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Meet Cassandra Steen: German Soulful Recording Star

German pop star Cassandra Steen talks about her influences, choosing to sing in German - her father is African-American and her mother German - in this revealing interview with segments of her performing. (More)

Helen Grant First Black Female Conservative Minister in the UK

David Cameron's Conservative Party has quietly made history by electing the first woman of African descent to British Parliament. Helen Grant, whose father is Nigerian, practiced family law in private practice before winning her seat to represent one of...

What’s Happening to Nigerian Women in Italy?

Source: ALJAZEERA Every year thousands of West Africans migrate to Europe in search of a better life. But for some, that search will end in tragedy as they fall victim to organised crime gangs. In one area of southern Italy, thousands...

NYC Luxury Clothing Store Agrees to a $525,000 Racial Profiling Settlement

The attorney general of New York, Eric Schneiderman, has announced a settlement between the state and luxury clothing chain Barneys over the latter’s use of racial profiling in its store’s loss-prevention efforts. The settlement follows a nine-month investigation, and...

TBN’s Church Channel Network Offers Worship and Ministry Programs 24-7

What if there was a special television channel that carried all the best church and ministry programs featuring the most respected Christian leaders? And what if that channel was available around the clock to comfort, inspire, and challenge viewers...

ChristianityToday.com Launches New Site Design

Christianity Today, a nonprofit global ministry recently debuted the new design of ChristianityToday.com, the website for Christianity Today magazine, with new features and a clean, fresh look. The new website boasts a simpler layout, subscriber-only content, minute-to-minute news updates...

Dereck Rose: A Musical Life

Source: Olive Vassell for Euromight British singer and songwriter Dereck Rose will be the first to admit that his musical journey has been a long and winding one. Beginning in his Jamaica birthplace, and developing in his early years in...

Jamaica to Quit British Monarchy

Jamaica 'to cut ties with British monarchy' (ALJAZEERA) New prime minister says country will establish itself as a republic and break ties with former colonial power. Jamaica's new prime minister has said that it is time for her country to cut ties...

Iraqi Youth Use Hip Hop Music to Ignite Hope in Their War-Torn Environment

Source: Aljazeera Iraqi youth find new outlet in rap By combining folklore with western-style beats, Iraqi youth have created their own form of hip-hop music. Read more on Aljazeera   Read more on Aljazeera

Blacks in Europe: Fate of the Afro-Turks

In 2006 Mustafa Olpak founded the Association of Afro-Turks to raise awareness and combat the erosion of the African presence in the history of the Turks. “Nobody speaks about us, otherwise, if they were to tell our story, they...

Exclusive: Scotland Moves Towards Diversity

Eunice Olumide, or sweeTs, as she is known as the front woman of the popular hip-hop duo NorthernXposure, was born and raised in Edinburgh and uses her socially conscious lyrics to express the challenges she has experienced firsthand. "Growing up...

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