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‘Black Sports’ and ‘Our Sports’ Magazines

For all photos, click to enlarge While doing photo research for Tuesday’s blog entry about Dick Allen, I came across this shot of him on the cover of the August 1974 issue of a magazine called Black Sports. I almost . . .


US soldier Gordon Black pleads partially guilty in court while being detained in Russia, local media reports

U.S. Army service member Gordon Black, who has been detained in Russia since early May, pleaded partially guilty to charges of theft during the second hearing of his ongoing trial in the Primorsky Court, Russian media reported Monday. Black, 35, admitted to theft, but he did not admit to the charges of assault or threat […]


Pulisic: Time for USA to ‘prove ourselves’ at Copa América

Jeff Carlisle, U.S. soccer correspondentJun 21, 2024, 06:00 PM ET Close Jeff Carlisle covers MLS and the U.S. national team for ESPN FC. DALLAS -- Christian Pulisic said the experience gained by the U.S. men's national team . . .


Harnessing community-led structural reform in the U.S. housing sector for disaster resilience in Black communities

Climate change and its related disasters have brought a new set of risks to homeowners, renters and the value of property—but also a chance for change. The multiple challenges posed by these disasters offer an opportunity to reevaluate our housing policy, especially concerning making traditional housing markets more effective and inclusive. Among the many sectors […]


US sanctions Kaspersky Lab executives over ‘cooperation’ with Russian intelligence

“Today’s action against the leadership of Kaspersky Lab underscores our commitment to ensure the integrity of our cyber domain and to protect our citizens against malicious cyber threats,” said Brian E. Nelson, Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence . . .

Africa/Kenya News


Are You Safe from Online Scams? Learn How to Shield Yourself

Online scams are evolving at a worrying pace, challenging even the most seasoned IT and online security professionals. Some of these experts have even admitted to falling prey to cybercrime themselves, which means that no one, regardless of profession or social standing, is safe. A comprehensive survey conducted by Mimecast in 2023, encompassing the insights […]


Rand Water Begins Infrastructure Maintenance Tomorrow

Rand Water implements Proactive Extensive Maintenance to improve reliability and Efficiency of Its Water Infrastructure. Rand Water, the largest bulk water utility in Africa and one of the largest in the world, providing bulk potable water to more than 11 million people in Gauteng, parts of Mpumalanga, the Free State and North West – an […]


Why is AI Risk Management Essential for Your Business?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly becoming embedded in our everyday lives, from the apps we use, to search engines, facial recognition, smart devices in our homes, and more. However, while AI has many applications and benefits, and businesses are exploring its use in a variety of ways, there is also a level of risk involved, […]


TECNO’s Magic Skin Introduces Enchantment to Its Smartphones

Adding style as well as practical functions, TECNO’s Magic Skin is an innovative phone material included in its newer models. SPARK 20P, Magic Skin Green While hard-wearing plastic or glass have traditionally been the materials of choice for the back covers of smartphones, TECNO, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer with operations in over 70 global markets […]


How to Master Employee Communication Amid Strikes & Protests

During times of crisis, it is crucial for organizations to focus on engaging and communicating effectively with their employees. This becomes even more important with the increased tensions and protests surrounding South Africa’s elections. Organizations facing challenges like insecurity, water, and energy shortages, along with ongoing protests, need to make sure their workforce stays united […]

Blog Highlights


Infatuation with English Soccer

The growing infatuation with English football in Africa; can the sport foster unity amongst the sports fans and citizenry at large? Since the inception of television in Sub Saharan Africa around the 1970s, the love for European sports like soccer, rugby and volleyball spread across the continent. Among those sports, soccer stands out with the […]

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Exclusion of Africa from the Global Economic Architecture

In 1944, as the world grappled with the aftermath of World War II, delegates from 44 allied nations convened at the Bretton Woods Conference to establish a new international economic order. This conference led to the creation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), institutions that have […]


The Legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers

In the aftermath of the Civil War, the United States Army formed several all-African American regiments, among which the most renowned were the Buffalo Soldiers. The nickname "Buffalo Soldiers" was bestowed upon these soldiers by Native American tribes, particularly the Cheyenne, who respected their combat skills and bravery. This moniker referenced both their dark, curly […]


The Ancient Libraries of Timbuktu: Guardians of African Heritage

Timbuktu, often referred to as the "City of 333 Saints," is not only a symbol of Islamic scholarship but also a beacon of African heritage and knowledge preservation. Located in present-day Mali, Timbuktu flourished during the 13th to 17th centuries under the Mali Empire and later the Songhai Empire. The city's ancient libraries and manuscripts […]


The Cosby Show and the Problem of Representation of the Black Middle-Class Family: A Social Psychological Perspective

The Cosby Show, a groundbreaking sitcom from the 1980s, holds a significant place in television history for its portrayal of a successful, educated, and loving African American family. While it is celebrated for challenging racial stereotypes and presenting a positive image of Black family life, it also perpetuates other stereotypes related to gender, age, and […]


King Afonso I of Kongo: A Voice Against the Atlantic Slave Trade and enslavement of Africans

King Afonso I of Kongo, born Nzinga Mbemba, was a remarkable leader whose reign from 1506 to 1543 was marked by efforts to modernize his kingdom and curb the horrors of the Atlantic slave trade. His reign occurred during a pivotal period in African history, when European powers were establishing footholds on the continent, initiating […]

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