Perspectives What is Trump interest in Africa?
President Trump's remarks to a select group of African leaders, after his speech at the UN, called on them to invest in the U.S. and then shifted to security cooperation by urging Africans to help defeat Islamist extremists and the threat from North Korea, while proposing no new African initiatives.
Updated Oct 18, 2017 - 10:52:26 AM
Perspectives The American Flag Is Drenched In Black Blood
I am not sure why the national anthem and the so-called American flag are part of our nation’s sports pageantry. Before 2009, while the national anthem was played, sports gladiators were not required to suit up, stand up, and put their hands to their hearts; and why should they?
Updated Oct 10, 2017 - 8:06:50 PM
World News African nations seek permanent membership on UN Security Council
Challenging the United Nations Security Council’s primacy this year during the UN General Assembly (UNGA), was the leader of Africa’s most populous nation and one of its leading economies, Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari and the president of Guinea, Alpha Condé, who also holds the current presidency of the African Union (AU).
Updated Oct 4, 2017 - 2:03:10 PM
Perspectives Tanzania’s Fight To Hold Mining Companies Accountable
The East African country of Tanzania recently confiscated diamonds worth roughly $30 million, from the British company Petra Diamonds, after accusing the company, while trying to export, of intentionally low valuing the gems. Finance Minister Phillip Mango said the mine had been “nationalized.”
Updated Sep 21, 2017 - 12:56:01 PM
Perspectives Post-apartheid South Africa
Post-apartheid South Africa is failing the very people it says it liberated, a new study suggests. The study, “Poverty trends in South Africa: An examination of absolute poverty between 2006 and 2015,” revealed a startling increase in poverty rates for post-apartheid Black South Africa.
Updated Sep 14, 2017 - 7:58:57 AM
Editorials Warning and the mercy of God
The Divine Warner doesn’t delight in the loss of life that comes with judgement. He doesn’t point his finger and say, “I told you so” as the final destruction and full manifestation of God’s judgement creeps ever closer.
Updated Sep 12, 2017 - 11:47:13 AM
Editorials Hajj: A Journey of devotion and unity
If we reflect over the series of ancient rites presented in the actions of the Muslim Pilgrimage (Hajj), we see signs of guidance that help us in our pilgrimage of self, family, and nation. What is your goal in life and where do you seek the ability to fulfill our life’s purpose?
Updated Sep 1, 2017 - 11:05:32 AM
Editorials White Supremacy: America's Original Sin
Many may feel comfortable condemning the Alt-Right, neo- Nazis, Klans-men and White Supremacists who gathered in Charlottesville, Va., but the true problem is America’s underlying cancer of White Supremacy etched into the DNA of this nation.
Updated Aug 16, 2017 - 10:21:55 PM
Perspectives Fightin' the Biochemical Attack on the 'Hood
Drug use has always been glorified in Hip Hop to a certain degree. After all, when the early rappers said “ski” they weren’t talkin’ about a vacation in Aspen. But this new generation is on a whole ‘notha level.
Updated Aug 9, 2017 - 4:57:41 PM