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Sarasota’s First African-American Community Highlighted At ‘Newtown History Makers’

Sarasota’s first African-American community, Overtown, will be in the spotlight during a Newtown History Makers panel next week.

Overtown, a segregated residential area of just 20 acres, was the first black community in Sarasota in the 1920s. While Newtown continues to operate as an historical landmark, Overtown was lost to downtown development during the 1960s.

The Newtown Alive initiative, which has launched heritage tourism in Newtown,  has also contributed to economic growth within the community. The program uses historic markers, a website, mobile app and trolley tours to promote awareness of the community.

“The purpose of Newtown Alive is to document the courage, determination, enterprise, resilience of African-American settlers who came to Sarasota,” said Vickie Oldham, director…

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S/Africa: India lifts S/African arms maker’s 13-year ban

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28.01.2019 at 07h21
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South African arms manufacturer and contractor Denel has been handed a lifeline following India’s ending of 13-year ban of the state-owned firm, APA has learnt.International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, who is part of the high-level South African delegation, said on Sunday that India had now lifted sanctions on Denel following talks between Pretoria and New Delhi at the weekend.

 “For us, one of the biggest industries in our country was Denel; and when they (Denel) were not able to deal with India, the arms maker began to suffer losses,” Sisulu said.

She added: “Now that we are putting all our energy into reviving Denel because of its…

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Letter from Africa: Africa’s history makers in 2018

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Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed got soldiers who had threatened him to do press-ups

In our series of letters from African writers, Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene looks back at some of the big events on the continent in 2018.

It has been a year where one is tempted to invoke the “always something new out of Africa” theory.

It is not every day you have a prime minister leading a group of soldiers into doing press-ups, particularly not when the armed soldiers had tried to force their way into the compound of the prime minister to protest against unpaid wages.

It is the…

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Student scholars offer solutions on Latin America, Caribbean to federal and congressional decision makers

The Future of the Latin America Fly-In students meet with Eliot Pedrosa ‘95; U.S. Alternate Executive Director to the Inter-American Development Bank, and Guillermo Areas ’92; governmental relations for Latin America at the BMW Group. – at the Inter-American Development Bank.


FIU students’ grasp and drive to solve issues facing the Western Hemisphere were on full display during the recent “Future of Latin America and the Caribbean” Washington, D.C. fly-in.

The three-day enriched learning experience introduced a multi-disciplinary student leadership cohort to policy players and employers seeking talent from the public and private sector. The program has already led to internship or employment offers for FIU students.

“The DC fly-in was an opportunity for me to connect with…

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WAKIO: Tricky times for African policy makers

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There seems to be a leadership vacuum in the world right now, as partly seen in the lack of a consensus in the protectionism versus globalisation policy dilemma.

While prominent global leaders push the envelope with the trade wars, economists are predicting a potential financial crisis.

Notably, global growth has decelerated gradually compared with its strong historical performance. Some of the reasons given for this slowdown include the recent rise in protectionism, dimming of economic activity, increase in trade wars and tighter credit marked by high interest rates.

In recent times, protectionism has gained momentum with leaders seeking to protect their nations’ economic interests, mainly by creating trade barriers.

During the 2016 US election campaigns,…

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BARNES: History Makers to archive African American notables | Community News

For the first time in its 18-year history, 6 p.m., Oct. 3 at the historic Harbor Club in Charleston, The HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive, paid homage to Charleston area residents.

The co-hosts for this reception, HistoryMaker and business executive Brenda Lauderback and education consultant Kim Cliett Long, worked closely over the past months as organizers.

“We are thrilled by what the host committee helped make possible. They helped guide our work here and we owe them an eternal debt of gratitude,” said Founder and President Julieanna Richardson.

Those being honored included former university president newspaper publishing executive Melvin Hart,…

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