African

Unprecedented Refugee March Sweeps Tel Aviv

December 23, 2013

On Saturday, December 21st, an unprecedented demonstration took place in Tel Aviv when thousands of African Asylum seekers marched through the city. The previous Sunday, a group of 150 refugees left the open-air prison Israel has newly constructed in the Negev Desert and began marching towards Jerusalem. After marching for two days through Be’er Sheva…

Racism in Israel

October 19, 2013
About 60,000 African migrants have arrived in Israel since 2006, fleeing unrest in their home countries. But upon arrival in the ostensibly democratic country, the migrants have faced intense persecution and have been branded as “infiltrators” by right-wing politicians and activists.

The Rise of Chinese Influence in Africa

August 5, 2013

Leonce Ndikumana: China invests in building Africa’s infrastructure, but fails to employ local labor

LA Holds Weeklong Protest Demanding Justice For Trayvon Martin

July 29, 2013

The discontent of African American community especially the youth, erupted because of the Zimmerman not guilty verdict but reflects systemic bias in the criminal justice system

“Dream Defenders” Occupy Florida State Capital Demanding End to “Stand Your Ground” Law

July 26, 2013

Activists are demanding a repeal of the notorious Stand Your Ground legislation and an end to racial profiling and the “school to prison pipeline”

Mass Protests in North America

July 23, 2013
Rev. Curtis Gatewood: Senate bill would make it harder for college students, low income households to vote, as GOP-controlled legislature aims to revive Jim Crow practices

Obama in Africa

June 25, 2013
Emira Woods: Obama administration needs a new approach to trade and investment and should move away from policies that favor the extraction of African resources and the militarization of the continent