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Man from the Mountains of the Moon

Filmmaker: Jill Marshall

Clovis Kabaseke lives and farms in the Fort Portal area of western Uganda, in the shadow of the Mountains of the Moon. He is the founder of the Botanical Gardens there and cultivates the ancient Artemisia herb in the hope that it will combat both the malaria and the poverty that blights […]

Africa Rising: How a large rural area of Ethiopia is taking itself out of poverty

The extraordinary story of how a large rural area of Ethiopia is taking itself out of poverty. Witness Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 15:12 Directed by multi-award winning director Jamie Doran

Remember Band Aid, Live Aid and developed countries’ determination to ‘Feed the World’? Well, we failed. There are more Africans living in extreme poverty […]

Officer acquitted in shooting unarmed Tramaine Miller in the face

ATLANTA NEWS 5:32 p.m. Thursday, August 11, 2011 By Steve Visser The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

After Reginald Fisher shot an unarmed man, the Atlanta Police Department suspended him and the Fulton County district attorney indicted him. On Thursday, a jury acquitted him.

The officer was cleared in the 2009 shooting at a Mechanicsville apartment complex of […]

What You Should Be Watching Instead of the Throne

What You Should Be Watching Instead of the Throne Monday, August 08, 2011 10:17 PM By Jasiri X

This ain’t a Jay Z, Kanye or “Watch the Throne” hate post. I’m listening to the album right now and it’s pretty good. But while we’re caught in the hype of 2 of Hip-Hop’s biggest stars coming […]

Video shows white teens driving over, killing Black man, says DA

By Drew Griffin and Scott Bronstein, CNN Special Investigations August 8, 2011 2:49 p.m. EDT

Editor’s note: The following story contains language some readers may consider offensive. Jackson, Mississippi (CNN) — On a recent Sunday morning just before dawn, two carloads of white teenagers drove to Jackson, Mississippi, on what the county district attorney […]

Haitians Return to Africa, Bringing Solar Energy

By Peter Costantini

SEATTLE, U.S., Aug 2, 2011 (IPS) – Jean Ronel Noël, a young Haitian engineer, stood in a centuries-old fort on a small island just off Dakar and looked out at the Atlantic through a portal that once led enslaved Africans to the ships of the Middle Passage.

“Finally we come to ‘the […]

Dark Girls: Documentary