Change comes in many forms and often at the most inopportune time. My change came unwillingly (although I wanted change for many years) in April 2014, when I was laid off from the NAACP. This layoff to me seemed unfair since my goal in life and at the NAACP was to work on behalf of … More Salute to New Beginnings
El Hajj Malik El Shabazz (Malcolm X) took his last breath as a mere man on Feb 21, 1965 at the Audubon Ballroom in New York. His assassination not only sparked outrage but also provided us with a forever martyred Pan-Africanist!! His untimely death came at a critical time in his ideological development as he … More Malcolm X the Pan-Africanist!!!!!!!!!!
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”
Ebola has been wreaking havoc on West Africa since the outbreak began a few months ago. The Center for Disease Control reports that as of August 28th there are a total of 3069 cases suspected and confirmed. According to the CDC the likely hosts are bats with a 55-60% fatality rate with the virus being transmitted … More Ebola: African Lives Matter Too!!
The book Americanah by author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (http://chimamanda.com/books/americanah/) is a great read for anyone who wants to dig into the challenges that continental born Africans face when immigrating to the Western World. It tackles the concept of race and racism in a world where it is often a taboo subject or the writer … More Americanah-Africa’s Brain Drain
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
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
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?