U.S. Representative Yvette D. Clarke of Brooklyn, NY, this week called
on the Obama Administration and her colleagues in Congress to expand the
face of immigration beyond the Latino (Spanish speaking) community, and
to recognize the African Diaspora that exists in the U.S.
It was the first time ever the Mo Ibrahim Foundation gave out a
$1-million cash award, in addition to its annual $5 million award to an
African leader. This special, one-time ever honor went to Archbishop
The life of a career member of the Foreign Service, can be a seemingly
glamorous one—but it is also a very important role. And Adrienne S.
O’Neal takes her job very seriously. Ambassador O’Neal has the rank of Minister Counselor, Cape Verde.
Times have been rough for BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM).
In fact, according to market researcher NPD Group, RIM's U.S. share of
the smart phone market dropped drastically from 44 percent in 2009 to 10
percent in 2011. Despite this plunge, the company still has 78 million
active subscribers worldwide.
Struggling with a chronically stagnant economy, Jamaica is turning for help to a black
nationalist leader who died more than 70 years ago. Marcus Garvey, who inspired millions of followers worldwide with
messages of black pride and self-reliance, is being resurrected in a new civics program in schools across this predominantly black
country of 2.8 million people.