Ferguson to Ouagadougou to Rio-“The People’s Protest”

The mighty beast of justice has been awaken in the people.  Africans all over the world have become sick and tired of being the whipping posts of the oppressor.  The oppressor in this case is the capitalists who control the majority of the world’s resources.  Capitalism is an economic system which is generally defined as, … More Ferguson to Ouagadougou to Rio-“The People’s Protest”

2014 Kwame Nkrumah International Conference

Kwame Nkrumah the first president of independent Ghana and one of the most revered Pan-Africanists set the bar high for Pan-Africanist for years to come.  Over 57 years after the independence of Ghana, when Dr. Nkrumah declared that “Ghana’s Independence was meaningless without the total liberation of Africa”; Pan-Africanists are organizing conferences, demonstrations, speaking, organizing … More 2014 Kwame Nkrumah International Conference

Private Sector Investment does not equate to Development

African development is often hinged on external funding from large and small international finance and non-governmental organizations.  Most international finance organizations such as the IMF and World Bank lend money to most African countries which often includes a hands on approach to development.  During a recent meeting in Accra, Ghana in October 2013 sponsored by … More Private Sector Investment does not equate to Development

Is Gentrification Development?

Gentrification is a term that has emerged in the last several years to describe the “beautification of Urban Communities” in many countries around the world.  To some gentrification is a welcome site that brings resources to communities that lacked economic resources”.  To others gentrification means the displacement of indigenous community residents and/or people who are … More Is Gentrification Development?