Archive for the ‘Good News’ Category

African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (AMEZ)

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Heritage

Harriet TubmanZion Methodism grew out of the merciless enslavement of our African forefathers. They were kidnapped from their native land, chained, shackled, and shipped as beasts in deplorable conditions to a strange and distant land, having no family, no culture and no language.

 

Yet, our fathers and mothers were comforted by the Lord God, through Jesus Christ, in the cotton fields and every place of their humiliation and degradation revealing to them that He would always be with them as He had been with them in the past.

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Liberians Welcome Nobel Award For President Sirleaf As A Boost For Peace

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Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, enthusiastically welcomed the Nobel Peace Prize award on Friday, describing it as recognition for years of fighting for democracy in her country. The announcement comes just days before Sirleaf seeks re-election for a second five-year term next Tuesday.

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Brazil Announces Major Africa Investment Plan

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Recently, Brazil pledged major investments and a transfer of technology to Africa in order to repay a “solidarity debt” they have with Africa.

According to former Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil, which is the world’s sixth-largest economy, “owes its current strength to the more than 300 years of slavery during which we exploited the sweat and blood of millions of Africans.”

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Female African Entrepreneurs Visit US, Get Business Advice

Fashion designer Tanya Aab says she feels lucky: Few businesswomen from Swaziland can travel to the United States to learn how to build their companies and sell their brands overseas.

For several days this week, Aab was walking through the Los Angeles garment district as part of a State Department program aimed at helping African countries build their economies and rely less on U.S. foreign aid.

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What Economic Growth in Africa Means

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Will Africa Be the Next China?

According to a report by the African Development Bank, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Africa and the UN development agency UNDP, the African economy is expected to grow 4.5 percent this year

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African Nations Get Up to Speed Technologically

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With Broadband, Internet service is not only faster but less expensive allowing more people to jump onboard the Web Express. And now the African nations of Namibia and Botswana have Broadband.

Namibia and Botswana recently linked up to an 8,700 mile-underground cable system that provides faster and cheaper Internet connectivity.

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Defying The Economy’s Headwinds, Many Businesses Continue To Post Huge Gains

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This month, the September 2011 issue of Inc. magazine publishes its annual Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. The list, always a welcomed treat for many, is especially heartening this year with so many businesses still struggling to bolster earnings as a host of economic headwinds make it increasingly difficult for them to meet their bottom lines and fears of yet another recession loom.

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Queen Latifah Expands Her Empire

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Queen Latifah has done nearly everything throughout her entertainment career–rapping, singing, acting, and producing. Now she is readying for a new daytime television show. She will launch her first syndicated daytime talk show in the fall of 2013. This will be her second go round–from 1999 to 2001, she hosted “The Queen Latifah Show” on TV.

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Tech Entrepreneur Kimberly Bryant Working to Close the Digital Divide

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The problem, still exists—a lack of African American women in the tech world. Black Girls Code recently launched a campaign called IndieGoGo to help close the digital divide.

 

“There is still a great disparity in underrepresented communities in terms of access to technology on several fronts. Broadband access lags the national average significantly in communities of color and although minorities are early adopters of mobile technologies, we still don’t see students of color with the same access to computers in either their homes or schools. Computer science curriculum is also nearly non-existent or inadequate in public schools (and some private institutions) across the country.

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Apprentice Winner Inks Contracts

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Reality show stars come and go. But the winner of season four of “The Apprentice,” Dr. Randal Pinkett, has proven to have staying power. Pinkett, who is chairman and CEO of national consulting firm BCT Partners, has just landed two billion-dollar contracts.

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