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“They have unfortunately and tragically killed innocent civilians.” March 6, 2024, 5:44 PM ET • 4 min read Iran-backed Houthi militants in Yemen killed three civilians aboard a Barbadian and Liberian cargo carrier on Wednesday, marking the group’s first fatal strike on a commercial vessel since it began a string of attacks on key shipping […]

The largest roadblock obstructing the sale of troubled local newspaper chain Black Press has been resolved—but not before the astonishing revelation that the beleaguered company paid a six-figure ransom in January to get its computer servers back from a group of international cybercriminals.

At International Publishers’ 100th anniversary symposium in New York in October, Dr. Gerald Horne announced a research prize for the best new manuscript submitted to International that reflects the links between Indigenous dispossession and slavery/Jim Crow. The Jerry and Flora Horne Scholarship will award $1,000 to the winning applicant. Horne—known for such books as

By Special to the AFRO A distinguished panel of nine international jurists has released its detailed final verdict finding the United States guilty of genocide against Black, Brown, and Indigenous peoples.  The jury found the United States guilty on five counts, based on testimony and documents presented at last October’s historic human-rights tribunal held in […]

The business case for diversity has never been stronger but to reap its benefits we also need equity and inclusion. In 2021, Yara’s Black Talent Initiative embarked on the road to eliminating racial discrimination and making Yara a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others in […]

Sidley represented Carlstar Group LLC (Carlstar) in its US$296 million acquisition by Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) (Titan). Carlstar is a global manufacturer and distributor of specialty tires and wheels for a variety of end-market verticals, including outdoor power equipment, power sports, trailers, and small to midsize agricultural and construction equipment. Titan is a global […]

As a black American woman and international development professional, my first thought when I am deployed is: “how do they perceive and treat black people there? Will I be safe?” Fortunately, I have yet to experience any overt acts of racism while overseas. However, I only needed to engage with one seasoned white male team […]

North Preston’s Trevor Silver released Trev Black History Volume Four earlier this month. For Black History Month, he uses his clothing brand to feature Black public figures from Nova Scotia and abroad who have done great things, says Silver. Every year, he collaborates with someone new. “This year’s design, I commissioned local Black artist Letitia […]

The black head nod? As a culture, there are just some things we do that need no explanation. It’s just passed down from generation-to-generation, so there’s a general understanding. One of those universal understandings is the “head nod.” In an article published by Work in Progress, a public sociology blog of the American Sociological Association […]

The current uprising against racist police violence first erupted in the U.S., but it has now become an international movement. Thousands of people in more than 40 countries have taken to the streets in a show of solidarity with Black Americans protesting in the U.S. following the vigilante and police murders of

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