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DOMINICAN RACE & IDENTITY
2012-03-22 17:23:00
We suppose that most of our readers already know this, but we here at República really love social commentary. Here's some that comes from our good friend, Jeff Lapaixx, who decided to take his frist stab at documentary work. We could spend time describing its context, but thought that it'd just be better to let the man himself describe it in his own words:
Q-TIP TRACES HIS ROOTS
2012-01-26 15:00:00
Thanks to OkayAfrica, sister site to the music-loving OkayPlayer, Hip-Hop icon Q-Tip (A Tribe Called Quest) was recently able to trace back his African ancestry. On the latest episode of the blog's "The Roots Of..." video series, Q takes an actual q-tip to his cheek and gives the research team a sample of his DNA. Tests later reveal that his lineage traces back to the West African territory of Guinea Bissau, a place that is rich in music influence. Amazing how it all connects!
South African anti-apartheid guerrilla dies at 51 (AP)
2009-09-21 18:17:00
AP - Frans "Ting-Ting" Masango, a former guerrilla activist once sentenced to death for treason against the apartheid government, has died, South Africa's ruling African National Congress party said Monday. He was 51.
African Grants: Hivos Culture Fund
2009-09-19 21:37:00
The Hivos Culture Fund, set up in 1995, supports independent artistic initiatives in developing countries that are accessible for a wide audience and have national and international appeal. The Hivos... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Notice: Inventory, protection and promotion of African cultural goods, The
2009-09-19 20:41:00
The Commission of the African Union organizes the second session of the Pan African Cultural Congress with a view to follow-up on the PACC 1 and to evaluate existing strategies and policies with a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Job: Assistant Prof, University of Kansas, Dept African & African-American
2009-09-17 23:38:00
About the job The University of Kansas. Department of African & African-American Studies. Assistant Prof., tenure-track position to begin as early as August 18, 2010. Required: Ph.D. or ABD in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Video: Strong African Women
2009-09-17 14:12:00
African women are strong – they need to be! Increasingly they are playing a more prominent part in democratic government in their countries. There are now women in key positions in many... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Stories of the Prophets DAY 26. Racism Slavery African American Negro KKK O
2009-09-16 04:54:00
DAY 26The Stories of the Prophets is a videos series.  Listen to the explanation of how each family member in the Family of Light was sent with a purpose to enlighten YOU! Slavery: Suppression of the Sons of Adam Story of Truth pt 77 God Bless America Slavery African Black Negro Racism Story of Truth pt 78 Malcolm X Nation of Islam Black Soul Slavery White Boy Story of Truth pt 79 Black Nation Islam Music Rap Poetry Soul Rhythm Blues Roots Gap DAY 25                                                      DAY 27 Once viewers have watched all the stories they will begin to experience supernatural ability and have an intuitive sense of the unseen world. Take the journey.The Unseen World Saleem Siddiqui is a Political Commentator, Public Speaker, Actor and Consu...
African music: VOA?s Africa?s Music Treasures
2009-09-15 15:41:00
There’s a fascinating blog on Voice of America called ‘Africa’s Music Treasures‘ which features items from the VOA African music collection. I think you’ll find it a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Setting Up and Caring for African Cichlid Fish
2009-09-07 23:48:00
Here you can get help raising and caring for African Cichlid aquarium fish. African cichlids are among one of the more temperamental freshwater fish. They are not as easy to care for as other fish just because of the environment where they originate from and their aggressive tendencies. But their a lot better than a ...Setting Up and Caring for African Cichlid Fish Related Posts Breeding and Raising Jack Dempsey Cichlid Fish Underwater Robot That Swims Like A Fish Dont Step on the New Ferret – Brody McMurphy
South African team for the ICC Champions trophy 2009
2009-08-24 14:34:00
The no.1 ODI team, South Africa have selected their 15-men squad for the ICC Champions trophy 2009 to be held in their home soil. Fast bowler Morne Morkel has been dropped from the squad after poor form. Robin Peterson who has been out from International cricket for years has been included.South Africa squad: Graeme Smith (capt), Johan Botha, Hashim Amla, Mark Boucher (wk), AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Herschelle Gibbs, Jacques Kallis, Albie Morkel, Makhaya Ntini, Wayne Parnell, Robin Peterson, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Roelof van der MerweCharl Langeveldt couldn't make a comeback due to injury. Another fast bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe has too been dropped. He had shown memorable entry in the team playing against Australia. As usual team will be captained by Graaeme Smith. Duminy, Villers and Kallis would be the favorite batsmen. Steyn, Ntini will be leading the pace attack for the Proteas.
