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Today is the 121st anniversary of the birth of Ethiopian King Emperor Haile Selassie I

Haile Selassie I is Ethiopia’s 225th and last emperor, serving from 1930 until his overthrow by the Marxist dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam in 1974. The longtime ruler traced his line back to Menelik I, who was credited with being the … Continue reading

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50th Anniversary of the African Union

  Self-Determination in African Union’s “Golden Jubilee” Africa, the richest continent, is emerging from more than thousands years of invasions, occupations, slavery, distress… We Africans endured and appreciated struggles, rebellions, resistances with self determination, leading to victories, freedom, independence and … Continue reading

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Grounation Day Haile Selassie I visits jamaica 21st April 1966

Grounation Day (21st April) Marks the date Haile Selassie I visited Jamaica in 1966. The visit was the only time the Emperor visited Jamaica. A Nyabingi session, inclusive of music, chanting and prayer is held to mark the occasion. Haile … Continue reading

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Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr

April 4th marks the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his leadership of the non-violent civil rights movement in the United States. He was assassinated at the Lorraine … Continue reading

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Coral Gardens 1963 incident

Rastas mark 50th anniversary of bloody Coral Gardens incident Rastafarians on Holy Thursday March 28 created a moving sea of red, green and gold through the streets of the Corporate Area. As part of the anniversary observances, the Rastafari Millennium … Continue reading

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