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Twenty-nine-year-old Mubarak Bala beaten by family for renouncing his belief in God

Man Strangles His 29-Year-Old Son For Not Believing In God

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Reported by Kacie Whaley A man is being forcibly held in a Nigerian mental institution for being an Atheist. Twenty-nine-year-old Mubarak Bala from Kano, Nigeria was admitted into Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital by his family on June 13th, reportedly after a confrontation between him and his Muslim family that was fueled by Bala renouncing his belief in God.  Allegedly, the confrontation involved Bala’s father, three uncles, and brother physically attacking…

Stubborn as a Mule Documentary Makes a Case For Reparations

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  “Stubborn As A Mule” is an internationally award winning documentary that has been ten years in the making about reparations produced and directed by Arcelious Daniels.  Miller Bargeron Jr. and Albert A. George Jr. also helped create the film. The documentary explores the historical, philosophical, physical, psychological, economic, and legal issues of slavery that support the case for reparations. The film also uses interviews with academics and intellectuals to…

Did the Brazilian Government Deliberately Create a Crack Epidemic on Black Citizens?  Some Say Yes

Did the Brazilian Government Deliberately Create a Crack Epidemic on Black Citizens? Some Say Yes

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Crack addiction is out of control in Brazil. It started in the jungles of the Amazon and is now infesting the streets of the “favelas” (ghettos) of Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro. In fact, Brazilians are the biggest consumers of crack and cocaine in the whole world. Keep in mind that Brazil has over 100 million Black citizens, which makes the nation second only to Nigeria in Black population….

Mother of Nigerian Finance Minister Safe and Sound after Scary Kidnapping Incident

Mother of Nigerian Finance Minister Safe and Sound after Scary Kidnapping Incident

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Kamene Okonjo, the mother of Nigeria’s Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, was kidnapped recently.  She was kept for five days after being taken away at her home, according to Nigerian police officials. Police spokesman, Frank Mba says that the woman is in good health and good spirits.  She was found unharmed after police engaged in a massive manhunt to find those were responsible for the kidnapping. “The Okonjo Family is full…

Thousands of Nigerian Children Killed After Being Accused of Being Witches

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This disturbing video describes the plight of the “witch children” of Nigeria.  Many of them are killed or kicked out of their villages for allegedly being witches. The video is below:  

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Shell Nigeria Abuse Case

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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday on whether or not corporations can be held liable for complicity in human rights abuses outside the country.  The specific case on dock concerns the torture and execution of activists in Nigeria and the alleged involvement of oil giant Shell. The Supreme Court case is Esther Kiobel versus the Royal Dutch Shell petroleum company. Kiobel is the widow of one of nine…

Charleston Medical Student Identified as Woman Who Jumped Off a Bridge

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, BlackLikeMoi.com The body of the woman who jumped of a bridge in South Carolina has not yet been found.  But police have identified the jumper as a medical student.  Tosin Oyelowo, a 25-year old student of Pharmacology, had been reported missing since she failed to show up for work on December 12. The young student was a studying at The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy…

Officials Condemn Nigerian Bombings

Officials Condemn Nigerian Bombings

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Jos, Nigeria CNN — A government official condemned Monday the series of Christmas Day attacks on churches in Nigeria that killed 35 people, blaming an extremist group that has claimed responsibility for similar attacks in the last two years. “The latest mindless and cowardly attacks by Boko Haram members specifically directed at churches were premeditated,” said retired Gen. Andrew Azazi, the national security adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, in a…

At Least 5,000 People Flee Nigerian Violence

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At least 5,000 people have fled villages in central Nigeria at the heart of clashes between nomadic cattle herders and farmers, officials said Thursday, as at least five people have died in the fighting. Authorities acknowledged there could be many more deaths in the violence hitting rural Benue and Nasarawa states in Nigeria’s fertile central belt, a dividing line in the country between religious andethnic groups. However, the remote villages remain difficult to reach and government officials appear…

Shell Spills More Oil in Nigeria

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Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell on Sunday reported a fresh spill from a key delivery pipeline in southern Nigeria, but said it has contained the leak. “SPDC (Shell Petroleum Development Company) contained a spill in Adibawa delivery line which was reported yesterday (Saturday),” Shell’s Nigerian joint venture said in a statememt. “We had dispatched our spill containment team to the site as soon as we received the reports and the personnel…