A welcome song at the BWA's 2015 World Congress opening session. It included singing, dancing and a presentation with flags of African nations rotating on screen in map of Africa. Photo by Brian Kaylor.

A welcome song at the BWA's 2015 World Congress opening session. It included singing, dancing and a presentation with flags of African nations rotating on screen in map of Africa. Photo by Brian Kaylor.

8/18 Obama Administration Plans to Sidestep Congress on Cuba Travel

Obama Administration Plans to Sidestep Congress on Cuba Travel

The flag of the Republic of South Africa was adopted on 27 April 1994, at the beginning of the 1994 general election, to replace the flag that had been used since 1928 Three of the colours – black, green and yellow – are found in the banner of the African National Congress. The other three – red, white and blue – are displayed on the old Transvaal vierkleur (which also includes green), the Dutch tricolour.

The flag of the Republic of South Africa was adopted on 27 April 1994, at the beginning of the 1994 general election, to replace the flag that had been used since 1928 Three of the colours – black, green and yellow – are found in the banner of the African National Congress. The other three – red, white and blue – are displayed on the old Transvaal vierkleur (which also includes green), the Dutch tricolour.

African National Congress supporters hold flags at a rally in Durban, South Africa. Photograph: Str/EPA

Bomb blast at ANC London office: From the archive, 15 March 1982

African National Congress supporters hold flags at a rally in Durban, South Africa. Photograph: Str/EPA

Lets remember why republicans take pride. By 1860 there were 4 million slaves in the United States, and 400,000 of them -- 10 percent -- lived in South Carolina. African-Americans, enslaved and free, made up 57 percent of the state's population. Charleston was the nation's capital of the slave trade, the place where many of those enslaved people first landed in the New World.

Lets remember why republicans take pride. By 1860 there were 4 million slaves in the United States, and 400,000 of them -- 10 percent -- lived in South Carolina. African-Americans, enslaved and free, made up 57 percent of the state's population. Charleston was the nation's capital of the slave trade, the place where many of those enslaved people first landed in the New World.

The flag of South Africa (1994) includes green, yellow and black, the colors of the African National Congress.

The flag of South Africa (1994) includes green, yellow and black, the colors of the African National Congress.

June 20 Tragedy rekindles debate over South Carolina's Confederate flag. For some South Carolina residents, the Confederate flag hanging outside the Statehouse represents their heritage. For others, it is a sobering reminder of the state's dark history — marred by white supremacy and slavery.

Tragedy rekindles debate over South Carolina's Confederate flag

June 20 Tragedy rekindles debate over South Carolina's Confederate flag. For some South Carolina residents, the Confederate flag hanging outside the Statehouse represents their heritage. For others, it is a sobering reminder of the state's dark history — marred by white supremacy and slavery.

Today in Black History - February 2, 1990: South African President FW de Klerk Lifted the 30 Year Ban on the African National Congress. In A Televised Speech, de Klerk Also Announced His Commitment to Release Jailed ANC Leader Nelson Mandela.

Today in Black History - February 2, 1990: South African President FW de Klerk Lifted the 30 Year Ban on the African National Congress. In A Televised Speech, de Klerk Also Announced His Commitment to Release Jailed ANC Leader Nelson Mandela.

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