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Africa: Ecosocc Launches the Young Africans Writing Contest (Yawc)

May 27, 2021
The African Union’s Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) Secretariat yesterday, on Africa Day, launched the Young Africans Writing Contest (YAWC). The Young Africans Writing Contest (YAWC) is an ECOSOCC initiative in collaboration with ACCESS Bank, Zambia, that aims to bridge the gap between African Youth and the African Union. It is predicted that the

Africa: Policy Inconsistencies and Poor Research Slow Young Farmers in Africa

March 20, 2021
Bulawayo — It is not everyday that a young farmer registers success in his enterprise and vows this is what he will do for the rest of his life. Yet this is the story of Lihle Moyo, a 27-year-old farmer from Gwanda, about 160km south of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second-largest city. With little to no experience

Amanda Gorman, Young, Black Poet, To Read At Biden Inauguration | National

January 17, 2021
Amanda Gorman, an award-winning Black female writer, is slated to become the youngest inaugural poet when she recites her work at President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday (January 20). It’s not the first time the 22-year-old has broken barriers. In 2014, Gorman became the first Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles and three years later

Young Americans came out in droves to cast first-time votes—and it’s having quite the impact

November 5, 2020
More than a week before the election, data showed that at least 7 million voters between the ages of 18-29 already voted, compared to 1.9 million in the age group who voted in 2016. “With a week of early voting (when the data was collected) and Election Day still to come, in Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, Arizona,

Biden risks alienating young Black voters after race remarks

August 8, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden’s controversial remarks about race this week risk alienating young Black voters who despise President Donald Trump but are not inspired by his Democratic rival.When pressed by Errol Barnett of CBS News on whether he’d taken a cognitive test, Biden responded that the question was akin to asking the Black reporter

Young voters in battleground states are concerned about the coronavirus for a surprising reason

July 31, 2020
In terms of the coronavirus, it’s ranked as the No. 1 issue for young voters in the November election, coming in at 24%. Just after at 19% is ending systemic racism. Affordable health care, climate change, and voting rights follow.  When considering the impact the virus has had on respondents’ lives, young Democrats are, as mentioned previously,

The Spiritual Memoirs of Andrew Young: Civil Rights Activist, Minister & Statesman (1994)

November 24, 2014
Andrew Jackson Young (born March 12, 1932) is an American politician, diplomat, activist and pastor from Georgia. He has served as a Congressman from Georgia’s 5th congressional district, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, and Mayor of Atlanta. He served as President of the National Council of Churches USA, was a member of
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