AFRICANGLOBE – Minority business programs came to life as a compliance requirement for Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the start White-owned businesses began to pose as a minority-owned company. To offset this abuse and corruption, the government required a formal certification process.
AFRICANGLOBE – “You came here to do business, not politics; if you are not willing to cooperate, leave the country,” Museveni reportedly told Dai Yang, the country head of China Civil Engineering and Construction Corporation, which lost a bid to construct a Standard Gauge Railway in Uganda.
AFRICANGLOBE – Fed up with essentially begging for access to affordable, quality food, residents of this predominantly African-American neighborhood decided to open their own grocery store.
AFRICANGLOBE – In 1988, the “Willie Horton” ad was notorious for its use of racial dog whistles by Republicans to undermine the Democratic nominee for president, Michael Dukakis. That despicable video was part of George H.W. Bush’s successful election, and went down in history as the poster child for shameful race-baiting political advertisement.
AFRICANGLOBE – When I focus on myself and what I can do instead of being concerned what others will do for me. I think I’m exactly where I need to be. For a minute I lost my mind thinking about a retirement check but when you work with God you already have the best job you can ever have!
Today, Africa finds itself at an important crossroads. Over the past five decades, many positive developments have taken place. Overall, human development is improving, conflict has declined and sustained economic growth presents genuine opportunities for improving peoples’ livelihoods in the longer term.
AFRICANGLOBE – For an administration that prides itself in never letting a crisis go to waste, the Ebola outbreak is seemingly offering the perfect opportunity to achieve a long-time Western goal – to build up a U.S. military presence in Africa in the face of growing Chinese investment and influence on the continent.
AFRICANGLOBE – Former presidential aide Nafie Ali Nafie confessed the existence of hidden struggle within the National Congress Party (NCP) over the candidature of president Omer al-Bashir for 2015 election.
AFRICANGLOBE – Western countries that imposed illegal economic sanctions on Zimbabwe, are threatened by China’s growing business ties with Zimbabwe and other African countries and are making spirited efforts to scuttle the Asian country’s deals through a media onslaught, The West’s illegal sanctions regime is estimated to have cost Zimbabwe over $42 billion in revenue since 2000 in addition to shrinking the economy by a factor of over 40 percent.
AFRICANGLOBE – A paradox haunts America’s first Black president. African-American wealth has fallen further under Barack Obama than under any president since the Depression. Yet, they are the only group that still gives him high ratings. Those who have fared worst under Obama are the ones who love him the most. You would be hard-pressed to find a better example of perception-driven politics. As the Reverend Kevin Johnson asked in 2013: “Why are we so loyal to a president who isn’t loyal to us?”