It’s time for Africans in America to identify with African-Americans
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It’s time for Africans in America to identify with African-Americans

Article: http://thegrio.com/2014/12/26/africans-in-america-african-american/ Always been my sentiment. I’m glad someone could articulate things well. I have often found myself embarassed by the lack of solidarity amongst black people in the diaspora. There are converging and diverging points in all our narratives, fair enough, we cannot short-change our own lived experiences but that should not blind us … Continue reading

Africa / Health

Ebola

A week ago or so, an offensive article was published in the Yale Daily News – http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2014/10/29/stem-the-tide-of-ebola/ Lots of people on campus reacted to the stigmatisation and fear-mongering this piece presents. A friend of mine and I decided to offer a rebuttal to this piece, by writing this article for the Yale Herald Newspaper – http://yaleherald.com/op-eds/spreading-fear-spreading-ebola/ We … Continue reading

Africa / Faith

Why We Educate Our Girls? – On Boko Haram & the Abduction of 270 Nigerian girls

On April 14th, 2014, the terrorist group Boko Haram abducted 270 girls from school in their demonstration against Western education for women, who are undeserving of it…according to the group. Here’s a profound article from Christian perspective about the incident I really appreciate! –> http://www.desiringgod.org/blog/posts/why-we-educate-our-girls Continue reading

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Black girls’ zero-sum Struggle

Black girls’ zero-sum Struggle Love this piece so much! It definitely provides an intersectional approach to understanding the realities facing black families in general, and more specifically the axes of domination black women still endure in the States and around the world today! I recommend reading the Book: ‘Doing the Best I Can: Fatherhood in … Continue reading

Africa / Quotes

“During colonialism, struggles were fought, exhaustingly, on so many fronts — for equality, for justice, for freedom — by politicians, intellectuals and common folk alike. At the end of the day, when liberty was won, we found that we had not sufficiently reckoned with one incredibly important fact: If you take someone who has not … Continue reading