their votes on a U.N. resolution calling for an end to Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory.

Open letter to Donald Trump from an immigrant

Immigration columnist Felicia Persaud pens an open letter to Donald Trump.

Caribbean chair praises collective efforts

The outgoing chairman of the 15-nation Caribbean Community has praised the region for the way it collectively responded to Haiti and other islands hit by Hurricane Matthew in early October, saying it has become clear to all that there is ...

Health City Cayman Islands completes 500 orthopedic surgeries

Health City Cayman Islands has completed 500 successful orthopedic surgeries two and a half years after it opened its doors.

Freed Chibok girls return home for joyful Christmas

It was a journey they had waited nearly three long years to take.


Congolese President Joseph Kabila is facing a “trial of strength in the streets” if he stays in office beyond the constitutionally mandated deadline of this week, say critics of the two-term leader who appears to be digging in for the ...

Russia 'determined to fight terror' after envoy's assassination

Russia has warned it will not make "concessions to terrorists" a day after its ambassador was gunned down in the Turkish capital Ankara.

Berlin Christmas market attacker could be at large, authorities admit

A man detained by police after a large truck was rammed into a Berlin Christmas market may not have been the driver, German authorities said, leading to fears that the attacker could still be at large.

South Sudanese activists warn of nation's 'catastrophic collapse'

(GIN)—South Sudanese human rights activists are turning to open letters and opinion pieces to plead for intervention in the newly independent East African nation that appears in danger of imminent collapse because of a brutal and endless war.


The prospect of another stolen election by the flamboyant President Yahya Jammeh took a surprise turn this week when the Gambian leader calmly accepted his defeat at the hands of opposition leader Adama Barrow.