Category: Local Monitor News

A Healthy Africa- What Story Does That Tell?

2020 has been a year of growth and clarity for African people across the globe. Are we recognizing the power that we have collectively? Do we understand that it is our time to lead? Let us take a moment to reflect on some very important facts. The African Institute for Development Policy (AIDP) released a

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Logging Efforts on Ancestral Land Pit Community Against Economic Interests

Dr. Boli Baboule Zachée, 74, wanted to spend his retirement in his ancestral land, the Ebo Forest zone,  Instead, he was forced to spend his 19-year retirement in Cameroon’s cosmopolitan capital city of Yaounde, dozens of miles away. His experience echoes those of people in 40 communities that make up the Banen indigenous group—which originated

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What does being Tired mean? – The struggle for racial justice in America

57 years have passed since the historical civil rights gathering at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. In that moment, the words of Martin Luther King Jr. echoed across crowds of passionate organizers from across America. The dream was equality and justice for all Americans, today we march on for the same cause. “Systemized oppression

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VIDEO: Talk Show Host Wilmer Leon Warns: Don’t Write Off Trump

Nationally syndicated talk show host and author Wilmer Leon believes despite what most political polls are saying and making history at their convention, Democrats still face an uphill battle to defeat President Donald J. Trump in November’s election. The host of Sirius/XM’s “Inside The Issues” says there are flaws in Democrats’ political strategy and the

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What is up for debate, what is not? – Critical thinking and conscious conversation

One of the most outstanding scenes in the film, “The Great Debaters, portrays a monumental moment in American history. A confident and raged African American woman stands at a podium addressing a predominately white audience about quality education and opportunity for her people. “…but my opponent says today is not the day, for whites and

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VIDEO: The Scoop from ESPN’s Jackson

ESPN national columnist and essay writer Robert “Scoop” Jackson began noticing how pro athletes—especially young NBA stars—started lifting their voices to address civil rights concern by using their platform in professional sports about four years ago, which was roughly the same time that NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick began protesting police brutality against black men by

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Rioters Deck Cop With Skateboard in Violent Chicago Protests

Chicago’s summer of unrest because of strained relations between the police and minorities continued unabated this past weekend, with protesters clashing with authorities and police releasing videos of those who looted high-end stores in the city’s core earlier in the week. The latest dust-up took place near downtown Saturday, when clashes broke out between marchers

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