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Female passenger dies during Caribbean cruise, reports of a struggle onboard


A puzzled passenger who was apparently aboard The Royal Princess wrote a cryptic post on Tuesday on cruise community website Cruise Critic.com.

The 19-deck ship had departed on November 9 from Port Everglades on a seven-day Southern Caribbean cruise and is set to return to Fort Lauderdale on Saturday.

“Last night something serious happened on Royal Princess,” read the post. “At 4:30 am there was a ship wide security announcement broadcast directly into the cabins. Security personnel was told to gather on deck 7. Another announcement was made shortly after that only broadcast in the halls and common areas.”

The cruiser continues to report that as the 3600-passenger ship docked in Aruba the captain announced that there had been “a serious incident and no one could leave as local authorities…

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Freedom: A Photographic History of the African American Struggle


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African youth struggle with poverty and broken families


Southern African bishop speaks about his Synod experience.

by Russell Pollitt, SJ

Bishop Mandla Jwara from the Vicariate of Ingwavuma, South Africa, offered a few short reflections on the Synod of Bishops for Youth which is currently underway in Rome. He is one of the South African bishops present at the gathering.

Bishop Jwara works in a rural vicariate in the north-east of South Africa which borders eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) and Mozambique

A new energy

He says that he has found the Synod very good and it has energized him. He wants to go home and start something new with young people because even though things are already happening he thinks that much more can be done.

Poverty and broken families

The Bishop says that although many concerns are the same across the world…

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African Countries Struggle to Contain Terror Groups


Amid a decline in terror incidents worldwide in 2017, African countries struggled to prevent the expansion of terror groups in parts of the continent, according to a U.S. State Department report on terrorism.

“African countries expanded their efforts to develop regional counterterrorism solutions while they struggled to contain the expansion of terrorist groups, affiliates, and aspirants involved in attacks or other activities in 2017,” according to the report, released last week.

Experts offer different explanations as to why terror groups have been able to expand in the continent.

Jacob Zenn, a terrorism expert with the Washington-based Jamestown Foundation, said he believes that when it comes to ideology and development, the former should be given more attention.

“When it comes to…

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Consolation philosophy and the struggle of reason in Africa


The ambitious African philosopher finds herself between the devil and the deep blue sea. She has to convince the West that she has something interesting to say about philosophy. She has to insist that African philosophy is not the same as ‘philosophy in Africa’. And by insisting on African philosophy, she stamps her foot hard on the ground and defends the virtue of originality: innovative thinking that’s not subservient to the dominant Western tradition of philosophical thinking and which, at the same time, transcends traditional African thought. The other front of her struggle is Africa. She has to confront a very limited local audience averse to radical creative thinking. Most of her colleagues don’t think that ‘originality’ is possible or even desirable. These are colleagues…

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The Struggle for Black Women Entrepreneurs Continues


Black women are excelling in sectors across the board—from designing LeBron James’ newest sneaker to running countries to winning championships—and, ultimately, changing the world.

Black women are also the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S., running about 2.4 million businesses around the country. That equates to 47% of all women-owned businesses and an estimated $386.6 billion in revenues. Some took a leap of faith into entrepreneurship to pursue their dreams, while others launched businesses in order to supplement their income or escape mistreatment at work. Yet, even after turning their passion projects and side hustles into companies, many African American women entrepreneurs are subjected to the same racial and gender-based biases that propelled them to leave…

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