We do whatever we can to stay alive - Nigerian actor recounts encounters with the police
Oct 21, 2020 02:51PM ● By Belinda Nzeribe
Horrific human rights abuses by SARS, a special police unit sparked youth protests across Nigeria.Read More »
FunTimes Friday: Breast Cancer Survivor Shout Out Recap
Oct 21, 2020 02:01PM ● By Nana Ama Addo
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To honor the survivors, lives lost and people affected by the disease, on October 16th, 2020, FunTimes themed it's FunTimes Friday event ‘Breast Cancer Survivor Shout Out.’ This event was hosted by Reverend Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake, the President of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation, who engaged panelists Armenta L. Washington, Research Coordinator Senior at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center, Kelsey Spielman, Licensed Genetic Center at the Basser Center for BRCA at Penn Medicine and Co-Founders of Breast Cancer nonprofit ‘Praise is the Cure’ Anita T. Connor and Kerri Connor Matchett.Read More »
#ENDSARS, #ENDSWAT and Nigeria’s Role in the Global Fight for Black Lives
Oct 16, 2020 11:44AM ● By Nana Ama Addo
The world watches Nigeria as its youth leads a revolution.Read More »
Black Media as a Community Resource Event Recap
Oct 08, 2020 01:02PM ● By Nana Ama Addo
On Friday, October 2nd, FunTimes hosted its biweekly FunTimes Friday event. This event’s theme was ‘Black Professional Discussion: Black Media as a Community Resource,’ and explored strategies for communities to expand their reach through partnering with Black media.Read More »
Truth and Redistribution: How to fix the racial wealth gap, end plutocracy, and build Black power.
Oct 03, 2020 08:00AM ● By Darrick Hamilton & Naomi Zewde, Yes!
In a nutshell, our racial dilemma is grounded in a political, economic, and identity-based devaluing of Black lives that has persisted ever since the first enslaved African arrived in Jamestown in 1619. The ensuing history of the United States is built on both racial and economic injustice, two related but distinct problems. These racial and economic injustices, while entrenched, can be addressed.Read More »
Careda’s Caribbean Cuisine Soars Despite COVID-19 Turbulence
Sep 29, 2020 11:36AM ● By Nana Ama Addo
Founded by Jamaican native Careda Brown, this newly opened small business faced difficulty during COVID-19 but persevered and triumphed through hardship.Read More »
Election Education Event Recap
Sep 23, 2020 09:33AM ● By Nana Ama Addo
On Friday, September 18th, 2020, FunTimes hosted its bi-weekly FunTimes Friday event. This time, the virtual event was themed ‘Election Education,’ and shared resources for voting in the 2020 election.Read More »
Toward a Cure: Cities Declare Racism a Public Health Crisis
Sep 20, 2020 08:00AM ● By By Tamara E. Holmes, Yes!
“We can see the impact when we look at Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and many others,” says Dr. Tracie Collins, dean of The University of New Mexico College of Population Health. “The racism really warrants attention, it warrants prevention, diagnosis, and treatment like any other crisis.”Read More »
Are we Victims of Zombie Virus on Social Media?
Sep 10, 2020 08:00AM ● By Belinda Nzeribe
There is a brutal viral strain spreading on the internet, it’s the zombie virus.Read More »
African Diaspora Leaders Roundtable Part II Event Recap
Sep 07, 2020 12:10PM ● By Nana Ama Addo
On Friday, September 4th, 2020, FunTimes hosted its biweekly FunTimes Friday event. The theme of this event was ‘African Diaspora Leaders Roundtable Part II,’ and continued a conversation about strategies to build and strengthen connections between the African Diaspora.Read More »