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“Kids Take the Stage” Returns to the Spotlight at Gathering Place

by The Black Wall Street Times TULSA, Okla.—Gathering Place is now accepting applications for one of its most popular children events of the year, Kids Take the Stage!  From poetry and singing, to playing instruments and dancing, children in grades K-12 can…

Do you know that the first Black Africans to compete in the Olympics were Tswana tribesmen in 1904?

MILDRED EUROPA TAYLOR Four years before South African athlete Reggie Walker became an Olympic champion in the 100 meters in London, two Tswana tribesmen Len Taunyane and Jan Mashiani informally participated in the 1904 St Louis Olympics and made history.…

No Alcohol, No Autographs, No Cheers: Tokyo Olympics Organizers Unveil Rules For Spectators

By Forbes TOPLINE The organizers of the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday announced that it will ban the sale of alcohol at venues and stringent rules that spectators attending the games will have to follow as Tokyo enters its final month of preparation…

Egyptian trucking marketplace Trella closes $42m funding round for major regional expansion

BY TOM JACKSON Cairo-based digital trucking marketplace Trella has completed a US$42 million Series A funding round, comprising US$30 million in equity and US$12 million in debt facilities, for major expansion in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MENAP).…

Anthony Joshua becomes a shareholder in world-leading CBD firm Love Hemp, here’s what to know

ABU MUBARIK Heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua is making a name for himself in and outside the ring. The Nigerian-British boxer has just become a key shareholder of Love Hemp Group. He signed a three-year deal with the cannabidiol brand and…

Senegal football star Sadio Mane donates over $600k to help construct a hospital in his hometown

FRANCIS AKHALBEY Liverpool football star and Senegal international Sadio Mane isn’t slowing down with his philanthropic endeavors back home as it was recently announced that the 29-year-old has donated £500,000 ($693,000) for the construction of a hospital in his hometown. According to CNN,…

Kellogg’s Alleviating Hunger In South Africa Since 2014

Zandile Mposelwa, Head of External Relations at Kellogg’s SA shares her thoughts on how Kellogg’s is creating Better Days to help alleviate children’s hunger “Alleviating hunger is not an act of charity. It is an imperative for any society that…

Honoring The Past To Change The Future: Why Investing In SA’s Youth Is Critical

Every year, South Africa remembers and marks the Soweto youth uprising of 16 June 1976. It is a significant day in the country’s calendar because it serves as a reminder of the power and potential of South Africa’s young people as…

Yaoundé Praised for its Treatment of Refugees

Marking World Refugee Day, June 20, the United Nations Refugee Agency, the UNHCR, is calling on host communities to show more sympathy and love for those fleeing crises in their home country and who are now threatened by COVID-19. The…

Senegal Welcomes the African Diaspora

A few months after discovering from a DNA test that most of his ancestors were from West Africa, American businessman Kyle Jones got on a flight to Dakar, Senegal. Jones was among about 75 people including business leaders, mayors, and…