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Mesa nonprofit turns around impoverished African villages



In this southeast African county, a little-known Mesa-based nonprofit is working to turn the tide, one village at a time. “We don't give them money, not …
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Celebrating women: Kerra Denel turns passion into platform for women


If you Google jet-setter, Kerra Denel’s image may just pop up.

The red-haired businesswoman is constantly on the go, one minute winging her way across the Caribbean and the next somewhere in the United States.

If you work in the Caribbean entertainment industry or are familiar with its players, Denel would surely be known to you. The Trinidad-born Canadian citizen works as a public relations manager, artist liaison, event coordinator and voice artist in various countries, especially on the Carnival circuit.

“I live a nomad life,” she told Loop.

The former Holy Faith Convent student left T&T in Form Two to migrate to Canada with her parents where she lived up until two years ago. These days she calls Miami her home, though she practically lives out of her suitcase.

Despite her…

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Pirates of the Caribbean: When Bad Buzz Turns Out to Be False


The moviegoing landscape is absolutely awash in “buzz.” Good buzz, bad buzz, Oscar buzz, career-ending buzz. It’s a beehive out there, and while the advent of the internet and social media has made the “Did you hear this?” conversation absolutely never-ending, the industry has pretty much never not been flooded with early word-of-mouth. Indeed, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl opened in theaters 15 years ago today, and the conversation surrounding Disney’s theme park adaptation was anything but hopeful.

But the first Pirates of the Caribbean film also stands as a great reminder that bad buzz doesn’t always mean a movie is destined for failure. In fact, bad buzz can be completely false—a poor game of telephone that fuels…

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Springfield church turns 140 years old, will celebrate Sunday


A Springfield church that’s been around for 140 years will mark that anniversary with a celebration on Sunday.

Mt. Zion Baptist Church is referred to by members as one of the city’s largest and most influential African American churches.

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The church, located at 1171 S. Yellow Springs St., Springfield, will hold a service beginning at 11 a.m. featuring guest speaker Rev. Milton Dean Sr., senior pastor of Eden Baptist Church in Waverly, the oldest African American church in Ohio.

Mt. Zion is also preparing to undergo renovations this summer, which will be entirely funded by membership donations, according to church publicity chairperson Charlesine Murph.

The church was founded under the name Third Baptist Church and was originally…

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Woman taken to South African morgue turns out to be alive


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Somalia turns 58 – The East African


By ABDULKADIR KHALIF
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Several world leaders Sunday congratulated Somalia as it marked 58 years of independence.

US President Donald Trump sent a message, stating: “On behalf of the United States of America, I wish you and the people of Somalia a joyous 58th anniversary of independence.”

“The United States looks forward to continuing its partnership with the people and government of Somalia to work toward a brighter future,” he added.

“Working together to build a stable, peaceful, prosperous Somalia is in the interest of both of our nations. You will continue to have our support on this path.”

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo presided over the celebrations at the Conis Stadium in north Mogadishu.

The Somali National Army (SNA) mounted a guard of honour while a…

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