Trinidad and Tobago is the Caribbean’s most developed country 868 shares

Photo: Wiki CC The United Nations Development Program releases the Human Development Index annually to highlight the status of the world. In the 2018 Index, the UN agency states that there has been considerable progress in development in the world, but this has been marred by consistent disparities and deprivations. It sampled 189 countries in the world, including 33 countries from Latin America and the Caribbean. MORE ABOUT THIS 6 Caribbean books you should read at least once in your lifetime 8 African heroes who led massive slave rebellions in the…

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Read the anti-gun violence essay by this 13-yr-old girl who was later killed by a stray bullet

13 year-old anti-gun advocate Sandra Parks was hit by a stray bullet while watching TV in her bedroom Eighth-grader Sandra Parks’ essay about senseless gun violence in her home city of Milwaukee and across the United States and the effects it has on children earned her the third position in her school district’s Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest. Two years down the line, she unfortunately and tragically fell victim to the same thing she was campaigning against; gun violence. According to WISN, Parks’ was hit by a stray bullet while…

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The first mass emancipation of slaves started today in 1775, but came at a huge price

abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia, April 19, 1866. Photo: Wiki CC Before President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Declaration, America experienced the first mass emancipation in 1775, thanks to one John Murray, Earl of Dunmore who was the royal governor in Virginia. Dunmore set to emancipate black slaves but on one condition: they had to fight for the British. Earl of Dunmore. Photo: Wiki CC MORE ABOUT THIS Granville Town – not Freetown – was the world’s first settlement for freed slaves in Sierra Leone Frederick Douglass Escaped…

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Celebrating African immigrants who have risen above the odds to win U.S. midterms

The American dream has been a mission for many and it was almost cut short, thanks to policies instituted under President Donald Trump’s government. But even so, many of African descent have had to face many challenges including racism and Islamophobia to fulfil their dreams, including representing people from their states and neighbourhoods in the Senate and the Congress. In last night’s midterm elections, two Americans of African descent beat the odds to be among the first people to be elected into Congress in American history. MORE ABOUT THIS These…

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These 4 black women made history in the 2018 U.S. midterm elections

Some results of the U.S. midterm elections have come in and quite a number of black people have won different seats. In Florida, Ron DeSantis defeated Andrew Gillum, who was vying to become the first black governor of the Sunshine State. In Georgia, where Democrat Stacey Abrams is running against Republican Brian Kemp, the votes are still being counted. This has been considered one of the most controversial elections after the passing an ‘exact match’ policy, which requires voter details to match information on the state’s database. The consequence is the cancellation of…

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Alibaba to build Africa’s first digital economy

Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Alibaba Group co-founder Jack Ma during the launch of the Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP) in Kigali Rwandan President Paul Kagame has launched Africa’s first Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP) with the help of Chinese multinational technology conglomerate and the world’s largest e-commerce platform operator Alibaba Group to engage small businesses in electronic cross-border trade. Alibaba will support Rwanda’s economic development by working with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) to help Rwandan SMEs sell their products, including coffee and handcrafts, to the more than half…

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Israel turns to Ghana to back its bid for a seat at the African Union

Ghana’s president Akufo Addo and Israeli PM Netanyahu Israel has called on the Ghanaian government to back its bid for an observer status in the African Union (AU), which it lost in 2002 when the former Organisation of African Union (OAU) was dissolved and replaced by the AU. The request was made to Ghana’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, who is in Jerusalem on an official visit at the invitation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. According to Avraham Neguise, an Ethiopian Jew and Chairman of…

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Trump critics receive explosive devices

The Truth Report Article #1:   The double standards of White America by Minko Yakaba.   If a person don’t see that the stream of bombs sent to Trumps opponents are connected to Trumps behavior, attitude and hate speech, they are very disconnected to reality. If a man can yell fire in a move theater and get arrested, Trump should definitely be held accountable for his supporters when they follow his instructions .  ( The Court ruled unanimously that the First Amendment, though it protects freedom of expression, does not…

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Several Mysterious Deaths In Cuyahoga County Jail, Cleveland, Ohio,

After several mysterious deaths in a local jail, this judge is taking a shocking stance on jail sentences. Here’s why.  6 people have died at Cuyahoga County Jail in Cleveland, Ohio, in only four months’ time. Judge Michael L. Nelson Sr. is fed up and now he’s taking a stand. Judge Nelson is refusing to send low-level offenders who have committed less serious crimes to the jail.“Six deaths means the jail is unsafe,” Judge Nelson told the New York Times in an interview. Judge Nelson isn’t new to taking a stand…

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What Rosenstein’s ouster would mean for Mueller

By DARREN SAMUELSOHN and JOSH GERSTEIN 09/24/2018 06:23 PM EDT Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More than Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s job will be on the line when he meets with President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday. Also in the balance will be the fate of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. The ouster of Rosenstein — who serves as Mueller’s direct supervisor — would subject the special counsel’s probe to new uncertainty and, critics fear, new restrictions on Mueller’s investigation into ties between Russia and the 2016 Trump…

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