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  • ‘We are united’: Phalatse says all is well with DA leadership

    ‘We are united’: Phalatse says all is well with DA leadership

    Former City of Johannesburg Mayor, Dr Mpho Phalatse maintains that she and the Democratic Alliance (DA) leadership remain united, after she was ousted in a motion of no confidence vote that was sponsored by the African National Congress (ANC). Phalatse is hitting back at claims on social media that the party’s top leadership has been keeping her in the dark about certain decisions being made involving her now former government. Lindiwe Mazibuko, who used to represent the DA in Parliament, sa

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    GOP attacks Georgia’s Abrams on voting as judge rejects suit

    GOP attacks Georgia’s Abrams on voting as judge rejects suit

    People are already voting by mail in a Georgia governor’s race that again pits Abrams and Kemp against each other. When Democrat Stacey Abrams narrowly lost the Georgia governor’s race to Republican Brian Kemp four years ago, she didn’t go quietly.  She ended her campaign with a nonconcession that acknowledged she wouldn’t be governor, while spotlighting her claims that Kemp had used his post as secretary of state to improperly purge likely Democratic voters. Abrams founded Fair Fight Action,

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    Newsom vetoes bill extending reparations committee deadline

    Newsom vetoes bill extending reparations committee deadline

    The bill to extend the task force deadline garnered criticism from reparations advocates who said that the legislation would send a demoralizing message to African Americans already skeptical that they will receive reparations. California Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill Thursday night that would have granted more time for a first-in-the-nation African American reparations committee to complete its work after the former assemblymember who authored legislation creating the committee asked the gov

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    Nigerians mark independence anniversary ahead of key poll

    Nigerians mark independence anniversary ahead of key poll

    Nigeria’s 33% unemployment and 40% poverty rates are the worst in decades, government estimates show. Nigerians celebrated the 62nd anniversary of their independence Saturday with the country’s leader acknowledging the economic and security hardships citizens are facing as they prepare to vote for a new president in four months. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari rode a wave of goodwill to power in 2015 after promising to overcome the obstacles stifling the country’s progress despite being Af

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    Artists recreate 1958 photograph of Harlem jazz musicians

    Artists recreate 1958 photograph of Harlem jazz musicians

    The London-based Black Cultural Archives organized the photo to mark the 40th anniversary since the British Black arts movement launched in 1982. An iconic 1958 photograph of Black artists in Harlem will be recreated with emerging Black artists in London to commemorate Black History Month, observed in the United Kingdom during the month of October. As reported by The Guardian, the tribute photograph will feature up-and-coming Black talent in the British art scene, alongside veteran Black artis

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    Patti LaBelle is heading back to television screens

    Patti LaBelle is heading back to television screens

    The Grammy Award-winning singer previously starred in her own television series titled “Out All Night.” Patti LaBelle is joining Season 2 of ABC’s “The Wonder Years.” Deadline reports that the music icon and New York Times bestselling author is set to appear in two episodes as a church choir director named Shirley Williams, the mother of Dulé Hill’s character, Bill.  Patti LaBelle appears onstage during the 2022 Essence Festival of Culture at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 3,

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    Multiple shots fired at Operation Dudula members

    Multiple shots fired at Operation Dudula members

    An Operation Dudula member was fatally wounded earlier today, Saturday, 1 October, when its members came under fire. SHOTS FIRED AT OPERATION DUDULA MEMBERS IN LIMPOPO In a brief report, the movement said: “Unarmed Operation Dudula members at Sekhukhune branch were attacked this morning by a gang known as Thobejane that is believed to be Zimbabwean nationals. Multiple shots were fired and one patriot was killed.” A bus that was travelling the members of Operation Dudula was sprayed w

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    Tshwane angered by ANOTHER killing of taxi association head

    Tshwane angered by ANOTHER killing of taxi association head

    The chairperson of the Centurion Taxi Association was brutally killed last week. This recent killing has angered the City of Tshwane which condemns the continued killings in the taxi industry. TAXI ASSOCIATION CHAIRPERSON KILLED On Monday, 26 September, chairperson of the Centurion Taxi Association (CTA) Paul Mokoena, was brutally murdered. This comes hardly six months after the ruthless murder of Thapedi Frank. Frank was the chairperson of the Atteridgeville, Saulsville Taxi Associa

