Category Black News

South Africa Poised For Cannabis Trade Despite Obstacles

2018 has been called the “year for cannabis” in South Africa. But there are still hurdles before a legal marijuana industry can flourish in an African economic power deemed ideal for large-scale cultivation. Advocates rejoiced at a Constitutional Court decision in September that upheld the legalization of the adult use and cultivation of pot in private. A […]

White Referee Forced A Black Wrestler To Cut His Dreadlocks (Video)

  The New Jersey Division of Civil Rights is investigating an incident at a high school wrestling match this week in which a referee told a black wrestler to cut off his dreadlocks or forfeit the match. Footage of the Buena Regional High School varsity wrestler having his dreadlocks cut off went viral Friday after […]

Maxine Waters: First Woman & First African American To Chair House Committee

One day after saying she wants President Donald Trump’s new chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, to testify before her committee about his work overhauling the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA 43) was elevated to another position where she will undoubtedly continue to hold President Trump and his administration accountable. Waters, the […]

Voting Will Take Place In DR Congo’s Ebola-Hit Region

Election officials and health ministry prepare extra measures to limit the risk of the virus spreading on December 30. An election official confirmed on Saturday that voting will take place in Ebola-hit Democratic Republic of Congo’s northeastern region on December 30, despite concerns that opening polls there might lead to new cases of the virus. “Voting will […]

The Cosby Show Actress Ethel Ayler Dies At Age 88

  Ethel Ayler who had a recurring role on The Cosby Show has died in Southern California at age 88. Her family announced her death last month in Loma Linda, California in obituaries posted on Friday by The Mobile Register and Baldwin County, Alabama. The obituary for Ayler remembered her as ‘a veteran African-American character actress with a career […]

South Africa’s Zodwa Responds To HIV Claims ‘Even If I Am, It Is Mine & I’ll Embrace It’

Zodwa Wabantu has hit back at questions over her HIV status, telling fans that she refuses to be bullied into revealing her status because of insensitive jokes and stereotypes around the disease. Zodwa recently posted a video on Instagram addressing the hate head-on. Speaking to TshisaLIVE, Zodwa explained that she decided to speak out on […]

Grace Mugabe Faces South Africa Arrest Warrant

  South African prosecutors have issued an arrest warrant for Zimbabwe’s ex-first lady, Grace Mugabe, for allegedly assaulting a model in 2017, police say. The move comes after a court annulled her diplomatic immunity in July. South Africa’s government was criticized for letting Mrs. Mugabe leave the country after the alleged assault. Gabriella Engels accused […]