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#BeautifulAfrica This young girl was headed to school; today, Nigeria heads to the polls!

We pray the people's voice is heard and peacefully respected. It's a close race. Someone has to lose, of course. Everyone has to accept the results of the people's poll.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/28/nigerian-elections-jonathan-buhari
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#BeautifulAfrica  Luanda, Angola. Economic boom. Hosting the African Urban Infrastructure Investment Forum. http://www.auiif.com/en
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+Shawn Talbot +Tray'Von Little +Dorothear Parker +Joseph Parker PMP 

Thanks for your questions and comments. We can't separate the reality on the Continent from our reality in Diaspora, be that in the USA, Brazil, Colombia, Jamaica, Cuba, Belize, etc... What has happened to Africans for the last #400years  has an even older history on the Continent. And, the reality of what actually happens in Africa may not meet our largely uninformed or poorly-informed perspectives. That isn't to insult or punish anyone; it is to say that your good questions are formed in a reality where little information about reality on the African Continent is readily available.

+Shawn Talbot I don't know how to answer your question, without knowing a LOT more specifically about which 'new developments and infrastructures' to which this person is developing. Then, we might be able to determine if 50% or more of these investments are owned/controlled by African people or not.

Let's start by looking at the wealthiest community of Africans on the planet... African Americans. Are most of the investments in communities where they live owned and controlled by African Americans? Probably not. Why not?

History would suggest to you that there have been blocks to participation in economic development? Others were driven out of participation (think Black Wall Street). Some favored the participation of outsiders (think 'white man's ice is colder')

On the African Continent, as in Diaspora even in countries where African people make a majority, the economic structures of the colonial system haven't been completely dismantled. Yes, the nations now have their own flag, song, and national football team. But, the bank / banking system may be controlled/held/influenced by a European system/nation/bank.

So, when we see investors from OUTSIDE the Continent, we should remember that in USA, Mexico, and Canada, we see investors from outside of North America. It is a part and function of this current economic model.

We will see non-Africans engaging in investment on the Continent. We see non-Americans engaging in investment in USA. (think China and Germany)

Africa is not now and had not been for #500years  separated from the world economic system. Sadly for Africans, this involvement has been nearly completely to Africa's detriment in people and natural resources.

Finally, when you see a Chinese or German or Brasilian investing in projects along with national Governments on the Continent, it doesn't necessarily mean Africa loses. In the past, it almost always guaranteed a loss for Africa.

+Tray'Von Little I want you to sharpen the question stated/implied in your comment. Since there are 54 (?) nations on the Continent, you might want to be a lot more specific about which particular nation(s) to which you are referring. Since some of these 54 include Arab-led nations with populations of "Black" Africans, I'll assume you weren't explicitly intending that those nations should be led by "Black" Africans. Please sharpen your question, tag me, and I'll try to respond to your comment/question.
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#BeautifulAfrica  Mosctha.org Created to provide healthcare for oppressed sugarcane workers, MOSCTHA is a movement to improve and empower the underrepresented communities in both Dominican Republic and Haiti.

http://www.mosctha.org/

The treatment of Dominicans of Haitian descent and of Haitians in the Dominican Republic has been absolutely deplorable!
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When an ignorant person comes on my post calling human being 'savages', it is too much.

None of you deplored it.

I deleted it.

If there is anything savage, it is the hateful treatment of Dominicans, by their own government, as foreigners, because many members of that government are color-struck and fantasizing to be 'Spanish'.

The treatment of Dominicans of Haitian descent is beneath our dignity and must be categorically improved. What we see today is DEPLORABLE!

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#BeautifulAfrica  Take 2 minutes and look at this AMAZING trailer of a wonderful film which encourages our sense of family and connectedness. You will be encouraged!

BOUND: Africans vs. African Americans - Official Teaser Trailer
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#BeautifulAfrica  "This is what you must be like. Grow wherever life puts you down."  - Ben Okri  Happy 56th birthday! Nigerian writer who spent his early childhood in London, then moved back to Lagos right before the Nigerian Civil War broke out. His experiences as a child in wartime influenced work like The Famished Road, which won the Booker Prize in 1991.

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Thank you all for your support of this post and of this author's work! +Ama A +jimA thompson +J. Henry Goins I do appreciate you for helping to promote our #BeautifulAfrica  hashtag!
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#BeautifulAfrica Young Tyrese Johnson-Fisher is a rugby phenom! Check out the video!