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    Black Arts Leader in Cleveland Gives Cultural Institutions An "F" For DEI Efforts

    Black Arts Leader in Cleveland Gives Cultural Institutions An "F" For DEI Efforts

    Black cultural leaders in Cleveland, Ohio are not happy with the so-called efforts made to diversify the city’s art institutions. While organizations such as Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, and the Cleveland Institute of Art all boast increases in the diversification of their staff,… Read more... View the full article

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    Young Black Designer Dresses The First Afro-Colombian Woman Vice President

    Young Black Designer Dresses The First Afro-Colombian Woman Vice President

    A highly important political figure has got a new fashion attitude thanks to a young, Black designer with fresh taste and a penchant for what he calls, “resistance fashion.” 23 year old Esteban Sinisterra has earned the privilege of dressing Colombia’s first Afro-Colombian woman Vice President, Francia Marquéz. Read more... View the full article

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    ICYMI: Yung Miami Declares Herself The "Black" Oprah

    ICYMI: Yung Miami Declares Herself The "Black" Oprah

    Oprah Winfrey has inspired generations of tv journalists of all walks of life, but one budding entertainer turned on air host is ruffling feathers with how she sees herself stepping into the icon’s footsteps. Rapper Yung Miami who’s YouTube series, Caresha Please keeps Black twitter talking, is making headlines yet… Read more... View the full article

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    Four face 34 counts of fraud, corruption for SA Express tender

    Four face 34 counts of fraud, corruption for SA Express tender

    Four men are charged with fraud and corruption for the irregular awarding of a multimillion-rand SA Express tender. The four awarded the R400 million contract to companies to which they are linked. The case is one which is recommended for investigation by the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture. SA EXPRESS PAYS COMPANIES LINKED TO OFFICIALS Tebogo Van Wyk, 40, and Nothando Dube, 44, face 34 counts of fraud and corruption. Their co-accused include Sipho Levy Phiri, 39, and Thabang Mo

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    Four armed men wanted for stealing empty trolley bag

    Four armed men wanted for stealing empty trolley bag

    Four armed men are being sought by the police following their involvement in the robbery of a cash-in-transit guard who they disarmed and stole a trolley bag that happened to be empty. FOUR ARMED MEN EXPOSED BY THE POLICE In a statement, the South African Police Service (SAPS) said, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation requests public assistance to identify four suspected armed robbers. It is alleged that on 23 September 2022, a G4S security official went to Palamine shop

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    Emory University professor creates class about Tyler Perry

    Emory University professor creates class about Tyler Perry

    During the course, Perry’s catalog of movies, television shows, and other notable works will be analyzed. Tyler Perry is in rare company after becoming the latest Black filmmaker whose contributions to popular culture are the focus of a college course, joining the likes of Sidney Poitier and Spike Lee.  “In the Language of Folk and Kin: The Legacy of Folklore, the Griot and Community in the Artistic Praxis of Tyler Perry,” created and taught by Dr. Tameka Cage Conley, will be offered to freshm

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    Mashaba: The biggest losers are the residents of Joburg

    Mashaba: The biggest losers are the residents of Joburg

    ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba believes the biggest losers in the defunct DA-led coalition government are the residents of Joburg. MASHABA SYMPHATHISES WITH THE RESIDENTS OF JOBURG The DA-led coalition was ousted yesterday, Friday, 30 September following a vote of no confidence against Mayor Dr Mpho Phalatse. ACTIONSA LEADER ADDRESSES MISINFORMATION ActionSA leader Mashaba has come out to address misinformation about what led to the coalition’s downfall. ALSO READ:

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    DA vows to challenge Mpho Phalatse’s ousting in court

