NNPA NEWSWIRE — One of the biggest thrills is the fact that we Afro Americans in the United States have so much in common with the Afro Americans of South and Central America. Our roots are Western Africa. Our passages to the new world are similar via the utmost horrific human bondage, rape, and atrocities history has recorded. Some of our DNA may be directly related for all that we know. But the separation by centuries cannot keep us apart here in the 21st century. […read more]
[BREAKFAST CLUB/REVOLT TV] Charlamagne the God gives U.S. Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte Donkey of the Day for fabricating the robbery story in Rio. Lochte and other U.S. swimmers made the story up to avoid embarrassment about drunken vandalism at a gas station.
[NYTIMES.COM] RIO DE JANEIRO — Simone Manuel managed to make history and break a record, all in less than a minute. Manuel became the first African-American woman to win an individual event in Olympic swimming on Thursday night. She and Penny Oleksiak of Canada tied Read More
ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON, Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Racial pride and the fight against racism in Brazil were the themes of samba group presentations and street parties on Monday as Rio de Janeiro’s flashy parades entered their second night of over-the-top festivities. Some Read More
(The Guardian) – London has overtaken Hong Kong as the world’s most expensive city to live and work in, with a new study suggesting it is almost twice as pricey as Sydney, and four times more than Rio de Janeiro. The estate agent Savills Read More
JENNY BARCHFIELD, Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — They huddle in a tight circle, shaking seed-filled maracas and shuffling in time to a rhythm that has pulsed through their tribes for generations. The dancers raise their voices in song, conjuring an ancient spirit that Read More
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The brightly painted Haitian minibuses known as tap-taps are getting even more colorful in the lead-up to the World Cup. Although their national team did not qualify for this year’s World Cup in Brazil, Haitians are fervent soccer fans and Read More
[Religion News Service] RIO DE JANEIRO (RNS) Amid concerns about police brutality, Brazilian military police officers are taking Bible study classes during their working hours to help them deal with stress and improve their personal and family lives. The initiative teaches officers how to Read More