| Sep 25, 2013
| 10:56 AM
Avera is not commenting on the nature of the sexual harassment that caused the Rev. Charles Emezie to be terminated as a chaplain at Avera St. Luke's Hospital and Avera Mother Joseph Manor in Aberdeen.
"It is considered a personnel matter, and all I...
| 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,...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
ACCRA, Ghana — On Thursday, my students and I visited a high school here in Ghana. When the headmistress told us that her students were "losing their culture" and "becoming too Western," we asked for an example. "Homosexuality," she said. "To us, it...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 2:44 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- One day, President Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir of Sudan was walking down the red carpet in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, flanked by the presidential guard, on an official visit to attend an African Union summit on AIDS.
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 9:25 AM
Halfway through Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's intricate third novel, "Americanah," one of the protagonists makes a case for intricate novels. Ifemelu, a bright, outspoken Nigerian woman living in the United States, is reading Jean Toomer's "Cane" at a...