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Iraqi Youth Use Hip Hop Music to Ignite Hope in Their War-Torn Environment

Source: Aljazeera Iraqi youth find new outlet in rap By combining folklore with western-style beats, Iraqi youth have created their own form of hip-hop music. Read more on Aljazeera   Read more on Aljazeera

What’s Happening to Nigerian Women in Italy?

Source: ALJAZEERA Every year thousands of West Africans migrate to Europe in search of a better life. But for some, that search will end in tragedy as they fall victim to organised crime gangs. In one area of southern Italy, thousands...

Ben’s Chili Bowl Debuts New Location at Reagan National Airport

The legendary Ben's Chili Bowl restaurant opened a new location at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Virginia on July 23. The newly opened Ben's Chili Bowl is located in the DCA B/C Terminal pre-security area. "He would be very...

Black German Musicians Unite to Fight Racism

Synopsis:  At the centre of this film are musicians Ade Bantu, D-Flame and Mamadee. When Ade was 15 years old his father was murdered in Nigeria. Following that he moved to Cologne with his German mother and siblings. When...

Blacks In Europe: Hans Massaquoi

Hans Massaquoi, the former managing editor of Ebony magazine who wrote the distinctive memoir "Destined to Witness: Growing up Black in Nazi Germany", has died.  His son said Massaquoi died Saturday (Jan. 19, 2013), on his 87th birthday, in...

NYC Luxury Clothing Store Agrees to a $525,000 Racial Profiling Settlement

The attorney general of New York, Eric Schneiderman, has announced a settlement between the state and luxury clothing chain Barneys over the latter’s use of racial profiling in its store’s loss-prevention efforts. The settlement follows a nine-month investigation, and...

TBN’s Church Channel Network Offers Worship and Ministry Programs 24-7

What if there was a special television channel that carried all the best church and ministry programs featuring the most respected Christian leaders? And what if that channel was available around the clock to comfort, inspire, and challenge viewers...

DMV Region: National Summit on Non-Violence

D.C. Resident Dr. Stephanie E. Myers, and Virginia Delegate Daun S. Hester, Co-Chairs of Black Women for Positive Change are urging D.C., Virginia and Maryland residents to attend the National Summit on Non-Violence, Aug. 23, at Metropolitan AME Church,...

Blacks in Europe: Fate of the Afro-Turks

In 2006 Mustafa Olpak founded the Association of Afro-Turks to raise awareness and combat the erosion of the African presence in the history of the Turks. “Nobody speaks about us, otherwise, if they were to tell our story, they...

Helen Grant First Black Female Conservative Minister in the UK

David Cameron's Conservative Party has quietly made history by electing the first woman of African descent to British Parliament. Helen Grant, whose father is Nigerian, practiced family law in private practice before winning her seat to represent one of...

The Powerlist 2013: Britain’s Most Influential Blacks and Europe’s Most Powerful Black People

The Powerlist 2013 featuring Britain’s most influential black people and a extra list of 30 most influential black people in Europe has been released. Architect David Adjaye is number one this year on the list of Britain's most influential...

What is the Reality Like for Black Children Growing Up in Italy

Source: Afro-Europe-International Blog To be black and Italian at the same time is a new reality the Italian society is still struggling to accept. Adoption and increase in the number of mixed marriages between Italians and Africans are gradually leading...

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