Tapiwa Kingsley Ndlovu is the CEO of Kumba Africa, LLC

Local entrepreneur seeks to impact African tourism

THE PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE — A young entrepreneur is seeking to make inroads in Africa’s burgeoning travel industry. Tapiwa Kingsley Ndlovu is the co-founder and CEO of Kumba Africa, an online travel agency that offers travelers authentic experiences — tours and hikes with local guides, safaris, home stays — across the continent. […read more]

Mr. Alford is the Co-Founder, President/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce ®. Ms. DeBow is the Co-Founder, Executive Vice President of the Chamber.
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COMMENTARY: Meet National Black Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Among states, Georgia had the largest total number with 256,848 black-owned businesses and accounted for 9.9 percent of the nation’s black-owned businesses, according to Black Demographics. Black businesses comprise 26% of Georgia businesses which is the second largest percentage in the nation. In 2018 Georgia ranked number one in the U.S. for small business climate and number two for most startups by women. […read more]

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COMMENTARY: Is Baltimore City Broken?

THE AFRO — Between Baltimore City and the rest of the world, there is always a hint of an unasked and therefore unanswered question. It is a question that is rooted in anti blackness and framed by years of deliberate Black oppression and suppression. It is a question that is difficult to ask of a city that seems to move from one scandal to the next, without pausing for a moment to catch its collective breath. […read more]


How Obama Disappointed Africa

(Politico) – Beneath the ecstatic welcome President Barack Obama will receive when he arrives in his father’s homeland of Kenya on Friday is a lingering sense of disappointment. More than the first black president, he’s the first African-American U.S. president, and that’s accentuated a frustration among Read More


Kenyans Agonize Over Student Massacre

  GARISSA, Kenya (Wall Street Journal) – One year ago, President Uhuru Kenyatta declared on television that the era of insecurity was over for Kenyans. He vowed that closed-circuit cameras capable of picking faces out of crowds and relaying information to authorities would soon dot major cities Read More


Kenya Journalists Protest Media Bill

TOM ODULA, Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — About 300 journalists and civil rights activists marched to parliament and the president’s office Tuesday in Kenya’s capital to protest what they say is an attempt by lawmakers to stifle criticism by pressuring journalists with monetary fines. Read More


Mall Attack to Cost Kenya $200 Million in Tourism

(NAIROBI, Kenya) — When Ohio resident Bill Haynes heard about the shooting at Westgate Mall by Islamic extremist gunmen last month, he considered canceling his upcoming 17-day safari to Kenya and Tanzania. “You can’t help but be concerned,” said Haynes, 67. “Here’s a place we’re Read More


Kenya: Demonstrators Release Pigs in Protest of Kenyan Lawmakers’ Monetary Demands

Kenyan demonstrators released two dozen piglets at the gates of parliament on Tuesday (May 14th), pouring blood on the pavement to protest wage hike demands by newly-elected members of parliament. “We will not allow members of parliament to increase their salaries at will,” shouted protest Read More


Kenyan Mantle Could Pass from Father to Son

Special to the NNPA from the Global Information Network Uhuru Kenyatta Mar. 5 (GIN) – Kenyans by the millions turned out to vote Monday in a much-anticipated poll that was the first under a new constitution. Pollsters predicted a win for Uhuru Kenyatta, son of Read More