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From Foreign Policy Mon Jul 28 2014, 23:07:24

Why do so many people in West Africa think the Ebola outbreak sweeping through the region is a hoax?

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From Kabissa blogs Mon Jul 28 2014, 19:47:54

The French Senate is proposing a new Internet governance Setup under the United Nations, specifically the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Reading through the paper published by the french senate with raporteur Mrs Catherine MORIN-DESAILLY, Senator for the Seine-Maritime with notice the following issues:

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From Shadow and Act Mon Jul 28 2014, 19:32:22

Sherri Shepherd (now ex-host of ABC's "The View") has joined the cast of "Ride Along 2," the sequel to the 2014 Kevin Hart/Ice Cube comedy that grossed over $150 million in domestic ticket sales, on a $25 million budget. Shepherd joins the aforementioned Cube and Hart, as well as new additions Ken Jeong and Olivia Munn, in the film, which Tim Story (who directed the first film) will direct, with Cube, Matt Alvarez, Will Packer, and Larry Brezner producing.  Set for a January 15, 2016 release, producers say that the sequel will have more action, and will be more multi-cultural to help it cross over to reach a broader audience, as the above...

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Mon Jul 28 2014, 19:22:08

The United States and the European Union agreed on Monday to escalate sanctions against Russia in the wake of the downing of a passenger jet over East Ukraine. Washington has accused Moscow of violating a 1987 arms control treaty.

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From Shadow and Act Mon Jul 28 2014, 19:13:39

Dana Verde, an independent afro-Cuban filmmaker we've interviewed in the past, and whose work we've written about before on this blog, is ready to tour the independent film circuit with her latest feature titled "Grand Gesture", a micro-budget (10k) romantic comedy about a man named Craig, played by Alfred E. Rutherford ("Popus Pane"), desperate to win Naima back. Played by Serena Reeder ("Get Rich or Die Tryin'"), she's the one that got away and the woman he loves. While waiting for her to meet up with him at a cafe in Harlem, NYC - for one last chance to win her affections, Craig recounts the love story to cafe patrons, who provide...

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From ThinkProgress Mon Jul 28 2014, 18:48:50

The judge's ruling clears the way for the sale of the Clippers to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

The post California Judge Rules Against Donald Sterling, Paves Way For Clippers Sale appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From Shadow and Act Mon Jul 28 2014, 18:44:49

Netflix has acquired the rights to Orlando von Einsiedel's feature documentary "Virunga," which follows an embattled team of park rangers at Virunga National Park, home to the last of the planet's 800 mountain gorillas, as they work to fend off encroaching forces of industry, poaching, corruption and war. The award-winning film debuted at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, earning a nomination as Best Documentary Feature, and was named Audience Favorite at Hot Docs Film Festival and Best of Fest at AFI Docs, among other awards. "Virunga" will premiere exclusively on Netflix later this year (specific date to be announced later), available to stream in all territories where...

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From DipNote: Latest Stories Mon Jul 28 2014, 18:31:07

President Obama's town hall today with 500 of Africa's most promising young leaders provided an inspiring window into what the future holds for Africa, and t

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From Foreign Policy Mon Jul 28 2014, 18:11:58

The Islamic State, the world's richest terror group, is reaping millions of dollars a day from selling stolen oil to shady businessmen across the Middle East.

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From Shadow and Act Mon Jul 28 2014, 18:10:19

It's a been a period for calling foul on casting actors to play characters of different enthnicities. In recent years, there's been Jake Gyllenhaal in the titular role of Mike Newell's "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time." Then, of course, there's been the casting of Angela Jolie to play Cleopatra. But apparently the hue and cry here is uncalled for too as Cleopatra was actually a Ptolemy, i.e. of Greek descent. Few during the verbal melee over her casting, however, seem to mention her portrayal of the real-life mixed race woman (half black and half default), Mariane Pearl, in "A Mighty Heart" a few years ago. But...

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