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06.08.2018

Africa, a history to rediscover. 7 – Kimpa Vita, the African Joan of Arc

Africa, a history to rediscover. 7 – Kimpa Vita, the African Joan of Arc

Born between 1684 and 1686, Kimpa Vita was the fruit of a miraculous union. After the struggle of Queen Nzingha Mbande against colonialism and slavery, in 1666 another king named M’vita Kanga tried to free his people from the Portuguese. However, the rebellion ended very badly, as the Europeans possessed better weapons… »

06.08.2018

Africa, a history to rediscover. 6 – The Realm of the Congo, Queen Nzingha and the struggle against colonialism and slavery

Africa, a history to rediscover. 6 – The Realm of the Congo, Queen Nzingha and the struggle against colonialism and slavery

Africa is a land of internal migration, as it has been the case for every continent on earth. The Bakongo people arrived in the region of the river Congo as part of the first Bantù migration, bringing with them the practice agriculture and iron working. The Bakongo people were fascinated… »

06.08.2018

Africa, a history to rediscover. 5 – The Ghanaian Empire

Africa, a history to rediscover. 5 – The Ghanaian Empire

The Ghanaian Empire was after the Kingdom of Kush the largest empire of sub-Saharan Africa and one of the largest that Africa has ever known. At the time of its greatest expansion (X-XI centuries) it included current-day Sudan, Niger, Senegal, Mali and Mauritania and reached the gates of the Sahara. Like many… »

06.08.2018

Population and the Environment

Population and the Environment

By John Scales Avery One hopes that human wisdom and ethics will continue to grow, but unlimited growth of population and industry on a finite earth is a logical impossibility. Today we are pressing against the… »

05.08.2018

Emilio Gutiérrez Soto’s Fight for Asylum and a Free Press

Emilio Gutiérrez Soto’s Fight for Asylum and a Free Press

Emilio Gutiérrez Soto, a journalist who fled certain assassination in his native Mexico, has just been released from an immigrant detention center in Texas. He and his son Oscar were detained by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) last December, two months after Emilio received an award from the National… »

03.08.2018

Ethics and Art UK. Artists remove their work for Arms Dealer funded exhibition

Ethics and Art UK. Artists remove their work for Arms Dealer funded exhibition

According to an article written by Javier Pes, for Artnet August 2, 2018,  “Artists Dramatically Remove Their Work From London’s Design Museum to Protest Its Decision to Host an Arms Dealer “Artist are harshly criticizing the London museum’s response to the uproar over its decision to host… »

02.08.2018

A Threat to Global Democracy:

A Threat to Global Democracy:

How Facebook & Surveillance Capitalism Empower Authoritarianism “Black Elevation.” “Mindful Being.” “Resisters.” “Aztlan Warriors.” Those are the names of some of the accounts removed from Facebook and Instagram Tuesday after Facebook uncovered a plot to covertly influence the midterm elections. The tech giant said 32 fake accounts and Facebook pages… »

25.07.2018

Face 2 Face with Flavia Fontes

Face 2 Face with Flavia Fontes

On this show we speak with filmmaker Flavia Fontes. We discuss  her unusual process and journey in making a documentary about former Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa. “Our President: Rafael Correa” is the story of a man who dreamed of ending poverty in his country and about the challenges he faced transforming Ecuador. »

24.07.2018

For the White Woman Who Wants to Know How to be My Friend: A Black Feminist Guide to Interracial Solidarity

For the White Woman Who Wants to Know How to be My Friend: A Black Feminist Guide to Interracial Solidarity

Posted on November 1, 2016 by Claire  in Afrofemina from a text in Sister Outrider A brief foreword: this is the conclusion to my series of essays on race and the feminist movement. Parts… »

22.07.2018

Research shows four in five experts cited in online news are men

Research shows four in five experts cited in online news are men

Laura Jones, King’s College London for The Conversation Who gets to speak? Who do we listen to? And whose opinions do we respect? These questions are always important, but even more so now, as the UK faces an uncertain future, and political leaders need to make some tough… »

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