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CT’s first Black chief public defender embraces work ahead

TaShun Bowden-Lewis’ hour-long drive to and from her Hartford office might include time spent soaking in the soulful expeditions of musical icons Anita Baker and Mary J. Blige or strategizing on the phone with a colleague about what division unit needs an expansion.  “If I Ruled The World” by Nas and Lauryn Hill could also […]

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Inside Russia’s “Filtration Camps” in Eastern Ukraine

Content This content can also be viewed on the site it originates from. On the morning of April 13th, forty-seven days after Russia began its siege of the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, a man in his early twenties whom I’ll call Taras heard his dog barking in the front yard. Two days earlier . […]

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Jeff Bezos, Black Lives Matter and Whole Foods: What Not to Do

The world of work is evolving rapidly, challenging old norms about the lines between our professional and personal lives. Collisions pitting employees’ values against those of their employers are inevitable. If not properly managed, they can put a company—and its in-house lawyers—in a tough spot: defending a position that they really don’t want to defend. […]

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Iran’s supreme leader breaks silence on protests, blames US

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei responded publicly on Monday to the biggest protests in Iran in years, breaking weeks of silence to condemn what he called “rioting” and accuse the U.S. and Israel of planning the protests. Khamenei said he was “heartbroken” by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini […]

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Atlanta Hawks ‘See It, Be It’ panel for Neighborhood Heroes

The group participated in the Atlanta Hawks' professional panel. ATLANTA — Hip hop star Lil Durk's foundation Neighborhood Heroes brought a cohort of boys to Atlanta to show them the sky's the limit. Thirty boys traveled from the south side of Chicago to immerse themselves in different careers available within the sports and entertainment industry. […]


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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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ARE THE TAX REGIMES IN AFRICA STIFLING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ON THE CONTINENT?

Tax regimes on the African continent vary from country to country. With Nigeria having one of the highest corporate tax rate of 30% ,  it compares relatively better on the Value Added Tax, at 7.5% compared to Madagascar and Morroco which both have some of the highest rates on the continent at 20% while Cameroon […]

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A Brief History of Kenya; East Africa’s Sleeping Giant

Kenya is an East African nation whose name originated from the traditional name of the Mt Kenya or Kirinyaga which is the county’s tallest mountain. The earliest inhabitants of Kenya were hunter-gatherers but from about 2,000 BC herders came to the region. Then from about 800 AD Arabs sailed to Kenya. Some settled and intermarried […]

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WHY REAL AFRICAN HISTORY IS LACKING IN AFRICAN CLASSES

In the spirit of the dedicated Black history month of February, attention has gone to the need for more Afro-centered history curriculum in African classes, something that has been missing across the board in Africa and the diaspora. Worth noting, is the fact that it’s not a coincidence that no real intellectual discourse and dispensation […]

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THE REAL IMPEDIMENT TO AFRICAN UNITY

Since the establishment of the organization of African Unity on 25th May, 1963 with the headquarters in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, the quest for African unity has been an elusive goal not just at the regional and national level but even at the interpersonal levels as evident in different institutions. From the inside, looking outward, it […]

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Strengthening the Relations Between Africa and the Caribbean

With a prolonged period of the absence of strong ties between Africa and the Caribbean owing to the matter of colonialization and the consequences after, the goal to forge better and strong relations is at the heart of many Africans on the continent and in the Caribbean. The leadership mainly in West African nations such […]

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