Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Venal Illusion of Independence: Ghana vs. Gandhi 

KUMASI—A statue of an Indian independence leader, Mahatma Gandhi, was unveiled at the University of Ghana in June by the Indian president, Pranab Mukherjee,...

The Nature of Freedom in Anticolonial Struggles

ACCRA--This is the third of a series of essays started with the aim of setting a tone for a paradigm shift towards an abstract...

The Life of the American Hustler

TULSA, Oklahoma, U.S.A—You are twenty-seven and you live in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.A. You can’t find a job, I mean, not really! You cannot take...

IMANI Africa, Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundation, Franklin Cudjoe and the CIA

TAMALE -- On Saturday September 17, 2016, a dear friend M. Kwadwo Nyamba came to the defense of the “good” work of IMANI Africa,...

How We Chopped Down Gandhi’s Statue at the University of Ghana

NTOABOMA -- Before I left home, my great grandmother called me into her living room. “Remember what you’ve been taught by that table,” as she...

Muslim Women, Burkinis, and the Right to Choose

DJENNE -- All women, including Muslim women, have the right to choose. This statement appears to be so straightforward that it would go uncontested...

From Reactionary Intellectualism to Seeking Internal Causal Explanations Necessary for Decolonization

Series of Writings on Decolonization I.I. Revisit of the First Installment: Power Differentials in Our Anti-Colonial Struggle   This is the second of a series of essays,...
detroit water crisis, race, environmental racism

Race, Class and Justice in America

I am gratified to honor another invitation from the Detroit Unitarian Universalist Church where I have spoken before from this pulpit and other areas...
scarcity of water

Scarcity Is Just A Madman’s Economics

We’ve heard his argument before. There is scarcity with the world’s resources. Too many people, too few necessities (water, land, energy) to go around....

Merge The ICC with The UN Security Council Part 2

KEMBUJE -- I had argued in the first part of this series that until the ICC is transformed into a UN agency enjoying the...