Monday, December 11, 2017

Technology Trumps Reading—A Troubling Defeat

Ultimately, true education instills a discipline upon us that commands us to toil when we are tired, to persevere until the job is done; and for those of us who have reached the summit of scholastic achievement, to conceive of a job that, though it is yet to exist, necessitates doing.

Emory University Professor Says Too Many Black Men Are “Cut Dead”

Gregory Ellison, professor at Emory, says that too many African American male youth are "cut dead" from society. Mr. Ellison hopes that community organizing and actively seeing the humanity in all people will change this.

The Legendary Uli Women of Nigeria: Their Life Stories in Signs, Symbols and Motif

I met our distinguished author, painter and sculptor Ambassador Robin Rene Sanders at the threshold of her interest in Uli in 2008. Her hard...

Half Of A Yellow Sun–On War in Nigeria

Half of A Yellow Sun is the title of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel and also the symbol the Biafran armies donned on their sleeves...

Alex Haley, Roots – The Indomitability of the African Spirit

When he was but just a boy in Henning, in Tennessee, one of fifty states in the US, Alex Haley's grandmother used to tell...

Violence For A Dream Of Materialism

What would you do to realize a dream? Today, violence is rampant in the world. But that social unrest is only evidence of what...
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Poet Claudia Rankine Talks Racism In America

Claudia Rankine is an award-winning poet. Born in Jamaica, she came to the US at age seven and lived in the Bronx, a borough...

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o: Something Torn and New: An African Renaissance

  Published in 2009, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s Something Torn and New: An African Renaissance holds numerous dear lessons for the path to freedom from neocolonialism...