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Activists are Bringing Education Back to Girls in Nigeria, Despite Boko Haram

By Evette D. Champion Out of the estimated 57 million children that are not in school around the world, 10 million of these children reside in Nigeria. What’s even more disheartening is that the majority of these children are female. In the predominantly Muslim northern portion of the African country, the situation is bleak. Girls…

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TED-Ed: Mansa Musa, One of the Wealthiest People Who Ever Lived

Mansa Musa, African king of the Mali Empire in the 14th century, is estimated to be the richest man in history with an estimated net worth of $400 billion. In this video, Jessica Smith tells the story of how the Mansa Musa used his power, influence, and fortune to put his empire on the map. Originally…

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Encourage Travel To Countries in Africa and the African Diaspora…

World travel and global citizenship are two things that can give your children an advantage in a society that is competitive and evolving. Traveling to Africa, in particular, can be an enriching experience that exposes children to the vastness, uniqueness and beauty of the continent. Like other places, Africa’s diversity is reflected in its languages,…...

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Boko Haram Robbing Children of Their Education

By Giovanni Zaburoni In 2014, the militant group Boko Haram abducted 270 girls from a school in Northeast Nigeria and the world took notice. The hashtag #BringBackOurGirls trended on social media. Celebrities and political heavyweights, like First Lady Michelle Obama, helped raise awareness about the mass abduction. As of 2016, about 219 of those girls are still…

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Learn More About How to Invest in Africa

By Giovanni Zaburoni Although many Black Americans do not know where their ancestors are from, they are finding ways to connect to their African roots by investing in the continent. There are a number of organizations that will help you start a company in multiple countries within Africa. Here are a few organizations that can help…

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