Africa

Civil rights icon, Ambassador Andrew Young joined Roland Martin Wednesday on “NewsOne Now” to share his wealth of knowledge on U.S.-Africa relations and his views…

R&B artist and activist Akon joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to share his plans on lighting up Africa. His “Akon Lighting Africa Project” aims to…

While details about his immigration problems are unknown, Bey was scheduled to perform at the Together Boston festival on May 15. But, event organizers issued a statement saying he had to cancel his appearance. “We regret to inform you that due to immigration/legal issues Yasiin Bey is unable to enter back into the United States and his […]

Akon is giving back in a major way. The R&B singer is using millions of his own dollars to bring solar-powered electricity to one million…

Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan recently signed the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act, that has been called the “jail the gays” bill. The law states that…

Justine Sacco, the communications director for media conglomerate IAC, which represents brands like; OkCupid, Ask.com, Match.com and Vimeo made the most senior of rookie mistakes when she…

    Rapper YG is backing Suge Knight‘s controversial stand on the n-word … telling TMZ he thinks it’s a sign of respect, love, and can even be uplifting despite its ugly track record. YG — whose biggest hit is “My Ni**a” — was outside AV Nightclub last night when he said he understands the n-word “got history […]

Bernice Jenkins has some odd, but exciting new in todays Church Announcements! The senior pastor at church always wanted a little brother and apparently he got his…

On Monday, First Lady Michelle Obama (pictured center left) flew in to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to meet with First Lady Salma Kikwete (pictured center…

The truth is definitely stranger than fiction. A prostitute in Zimbabwe thought to have been dead suddenly came back to life after she was placed…

Chinua Achebe (pictured) — perhaps the most-influential voice in the history of African literature — died after a short illness, robbing the world of a…