John C. Quicker and Akil S. Batani-Khalfani’s new book, "Before Crips: Fussin’, Cussin’, and Discussin’ among South Los Angeles Juvenile Gangs," exposes mainstream stigmas and half-truths surrounding street groups. It also explores the true history of the South Los Angeles street organizations that predated the Crips and the Bloods. Danny Shaw reviews the book.
Mali has banned French NGOs from operating within its borders, reports African Stream.
"By Any Means Necessary" hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacqueline Luqman were joined November 8 by Dr. Fred M’membe, president of the Socialist Party of Zambia, to discuss the conflict in Ukraine from an African perspective, the shared history between Russia and African countries, why African countries continue to remain neutral on Ukraine, and why African countries continue to push for de-escalation and peace.
Rania Khalek of BreakThrough News explains how Egypt acts as a U.S. proxy in Africa and West Asia, and how Israeli and Western backing enables Egypt's government to continue repressive policies domestically.
Almost three weeks after the second-round Brazilian presidential election, President Jair Bolsonaro still has not explicitly conceded. The chances Bolsonaro could stage a successful coup have diminished rapidly. Now what's next for Brazil as Luiz Inácio "Lula" da Silva transitions into office? Richard Matoušek reports from Recife.
For thousands of years, cultural hub Alexandria in Egypt has been at a geographical crossroads, putting it at risk from earthquakes and extreme weather events. Now, with massive real estate ventures underway, researchers say the government should look to the city’s past in preparation for the future. Rehab Abdalmohsen reports for Unbias the News' Sinking Cities Project.