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#Garveynomics 2021: Which Way to Economic Empowerment?

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What #Garveynomics 2021: Which Way to Economic Empowerment? Commemorating UN Intl. Day for People of African Descent. 1-2pm – Opening Plenary: Political and Policy Matters 2-3pm – Media Matters: Lessons Learned & Way Forward 4-5pm – Money Matters: Lessons Learned & Way Forward 5-6pm – Parting Thoughts: Dr. Julius Garvey Institute of Caribbean Studies, The Jamaica Diaspora Show, Institute of the Black World 21st Century. When August, 31, 2021, 1-6…

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Black August: 20th Durban Commemoration, UN Permanent Forum & Reparations - Rev. D. Angelique, Dr. Amara C. Enyia JD, Dr. Ron Daniels, Prof. Gay McDougall, Dr. Pauline Muchina, Coumba Toure

Black August: 20th Durban Commemoration, UN Permanent Forum & Reparations

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What Black August: 20th Durban Commemoration, UN Permanent Forum & Reparations To engage a Pan African perspective to update participants on the impact of the 2001 Durban World Conference, UN Decade, Permanent Forum and Way Forward with Economic Priorities and Reparations. Sponsored by Advocacy Network for Africa (AdNA), Africans Rising. Who Rev. D. Angelique Walker-Smith, Chair of the AdNA Pan African Working Group Dr. Amara C. Enyia JD, Permanent Forum…

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The Harlem Hellfighters

The Harlem Hellfighters were war heroes. Then they came home to racism.

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The Harlem Hellfighters were the most celebrated Black regiment in World War I but were largely forgotten after returning to the United States, where they faced racism and discrimination. (via National Archives).  An exceptional unit of Black soldiers who fought in World War I will receive the Congressional Gold Medal. By Precious Fondren, NYT — For most of her life Debra Willett had a vague idea about who her grandfather…

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Black Businesswoman

New study explores wealth habits of well-to-do Black Americans

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The report finds affluent Black/African Americans, investing in the businesses of people they know, and attaining wealth through entrepreneurship. By Jeffrey McKinney, Black Enterprise —  When it comes to their finances, affluent Black/African Americans focus on backing family members, investing in the businesses of people they know, and attaining wealth through entrepreneurship. At the same time, eliminating debt and inadequately preparing and saving for retirement are ongoing obstacles for this…

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Rev. Jesse Jackson

Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks about his and wife’s Covid diagnosis

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In an exclusive telephone conversation from his hospital bed on Sunday, August 22, the renowned civil rights leader expressed his ongoing support for vaccinations while explaining why his wife, Jacqueline, had not received the vaccine. “I have had both my shots,” Rev. Jackson said in the telephone call from Northwestern Memorial Hospital. “My wife did not receive the vaccine because she has pre-existing conditions that were of concern.” Jackson maintained…

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Taliban fighters stand guard alongside a road near the Zanbaq Square in Kabul on Aug. 16 after taking power in Afghanistan.

The U.S. replicated crucial flaws from the past in Afghanistan

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The Afghan government was built on corruption for more than a century. The Taliban exploited it. By Ali A. Olomi, The Washington Post — President Biden made the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan a central piece of his foreign policy platform, enacting a plan set in motion by former president Donald Trump, who infamously negotiated with the Taliban for a hasty retreat. Yet many analysts were caught unprepared for…

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Sun., Aug. 15 2021: A family eats breakfast in front of homes destroyed the earthquake in Les Cayes, Haiti. (Joseph Odelyn, AP)

Haiti reels as earthquake and Tropical Storm Grace deepen social crisis

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By Global Americans — On Saturday, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake—more powerful than the 7.0 magnitude quake that savaged the country in 2010, killing nearly 200,000 and causing billions of dollars worth of damage—struck Haiti, killing over 2000 people, injuring at least 12,000 more, and leaving hundreds missing. The earthquake has only further battered Haiti—the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere—and its population of over 11 million, already reeling from the…

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The Bagram Airfield base after all U.S. and NATO forces evacuated in the Parwan province of eastern Afghanistan, on July 8, 2021.

More than 750 US military bases remain around the world

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By Patterson Deppen, TomDispatch — It was the spring of 2003 during the American-led invasion of Iraq. I was in second grade, living on a U.S. military base in Germany, attending one of the Pentagon’s many schools for families of servicemen stationed abroad. One Friday morning, my class was on the verge of an uproar. Gathered around our homeroom lunch menu, we were horrified to find that the golden, perfectly crisped French…

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Felisia Thibodeaux, executive director of the Southwest Community Corporation, stands with bags of food she delivers

This SF woman convinced 1,270 people to get vaccinated. Here’s her secret.

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By Michelle Robertson, SFGATE — One thousand two hundred and seventy. It’s a number Felisia Thibodeaux can list off the top of her head. That’s because it’s the number of people she has gotten vaccinated by direct referral so far — and the number keeps growing. Thibodeaux is the executive director of the Southwest Community Corporation, which operates out of the I.T. Bookman Community Center in San Francisco’s Ingleside Heights….

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2 Survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre Arrive in Ghana for Week-Long 'Dream' Trip to Africa

Two survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre arrive in Ghana for week-long ‘Dream’ trip to Africa

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While in Ghana, the siblings will meet government officials, visit historic sites and participate in a traditional naming ceremony. By J.L. Cook, The Root — Viola “Mother” Fletcher and Hughes “Uncle Red” Van Ellis, sibling survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, and their grandchildren were welcomed into Ghana on Saturday to kick off their week-long visit to the African country. According to Paris-based France 24, the trip is part of a…

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Haiti Earthquake 2021

Haiti quake destroyed many churches, shredding a mainstay of support

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“We are the only thing here,” said a cleric in Les Cayes, one of the cities worst hit by the quake. In some towns, not a church was left standing. By Maria Abi-Habib and Andre Paultre, NYT — PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The houses collapsed, the hospitals were damaged, the roads buckled or turned impassable. But it was the earthquake’s destruction of churches across Haiti’s southern peninsula…

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