    DA vows to challenge Mpho Phalatse’s ousting in court

    The Democratic Alliance (DA) has vowed to challenge in court the process in which its former Executive Mayor in the City of Johannesburg, Dr Mpho Phalatse was ousted.  Phalatse was ousted after 139 councillors voted for the motion of no confidence against her to be tabled.  DA TO CHALLENGE MPHO PHALATSE OUSTING IN COURT  Commenting on the ousting DA leader, John Steenhuisen accused Speaker, Colleen Makhubele of ignoring the due process entirely and forging ahead to convene a meeting

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    Prince Lekukela Modjadji set to take over Balobedu throne

    Prince Lekukela Modjadji set to take over Balobedu throne

    Pretoria’s Palace of Justice has dismissed with costs, an urgent application aimed at preventing a ceremony to install Lekukela Modjadji as King of the Balobedu in Limpopo, with costs, SABC News reports. The ANC‘s Mathole Motshekga, who is Princess Masalanabo’s legal guardian, had brought the matter to court. Princess Masalanabo and Prince Lekukela are both siblings and children of the late Queen Modjadji. The court ruled that despite being her guardian, Mathole doesn’t have authority and th

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    DA: “New Speaker opens backdoor for the ANC”

    DA: “New Speaker opens backdoor for the ANC”

    The DA caucus in Johannesburg is rejecting what they call the unjust and unlawful council meeting that took place yesterday, Friday, 30 September that saw them voted out of power. DA DISSASTISFIED WITH THE NEW SPEAKER Former Mayor Dr Mpho Phalatse was voted out following a vote of no confidence that took place in the City of Johannesburg. Her defeat saw the ANC regain power in the City of Gold. DA’s Deputy Caucus leader in Johannesburg Bongani Nkomo took aim at the new Speaker for th

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    Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass highlighted in new PBS documentaries

    Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass highlighted in new PBS documentaries

    The two PBS projects helmed by Stanley Nelson and Nicole London are set to air in October Two documentaries from acclaimed filmmakers Stanley Nelson and Nicole London are coming to PBS this October, and theGrio has a first look at these deep dives into the legacy and impact of historical figures like Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman. Next month, PBS will debut “Becoming Frederick Douglas” and “Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom.” The latter, which premieres next week on the network, is de

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    Top three interesting cultural facts to know about Nigeria as it marks independence

    Top three interesting cultural facts to know about Nigeria as it marks independence

    Nigeria gained independence on October 1, 1960. A federal government structure with an elected prime minister and ceremonial head of state was formed by a new constitution. After neither party obtained a majority in the 1959 elections, the National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons (NCNC) then led by Nnamdi Azikiwe (who had taken over following Macaulay’s death in 1946), formed a coalition with Tafawa Balewa’s Northern Peoples Congress (NPC). Azikiwe accepted the mostly ceremonial office of p

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    WATCH: MASSIVE shark spotted in the shallow waters in Plettenberg Bay

    WATCH: MASSIVE shark spotted in the shallow waters in Plettenberg Bay

    A MASSIVE shark was spotted in the shallow waters in Plettenberg Bay and was shared on social media. It is believed to be near the area where the young mother was killed. WATCH AS THE MASSIVE SHARK SWIM NEAR THE BEACH The video taken on Friday and shared on social media has gone viral. ALSO READ: Fatal Shark Attack: Young mother remembered as a beautiful soul This comes as ALL the beaches in Plettenberg Bay were closed after a young mother was killed by a SHARK at Central Beach

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    ‘Kokkedoor’: kykNet’s reality cooking show returns in 2023

    ‘Kokkedoor’: kykNet’s reality cooking show returns in 2023

    In celebration of its 10th birthday, kykNet’s food reality show, Kokkedoor, is returning in 2023. Following its debut in 2013, the show became an instant success. Kokkedoor is looking for contestants to compete in the upcoming season of the show. Here’s everything you need to know.  ALSO READ: ‘Come Dine With Me South Africa’ returns for season eight WHAT IS ‘KOKKEDOOR’? Kokkedoor is one of the few Afrikaans cooking shows available on South African television. In its upcoming season,

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    SIX major changes for WhatsApp that you need to know about

