Our Afroplitan President was relected. Hooray! Awesome :) Shame on Mitt Romeny who actually suggested that President Obama won by "buying" the vote. Rather, giving certain blocks of the electorate, namely black and Latino and young voters, "gifts" such as healthcare to ensure they vote for him. This is absurd. First of all, anyone who considers healthcare a "gift" to be handed out is not living in reality. Its a human right that everyone deserves. Second, its very condescending to the president and the electorate to suggest that President Obama bought any votes to win the election. Sigh. I so glad Election 2012 is over! I know the mainstream media aren't. They wanted a recount battler to go on into Christmas Day! Ratings - cha-ching!
Exclusive - Leymah Gbowee Extended Interview Pt. 2Views: 19,585 Posted: 11/14/2011 Leymah Gbowee discusses the consequences of the Second Liberian Civil War and why Charles Taylor should be held accountable, in this unedited, extended interview. (05:55)
Prominent technology conference Tech4Africa has announced 11 finalists for its inaugural Innovation Award. The award aims to recognise the important role technological innovation will have in solving a number of the problems which are unique to Africa.
ANKETRAKABE, Madagascar—After a bumpy two-hour truck ride and a river crossing by canoe, Tim McCollum reached this village set beside a canopy of cacao trees, the first link in a supply chain that would help boost production at his small African chocolate factory.
Its been amazing watching the progress on the continent the last few years. After being there for over a year, I was so impressed by the advances. I got to travel to Zambia, made a 15 hour visit of Adis Abbaba, Ethiopia and took a days long drive through a bao-boab filled valley in Tanzania. Wow. I'm back home in my other home California, but man I miss Africa!
I miss the colors, the sounds, the cadence of people's voices, the fruit! Things are looking up for the Continent--no matter what you've been told.
My friends and I attended a Jill Scott concert in Toronto a few years back. We were very excited. Her music was like an oasis of craft in a desert landscape of mediocrity. As Jill belted out those notes, we sang along and swayed. She led into her wicked tune "It's Love" by inviting the audience to think about "lovin', like, we do that good, down-home soul food, you know, candied yams, collard greens, biscuits and gravy, smothered … "