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First annual African Union Expo featured on AfricaTVUSA.net

The first annual African Union Expo, hosted by the African Union Expo LLC and Go Africa Network at MIST Harlem on November 17, was featured on AfricaTVUSA.net, an online African television channel. Listen as female entrepreneurs who participated in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s InnovateHER competition share innovative products and services that empower women and families, …

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Disparities in health outcomes by race and ethnicity and by income status are persistent and difficult to reduce

follow us on twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork JAMA Achieving Health Equity by Design April 14, 2015 Disparities in health outcomes by race and ethnicity and by income status are persistent and difficult to reduce. For more than a decade, infant mortality rates have been 2 to 3 times higher among African American populations, rates of potentially preventable hospitalization …

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Looking for Best News for Africa on your mobile Device? Check out the ZNews Africa app

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork This App for Android devices (Phones/Tablets)  and soon Apple devices, aggregates all the best African news sources in a easy to use manner. the best way to stay up to date on Africa. Description: Stay Current with the latest African news from more than 100 reliable news sources. Get news from …

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Undocumented Immigrants Line Up for Door Opened by Obama

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork LOS ANGELES — They pushed strollers, tugged toddlers and streamed into the convention center in the heart of this city on Sunday, thousands of immigrants here illegally and anxious to find out if they could gain protection from deportation under executive actions by President Obama. The crowd, waiting in a …

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Unequal Treatment of 2 Protesters in Eric Garner Case, One White and One Black

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork It is a misdemeanor in New York to abandon animals or deprive them of food, water or “a sufficient supply of good and wholesome air,” and so far this year, more than 100 arrests have been made in the city for such neglect or worse. One couple was sentenced to …

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We Must Stop Police Abuse of Black Men

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork I CAN recall it as if it were yesterday: looking into the toilet and seeing blood instead of urine. That was the aftermath of my first police encounter. As a 15-year-old, living in South Jamaica, Queens, I was arrested on a criminal trespass charge after unlawfully entering and remaining in …

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Experimental Ebola Drug Puts Its Maker, Chimerix, Back in the Spotlight

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork Just seven months ago, executives at the biotechnology company Chimerix were receiving death threats after refusing to provide its experimental drug to a 7-year-old boy who was close to dying from a viral infection. The refusal set off a fierce social media campaign and subjected the company to unfavorable news …

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Today’s Police Put On a Gun and a Camera

Follow us on Twitter: @ GoAfricaNetwork PULLMAN, Wash. — Amateur videos of police officers doing their jobs have become part of the fabric of urban democracy, with embarrassing or violent images spreading via social media in minutes. But more police agencies, especially after the unrest following an unarmed teenager’s shooting in Ferguson, Mo., are recording …

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From Expanded Home, Celebrating the Cultures of the African Diaspora

Follow Us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork When Marta Moreno Vega walked through the old firehouse, tattered pinups littered the floor, rats scurried along cracked walls, and parts of the Romanesque ceiling had fallen to the floor. But still she saw her dream: A space that could, once again, become an anchor in its East Harlem community. …

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Miss a Payment? Good Luck Moving That Car

The thermometer showed a 103.5-degree fever, and her 10-year-old’s asthma was flaring up. Mary Bolender, who lives in Las Vegas, needed to get her daughter to an emergency room, but her 2005 Chrysler van would not start. The cause was not a mechanical problem — it was her lender. Ms. Bolender was three days behind …

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