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  • An American journey back to Africa

    An American journey back to Africa
    A cotton swab to the cheek. That's how the destination for this journey to Africa, nearly a decade in the making, was chosen. It would be the first trip to the continent for our family, and we wanted to have a connection to our location, beyond a...
  • U. of C. to bid hard for Obama library site

    U. of C. to bid hard for Obama library site
    As the effort to preserve the legacy of President Barack Obama through a presidential library officially gets underway, the University of Chicago announced an aggressive push for an off-campus site on the South Side. U. of C. President Robert Zimmer...
  • Miami fashion and culture show spotlights African culture

    Miami fashion and culture show spotlights African culture
    Ankara Miami 2014 is more than a fashion show. It's a cultural show. The runway event features emerging and established designers across the wide spectrum of the African Diaspora. “Ankara Miami is devoted to using our platform to raise...
  • Violence-torn Central African Republic gets new leader

    Violence-torn Central African Republic gets new leader
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The mayor of the Central African Republic's capital was elected by lawmakers Monday as the country's new interim leader, after the resignation of former rebel leader Michel Djotodia, who seized power last year. Bangui Mayor...
  • 'Captain Phillips' ship deaths: Ex-Navy Seal, security officer ID'd

    The Maersk Alabama, featured in the movie “Captain Phillips,” has left the Seychelles after authorities completed the investigation into the deaths of two Americans, one of whom was a former Navy SEAL. On Tuesday, two Americans were found...
  • There's still good reason to honor Black History Month

    It's Black History Month, and hats off to those South Floridians who are making Carter G. Woodson proud. For those who may not remember, or simply don't know, Woodson was the historian who in 1926 declared the second week of February to be "Negro...
  • A casualty of Africa's war on gays

    DOUALA, Cameroon — For Cameroonian Roger Jean-Claude Mbede, being gay came with a prison sentence, and ultimately, a death sentence. A few weeks ago, I had to say goodbye to Jean-Claude, my dear friend and client. He died at the age of 35 in his...
  • Ex-Rep. Reynolds denies pornography charges in Zimbabwe

    Ex-Rep. Reynolds denies pornography charges in Zimbabwe
    Former congressman Mel Reynolds pleaded not guilty today to charges of possessing pornographic images and videos, two days after his arrest at a hotel in Zimbabwe. The state-owned newspaper The Herald reported that Reynolds was found with pornography...
  • Letters: Black history's broad sweep

    Re "Beyond the black history hit parade," Opinion, Feb. 11 Betty DeRamus' excellent article on Black History Month points out that the same American figures are extolled each February, to the exclusion of legions of others. I would expand her vision...
  • Sundance Film Review: 'Dear White People'

    The depressing number of race-mocking frat parties in recent years becomes the jumping-off point for a snarky but good-humored cultural debate in "Dear White People." Bristling with arguments about the complexities of black identity in a supposedly post-...
  • Americans radicalized by Al Qaeda are a big concern

    Americans radicalized by Al Qaeda are a big concern
    WASHINGTON — With Al Qaeda militants surging in the Middle East and North Africa, top U.S. law enforcement officials are increasingly concerned about efforts to recruit and radicalize American citizens by drawing them to the restive region and...
  • Ex-Illinois congressman Mel Reynolds arrested in Zimbabwe

    Ex-Illinois congressman Mel Reynolds arrested in Zimbabwe
    Less than a year after disgraced former Rep. Mel Reynolds ran a failed bid for Congress under the slogan of “redemption,” the convicted sex offender is again facing allegations of sexual misconduct, this time in Zimbabwe, according to...