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South African literary giant and Pan Africanist makes his transition

Friends of scholar and activist Mbuelelo Mzamane, first post-apartheid vice chancellor and rector at the University of Fort Hare, teacher of literature and African studies at universities in Southern Africa, West Africa, the U.S., Europe and Australia, are recalling the accomplishments of their colleague who passed suddenly at the early age of 66. Mzamane was scheduled to chair a panel discussion at a confe ...

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Joining the ancestors: Margaret E. Waterman

Margaret Elizabeth Waterman (Grand Ma Rae' Rae') has joined the ancestors. She joins her husband, parents, eight siblings and four of five children. Words can not express our sorrow. Rest in Love. If only your physical heart was as strong and righteous as your spiritual heart. If only love could keep you here forever, but eternity is not ours to give. Only God! ...

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Rev. Joseph R. Jordan, influential pastor, dies

Rev. Dr. Joseph Ralph Jordan, pastor of Corinthian Baptist Church in Hamtramck, died at the age of 77 on Monday, February 3rd at Detroit Receiving Hospital in Detroit. He served as Corinthian’s pastor for 40 years. Rev. Wayne Little, senior associate pastor of Corinthian reflected, “Those he touched will remember him as a servant, teacher and a man with a Pastor’s heart.” He distinguished himself as a man w ...

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Ghanaian journalist who inspired younger writers is remembered

An accomplished and much-admired news writer from Ghana was recently recalled as “the face and voice of Africa — a new young, enterprising, internationally-connected, ambitious Africa, with a can-do attitude.” Komla Afeke Dumor passed unexpectedly this week at age 41 from cardiac arrest at his London home. ...

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