Thursday, August 22, 2019

The Wounded Player And The Self-Proclaimed Innocent

There is a game that is played in US, and in other parts of the world, much like the game of football. When one player...

Ebola And Its Cultural Casualty In Liberia: Hugs And Kisses

MONROVIA, Liberia — It is hard enough to push away family and friends, shunning an embrace or even a shake of the hand to...

Power Differentials in Our Anti-Colonial Struggle

Series of Writings on Decolonisation, Part I. With neo-colonialism diffused into both activism and apathy towards politics, an abstract revisit has become imperative. The need...

Israel Shreds the Dignity of African Jews – The Falasha

The extraction of the Falasha from Ethiopia to Israel remains a dark chapter in African history, which will not be forgotten. As a continent we are poorer, deprived of their cultural and historical legacy. As a nation, Ethiopia must be and should be shamed by the cynical way in which her leaders marginalized them.

Charlie Hebdo And Satire: What’s The Point?

Satire may be employed to prick at a society’s conscience and even perhaps challenge the powerful in society - but is that possible in...
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Kora Player Purifies A Sick World Through The Music Of His Ancestors

The Kora is a 21-string lute-bridge-harp used extensively in West Africa. It is the most advanced of all modern string instruments in the world,...

Nwanebuni Okafor’s Hand is the Extension of his Eye!

ABIDJAN -- Kelvin Nwanebuni Okafor is not just an artist – he doesn’t just draw – he captures images. He is a cameraman, only...

Negro? Prieto? Moreno? A Question of Identity for African-Mexicans

Most Mexicans will describe themselves as mestizo, or mixed white and native Indian. Candido Escuen, a 58-year-old papaya farmer, is not quite sure what...

The Price Of a Funeral

NTOABOMA—Some of you educated folks, especially those of you from abroad (Abrotsi) love to hate on what you call “Africa’s love for the dead.”...

Whites In America, The Unforgiven And The Brothers

"Nobody can give you freedom, nobody can give you equality, or justice or anything. If you a man, you take it." ~ Malcolm X. Confronted...