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  ZNet | Africa | Black Hawk -- and Truth -- Down
Their mission, the publicity flyer tells us, "to capture several top lieutenants of the Somali warlord Mohammed Farah Aidid, as part of a strategy to quell the civil war and famine that is ravaging that country." The action is non-stop only the outcome is disasterous.
Black Hawk Down also seems part of a propaganda strategy aimed at Americans, not people overseas, where it is unlikely to win many hearts and minds.
Black Hawk Down is an action movie that tries to turn a U.S. defeat into a victory by encouraging you to identify with the men who fought their way out of an urban conflagration not of their making.
www.zmag.org /content/Africa/schecterblackhawk.cfm   (989 words)

 Hunger and Farming in Black South Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Africa is not starving because Europeans imposed alienating and exploiting relations of capital on the African people.
Africa is starving because colonialism prevented capitalism from flourishing.
Yet the country produces 17 percent of Africa's red meat, 20 percent of its potatoes, 27 percent of its wheat, 31 percent of its sugar, 45 percent of its corn, 54 percent of its wool, and 81 percent of its sunflower seed.
www.self-gov.org /freeman/8906vorh.html   (3199 words)

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Black pupils are three times more likely to be excluded than white, and five times less likely to be on the official register of gifted and talented students.
Black pupils in England are still being outperformed by their classmates but some continue to narrow the gap, latest official figures show.
Africa will never climb out of poverty unless devastating health challenges such as a "silent epidemic" of maternal and child death are tackled, the World Health Organisation said in a report.
www.blackissue.com   (2498 words)

Regarding South Africa, the government restrained therapy on HIV and follows the same policy as Mugabe: The white farmers are driven from land they have tilled for decades and their farms are divided into small plots with low productivity.
During the same time, Africa (The fl line), was shielded of invasions but by the 14 century, their early civilizations were destroyed by the Arabs.
Although the motive of north African colonization was to end piracy, the motive in fl Africa was mainly to end the inland slavery and to restore peace under the pressure of humanitarian societies.
www.freeworldacademy.com /globalleader/africa.htm   (7805 words)

 Black History Guide and Black History Month
When she was at the age of 4 Ruby and her family moved to New Orleans.When Ruby was old enough to attend school the judge ordered Ruby to go to the Frantz Elementary School for whites only.
Ruby was the first fl child to walk into Frantz Elementary School to attend the first grade.
Through his bold assertions of fl pride, his conversion to the Muslim faith, and his outspoken opposition to the Vietnam War (1959-1975), Ali became a highly controversial figure during the turbulent 1960s.
www.africanaonline.com   (578 words)

 Millions for Reparations: Resources
POLITICAL If fl African states assume attitudes hostile to the U.S. national interest, our policy toward the white regimes; which is a key element in our relations with the fl states, may be subjected by the latter to great pressure for fundamental change.
It should also be borne in mind that fl Africa is an integral part of a continent here tribal and regional discord, economic backwardness, inadequate infrastructures, drought, and famine, are constant features of the scene.
U.S. embassies to Black African countries specially interested in southern Africa must be highly circumspect in view of the activity of certain political circles and influential individuals opposing the objectives and methods of U.S. policy toward South Africa.
www.millionsforreparations.com /3-17-78blackafrica.html   (1831 words)

 Ernst & Young SA - BEE - Weekly Updates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Ingwe, South Africa’s biggest coal producer and one of the largest energy coal exporters in the world, is the local coal division of BHP Billiton.
A fl empowerment transport logistics company that was awarded a tender by the SA Post Office for R104 million more than its competitor's bid has indirect links with the business interests of the suspended Post office chief, Khutso Mampeule.
Black empowerment is evolving to a point where 25% fl shareholding will be the minimum requirement in the South African corporate world, and the differentiating factor in securing new business will be fl control, says Reatile Resources CEO Leven Moodley.
www.ey.com /global/content.nsf/South_Africa/BEE_-_Weekly_Updates   (2720 words)

