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Andros, Bahamas

No Mining in Andros The Bahamas

By Editors' Choice

Andros Island. Editors Note: We are sharing a petition started by De’Ann Forbes directed to the Bahamas government, Bahamas National Trust, Bahamian enviroment Protection Foundation, Save The Bays and Forfar Field Station. By De’Ann Forbes — For many years our country has been exploited and our natural resources taken from us the Bahamian people. There is no way we the Androsians will sell our rights and the rights of our…

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Vantage Point: China Insults African Diplomats • Inter-generational Damage to Black DNA

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Vantage Point Radio April 27, 2020 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with guests Dr. Iva Carruthers, Kamm Howard and callers. Topics: China Insults African Diplomats, The Inter-generational Damage to Black DNA and The Professor on the Soap Box.

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Africans walk in the "Little Africa" district of Guangzhou, China on Mar. 1, 2018.

‘This Is Discrimination.’ Africans in One of China’s Major Cities Say They Are Targets After a Spike in COVID-19

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), News & Current Affairs

By Hillary Leung, Time — Jay has been locked in his apartment in the southern Chinese megacity of Guangzhou since April 9—when a doctor, local official and a translator delivered a mandatory quarantine order due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order came despite the fact that he hasn’t traveled in three months, is showing no symptoms of the disease and hasn’t come into contact with anyone who has tested positive. The English teacher,…

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Africa

Why Africa’s Industrialization Won’t Look Like China’s

By Editors' Choice

It won’t be able to rely on low-wage manufacturing. By Ndubuisi Ekekwe, Harvard Business Review — China designed and executed a policy that shrank the industrialization process in a mere 25 years — something that many economies took at least a century to do. That redesign has brought immense dislocation in global commerce and industry, enabling China to become one of the world’s leading economies. China’s success has led many African capitals to pursue…

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Trump’s Trade War and the Emerging Corporatist-Fascist State

Trump’s Trade War and the Emerging Corporatist-Fascist State

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Anthony DiMaggio, Counter Punch — President Donald Trump’s fit over China speaks to the rise of neofascism in American politics, at a time when neither Congress nor the courts are showing any interest in rolling back presidential power. Trump’s unique brand of neofascism first emerged in the form of his attempt to crack down on journalistic critics for “treason,” and via the onset of his white ethno-nationalist, which he declared via…

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Maxine Waters

Rep. Waters to American Farmers: Denounce Donald Trump & His Lies!

By News & Current Affairs

WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) released a statement in response to the escalation of Donald Trump’s trade war with China. Donald Trump announced last week that he will impose an additional 10 percent tariff on $300 billion worth of Chinese imports on top of the 25 percent tariffs already imposed on $250 billion in Chinese imports.1 China has threatened retaliation.2 Major stock indexes posted large losses the following day,3…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

What Goes Up, Must Come Down, but When?

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — President Barack Obama and his team masterfully designed an economic recovery from the George W Bush-induced Great Recession of 2008. The man who now leads our country inherited the Obama recovery and claims credit for our robust economy whenever he opens his mouth. There are signs that the ten-year expansion is slowing, and that our 45th President may be squandering the gift President Obama gave him….

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New friendship or new colonialism?

The Caribbean Must Play Its China Card Wisely

By Commentaries/Opinions

The growing competition between Washington and Beijing for influence offers opportunity and perils. By Mac Margolis, Bloomberg — In his recent swing through Latin America, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had some stern words for regional leaders about Chinese bearing gifts. “Malign practices,” “predatory loans,” envoys toting “bags full of money” to bribe officials: Such were the hazards of consorting with the would-be mandarins of the Americas, he said…

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Mount Kenya peeks out from the clouds beyond a garlic farm in Embaringo, Kenya

China’s relationship with Africa is illustrated by garlic tensions

By Editors' Choice

Farmers say Beijing’s growing presence in Kenya is having a negative impact on their lives, culture, and ability to make ends meet. By Ismail Einashe, NBC News — EMBARINGO, Kenya — On a sticky morning on the slopes of Mount Kenya, Solomon Wambogo Munyua sprinkles water on the long and sturdy green shoots of the garlic crop he planted in January. His farm is just one-eighth of an acre, perched…

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Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo and China’s President Xi Jinping at the 2018 summit in Beijing.

Ties between African countries and China are complex. Understanding this matters

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Yu-Shan Wu, Chris Alden and Cobus van Staden, The Conversation — The complex relationship between Africa and China has become even more complicated this year. Initially, 2018 was set to reaffirm the bond through the latest Forum on China-Africa Cooperation summit held in Beijing in September. The summit delivered its usual pageant of African leaders, side deals, and the announcement of a USD$60 billion financing package. The year also saw the recurrence of misgivings about…

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