| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:38 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – More than 950 rebel suspects died or were killed in custody in the first half of the year in northern Nigeria, where security forces are confronting militant Islamists, according to Amnesty International.
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:34 PM
Getting unanimous U.N. Security Council agreement to act against rogue nations and rights abusers may have become even more difficult Thursday with the election of Chad and Saudi Arabia to seats on the influential 15-member panel, human rights advocates...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 11:22 AM
The state of Louisiana — with its manicured plantations, moss-draped sycamores and creeping kudzu vines — serves almost as a character itself in "12 Years a Slave," Steve McQueen's historical drama based on the life of Solomon Northup, a...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The AFI Fest has unveiled the remainder of its lineup for the Nov. 7-14 event, encompassing 119 films representing 43 countries.
The fest, a program of the American Film Institute, will include the World Cinema, American Independents, Breakthrough,...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Nigerian scams are so poorly disguised that they're comical. Unless, of course, you've fallen for one. Emails from crooks posing as royalty or government officials offer you a share in a fortune if you'll just kindly pay the taxes or......
| Jul 10, 2013
| 1:17 PM
This just in: Humanity is growing faster than we thought.
In advance of World Population Day, United Nations demographers have once again revised official projections -- upward. This meticulous band of number crunchers doesn’t mean to be alarmist,...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 12:30 AM
Opening on July 18, the Durban Intl. Film Festival now ranks as one of the longest running, biggest and fastest growing of major African film events and a burgeoning platform for business in South Africa and beyond.
And if Durban's 34th edition says...
| Jul 27, 2013
It's fair to say that very few novels that devote 496 pages to such weighty themes as race in America ever crack The New York Times best-seller list.
But sure enough, there on the June 2 list for hardcover fiction was Columbia resident Chimamanda...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 5:09 AM
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. CLOSURE FOR SOME AFTER BULGER VERDICT
The Boston mobster was convicted of 11 killings, but a jury couldn't connect eight other slayings to the...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 7:05 PM
For the Oxford-born, Nigeria-raised David Oyelowo, the last few years have been a profoundly deep — and sometimes harrowing — dive into the African American experience.
The actor has played a Tuskegee airman in George Lucas' "Red Tails," a...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 9:32 PM
The BET Experience focused its attention on the awards portion of the weekend's festivities after numerous performances, high temperatures and well-attended seminars. Rapper Drake led with the most nominations as the awards were handed out at L.A.'s Nokia...