    SIX major changes for WhatsApp that you need to know about

    Have you heard of the SIX major changes that are developed for Whatsapp? THESE ARE THE SIX MAJOR CHANGES FOR WHATSAPP This includes creating a poll as well as on-tap call link, which started rolling out at the beginning of the week. ALSO READ: Reminder! WhatsApp will no longer work on certain phones: Here’s the list According to WABetaInfo some other changes coming to WhatsApp include a Do not disturb API for missed calls; a camera update, an option to save disappearing messages;

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    No Terminator: Musk teases 'useful' humanoid robot

    No Terminator: Musk teases 'useful' humanoid robot

    Elon Musk on Friday showed off the latest version of a humanoid robot that the world's richest man said could one day eliminate poverty. The post No Terminator: Musk teases 'useful' humanoid robot appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. View the full article

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    15 Priceless Black Twitter Moments Worth Remembering

    15 Priceless Black Twitter Moments Worth Remembering

    Where do you get your memes from? Your jokes? Your “slang?” Black Twitter is the answer. For decades now Black folks have been carrying the app with daily thoughts, jokes and personal essays. However, there are some legendary moments in Twitter history where Black users have set off a new trend with their storytelling… Read more... View the full article

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    House of Zwide soapie teasers: What’s happening this October 2022?

    House of Zwide soapie teasers: What’s happening this October 2022?

    This month in House of Zwide things are intense, don’t miss out on these Scandal Soapie Teasers provided by TVSA. Get up to R2,000 as a Casino Games Bonus when you make your first deposit! Coming up on House of Zwide 2 this October 2022: Monday 3 October 2022 Episode 56 Molefe and Dorothy find themselves in deep trouble with the law while Sandile has the rug pulled out from under him at House of Zwide. Tuesday 4 October 2022 Episode 57 Someone unexpected comes to Molefe a

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    MEC for Transport attends funeral of slain traffic officer in Gqeberha

    MEC for Transport attends funeral of slain traffic officer in Gqeberha

    Eastern Cape MEC for Transport Xolile Nqatha will be joining the family for the funeral service of slain traffic officer Sonica Esmeralda Smith today, Saturday, 1 October. ALSO READ: RIP: EC Dept of Transport mourns tragic death of traffic officer MEC FOR TRANSPORT TO PAY HIS LAST RESPECTS Officer Sonica Esmeralda Smith was shot and killed while on duty on the R75 near Kwadwesi on Wednesday last week. She was with two of her colleagues (a male and a female) doing stop and check on ve

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    Kaizer Chiefs: THREE youngsters to keep an eye on this season!

    Kaizer Chiefs: THREE youngsters to keep an eye on this season!

    Kaizer Chiefs have promoted and found a couple of extremely talented stars this season. Keep an eye on these THREE men – the future of Amakhosi! READ | KAIZER CHIEFS IN RED-HOT RACE FOR R8 MILLION BAFANA BAFANA STRIKER So much attention has been given to Amakhosi’s new signings. However, these weren’t the only new contracts signed. A couple of youngsters were promoted and signed by the Chiefs senior side too and their is plenty of reason to get excited about these kids! MUST READ

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    Man drives 30km seeking refuge after shooting and attempted hijacking

    Man drives 30km seeking refuge after shooting and attempted hijacking

    It is not often we hear of such in South Africa! A man who was a victim of a hijacking incident in Hatfield, Pretoria drove 30 kilometres to seek assistance after his vehicle was sprayed with bullets.  The incident reportedly happened on Saturday around 01:00.  MAN DRIVES 30KM AFTER BEING SHOT  According to emergency service, Emer-G-Med, paramedics responded to the scene of a shooting incident in the Hatfield area of Pretoria just after 01:45.  Emer-G-Med spokesperson, Kyle van R

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    Weather: HOT weekend expected in these parts of South Africa

    Weather: HOT weekend expected in these parts of South Africa

    A HOT weekend is expected in several parts of South Africa.  A HOT WEEKEND IS EXPECTED IN MOST PARTS OF SA According to Vox Weather, very light showers and isolated t-storms are expected in KwaZulu-Natal, while mainly sunny and warm to HOT temperatures are expected across the rest of the country.  ALSO READ: WATCH: Is this the MOST watched video on Facebook? Meanwhile, the South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued a weather warning for veld fire in the following

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