Category Archives: My Opinion

20 Most Riveting TED Talks About Race Relations in America

TED Talks are inspiring. They reach deep into perspectives so cosmic. They challenge the status quo. But is that not how we learn, and grow, and become better people?

TED Talks are an opportunity for all of us to sit up, listen and understand what lies away from our local sphere—even the far-away sights and sounds, cultures, and emotions of all textures, so to speak.

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Flashback: How George Floyd Murder Sparked Off The Protracted Black Lives Matter Protests

Police brutality against black people sparked off Black Lives Matter Protests across the cities of America and the world

Juneteenth: BBC Takes Look Into The Tulsa Race Massacre

In 1921, groups of white people attacked groups of black people in what is now known as the Tulsa Race Massacre. There are claims that attempts have been made to cover up how and why it happened ever since. Today, people in the US celebrate the official end of slavery in the country with a holiday called Juneteenth

Black Lives Matter: The ‘Monopoly’ Analogy

Kimberly L. Jones: How Can We Win

The Wars Black People Fight

How Africans Ended Up Being So Expendable

In a short video that Hollywood star, Salma Hayek posted on her Instagram platform, June 4, 2020, she makes an impassioned plea to her brothers and sisters, from Mexico and Latin America, to come around and lend support to the African Americans’ cause.

“To my Latin-American Community,” she started carefully, making cogent of the need to join the Black Lives Matter Movement and speak up against injustice. She, practically, was imploring them to drag themselves from their it’s-not-my-fight attitude, and rise to the occasion.

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Politics Has A Way Of Turning Good People Into Sheer Narcissistic Phonies

90% of the time, the Opposition in Uganda spends its energies lecturing government on democracy and proper management. The assumption would be that they have deeply internalized the tenets of democratic organization – especially “dialogue” and harmonization – as opposed to impulsiveness.

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The Misnomer of “American Exceptionalism”

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President Barack Obama on American Exceptionalism

In its classic forms, according to Ian TyrrellAmerican Exceptionalism refers to the special character of the United States as a uniquely free nation based on democratic ideals and personal liberty.

Of course, I grant it to the Americans who so hang on to their respective successes as their “Exceptionalism”. They are undeniably unique. What I sternly dissent is when they misunderstand every other civilization to be a second-rate class of humans. That is a misnomer.

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Donald Trump Is Domineering And Repressive But He’s Got A Snag – The Media, Pan-Africanism & Democracy

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America First” was one of Donald Trump’s catchphrases during the Campaign, from which he emerged as America’s 45th President. This refrain continued into his Presidency and so has it epitomized his first month in office.

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Just Who Is Robert Shaka?

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TVO ADMIN: Robert Shaka

Earlier this year, internationally acclaimed journalist, Andrew M. Mwenda came out strongly against TVO, a Facebook page that has long been bent on a campaign to smear the government of Uganda.

According to Mwenda, this TVO entity has hacked into poorly protected government of Uganda websites and apparently negotiated deals to buy alleged classified content from them.

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Why The Youngest Obama Missed At Her Dad’s Farewell Address?

The other day, January 10, 2017 as US President delivered his farewell speech, the goodbye photo clearly only showed 18-year-old Malia Obama on stage with mum and dad, Michelle and Barack, but there’s no sign of her 15-year-old sister.

Everyone was wondering where Malia was, and social media went crazy over the same.

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Sasha and Malia were seven and 10 when Barack Obama became president

However, BBC finally ascertained where Sasha Obama was while her dad delivered his farewell speech to the nation.

It turns out, according to the grapevine, that she stayed in Washington because she had an exam at Sidwell Friends private school on Wednesday morning.

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Appointments, Transfers & Promotions In The Uganda People’s Defense Forces

As Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and President of the Republic of Uganda, on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, made appointments, transfers and promotions in the Uganda People’s Defence Forces and they are as follows:

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Obama’s Photographer Presents His Last Year In Review – BBC

The president’s photographer, Pete Souza, December 2016 selected the finest photos from inside the White House and beyond for his final annual review, before the Obama administration is replaced in January.

Have a peek at the pictures.

A Perfect Guide To 2017 Resolutions: I Am Done Being My Own Enemy!

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NEW YEAR NEW IDEAS: Time To Ponder

This year has been long… I feel all too whacked. Some people tend to have this idea that they know me more than I know myself, so they think they have the right to define for me what is appropriate.

Yet the more I adopt their “stuff” to earn my recompense, the more I get shortchanged. And I am wondering; how am I supposed to make something out of my life?!!!

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Barack Obama Meets Donald Trump In Oval Office After Feuding With Each Other For Years

Newly elected US President, Donald Trump and incumbent President, Barack Obama never met once in the last eight years; the two had instead been at it, rivaling each other. But events have taken such an unprecedented twist and it looks like the two might finally bury the hatchet. Today, “the Donald” has actually met with President Obama and the two could not be more cordial to each other.

