Harvard Creates Fund to Redress Its Ties to Slavery

Harvard University is committing $100 million to study and redress its ties to slavery, the university’s president announced Tuesday, and with that money will create an endowed “Legacy of Slavery Fund,” which will continue researching and memorializing that history, working with descendants of Black and Native American people enslaved at Harvard, as well as their…

US Media Neglecting Impact of Controversial DACA Decision on African Communities

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) has been a topic of controversial discussions for the last few years. While the topic remains important, recently its been overshadowed by other subjects. Even so, the impact of a decision by a US federal judge who declared the program illegal has thrown the future of thousands…

Ethiopia’s Tigray Conflict Is Dominating Africa Headline News

  Tensions in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region have gone from talking about the potential for conflict into what is now the aftermath of a war between the country’s federal government in Addis Ababa and the regional government in Tigray. An estimated six million people live in the Tigray region.  Since fighting began on November 4,…

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If Trump’s Africa Strategy Is A Failure — What Would Biden Do If He Wins?

  The United States is less than four months away from the election that would determine control of not just the Senate and the House which make up the legislative branch of the American government, but also control of the executive branch, the White House. As the coronavirus rages, and as protests over the mistreatment…

The George Floyd Matter — Local Issue, Global Consequences

The recent tragic death of George Floyd, another black victim of police brutality in America, shook the world. Although occurring amidst arguably the deadliest pandemic in modern history, the coronavirus, news of his death stirred up a lot of emotions across the globe. These emotions led to protests throughout all 50 states in America, and…

As George Floyd Protests Rock U.S., Africans Vent about Inequality

On American TV, CNN’s Brianna Keiler summed up, better than anyone, what is taking place in the United States following the May 25 killing of George Floyd. You are watching America’s reckoning, the anchor of CNN’s mid-day Newsroom program narrated. She went to list the many unprecedented changes that have occurred, so quickly, some of…

The Transformation of Africa Post-Independence: Malcolm Newton

Today we bring to you Part 3 of Africa Agenda’s Celebration of World Press Freedom Day in 2019: A discussion about media issues impacting journalists in the African continent.  Greetings to our all of guests in the United States and around the world.  Lessons to be learned: Students must learn the ethics of the profession…

2020 World Press Freedom Day Celebration

The 2020 World Press Freedom Day is on Saturday, May 3. This day is mandated by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) as a day to put press freedom issues into focus — to educate our communities about the important contribution that free and independent media plays in society.  As an organization, we’ve had…

Coverage of Colorado’s Africans Reflects Its Importance in US Politics

From Westword magazine -September 6, 2018 Candidates Fight for Immigrant Support in the 6th Congressional District Race From Colorado Public Radio -September 8, 2018 CD6 Has Stubbornly Stood By Coffman. Are Changing Demographics, And Jason Crow, Enough To Beat Him? From Denverite -September 11, 2018 Aurora’s Ethiopian community is divided over November’s election From CNN…