 The IMF enslavement of Black Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
George Ayittey, a Black African from Ghana who professes economics at American University and votes Republican, says supply-side economics only works in mature countries like the United States and Europe, and the immature countries are poor because they have corrupt political leaders.
In other words, the tax system is the result of good people who shun the temptations of corruption—not the cause of a sound economy where people can afford to shun corrupt ways because they can support their families on their after-tax incomes.
Nobel Prizewinners are blaming the politicians for the miseries of Black Africa—and other parts of the impoverished world—because they can’t admit to themselves that their demand-side economic policies have been the CAUSE of the poverty.
www.finalcall.com /artman/publish/article_1127.shtml   (866 words)

 Ancient Africa's Black Kingdoms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Cheikh Anta Diop, a modern champion of African identity, was born in Diourbel, Senegal on December 29, 1923.
Diop was the Director of Radiocarbon Laboratory at the Fundamental Institute of Black Africa (IFAN) at the University of Dakar.
The Scramble for Africa: Berlin Conference of 1884-1885 to Divide Africa
www.homestead.com /wysinger/ancientafrica.html   (780 words)

 BlackNews.com - Column: Madonna Cast An Ugly Glare On Africa's Orphan Tragedy
The worst part is that apart from a string of bulging, cramped, desperately under funded, and in many cases unsafe orphanages in Sub-Saharan Africa, many of these children are doomed to live out their childhood years in a caretaker existence.
The even more galling thing is that Africa’s orphans are still mostly unwanted anywhere else in the world, and that includes the U.S. Last year nearly 21,000 immigrant visas were issued to Americans that adopted orphans from other nations.
The unstated, and more contemptible, reason groups scream about the adoption is the archaic notion that a white, especially a wealthy white celebrity, is abysmally culturally clueless when it comes to raising a fl child, or worse, they’ll whitewash their fl identity, and tout white values (whatever they may be).
www.blacknews.com /pr/madonna_africa101.html   (856 words)

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Powder compacts include one from the 1920's with Pharaohs head and a later fl square one with gold design of an Egyptian lady filling a tub with water containing another lady bathing and is...
The expedition, which was led, incidentally, by an official named Pa-nehesy ("The Nubian"), encountered, first, people with fl skin and central African appearance, and arriving at Punt, they found people whom they painted brown, where the men had chin beards and longish hair.
Include pictures of 303 magnificent pieces of the Glendonwyn Collection, pertaining to 30 ethnic groups from Black Africa, that inhabit eleven African countries, in a complete study of their origins, elaboration and history.
www.lycos.com /info/egyptian-art--black-africa.html   (385 words)

 Exploring Africa
According to this classification, Sub-Saharan Africa is comprised of traditional African cultures and societies and by the “fl race.” North Africa, on the other hand, it was argued, is dominated by the Arab culture, language, and “non-fl” peoples, who “racially,” culturally and socially are not African, having their roots in western Asia (Middle East).
While it is true that North Africa has a shared Arab heritage which is distinguishes it from other regions in Africa, as you learned in Module Seven A: African History to 1500, there are many social, cultural, historical, as well as geographic characteristics which unite North Africa with the regions south of the Sahara.
This is different from the situation in North America and Australia, where, as a result of the massive immigration of settlers from Europe combined with repressive policies, which resulted in the death and depopulation of the indigenous Native American and Aboriginal population, the European settlers soon outnumbered the indigenous populations.
exploringafrica.matrix.msu.edu /students/curriculum/m20/activity1.php   (1986 words)

 The Black Mormon Homepage
"Black Mormons" are Mormons of fl African lineage of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; commonly known as The Mormon Church (also called "The LDS Church" or The Mormon Faith).
Black Mormons are not required to belong to the Genesis Group, but are encouraged to contact the Genesis Group.
The Curse of Cain doctrine (that people of fl Hamitic lineage are the descendants of Cain and inherit his curse...a denial of the Priesthood...until 1978) was an official doctrine of the Church from 1852 until today.
www.angelfire.com /mo2/blackmormon/homepage.html   (2503 words)

