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ACLU Urges UN to Address US Police Brutality

NEW YORK – The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has released a statement demanding, along with a coalition of 600 other human rights groups, that the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) hold a special meeting to address US police brutality. The goal, a global response to the issue, comes in hope of finding the U.S. in violation of international …

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Investing in Africa’s health-care & STEM workers can help fight next pandemic

As industrialized economies start to see Covid-19 cases decline, the threat the coronavirus poses to much of Africa will soon become front and center. This is certainly not the first time a disease or virus has drawn attention to the vulnerabilities of health systems in the global south. However, the truly worldwide nature of the Covid-19 pandemic offers an opportunity …

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Why the United States must teach Black History at Elementary School level

Author of this piece, Idrissa N. Snider The real story of African people, being stripped from their native civilizations, cultural customs and practices to build the wealth flowing in America through the most egregious form of systemic economic and social abuse, is nearly non-existent in the American classroom. With the recent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd …

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Wanna learn about racism in America? Don’t watch “The Help”, watch these

Hello, and welcome to your first of many lessons in learning about racial inequality in the United States. As protests erupt, sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of police and fueled by years of systemic racism, you may be looking for resources to help you better understand why black folks are upset, angry, tired, fed up, sad, emotionally drained and …

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Protests spread in Senegal over Covid-19 lockdown restrictions

Senegal’s government on Thursday relaxed a dawn-to-dusk curfew as protests spread in the capital Dakar over lockdown restrictions to fight the spread of Coronavirus. Since Tuesday there have been series of violent protests in the holy city of Touba and Darkar as protesters burnt tyres, blocked roads, torched an ambulance, and looted office buildings. Senegal’s economy has been hard hit …

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Ghana: Supreme Court orders EC to provide legal basis for refusing old voter IDs

The Supreme Court has ordered the Electoral Commission (EC ) to provide the legal basis why it decided to refuse to accept the existing voters’ identification card as a form of identification in the upcoming mass voters registration exercise. A seven-member panel of the Supreme Court, presided over by the Chief Justice, Justice Anin Yeboah, gave the order Thursday, June …

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GoFundMe set up for George Floyd raises over $11m within a week

A GoFundMe campaign that was set up by the family of George Floyd after his death has raised over $11 million within a week, surpassing its $1,500,000 goal. Floyd passed away on May 25 after former Minneapolis cop, Derek Chauvin, was filmed kneeling on his neck for several minutes during an arrest, despite the deceased pleading he could not breathe. The crowdfunding campaign, which was …

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George Floyd’s son visits site where dad was killed: ‘We want justice’

The son of George Floyd addressed a crowd on Wednesday when he visited the scene of his father’s killing alongside other family members and the family’s attorney. Quincy Mason Floyd, who looked emotionally distraught, called for justice for his father and the indictment of the other officers involved in the incident. The Floyd family’s visit to the scene of the incident was …

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Ghanaian-owned Pharmacies looted amid attack on NYPD officers in the Bronx

TREMONT, BRONX — Protests in the Bronx Monday night over the death of George Floyd descended into chaos as small factions of demonstrators looted several stores in the Borough in New York (NY). Good Life Pharmacy is pictured with the blue awning/Photo credit — Tom Kaminski:WCBS Chopper 880 The night began with a peaceful demonstration that originated from Fordham. The …

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