Monday, June 18, 2018

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...

Literature – Towards Understanding The African Context

If you simply believe the narrative in media circles, you are likely to miss out on the key economic and social super-structure of African...

Americanah – The African Experience Abroad

The porous borders of the world’s countries are becoming ever apparent with the number of Africans writing about their travels (and travails) abroad. In these...

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...

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...

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...

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...