IDB seeking projects from Caribbean countries

February 19, 2015 in International

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says it will provide up to US$7 million in grants to finance regional public goods (RPGs) projects in Latin America and the Caribbean this year. It said the projects are aimed at resolving shared challenges and...

Hate crime probed in murder of US Muslim students

February 12, 2015 in International

CHAPEL HILL, United States (AFP) — Police investigating the murders of three Muslim students in the United States said Wednesday they were studying whether the fatal shootings were religiously motivated, as calls mounted for the killings to be treated as a hate crime. Craig Stephen Hicks,...

New Report Compiles A Devastating Count of Nearly 4,000 Lynchings of Black People in the US, Showing This Form of White Terrorism Had Profound Impact on American History

February 11, 2015 in International

There were 3,959 Black people lynched in the United States between 1877 and 1950—a number that is 700 more than previously known—and Georgia, Mississippi and Louisiana had more lynchings than any other state in the country. These revelations are contained in an astounding new report...