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Women of Africa are organizing

Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA) is a feminist pan-African leadership development organization with headquarters in Kampala Uganda. Our mission is to strengthen the individual and collective leadership of African women, forming strategic partnerships, to tackle patriarchy and attain gender equality and women’s empowerment for a just and secure Africa. Our work focuses on 4 thematic […]

via African Feminist Organizations: Featuring Akina Mama wa Afrika — AfricanFeminism (AF)

Some in Israel don’t have that loving feeling

TIMES OF INDIA – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that an electronic fence along the Israel-Egypt border has saved the Jewish state from jihadist attacks or what he believes would be worse – a tide of African migrants. “Were it not for the fence, we would be faced with… severe attacks by Sinai terrorists, and something […]

via Netanyahu says African migrants worse threat than jihadists — The Ugly Truth

Theological question of the day

Is Patagonia to Become the New ‘Promised Land’? By Richard Edmondson Bible scholars have pointed out that the Gospels of Matthew and Luke appear to have been written with two different audiences in mind. The Gospel of Matthew seems to have been directed at a Jewish audience, while the Gospel of Luke would appear to […]

via Rabbi Warns that Jews May Be Headed for a ‘Cataclysmic Disaster’ — Fig Trees and Vineyards

We are the change we want to see

You could compile a long list of ‘blackfaces’ in East Asian media over the last decade. But the latest version this Euro-American racist archetype in Chinese media is by far the most controversial—a skit on China’s English language TV station CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala featuring ‘blackface’ actors. Like the others on the growing list of…

via Chinese media is obsessed with portraying China as Africa’s savior — Quartz

 

There are no White Knights or anyone capable of Slaying the Dragons for us, but us.

The world is such a complicated place

A report by Bryan Miranda for Waging Non Violence. An emergency move from the Dutch government on Feb. 6 to dissolve the local authority of its Caribbean island, St. Eustatius, is bringing new urgency to the Statian struggle for decolonization. The power shuffle comes after a damning report from the national State Secretary accusing the administration […]

via Caribbean island seeks freedom after Dutch ‘colonial coup’ — Repeating Islands

The universal family of man

Not to be confused with Bene Israel, Jews from India. Beta Israel (Hebrew: בֵּיתֶא יִשְׂרָאֵל‎, Beyte (beyt) Yisrael; Ge’ez: ቤተ እስራኤል, Bēta ‘Isrā’ēl?, modernBēte ‘Isrā’ēl, EAE: “Betä Ǝsraʾel”, “House of Israel” or “Community of Israel”[4]), also known as Ethiopian Jews (Hebrew: יְהוּדֵי אֶתְיוֹפְּיָה‎: Yehudey Etyopyah; Ge’ez: የኢትዮጵያ አይሁድዊ, ye-Ityoppya Ayhudi), are Jews that developed and lived for centuries in the area of Kingdom of Aksum and the Ethiopian Empire that is currently divided between Amhara and Tigray Regions of Ethiopia. […]

via Beta Israel House of Israel” or “Community of Israel” — Black History & Culture