Changing Street Talk .. PUMPING .. a Revolutionary Reggae Audio Newsletter

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December 7, 2015

The African Heritage Foundation (AHF), in an effort to create an innovative way of knowledge sharing and fund raising, has produced an audio reggae newsletter called “Pumping”. “Pumping” is an 80 minute CD that tells of issues that face the African in the Diaspora, activities hosted by the AHF, events and personalities, which are Afrocentric in content and not featured in any of our regular media outlets.

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Courage in the face of intimidation. Venezuela’s fight against US imperialiasm

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December 5, 2015

When it comes to international politics we should be very aware of the methodologies used when attempting to weaken or overthrow a nationalist-populist government, aggressors will resort to numerous forms of attack in covert operations such as corruption (buying off government supporters),  funding and organizing opposition media, influencing business and trade union organizations, organizing and backing disloyal military officials to violently overthrow the elected government,  paralyzing of strategic sectors of the…

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African Countries Forced by France to Pay Colonial Tax For the Benefits of Slavery and Colonization

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December 2, 2015

By: Mawuna Remarque KOUTONIN Did you know many African countries continue to pay colonial tax to France since their independence till today! When Sékou Touré of Guinea decided in 1958 to get out of french colonial empire, and opted for the country independence, the french colonial elite in Paris got so furious, and in a historic act of fury the french administration in Guinea destroyed everything in the country which represented…

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Black Community Comes Together to Turn ‘Food Desert’ Into a $2 Million Co-Op

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November 22, 2015

For almost two decades, the residents who live in a predominantly African-American Greensboro neighborhood didn’t have a place to shop for food. The community tried to attract the attention of a popular grocery store, but when that plan didn’t work, they decided to open their own store. Last year, New Economy Week reported on this Greensboro community and the people’s plan to create their own grocery supply. The publication recently…

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Black families assume a great debt burden in order to achieve a middle-class lifestyle.

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November 22, 2015

Higher education is beneficial, but it is not a panacea, especially when it comes to closing the wealth gap between whites and people of color. A new study from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis found that while college-educated families typically earn higher incomes and generate more wealth across racial ethnic groups, and higher education may help protect wealth from hard economic times, education does not protect the wealth…

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Kenya: With a Solar Oven, Kenyan Women Bake Their Way to a Better Life

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November 19, 2015

Purity Nyamawi and Azanzi Kifwete demonstrate how they bake cakes using a wooden solar box in Msumarini village, Kilifi County, Kenya. By Leopold Obi Msumarini, Kenya — In this rural village in Kilifi County, on Kenya’s east coast, a group of women run a thriving bakery. On a good day, they make dozens of large cakes and over 100 cupcakes. And they don’t even have a kitchen oven.

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Can One Big Idea Transform Africa? What Do You Think?

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November 14, 2015

On October 21-23, Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economy, as well as Ministers of Agriculture, Rural Development, Trade and Industry and Governors of Central Banks will join business leaders, academia, investment agencies, civil society and global experts in Dakar, Senegal, to discuss the future and transformation of agriculture in Africa.

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Black Farmers Left Out Of New Growing Marijuana Industry.

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November 10, 2015

National support for legalizing marijuana has been growing rapidly. Now legalized in 23 states and the District of Columbia for medical use and four states – Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska – and DC for recreational use, cannabis is big business. Independent analysts have valued the legal industry at $3 billion and rising to $10 billion when including ancillary trades and services. Cassandra Farrington, the co-founder and chief executive of…

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China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa

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November 10, 2015

by Howard W. French Reviewed by Nicolas van de Walle  Howard French, Associate Professor, Columbia Journaliam School. French is an award winning journalist with decades of experience in Africa. French’s second book on Africa, “China’s Second Continent,” was cited as one of the best books of 2014 by the Economist, The Guardian and Foreign Affairs Magazine.  Over one million Chinese citizens have moved to Africa in the last two decades, where they have established a wide array…

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