Tag: <span>africa</span>

A profile of Patrice Lumumba, the first Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo who was assassinated within a year of helping his country achieve independence.

Black History Profile

A profile of Chinua Achebe, a Nigerian novelist who wrote stories about interactions between Africans and colonialists but set himself apart by telling them from the perspective of Africans.

Black History Profile

In the January 2020 edition of Noire News I discuss the Mississippi Prison deaths and calls for prison reform, the East African Locust infestation, the Undersea Caribbean Earthquake, and the planned launch of the Black News Network. There is also a memorial to notable deaths in the community. To balance things out I share a bit of good news, which includes a few planned business launches, notable donations, and a story about economic empowerment.

Noire News

“A Particular Kind of Black Man” by Tope Folarin tells the story of Tunde Akinola, the son of Nigerian immigrants who settled in Utah. Released in 2019, A Particular Kind of Black Man is the first full-length title from Folarin. The story is not exactly autobiographical but is influenced by some aspects and experiences from the author’s life.

Book Reviews

A profile of Queen Amina, a Hausa princess who later became the warrior Queen of Zazzau an area in the Kaduna state of present-day Nigeria.

Black History Profile