16TH ANNUAL LITTTE MISS AFRICAN AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT
2009-08-19 20:28:00
Laila AliClaudia JordanChante MooreJennia FredriqueFormer American Idol contestant TrenyceThe 16th Annual Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant took place this past weekend @ THE Universal Sheraton Hotel in California.
African Women Scientists Take the Lead in Food Security
2009-08-12 07:00:00
Last Wednesday, leading African women scientists spoke with African leaders and United States policy makers regarding the chronic hunger and poverty conditions in sub-Saharan Africa. In their discussion, the scientists expressed their concern regarding the lack of women in decisio
African American Beauty Perspective
2009-08-12 05:06:00
I am a dark-skinned African American woman with features that reflect my ancestry. Debates regarding Light vs. Dark and other biases have plagued our race for years and continues to impact millions of Black women. The deeply rooted intra-racial contempt that lies beneath this inane "compliment" is the reason I've chosen to spark dialogue surrounding the topic of self-hatred in our culture. It saturates every aspect of our lives, dominating the perspectives of our generation as a whole. We culturally are so influential, at times inadvertently, that we affect all with the words we utter and the images we portray. It lends to the theory of systemic racism. I'm authoring this piece because I'm miffed by this reality and would like to share my views on these subjects. I read "She's Pretty for a Dark-Skinned Girl..." by Tameka J. Raymond with concern and was wondering if anyone can see change coming in the perspective...
South African theme bash pics
2009-07-15 22:01:00
South African theme bash at Marimba lounge hosted by Gita Jivan.......
South African AIDS activist Ngubane dies at 24 (AP)
2009-06-12 15:25:00
AP - South African health activist Thembi Ngubane, whose radio diaries of her struggle against the AIDS virus won her audiences and admiration around the world, has died of tuberculosis at 24.
The African American Book Review
2009-05-26 20:53:00
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African penguin numbers in sharp decline
2009-05-21 16:58:00
African penguins are disappearing at an alarming rate, as commercial fishing decimates food stocks and global warming affects breeding patterns, experts said Wednesday."Last year there were only... Extensive site includes news of various topics like Marine animals,Marine biology, sharks,Whales,sea mammals,endangered species,birds,turtles,penguine,-seal,planktons,Fish,coral reef,coastal environment and more
More African Inspiration from Milan
2009-05-05 14:24:00
An inspiring addition to the African influence trend from Milan Design Week:with a fantastic installation designed by Stephen Burks and commissioned by Patrizia Moroso a culture that has been somehow ignored brought in Milan with its Normal 0 21 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt;- mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} striking colours, patterns and weaves the sun of Africa. Normal 0 21 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.M...
African Influence at Salone Internazionale del Mobile, not only on the Runw
2009-04-27 21:28:00
This year with the 'M'afrique' exhibition Moroso shows the creativity of a few of the great artistsand exponents of contemporary african culture, but I am impressed with another African influence - the ERMANNO SCERVINO launch of the company?s first furniture and linens collection inspired by the designer?s African vacations. Sofas, chairs and a canopy bed covered with crocheted raffia in black or natural. And especially interesting raffia armchair with legs aand arms made of horns of zebu cow. The furniture is produced under license by Nicoletti.source: The Selvedge Yard .adHeadline {font: bold 10pt Arial; text-decoration: underline; color: #66B5FF;} .adText {font: normal 10pt Arial; text-decoration: none; color: #800040;}It appears that African influence is a fashion trend, too - have a look at NewYork Times Fashion and Style.Again fashion and interior design trends share a common source of inspiration.try{var AdBrite_Iframe=window.top!=wind-ow.self?2:1;var AdBrite_Referrer...
Maker Faire Africa: A Celebration of African Ingenuity and Innovation
2009-04-26 17:16:00
Maker Faire Africa (MFA) will take place at the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT in Ghana's capital, Accra, on August 13-15, 2009. Its sole purpose is to identify, spur and support local innovation. Read all about this important and glorious event and find out how you can be a part of it.
