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    National Memorial Ceremony Norway

    Source: AFRO-Europe The Government of Norway holds a national memorial ceremony in the wake of the attacks 22 July on the Government buildings and on Utøya. The ceremony takes place in Oslo Spektrum on Sunday 21...

    Jamaica to Quit British Monarchy

    Jamaica 'to cut ties with British monarchy' (ALJAZEERA) New prime minister says country will establish itself as a republic and break ties with former colonial power. Jamaica's new prime minister has said that it is time for...

    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...

    ChristianityToday.com Launches New Site Design

    Christianity Today, a nonprofit global ministry recently debuted the new design of ChristianityToday.com, the website for Christianity Today magazine, with new features and a clean, fresh look. The new website boasts a simpler layout,...

    How are Black Europeans Progressing?

    VIDEO: London MP talks black life in UK, Europe An EXCLUSIVE interview with UK Member of Parliament, David Lammy, who represents the London area where riots sparked last July. Topics include problems facing people of...

    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...

    Canada Honours Slave “Underground Railroad”

    Source: Al Jazeera An 'underground railroad' that helped US slaves escape to Canada in the 19th century is still celebrated today, more than 200 years later, in the town of Buxton, Ontario. The network of people...

    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),...

    Survival of the fastest: Why descendants of slaves will take the medals in the...

    Olympic legend Michael Johnson says a ‘superior athletic gene’ in the descendants of West African slaves means black American and Caribbean sprinters will command the sport at the London Games. The Olympic gold medallist and...

    Meet the Need Goes National with Web-Based Management Tool to Connect Churches, Ministry Needs

    Meet the Need, an advanced Internet-based solution for uniting churches and ministries to serve those in need in the congregation, community and beyond, is launching nationwide in partnership with some of the largest churches...

    Should Marijuana be Legalized – The American Debate

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    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...

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