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’Invisible Vegan’ Is the Documentary African American Meat-Eaters Need to Watch


“The Invisible Vegan,” a new documentary that sheds light on the history of “unhealthy dietary patterns in the African-American community” and the emerging vegan movement, is now available to watch online.

The independent film, co-directed by activists Jasmine and Kenny Leyva, features appearances from a wide variety of celebrities and experts, including Cedric the Entertainer, NBA champion John Salley, 11-year-old activist Genesis Butler, scholar Dr. Breeze Harper, and physician Milton Mills.

“The Invisible Vegan” was created to explore the African-American diet through a historical and contemporary lens, such as how slavery, socio-economic inequalities, and the rise of Big Food in the 20th century have had a negative impact on health.

“Over the past three…

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Watch Scottish cocaine smuggler enjoy birthday party inside Caribbean prison


A Scots drug smuggler who is serving a sentence in a Dominican Republic jail doesn’t seem to be letting prison life grind him down. 

Daniel Squires, 30, was jailed for 10 years in 2010, for attempting to bring cocaine into the UK disguised as coffee.

The con, from Greenock, seems to be loving life in the disease-infested jail with a YouTube account featuring videos of him larking around with fellow cons. 

One video shows Squires enjoying a birthday party with his fellow prisoners, complete with a birthday cake.

Scottish drug smuggler Danny Squires who is a prisoner in the Dominican Republic

 

The clip shows Squires entering a room full of green and white balloons.

He looks surprised as he is greeted by fellow cons who hand him a green birthday cake…

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African economies to watch in 2019, and looming debt — Quartz Africa


Trying to get to grips with what to expect from Africa’s economies in 2019 can be broken out into three categories of discussion: the good, the underwhelming and the disconcerting.

The good news is that in 2019, like in 2018, Sub Saharan Africa will be home to several of the world’s fastest-growing economies, according to the IMF. The region’s growth numbers will be led again by Ethiopia, Rwanda, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Benin, Kenya, Uganda, and Burkina Faso who remain in the top 10. Tanzania joins that group this year, replacing Guinea. The region is expected to have overall economic growth of 3.8%, on par with the global forecast of 3.7%.

That growth is driven by the steady rebound of commodity prices, an improvement in the global economy and improved capital market access…

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Why Africa’s ageing leaders are keeping a close watch on DRC power struggle | World news


After a tumultous week, the streets of the cities of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are likely to be quiet on Sunday as congregations file into churches to hear priests and preachers call for the Lord’s blessing on a troubled land.

Few doubt that the DRC is at a critical moment. The long-delayed elections that were finally held on 30 December could still be a turning point, leading the resource-rich nation to a better future. Or they could send the vast central African country, which has not known a peaceful transfer of power since it gained independence from Belgium in 1960, back into anarchy.

Supporters of Martin Fayulu, a widely respected former business executive and parliamentarian, accuse Félix Tshisekedi, leader of the DRC’s biggest opposition party, of doing a deal with…

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Capitol Watch: A more diverse Legislature, early actions


In New York government news, an increasingly diverse state Legislature is back in Albany for its 2019 session, the first in the state’s history with African-Americans holding the top leadership posts in both the Senate and the Assembly.

Andrea Stewart-Cousins, a Yonkers Democrat, formally became Senate majority leader when the Legislature convened this past week. She’s the first woman to hold the post. Carl Heastie, a Bronx Democrat,…

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Watch the moment African-American actor Michael Jai White was installed as chief in Ghana


We’re pretty sure the African American celebs who came to Ghana in December for the worthwhile Full Circle Festival will always feel nostalgic anytime it crosses their minds.

One of the notable and memorable moments of the week-long festivities was when actor, Michael Jai White, was enstooled as chief in the Akwamu Traditional Area in Ghana.

Bestowed the name Nana Akoto III, Odopon, which means “The tree with strong roots that does not fear the storm”, the actor could not help but share his excitement after he was installed as chief by Odeneho Kwafo Akoto III, the Akwamuhene (Akwamu king).

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