Smithsonian Chooses Design For African American Museum On the National Mall
2009-04-15 20:20:00
The final museum on the land designated as the National Mall in Washington, DC will be the architectural creation of Freelon Adjaye Bond and SmithGroup teams. The Smithsonian announced its juried decision yesterday, after reviewing the designs of the six finalists in the international call for submissions. The National Museum of African American History and Culture is expected to be finished in 2012.
6 Breathtaking Designs For The New African-American Museum On The Mall
2009-03-29 01:36:00
Plans for the final museum on the National Mall in Washington D.C. are beginning to fall into place! Yesterday the Smithsonian Institution opened an exhibit of the six architectural designs being considered for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture... and they are all breathtaking!
Millions of African Americans cannot recognize an Uncle Tom
2009-03-01 00:26:00
WASHINGTON D.C. — It apparently seems that millions of African Americans cannot recognize an actual Uncle Tom when they see one. After many years of falsely accusing sports stars and celebrities who actually give back to the African American community, black Americans have been hood-winked by sleek talking elitist who is controlled by the international ...
White recession, Black depression: Let?s make racial inequality a piece of
2009-02-19 22:13:00
[From San Francisco Bay View] by Dedrick Muhammad and Michael Brown Nearly half of all Black children live beneath the poverty line ? a figure almost identical to that which existed on the day Martin Luther King was assassinated, and four times the average for western European countries. During this Black History Month, the nation and the world ...
White recession, Black depression: Let?s make racial inequality a piece of
2009-02-19 22:13:00
[From San Francisco Bay View] by Dedrick Muhammad and Michael Brown Nearly half of all Black children live beneath the poverty line ? a figure almost identical to that which existed on the day Martin Luther King was assassinated, and four times the average for western European countries. During this Black History Month, the nation and the world ...
African Pygmy Hedgehog - Maple
2009-02-14 17:40:00
Maple "Maple found the greenest grass!" 2009-02-11 Here’s what Atom says about Maple: "She is the cuddliest little thing!" "Maple looks like a famous hedgehog we know, Sonic! Thanks for sharing her here." 2/11/2009 Name:    Maple Type:     African- Pygmy Hedgehog Age:      &-#160;11 months ...
Top 10 African American Inventors
2009-02-12 16:25:00
In honor of Black history month, I have compiled a list of what I think, are the top African-American inventors of all time. I have also included a representative patent along with each inventor. Since Thomas L. Jennings became the first African American to receive a patent in 1821, black inventors have made enormous contributions ...
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Top 10 African American Inventors
2009-02-12 16:25:00
In honor of Black history month, I have compiled a list of what I think, are the top African-American inventors of all time. I have also included a representative patent along with each inventor. Since Thomas L. Jennings became the first African American to receive a patent in 1821, black inventors have made enormous contributions ...
By: Blawg IT
Salma Hayek Breastfeeding African Baby Video
2009-02-11 19:28:00
During her recent trip to Sierra Leone, Salma Hayek breastfed an African baby, whose mother had no milk, and the moment was registered for the whole world to see. The baby was born on the same day as Salma?s daughter Valentina and the mother?s instinct kicked in.
Vertigo Drake wrote a new blog post: And He Walked His Days Under African S
2009-01-27 00:53:00
Vertigo Drake wrote a new blog post: And He Walked His Days Under African Skies... I've finally returned to my normal college routine, which I might comment on when I find it convenient. For now, I'd like to introduce a couple of awesome webcomics that friends and acquaintances of mine have drawn. The first is Fizzle Pop, which really needs no introduction. This masterpiece of hilarity has graced the comic section ...
South African activist Helen Suzman dies at 91 (AP)
2009-01-01 18:59:00
AP - South African anti-apartheid activist Helen Suzman, who won international acclaim as one of the few white lawmakers to fight against the injustices of racist rule, died Thursday. She was 91.