Well, it turns out, it is the presidential thing to do. And according to K’Brocking, this is interesting. Continue reading Barack Obama Meets Donald Trump In Oval Office After Feuding With Each Other For Years

Donald Trump Crashes Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Dream After Historic Election Victory

VOX – Against all odds, polls, and projections, Donald Trump claimed victory in the presidential election Tuesday, delivering a speech at the Hilton Hotel in New York City on Tuesday to a cheering crowd of supporters Continue reading Donald Trump Crashes Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Dream After Historic Election Victory

Indonesia To Castrate Sex Offenders – President Joko Widodo

In a sweeping interview with the BBC’s Yalda Hakim, President Widodo – also known as Jokowi – discussed topics including the South China Sea Continue reading Indonesia To Castrate Sex Offenders – President Joko Widodo

Why Next Generation Extremism Could Be Pan-Africanism Against American Jingoism

TIMES HAVE CHANGED: IT’S AFRICA’S TURN TO AUDIT THE WORLD

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AFRICANS AT WORK: Fighting For The Cause Of African Exceptionalism

The other day, Sunday, October 9, Uganda was celebrating its 54th year since it reclaimed its independence from the British in 1962. Then watching the live telecast of the event from Luuka District, somehow my mind wandered off and I began to audit us, reflecting on where we are, how we came to be here and inevitably the numerous malfunctions that are still terribly handicapping us Continue reading Why Next Generation Extremism Could Be Pan-Africanism Against American Jingoism

Music Stars In Uganda Who Rose To Prominence Without Help Of Talent

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POWER COUPLE: Zari Hassan & Diamond Platinumz

Many superstars in Uganda command such cosmic clout within the social circles because of the talent they are known to possess. Talent hits a target no one else can hit. However, there has also remained this question of whether only talent can get one to the pinnacle of life’s fairest things Continue reading Music Stars In Uganda Who Rose To Prominence Without Help Of Talent

Nigeria’s President Apologizes For Plagiarizing Obama

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari apologized Saturday for plagiarizing President Barack Obama’s 2008 victory speech and said he will punish those responsible. Several lines were almost identical to Obama’s in a speech Buhari made launching his campaign… Continue reading Nigeria’s President Apologizes For Plagiarizing Obama

Just Live Your Life, Not Other People’s Life

It’s been long since I last wrote in my [opinions] column. There’s never enough hours in a day to do everything you want to do. Continue reading Just Live Your Life, Not Other People’s Life

Muhammad Ali Remembered at Hometown Vigil: ‘Rest in Power, Champ’ — TIME

(LOUISVILLE, Ky.)—A newborn arrived on a cold Louisville day in January 1942. His parents named him Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. “Imagine that day,” Mayor Greg Fischer marveled on Saturday. “That little boy, eyes wide open, looking up, looking around the room at the old Louisville General Hospital, not knowing the life that awaited him, the…

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Muhammad Ali: Laila Ali Opened Up About Dad’s Illness Before His Death — TIME

Less than three month’s before Muhammad Ali‘s death, his daughter Laila opened up about his strength despite his dwindling health. In an interview with PEOPLE in early March, Laila said that her father was in good spirits and “knows what’s going on around him,” despite the Parkinson’s disease he had been fighting for more than…

via Muhammad Ali: Laila Ali Opened Up About Dad’s Illness Before His Death — TIME

How Muhammad Ali First Got in the Ring — TIME

The boxing career of Muhammad Ali, who died Friday at the age of 74, began when he was just a 12-year-old whose bike had been stolen. Ali—then Cassius Clay—first appeared on the cover of TIME on March 22, 1963. That cover story detailed his rise from kid dreamer to boxing great, a trajectory that arguably…

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I Am One Of The Intense Admirers Of The USA Whose Love Gets Tested Everyday

I am, for example, enamored by the sheer acumen with which they manage to hold up such immense layers of bureaucracy and transparency while we [Africans] still lug with so small units of administration also known as countries. Continue reading I Am One Of The Intense Admirers Of The USA Whose Love Gets Tested Everyday

Members Of 10th Parliament Take Oath Today

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Their final objective toward which all their deceit is directed is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they can keep the common man in eternal subjection.

Henry A. Wallace

 

Why Fake Pastors Continue To Rise In Uganda

The bible talks of the gospel as the power of God to  save – it is good news – at least as it sounds, and it is which saw Brenda Nalubega happily strolling into the ominous gates of Revival Church one Sunday morning. She was full with faith, decked out in hope but with little reckoning to what Continue reading Why Fake Pastors Continue To Rise In Uganda

Why Bebe Cool Will Always Dwarf All Musicians In Uganda

To succeed in music or… name any other trade, it is like being in the military – discipline is key. The moment you slacken off the sense of discipline, uniformity fails and the whole team crumbles Continue reading Why Bebe Cool Will Always Dwarf All Musicians In Uganda

Astounding Facts About Roses

There are over 100 species and thousands of cultivars of roses. They vary in color, shape and size and all but one rose species have 5 petals!

Source: http://www.didyouknow.org