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International African American Museum ready to run the extra miles | News

As the year comes to a close, the International African American Museum (IAAM) team is reflecting on its exciting progress, optimistically looking forward to new challenges, and eagerly anticipating its upcoming groundbreaking.

This August, thanks to the generosity of more than a hundred donors who made contributions ranging from $100 to $10 million, the IAAM achieved a major milestone by meeting its $75 million fundraising goal. Shortly after, Charleston City Council agreed to move forward on the construction process and hired a construction manager, Turner-Brownstone, which then took the project out to bid.

Due to the dual factors of inflation and newly imposed tariffs – which acutely affect…

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Paula Dance, North Carolina’s First African-American Female Sheriff, Is Ready To Bring Change

Paula Dance made history when she became Pitt County, North Carolina’s first African-American sheriff and the first African-American female sheriff in the state. Now she’s going to implement change.

There’s a new sheriff in town: During last week’s election in Pitt County, North Carolina, Paula Dance made history when she became the county’s first African-American sheriff and the first African-American female sheriff in the state. When Dance took her oath, her grandson and granddaughter held the Bible while she solemnly swore to uphold all of her campaign promises.

Dance’s law-enforcement career spans over 20 years. The Martin County, North Carolina, native grew up in…

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Despite rise in mobile technology, most of Africa is not ready for AI – Axios

The success of mobile technologies across Africa is prompting speculation among tech investors about whether AI will likewise take off on the continent. But most African countries aren’t yet ready to benefit from the technology, a new Atlantic Council report suggests.

Reality check: AI depends on large volumes of high-quality data from which to learn and make decisions. While deepening mobile phone use means Africans today generate more data than ever before, the quality of that data is still poor and data-privacy regulations are mostly nonexistent.

Where it stands:

  • The ability of national statistic agencies to collect and analyze high-quality data about populations and economies in Africa is the lowest in the world, having declined more in Africa than in any other region over the past 15…

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Sports Minister Thokozile Xasa confirms South Africa is ready to host Afcon tournament

The next edition of the Africa Cup of Nations will take place in June 2019, which means South Africa would have just over six months to prepare for it

Department of Sport and Recreation through Minister Thokozile Xasa, has confirmed that the South African government is interested in hosting the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament. 

This comes after Cameroon were stripped off the rights to host the continental showpiece on Friday night. 

According to Caf, the decision was influenced by Cameroon’s lack of readiness to host the tournament. 

South Africa as well as Morocco appear to be the frontrunners to step in and replace Cameroon as the hosts. 

Minister Xasa was quoted by Eye Witness News (EWN) as saying that South Africa is ready to take over from Cameroon.


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Caribbean Entrepreneurship Community Gets Ready for Opportunity-driven Cooperation : South Florida Caribbean News

WASHINGTON, DC – The launch of The Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs (CoP), on Thursday, November 15 signaled to the Caribbean Community that its business leaders are ready to take charge in making entrepreneurship inclusive at home and in the diaspora.

The strength of that move was marked by the endorsement and commitment by several leaders to support the CoP.  CoP member Jerrold Johnson and Jamaica National Bank…

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Black, bold and ready to do business

Photo courtesy of Rashad Richey

In the James Baldwin movie I Am Not Your Negro, a line stands out to me as truth: “Integration came because consumer firms realized that Blacks had dollars.”

There it was. Our tolerable integration was not based on the fairness of the system or our humanness but rather predicated on our economic strength. The majority advertising firms looked at the economic landscape and saw Blacks succeeding in professional services — legal, medical, insurance, etcetera — and able to compete with majority enterprises. These industries along with their advertising expertise co-opted the competitive strengths of the Black American dollar and offered what in return? Although African Americans have acquired more spending power since the 1960s, there has been a…

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