The children sent to a DR Congo ‘holiday camp’ never to come back | BBC News

Joanna Heywood, BBC News Abdula Libenge holds a picture of his missing daughter. Benoit De Freine.Featured Image A court in Belgium is investigating an orphanage for alleged abduction and trafficking of children from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Children were brought to Belgium and adopted by families who had been told they were orphans. Years […]

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Our democracy’s founding ideals were false when they were written. Black Americans have fought to make them true. | The New York Times Magazine

Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times Magazine ARTWORK BY ADAM PENDLETON. Featured Image My dad always flew an American flag in our front yard. The blue paint on our two-story house was perennially chipping; the fence, or the rail by the stairs, or the front door, existed in a perpetual state of disrepair, but that […]

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3-year-old uses lemonade stand profits to buy diapers for babies in need | KMOV4

Associated Press, KMOV4 Photos: Ava’s Lemonade, Durham Rescue Mission via Facebook. Featured Image DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A 3-year-old North Carolina girl and her mother have come up with a sweet way to help struggling mothers provide for their children. Ava Lewis opened a lemonade stand in front of her mother’s hair salon, with the […]

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Willie Reed, who risked his life to testify in the Emmett Till murder trial, dies at 76 | The Washington Post

Emily Langer, The Washington Post Rose Mkhomo with her daughters in Mbare. The family survive on $50 a month. Photograph: Jason Burke/The Observer. Featured Image Willie Reed did not know Emmett Till, the young black man whose murder in the Mississippi Delta became one of the most infamous lynchings in the history of the Jim […]

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Zimbabwean Becomes First Black Miss London | The Punch Newspaper

The Punch Newspaper Staff, Vogue Photo: Danny Kasirye ; Makeup Artist: T’rae Turner, Stylist: Lasharna Turner. Featured Image A Zimbabwean, Vimbai Chapungu, has been crowned Miss London 2019, making her the first black person to hold the title and also a finalist for this year’s Miss England beauty pageant. According to Zimbabwean Mail, Chapungu wore […]

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Can Stacey Abrams Save American Democracy? | Vogue

Alexis Okeowo, Vogue After losing the contested Georgia gubernatorial race in 2018, “I sat shiva for 10 days,” Abrams says. “Then I started plotting.” Hair, Edward Lampley; makeup, Fara Homidi. Sittings Editor: Carlos Nazario Photographed by Ethan James Green, Vogue, September 2019. Featured Image IT’S AN INTOXICATINGLY HOT June afternoon in Atlanta, and scores of […]

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George Cleveland: Channeling Faith And Family Values Into Purpose-Driven Leadership | Black Enterprise

Alfred Edmond, Jr., Black Enterprise George Cleveland. Featured Image BE MODERN MAN: GEORGE CLEVELAND Telecommunications executive; 48; Vice President, Channel Operations, AT&T’s Prepaid Portfolio (includes Cricket Wireless) Twitter: @gfcleveland WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF IN LIFE? Marrying the love of my life and creating a solid foundation for our children. I’m able to provide […]

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