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lULIHEAeOlk
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Readying for the pros.  Gifted.
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#BeautifulAfrica #NigeriaDecides Africa's largest population goes to polls today!
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I'm hoping it will be peacefull ...no bloodshed.
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#BeautifulAfrica Federal Republic of Nigeria heads to presidential elections tomorrow. We pray the people's voice be heard and respected!
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Change, if it happens, is usually difficult. Power wants to keep its death grip.
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#BeautifulAfrica  A healthy person who begs for food is an insult to a generous farmer. ~Ghanaian Proverb 

A housewife who complains that there is not enough foodstuff in the market should remember that if her husband adds to what is already available, there would be more for everyone. ~ Yoruba Nigerian Proverb

h/t Sammy Attoh
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#BeautifulAfrica Mennonite Garifuna (from Belize) churches in NYC have been assisting Garifuna immigrants who've arrived since June! http://goo.gl/7bu9iL

To date, they have assisted about 140 families, helping them with food, clothing, legal assistance and travel fare to legal and medical appointments.  Omar Guzman, pastor of the Mennonite Garifuna Church of Manhattan, estimates that at least 200 family units came to the city.  “We assisted all the families we could, getting all their information, writing their stories and working to get free legal assistance and representation for their cases,” Guzman said.
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#BeautifulAfrica  The film 'Bound' tells the stories of African people disconnected, creating reconnection, Continent and Diaspora! 3/20/2015 at DuSable Museum!

Storytelling has always been an important practice among African and African American communities. Through storytelling, the peoples of these two groups have been able to teach and learn valuable lessons, convey their histories, and have been able to provide answers to life’s questions.

Such storytelling is found in Bound: Africans vs. African Americans, an illuminating documentary by Kenyan-born Peres Owino about the rarely discussed tension that exists between Africans and African Americans. Get Tickets Today on Eventbrite! DATE: Friday, March 20, 2015 TIME: 7:00pm – 9:00pm COST: Admission: $10 tickets available on Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-dusable-museum-1304603745
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+Cedric McCay I cannot agree more...Indeed I bless our world of Technology that has created a platform for people to reconnect miles and miles away.

I do accept your invitation.  Thank you.
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Committed to connecting Africans on the Continent and in Diaspora, through Social Media.

A man of faith and passion. A fraternity man. A family man. A friend and brother.

Love and Respect Africa!

Je suis bilingue et je m'intéresse en choses qui se passe en Afrique et la ou il y a des africains! Alors, de temps en temps, j'emploie la langue française pour exprimer mes idées.

Culture for Service and Service for Humanity - 1914

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Travelled to more than 20 countries and more than 35 US states. I've jogged marathons on 3 continents and have crossed the Equator four times!
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This restaurant has an interesting take on 'southern food' which seems to be their proxy title for soul food. Located near the toney neighborhood of Hyde Park, this restaurant employs artistic license and reference to the southern church in its decor. Prices may be just a tad bit pricey for Cincinnati, but nothing which will cause you to take out a loan. The service was friendly. Though, as a connoisseur of great 'soul food', I did notice an unusually consistent cultural composite in the kitchen. Wink. I prefer quite a bit more seasoning and flavor. But, I still recommend this establishment. Give it a try!
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As usual, this is a typically outstanding fast-food with great customer service and a wonderful fried chicken sandwich! The service is excellent here. The staff were quick, even though they apologized for 'the delay'. The store was quite clean, despite the many children running back and forth to the play area dropping napkins in the way chickens drop feathers! Easily accessible and close to lots of shopping and the interstate.
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Ample parking and really good customer service here. We purchased gas and took a quick look through the store for snacks to eat on the road while we traveled. Friendly staff and as well-organized as any other store. There is an advantage to having membership in this nationwide chain. No problems at all in purchasing gas; there was hardly any line or wait at all.
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This is a great place to meet and get started on an evening in Cincinnati! We enjoyed a free tour (because of the construction, we could only visit a few of the floors) and found the artwork unique. It was a bit avant-garde, but certainly thought-provoking. There is a wall of swinging lights which captivated my attention and which would have been worth the price of paid-admission! Parking was available on the street at meters. This is a short walk from a ton of activities in downtown and is a great place to enjoy art or a cup of coffee in the cafe.
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Friendly staff and great prices are a staple at this chain; we found the same here at this store. We did purchase gasoline, here. The parking lot was a tad bit confusing for a first-time user; it seems as if we came in the 'back way', as we were told. Still, it was well laid-out lot and store with plenty of space for crowds. Recommended.
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This is a hospitable, down-home food kind of place, right in Indianapolis. We stopped here while traveling through and enjoyed the southern cuisine. The fried chicken was excellent and the pork chops were well prepared. There is nothing super fancy here, but it isn't drab. It's a nice diner and a great place to have a conversation over a meal. The owner of this establishment is a Kappa man and, despite those shortcomings, runs a great establishment! Smiles. Recommended.
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The location was a tad bit hard to find, but not impossible. We enjoyed our stay except for a serous problem with the thermostat and a quarrel with the general manager on checkout. The breakfast is well-stocked and serviced. Many guests seemed to take advantage of it. The parking lot accommodated all of the guests, though late at night there were just a handful of spots remaining. The rooms were clean enough and the appliances were fine. However, we had problems with a broken thermostat which maintained our room at 99F. We had to complain twice to the General Manager and, ultimately, had to switch rooms in the middle of the night. He quarrelled with us about their "Satisfaction Guarantee" and wanted to offer a $10 discount instead. We checked out and called their headquarters and, for the extra trouble, were given two free nights. It was a nice stay, but hardly worth the hassle.
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