Kwanzaa parade celebrates African-American culture on South Dallas streets
2008-12-27 19:02:00
Kwanzaa parade celebrates African-American culture I have very little to say about this *made up*African BULLSHIT other than to ask you to look at the *Kwanzaa Events* and ask yourself, what in the hell is it that these African-American Asshats really want? Children’s activities at the Act of Change, 3200 S. Lancaster Road, Suite 320, Dallas, ...
The Sounds of an African Grey Parrot
2008-12-11 00:26:00
An interesting fact about the African Grey parrot is how well they can talk and copy sounds that they hear repeated often. They are like living recorders. If they like the sound of the words being spoken they will speak these words or sounds quicker than they will others. These parrots are well known in the ...
Best African American Blogs 2008
2008-12-01 09:36:00
Rose Jackson-BeaversI am a writer?s writer and that simply means that I love reading the written words. This includes anything from magazines, books, Bibles, newspapers and blogs. Blogging is an online personal diary written on or at a website and frequently updated for public viewing. It is a web journal where people who are called bloggers write about anything they want. Most bloggers write about things that move them such as love, sex, good books, gossip about television stars, family issues and musicians. Blogs can serve as a creative form of communication between writers and responders as well as a means of self-expression for those individuals who are merely seeking a sounding board. I enjoy blogging and have met some amazing blogging friends. Many of them share my love of the written word. We leave comments back and forth on each other?s blogs.Bloggers may come and go, but more often than not, they return since writing stimulates us in one way or another. It is easy to stop b...
Repost: Creating the African-American Superman
2008-11-20 04:43:00
A History of Der Huxtable's ReignBill Cosby absorbed quite a bit of flak for criticizing the media creation of "black culture" for endorsing gangsta behavior, obscenity, laziness and selfishness. Far smarter than the average person, Cosby represents the prototype of a new African-American: the intelligent and mobile critical thinker.Suppose for a moment that Bill Cosby used his millions to buy up a cable network and create a new kind of black propaganda. "We will create the African-American Superman," Cosby says, "who will replace this tedious gangsta rap baggy-pants culture with something better."Overwhelmingly, he is elected. His first move is to seize all black press establishments and entertainment outlets. "Only the best media for our youth," he says to wild cheers. "We're going to keep the poisonous usurpers out." Next he takes over the educational system, designing a uniform and a challenging curriculum for black schools.Cosby socializes most industries among the African-Am...
ABC 7 Chicago Gushes: Michelle ?Breaks Barriers for African-Americans?? as
2008-11-19 12:39:00
-By Warner Todd Huston ABC Channel 7 in Chicago aired a “Special Report” on Sunday night, November 16, in which they gushed that Michelle Obama was going to “break down barriers” for America’s black women. Reporter Cheryl Burton waxed poetic, moon-eyed over the fact that a black woman was soon take her place as first lady ...
THE EMPRESS OF AFRICAN SONG
2008-11-16 09:00:00
by Mary Saracino“I will sing until the last day of my life.”--Miriam Makeba Mama Africa sang her final song on stage in Italyher seizing heart snatched away the musicpata patamalaikaqongqothwanefor over 30 years Miriam Makeba lived in exilebanned from her African homelandno longer a refugee, the cry for liberation stillriffed from her 75 year old tongue:joy & sorrow, justice & jazz notes,the syncopated solace of South African rhythmsdeath is not strong enough to silence her;the whispering wind reminds us: the sins of apartheidare the sins of the world; no nation is absolvedmourning shouts her name: Makeba!sing loudly for freedom wherever you are;choirs of angels greet her resplendent soul;may her vision outlast her last breath;on Earth, sorrowful voices pray:pata patamalaikaqongqothwaneMary Saracino is a novelist, poet and memoir-writer who lives in Denver , CO . Her most recent novel, The Singing of Swans (Pearlsong Press 2006) was a 2007 Lambda Literary Awards Finalist...
South African musical legend Miriam Makeba dies (AP)
2008-11-10 22:59:00
AP - She died just how she wanted to — singing on stage for a good cause. And her recorded songs wafted out of taxis and radios, as fellow Africans struggled with their grief at her passing.
South African singer Miriam Makeba dies in Italy (AP)
2008-11-10 09:57:00
AP - Miriam Makeba, the South African singer who wooed the world with her sultry voice but was banned from her own country for 30 years under apartheid, died early Monday after a concert in Italy. She was 76.
