Senegalese Musician Akon says in spite Ferguson African Americans are better off than their brothers in Africa

Grammy nominee AkonSaturday’s episode of Talk To Al Jazeera, five-time Grammy nominee Akon tells Folly Bah Thibault that African-Americans should acknowledge “the rights… and the blessing they do, you know, have actual access to.”

Last year, the killings of Eric Garner in New York and Michael Brown in Ferguson led to protests against police brutality targeting African-Americans.When asked if he sympathized with the protesters, Akon said he could understand their frustration as “the system in America was never built for black people.”

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Hillary Clinton finally addresses Ferguson, blaming inequities between Blacks and Whites

Hillary ClintonAfter being implored by Al Sharpeton and many others in the Black Community, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made her first public comments Thursday on the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., calling for the country to address “inequities” in the criminal-justice system.

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Africa and America: Why Ferguson is the Congo

The CongoAs Africans, our eyes are often turned towards America because for some of us there is an illusion that attracts us – but for others the eye focuses on how the Black man is staged in the American reality.

For many Black Americans, as for the majority of Americans, Africa is a land of savages; and this idea has a particular resonance among the Afro-American population because it shows how they were taught to hate themselves through the figure of the so-called original man, one that is sub-human.

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