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Will D.C. Give Millions in Tax Cuts to Company With a Record of Racially Discriminatory Hiring Practices

Mayor Muriel Bowser after her re-election victory in November.Darrow MontgomeryMayor Muriel Bowser and Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans are pushing a $5.9 million tax break for an international company that has a history of racially discriminatory hiring practices in D.C.

In 2016, Chemonics International agreed to pay nearly $500,000 to settle a U.S. Department of Labor finding that the company denied jobs to qualified African-Americans. The DOL found that of the 124 African-Americans who applied for entry-level jobs in 2011, none were hired.

Earlier this week, Evans proposed the Bowser-backed tax abatement for Chemonics, which currently employs about 1,200 people between its two offices in the District and Crystal City. The abatement, Evans argues, would lure the company to establish…

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Trinbagonian Rhodes scholar: Find your passion and don’t give up

20-year-old Zubin Deyal said he was in shock when he learned that he’d been awarded the 2019 Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholarship for Barbados.

Deyal, who graduated from the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill campus with First Class Honours in economics and finance, said the reality is still sinking in.

“It still hasn’t really set in yet. I think it’s a great blessing, I’m really looking forward to it.”

Deyal said initially he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do but said he felt an affinity for economics and paired it with finance which felt like a natural match.

Deyal said by pure luck, he found about the scholarship just months before the deadline.

“The reason why I applied to the scholarship was because I needed funding for my Masters, I actually didn’t know…

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Time for France to give back looted African art – Restitution of cultural artefacts

Restitution of cultural artefacts

The debate over the restitution of thousands of African cultural artefacts from France has become heated, but in West Africa conservators prefer to call it “collaboration” and are preparing for their return.

(In pic: A visitor looks at the wooden and metal throne of the King Ghezo of the Dahomey kingdom, dated 19th century, today’s Benin at Quai Branly museum in Paris, France)



Restoring without delay

Restoring without delay

The French presidency announced that it was restoring “without delay” 26 works plundered by the French army in 1892 and claimed by the authorities in Benin.

The recommendations come with the delivery of a non-binding report that proposes a change in legislation and urges the return of museum artefacts to Africa from France.



To the kingdom of priceless wealth

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Time for France to give back looted African art, experts say

PARIS, France (AP) — African artworks held in French museums — richly carved thrones, doors to a royal kingdom, wooden statues imbued with spiritual meaning — may be heading back home to Africa at last.

French President Emmanuel Macron, trying to turn the page on France’s colonial past, received a report Friday on returning art looted from African lands.

From Senegal to Ethiopia, artists, governments and museums eagerly awaited the report by French art historian Benedicte Savoy and Senegalese economist Felwine Sarr, and commissioned by Macron himself.

It recommends that French museums give back works that were taken…

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Should ex-colonizers give back African art? France asks

Angela Charlton, The Associated Press

Published Friday, November 23, 2018 8:35AM EST

PARIS — From Senegal to Ethiopia, artists, governments and museums are eagerly awaiting a report commissioned by French President Emmanuel Macron on how former colonizers can return African art to Africa.

The study by French art historian Benedicte Savoy and Senegalese economist Felwine Sarr, being presented to Macron on Friday in Paris, is expected to recommend that French museums give back works that were taken without consent, if African countries request them. That could increase pressure on museums elsewhere in Europe to follow suit.

The experts estimate that up to 90 per cent of…

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Kenyatta asks China to give African goods preferential treatment

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05.11.2018 at 15h21
APA News

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday asked China to give preferential treatment to goods from Africa, as it continues opening up its vast market to the rest of the world.President Kenyatta, who spoke when he delivered a keynote address at the inaugural China International Import Expo being held in Shanghai, called on Chinese President Xi Jinping to enact measures to proactively raise the volume of goods coming from the African continent to China.

He said China can start by reducing tariffs on specific goods so that more traders from countries including Kenya can access the vast Chinese market of 1.4 billion people.

While acknowledging China’s leading role in the…

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