Kofi Annan, the first black African to lead the United Nations, has died at age 80. Mr Annan died in the early hours of Saturday in Switzerland after a short illness, according to a statement issued by his family. The Nobel Peace Laureate was the seventh Secretary-General of the UN from January 1997 to December 2006, and became the first black African man to take on the top job as the world’s top diplomat.
The United Nations Migration Agency, the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation confirmed his death in a tweet, saying:
Today we mourn the loss of a great man, a leader, and a visionary: former @UN Secretary General @KofiAnnan.
YAAASSSS!! Women across Saudi Arabia now have the chance to legally drive a car. A longstanding policy that has become a global symbol of the oppression towards women in the ultra conservative kingdom.
The descendants of South American slaves in the Netherlands are being given new insight into the lives of their ancestors. Slave registers in the former Dutch colony of Suriname are published online, and it is shedding light on a dark chapter in Dutch history.
Monday evening, june 18th, XXXTENTACION was brutally murdered at the age of 20. The internet erupted. The youth was stanning for him and was even calling him the 2pac of the new generation. Others were condemning him for his questionable past. What we do know is that nobody deserves to be shot and killed at the age of 20, but what can we learn from XXXTENTACION death and the immense internet reaction that followed?
Issa Rae has been winning the game for some time now. Her show Insecure speaks on dating while black and the many problems people of color face in any kind of environment. Also, it is just 20+ minutes of fun! Soonish, the superstar is dropping two new shows, a black 90210-esque drama called Sweet Life and Him or Her, which focuses on dating life of a bisexual black man. Of course people had opinions
So upon watching Black Panther this year, if you haven’t seen the movie SHAME SHAME, naah just kidding, but we advise you to do so. Anyway back to the story, did you for a slight moment think…..but what if this could be real. Akon must have thought so either and with the help of the Senegalese president Akon is about to give Wakanda some life.
Heineken retracts ad after twitter backlash from Chance the Rapper. The add which portrays a bartender sliding a bottle of beer across a room where it passes several people of color to then stop at a light-skinned woman with the words “Sometimes lighter is better”.