 The Black Commentator - Letter to Readers Issue 11
Programmed as we are to see the world in Black and white, many African Americans and progressives slipped easily into the assumption that the struggle for control of the continent's industrial giant, was settled.
South Africa's military is formidable, albeit racially unreliable.
Yet South Africa's Black leadership - grouped one way or the other around the ANC - is determinedly democratic, and has been critical of Mugabe's treatment of trade unions and non-ZANU-PF civil society in general.
www.blackcommentator.com /11_letter_to_readers.html   (1072 words)

 The Black Commentator - The real U.S policy in Africa - Issue 50
Congo had been nominally independent from Belgium for only two months, yet Eisenhower, far from looking away from Africa during his last months in office, was already embarked on a relentless policy of continental destabilization, one that has been fundamentally adhered to by every U.S. President that followed.
U.S. policy in Africa is anything but “incoherent.” Rather, too many of us have “looked away” from the clear pattern of U.S. behavior and intent — a ferocious, bipartisan determination to arrest African development at every opportunity and by all possible means — including the death of millions.
African Americans typically criticize the U.S. for failing to treat Black lives as valuable — in other words, Washington is accused of neglecting the carnage in Central and West Africa because of racism.
www.blackcommentator.com /50/50_cover_africa.html   (2152 words)

 KUSH: Black Africa's Civilization Before Egypt
For the Greeks, and later the Romans, it was to be Ethiopia, a general term encompassing the whole of Black Africa.
From then on, the "Black Pharaohs" who wore the double uraeus (royal serpent fixed to the head-dress), symbol of their double royalty, were to install in Egypt a period of peace, prosperity and artistic renewal which reached its peak under King Taharqa(690 - 664 B.C.).
Towards the end of the 4th Century A.D., Meroïtic power was to give way to the Christian sovereignty of Axoum, in Ethiopia; nonetheless, objects such as the Karanog bowlcontinued to be produced, bearing witness to the persistence of Meroïtic civilisation.
www.culturekiosque.com /art/exhibiti/rhesouda.htm   (1391 words)

 South Africa in Transition -- Features -- Hair Part 1
As South Africa approaches its second multi-party elections in June, the hairstyles of voters standing at the polls will likely look a little more trendy, a little more ethnic, a little more proud to be fl.
Stone, who was recently honored by leaders in the Eastern Cape as one of South Africa's leaders of fl culture, is widely known for his work with dreadlocks, braids and plaits.
Much like in the United States, fl South African women are now finding that beauticians of different races are expanding their services to meet fl hair care needs.
journalism.berkeley.edu /projects/southafrica/features/hairpart1.html   (1270 words)

 The New Black Literature in South Africa
While Apartheid-era literature was largely preoccupied by the theme of violence against the fls by the ruling white population, fl writers in the post-Apartheid South Africa have seized the initiative in writing stories about more complex issues beyond racial politics.
There were a number of fl South African authors in history, for example, Sol Plaatje is thought to be the first in his cohort to have published an English novel entitled Mhudi.
Having spent 32 years in exile, his novels interestingly depict characters coming to terms with post-Apartheid life, of which the struggle to hold on to traditional African values in the face of the new South African politics and western materialism is an important theme.
www.postcolonialweb.org /sa/blacksalit.html   (855 words)

 African Popes: Black Catholics : NBCC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Saint Victor was born in Africa and bore a Latin name as most African did at that time.
Saint Victor was the fifteenth pope and a native of fl Africa.
Saint Miltiades was one of the Church's Black Popes.
www.nbccongress.org /black-catholics/african-popes.asp   (728 words)

