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Minneapolis authorities remove George Floyd Memorial

Minneapolis Erupts Again After Another African American is Killed by a Federal Task Force

In Hawaii, a South African immigrant is also slain by local police in Honolulu. Demonstrations have taken place in Minneapolis since June 3 when news...
African growth

Africa Day 2021: The Need for a Continental Response to the Global Crisis

This year the region is facing monumental challenges amid a pandemic and decline in economic growth It has been 58 years since the formation of...
Tulsa fires burn during race massacre of May-June 1921

Tulsa Commemorates Centenary of 1921 Race Massacre

Millions more becoming aware of the horrendous legacy of African American oppression in the United States May 31-June 1 represents the 100th anniversary of the...
Minneapolis demonstration demanding justice for George Floyd

Chauvin’s Appeal and the Implications for Police Reforms

Other cops who killed Andrew Brown, Jr. in Elizabeth City declared justified in their actions With the conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin in...
Somalia conflict within SNA over presidential tenure

Instability in Somalia Continues Despite Years of Western Interventions

Incumbent president agrees to hold elections after threats from the United States and the European Union A decades-long effort by the United States and other...
Chad demonstration against the transitional military council

Chadian Military Council Suppresses Mass Demonstrations Demanding Civilian Rule

Longtime western-backed ruler was killed last month on the battlefront with FACT armed fighters, the government says. Thousands of people took to the streets in...
People respond to Derrick Chauvin verdict in Minneapolis

Police Reforms Prove Inadequate to End Misconduct and Brutality

Killings continue while the United States Justice Department opens investigations into what is already obvious As demonstrations erupt across the United States against the oppression...

Guilty on All Charges: Chauvin, Cops and the Racist System

After the verdict in Minneapolis more African Americans are gunned down by law-enforcement agents Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on three...
FILED - Anyone with a history of overreaction to certain medications may want to seek advice from an allergy specialist before receiving a coronavirus vaccine. Photo: Peter Kneffel/dpa

Vaccinations and the COVID-19 Surges from Africa to the United States

An African Union conference on pharmaceutical manufacturing comes amid more waves of the pandemic internationally As the world experiences another spike in COVID-19 infections, the...
Migrants detained after crossing border in El Paso, Texas (Reuters)

Biden Administration Strikes Deal with Mexico and Central American States to Curb Migration

Unprecedented levels of people attempting to cross the Southern border while thousands remain in detention A crisis of migration into the United States from Mexico,...
life imprisonment

Plight of the Imprisoned Worsens in the United States

Political detainees are contracting COVID-19 and dying due to the pervasive injustices among incarcerated people Romaine “Chip” Fitzgerald was a member of the Black Panther...
Migrants held in CBP detention with guards overlooking

Thousands Still Being Held in Detention on the Southern Border

Mounting political problems of migration for the Biden administration threaten to consume his presidency Media accounts in the United States have shown that thousands of...
U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar on Monday released photos from inside a facility where the Biden administration is housing migrants, offering the public's first glimpse inside overflow facilities as the administration has restricted press access amid a surge of border crossings.

Failed Foreign and Immigration Policies Underline Crisis on the Southern Border

More than two centuries of war and economic exploitation has characterized the United States’ role in Latin America and the Caribbean Since coming to...

Despite Official Denials Racist Violence Against Asians Continue in the United States

Six character of the country women out of eight people killed in Georgia amid right-wing resurgence related to voting rights and the future of...
Elizabeth Jennings Graham

Black Women and the Fight for Access to Public Transportation

From Elizabeth Jennings Graham, Ida B. Wells-Barnett to Claudette Colvin and Rosa Parks, African Americans have been pioneers in ending racial segregation Many people in...
Amanda Gorman with natural hair style and jewelry

Amanda Gorman and the Perils of Racial Profiling

African American youth poet laureate after being highlighted at the United States presidential inauguration, a private security guard told her she looked “suspicious” A recent...
What’s Going On

Marvin Gaye and “What’s Going On” Five Decades Later

An album released a half-century ago still has much relevance in the 21st century 1970-71 were years of unrest and upheaval in the United States...
Malcolm X Speaks At Wayne State University Nov

Three Speeches in Detroit (1963-1965): Malcolm X from the Grassroots to the African Revolution

Lessons delivered then have implications for the 21st century Note: These remarks were delivered at an African American History Month virtual webinar hosted by the...
Arturo Alfonso Schomburg As A Young Man

Arturo Alfonso Schomburg Played an Integral Role in Founding African Studies

Puerto Rican born advocate of national independence and historical reclamation sought to document the contributions of Black people worldwide Born in 1874 in Puerto Rico,...

Africa Begins Large-scale Vaccinations Distribution

South Africa trial results raises questions about Oxford AstraZeneca effectiveness Several countries within the African Union (AU), a 55-member body encompassing independent states and the...
Wilmington Coup Makers In Nov Atlantic Photograph

1898 to 2021: From Wilmington to Washington and the Role of Racism in Right-wing...

Impeachment trial in the Senate harkens back to the successful efforts to overturn Reconstruction At the time of this writing the Senate impeachment trial was...
Cicely Tyson During The 1960

Cicely Tyson: Pioneer for Representation in Film, Fashion and Television

Harlem-born public figure has been hailed for contributions to the image of African Americans and women in the arts In the January and February issue...
Covid Vaccine

Africa to Receive a Billion Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines in 2021

Regional envoy says plans are underway to address the pandemic while Morocco, South Africa and other states begin inoculation programs As the COVID-19 pandemic continues...
Abayomi Azikiwe

Activism in Action: Human Rights Priorities for 2021

From battling the public health crisis to the necessity of social renewal Note: These remarks were delivered at the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR)...
Citizens line up outside a supermarket in Johannesburg, South Africa, April 2, 2020. The spread of COVID-19 continued unabated in South Africa on Thursday, with 82 new cases reported, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said.

Several African Countries Reimpose Restrictions While COVID-19 Cases Rise

International debates continue over universal access to vaccines and other treatments In at least three Southern African Development Community (SADC) states a number of high-profile...

Fulfilling MLK’s Legacy: Defeat the Right and Imperialist War

Institutional racism, state violence and militarism still plague the international community Note: These remarks were delivered at the Virtual 18th Annual Detroit MLK Day Rally...

Global Implications for the United States Political Crisis

Attempted right-wing coup of January 6 has prompted denunciations from throughout the world Peoples and governments across the international spectrum have looked aghast at the...
African American Voters Line Up In Georgia

Georgia Twin Runoff Election Results Fuel Right-wing Unrest

Thousands of Trump supporters attack Capitol building in Washington leaving four dead and many injured A highly contested presidential election on November 3 coupled with...
Sadc Anti Sanctions Demonstration In Solidarity With Zimbabwe

Africa in Review 2020, III: Anti-imperialist Perspectives Essential in Understanding the Way Forward

Neo-Colonialism remains the major obstacle in building Pan-Africanism and Socialism One of the most serious attacks on the anti-colonial and national liberation legacy in Africa...
Afcfta Graphic

Africa in Review 2020, II: AfCFTA Prospects for Addressing the Imperatives of the 21st...

Operationalization of a renewed call for cooperation and integration is needed in the current period Although the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa does...