Sunday, September 24, 2017

When Mutant Mosquitoes Attack

By Maggie Koerth-Baker: Maggie Koeth-Baker is science editor at BoingBoing.net and author of “Before the Lights Go Out,” on the future of energy production and consumption. Science must change the way it engages with the world as it both reduces and creates risk.

The Blackface Feminist: Or How The More Educated Than His Ancestors (The Metha) Parades...

NTOABOMA—I was on a short visit to the capital city, Accra, from my humble village when I met a gentleman. After exchanging some niceties...

Christianity Is Not The Problem: Industrialization is a Function of Exploitation, Not Religion

After Pastor Mensah Otabil’s missteps and gaffes culminating in the failure of his personal Christian Bank—which collected interests on loans; a sin—many rose to...

Bilderberg 2014: Reflections of an African Griot

The oligarchies of the west and their Bilderberger intellectual leaders will tell us in Africa to believe that they seek our interest and well being. My old grandmother in the village in the deepest heart of Africa does not believe that. I am I and as a true African, I follow my grandmother, I do not believe them either.

In Africa, The Rabbit Hole That Is English and French As Educational Languages Remain...

Do not go down a rabbit hole, the saying goes, for you do not know how far the rabbit hole will go. Wise words...

Spare The Criticism And Spoil Our Elders

For example, why are we so proud of The Asante Chief who is only worth $10M when he sits on some of the biggest mineral reserves in the world? Twi-Speaking Ghana must ask themselves the simple question. Why? Should he not be worth billions?

African Heads of State Endorse a $40bn Energy Project

The projects formed part of the larger Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (Pida) portfolio, which has been assembled under the New Partnership for Africa's Development (Nepad) banner. The other Pida projects cover the transport, water, and information communication technology infrastructure segments.
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The Wigs Must Go!

ACCRA -- Silky, white, and made from horse hair, old-style European wigs—periwigs—are uncomfortable (ill-fitting and itchy) and downright ludicrous. They also carry a hefty...

The Poor Here And There

Colonization, whether by internal or external forces, has dehumanizing effects on the poor. It strips them of their ability to embody the essence of what it means to be human.

The Uriah Heeps of America’s Racial Wealth Gap

In dealing with the wealth gap that exists in America it is important that one understands why such a gap is racially determined and...