 WorldNetDaily: White mercenaries in black Africa
With AIDS turning Africa into a nightmare of biblical proportions, white mercenaries, comprised of elite ex-special forces, are seen as possible trainers for the young, fl African armies of the future.
South Africa's Mbeki and the emerging African Union are, with the blessing of the G8, pushing for the deployment of regional peacekeeping forces around Africa.
South Africa's own army, once the best-trained and equipped on the entire continent, has reached unprecedented state of decay due to AIDS, the ANC's retrenchment of the elite, white special forces and pilots, as well as outlandish procurements that were beset with kickbacks and government corruption within the ANC.
www.worldnetdaily.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=40948   (5231 words)

Although the phrase "triple heritage" is mine, the interpretation of Africa as a confluence of three cultures was partly Kwame Nkrumah's.
I hope the idea of Black Orientalism is not to sabotage all claims for reparations for Black enslavement.
The juxtaposition of Israel with the discomforts of Tanzania was startling and unnecessary.
www.westafricareview.com /vol1.2/mazrui2.html   (2007 words)

 P.O.V. - A Panther in Africa | PBS
On October 30, 1969, Pete O'Neal, a young Black Panther in Kansas City, Missouri, was arrested for transporting a gun across state lines.
Hear from former Black Panthers Kathleen Cleaver, Yvonne King, Bobby Seale, Billy X. Jennings, Barbara Easley and Elbert Howard about what their work with the Panthers has evolved into today.
Share your reactions to "A Panther in Africa" with us: talk about the film with other viewers or ask the filmmaker a question.
www.pbs.org /pov/pov2004/apantherinafrica   (257 words)

 African Studies Center|
The interpretive exhibits that form the main body of the National Civil Rights Museum are structured as a series of vignettes of key events in the civil rights movement.
It is intended to help both the student and the scholar traverse the rich and varied terrain of primary and secondary historical, sociological, and journalistic sources on King and the Black freedom struggle.
The Regional Informatics Networks for Africa (RINAF) project is meant to bring basic Internet services to several African countries and to provide online documentation about networking in Africa.
www.sas.upenn.edu /African_Studies/Home_Page/mcgee.html   (2493 words)

 01.02.06: Rites of Passage: Initiation Masks in French Speaking Black Africa
This unit is designed to introduce middle school or high school students to aspects of African cultures through the study of masks in the initiation ceremonies, namely in French speaking fl Africa.
In Africa, the "mask" incorporates four different inseparable components: it is not only the sculpted object, usually from wood, that is commonly called "mask", but it is also the man wearing it, the costume worn by this man and the spirit or ancestor represented.
The fact that the students are assigned to do some research on a specific country in French speaking fl Africa is going to define their choice of the mask they will analyze and present in the classroom.
www.yale.edu /ynhti/curriculum/units/2001/2/01.02.06.x.html   (6594 words)

 How the IMF Enslaves Black Africa
It wouldn’t take much at all to “fix” the problems of Black Africa, Senator, given the fact that most of them have been caused by the Movers and Shakers of Corporate America who pull the strings at the International Monetary Fund.
It is clear that your populism identifies with the folks on the bottom of the ladder, not the Movers and Shakers at the top.
This is not only happening in the Sudan, but all over Africa, which has been victimized in many ways by the floating U.S. dollar, which causes distress in our national economy, but boom-and-bust catastrophes in the commodity-producing developing world.
afgen.com /imf_africa.html   (1434 words)

 Exploring Africa
Regions in Africa Historically, there have been a number of ways in which Africa has been regionalized in the academic disciplines, by international organizations, and by international governmental agencies.
In the past decade, there has been a growing recognition that the division of Africa into these two regions was created to fit anachronistic cold-war and racialized paradigms of the world that are not viable.
While North Africa has a shared Arab heritage which distinguishes it from other regions in Africa, there are social, physical, cultural, and historical connections which unite North Africa with the regions south of the Sahara and makes a stark bifurcation between North and Sub-Saharan Africa untenable.
exploringafrica.matrix.msu.edu /students/curriculum/m20   (1082 words)

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