African-Americans, This is Your Day
2008-11-05 07:18:00
Barack Obama is POTUS.Hundreds of thousands of people were already converging on Grant Park in Chicago before the election was called. Wow, that must have been an incredible sight to behold. I wish I could have been there. I love to be part historic crowds like that. The crowd that heard Barack's speech was estimated at 500,000.I thought at first that they would almost all be Black people, but the crowd contained just about anyone you could possibly imagine - including a very large number of Whites. His speech was very good, he called McCain a war hero and complimented him in other ways he probably does not deserve, and so was the crowd, as nary a boo was heard. But it's easy to be magnanimous in victory.The election had not been called yet, and I was driving around town running errands. The radio was on again, and they were going to John McCain speaking in Arizona. This early, with the polls in California just closed, there could only be one reason for that.I listened intently as...
FREE IN NOVEMBER: BEGINNERS JONEEBA AFRICAN DANCE AND SALSA/MAMBO CLASSES
2008-10-31 19:33:00
For the month of November, Djoniba Dance Fitness Centre invites you to join our high-energy, fun, and easy-to-follow Joneeba African Dance, accompanied with live music (every Wednesday 7:30pm). Beginner Salsa/Mambo class is also available for FREE trial (every Tuesday 7:30pm). No experience necessary. Just mention "REPUBLICA" or print this posting and present it at our front desk. This offer is only available to new students.
FREE IN NOVEMBER: BEGINNERS JONEEBA AFRICAN DANCE AND SALSA/MAMBO CLASSES
2008-10-31 19:33:00
For the month of November, Djoniba Dance Fitness Centre invites you to join our high-energy, fun, and easy-to-follow Joneeba African Dance, accompanied with live music (every Wednesday 7:30pm). Beginner Salsa/Mambo class is also available for FREE trial (every Tuesday 7:30pm). No experience necessary. Just mention "REPUBLICA" or print this posting and present it at our front desk. This offer is only available to new students.
African Press International, Michelle Obama Tapes: Fox News Denies Story
2008-10-30 22:50:00
African Press International Michelle Obama Audio Tapes The [Almost] Final Chapter Fox News Denies Negotiations or Airing of API Tapes DBKP can now release some Off-the-Record Info from the last sixteen days concerning the API story The final verdict is in on the African Press International story about it receiving a phone call from Michelle Obama that was, in API’s ...
South African writer Es'kia Mphahlele dies (AP)
2008-10-28 15:13:00
AP - Es'kia Mphahlele, a politically active South African writer celebrated for his vivid autobiography about the hardships of apartheid, has died. He was 88.
South African writer Es'kia Mphahlele dies at 88 (AP)
2008-10-28 12:09:00
AP - Celebrated South African writer Es'kia Mphahlele has died.
African Press International: Open Letter to Michelle Obama
2008-10-20 22:51:00
UPDATES to follow at end of story UPDATE #1 - working “The intention of writing to you this open letter is to appeal to you to confirm that we had a talk because it is the only right thing to do now, so that we avoid any embarrassment should the whole tape be aired unedited.” BREAKING Editor Addresses ...
Michelle Obama Calls African News Agency Over Obama Citizenship Reporting
2008-10-15 13:40:00
API on Michelle Obama Phone Call: Bloggers who question Obama Citizenship “Racists” Invitation to Inauguration in Exchange for “Good Story” BREAKING ?It is strange that API [African Press International] has chosen to support the racists against my husband.” –Michelle Obama, telephone conversation with African Press International DBKP is “Racist” for Asking Questions? API Editor Calls Phone Call “Shocking” Though there has been no ...
South African gold production drops 23%
2008-10-13 15:55:00
Bloomberg 10/09/08 South Africa, the world’s biggest producer of precious metals, said gold production fell 23 percent in August from a year earlier because of an electricity shortage and a protest against power price increases. "There was the Aug. 6 strike by…
African Grey Timneh - Pipo
2008-09-03 20:50:00
Pipo "Pipo is very, very clever!" 2008-09-01   Here’s what Yolanda says about Pipo: "My African Grey Timneh’s name is Pipo and he is very funny. He cough like if he is very sick and when people hear him they ask me “Oh My God you need to take him to the vet! He has a cold!” I ...
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