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One of reggae’s most important voices, Bunny Wailer, has died at the age of 73. The musician, from Kingston, Jamaica, was a founding member of The Wailers alongside his childhood friend, Bob Marley. Together, they achieved international fame with reggae classics like Simmer Down and Stir It Up, before Wailer left to go solo in […]

A lone person walks the empty streets in Kensington Market in Toronto on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette Published Saturday, January 16, 2021 9:46AM EST Ontario has announced it is extending nearly all emergency orders in the province for an additional 30 days. The government made the announcement on Saturday morning, saying […]

Marcus Garvey Jr., the eldest son of Marcus Mosiah Garvey, the late leader of the Pan-Africanism movement who rose to hero status in his native Jamaica, has died in Wellington at the age of 90. He died on Tuesday after a multi-year battle with Alzheimer’s, according to The Gleaner newspaper of Jamaica, which first reported […]

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari don send im condolences to di goment and pipo of Ghana on top di death of dia former President, Jerry Rawlings. President Buhari say; “di entire African continent go miss di wonderful qualities of Ghana great leader.” Ghana Jerry Rawlings don die – Dis na how im death happun Ghana pastor […]

More than 100 men, women, and children were taken away from the coves of West Cork to the slave markets of North Africa. At that time the population consisted chiefly of Irish and settlers from England who had arrived some years earlier to work in the lucrative pilchard fishery under lease from the O’Driscoll chieftain, […]

Frederick “Toots” Hibbert, frontman of the pioneering reggae outfit Toots and the Maytals and one of the greatest voices in popular music, died Friday evening at the age of 77. “It is with the heaviest of hearts to announce that Frederick Nathaniel ‘Toots’ Hibbert passed away peacefully tonight, surrounded by his family at the University […]

Marcus Garvey Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association form a critical link in black America’s centuries-long struggle for freedom, justice, and equality. As the leader of the largest organized mass movement in black history and progenitor of the modern “black is beautiful” ideal, Garvey is now best remembered as a champion of the back-to-Africa […]

For most of American history, the light-skinned Jesus conjured up by white congregations demanded the preservation of inequality as part of the divine order. By Robert P. Jones, CEO and founder PRRI Over the last several weeks, the United States has engaged in a long-overdue reckoning with the racist symbols of the past, tearing down […]

The name Pedro Camejo might not be so popular in history books or around the world but in Venezuelan history and to the large black community in Venezuela, he is a celebrated figure whose presence as a soldier in the War of Independence moved the nation closer to becoming free. Pedro Camejo, who is called […]

By Jamie Ducharme June 4, 2020 11:30 AM EDT From 2018-2019, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gave more money to the World Health Organization than any entity except the U.S. government. With President Donald Trump cutting ties to the international health agency in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Gates Foundation’s work has […]