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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise is the first feature film based on the life and writings of the poet, singer, dancer, memoirist, and activist, presenting interview footage and rare archival photographs and videos.
A recent piece in Hakai Magazine brings much-needed attention to the oldest surviving synagogue in the Americas, Mikvé Israel-Emanuel (or Snoa) located in Willemstad, Curaçao in the Caribbean. Consecrated in 1732, it serves a community that dates back to the 1650s, originally consisting of Jews from the Netherlands and Brazil.
During a Royal Visit of the recently established Black Cultural Archives Centre in Brixton, London, Prince Charles notably acknowledged the "remarkable contribution" black immigrants made to Great Britain, particularly "during the First and Second World Wars."
A number of vivid reports have emerged on migration difficulties for Africans in North America during winter resulting in dangerous border crossings into Canada on foot despite snow and freezing temperatures.
Recently published results from a trial in Mali confirm that the PfSPZ Malaria Vaccine is both well tolerated and significantly protective in healthy adults naturally exposed to Plasmodium falciparum malaria — the deadliest form of the disease — for the duration of the malaria season.
On this day of openly celebrated love, it is worth reminding aficionados of soul that Aretha Franklin recorded her version of Otis Redding's 'RESPECT' on February 14, 1967, 50 years ago. Two articles at NPRand Elle give substantive account.
A United Kingdom, directed by Amma Asante and starring David Oyelowo, has opened in theaters in the United States. The film is based on the true-life, then controversial romance between Botswana king Sir Seretse Khama and his English wife, Ruth Williams Khama.
In May of 2016, the Kenyan government announced plans to close Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp and a sprawling pseudo-city near its border with Somalia. This week, Kenya's highest court has ruled against the government's plans.