The United States Africa Command—or AFRICOM—was founded in 2007. But it’s failed to bring peace and security. Major failures in Somalia, Libya and elsewhere have left many Africans suspecting it exists only to serve U.S. interests. African Stream reports.
The story of a bet a wealthy businessman made, as well as a slave ship he financed, and the descendants of the Africans brought to Mobile, Alabama, are the focus of a recently released Netflix documentary, “Descendant.” TF board member Jacqueline Luqman explains why the film is worth viewing in her review.
"From Here to Equality" is unlike any other book written about U.S. slavery, its impact on the global economy, and what’s owed to the descendants of slaves, writes Timothy Harun in a review.
Rather than heeding the demands of the citizens against the tax reform and social injustice, Colombia has responded with militarization, turning peaceful demonstrations into scenes of war. Helicopters circle above protest points and communities, while tanks thunder through narrow city streets.