Day: August 30, 2018

World News

President Akufo-Addo Mourns Kofi Annan

The Government and people of Ghana, First Lady Rebecca and I are deeply saddened by the news of the death, in Berne, Switzerland, of one of our greatest compatriots, Mr. Kofi Annan. I extend, on behalf of the entire Ghanaian nation, our sincere, heartfelt condolences to his beloved widow, Nane Maria, and to his devoted […]readmore

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Kiswahili is First African Language Recognized by Twitter

Habari Gani, Twitter! The Kiswahili language, spoken prevalently in sub-Saharan and East African nations, is now officially the first African language recognized by Twitter. The network can recognize Swahili words and offer translation. The national language of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is now spoken in seven other […]readmore

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Brooklyn’s iconic Sugarhill Restaurant & Supper Club Bucks Gentrification Pressure

By Eulene Inniss Bedford-Stuyvesant, like many renowned Black communities, is under rapid gentrification. Mom-and-Pop stores, the lifeline of these communities, are almost extinct. However, the Sugarhill Restaurant & Supper Club, located at 609-615 DeKalb Avenue at the corner of Nostrand Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, continues to push back against the relentless tide of realtors and […]readmore

Sports

The Final Run

This coming Saturday will mark the final month of the regular season. For the New York Yankees, it’s been one heck of a roller-coaster season filled with winning streaks and heart-breaking losses. The up and down season has a lot to do with a few key injuries the Bombers have endured. Coming into the 2018 […]readmore