Category Archives: My Opinion

“Me Too” Founder Tarana Burke Says Harvey Weinstein Being Jailed Was “Astonishing” But Far From The End Of The Movement


Tarana Burke started using the phrase “Me Too” in 2006 to raise awareness of women who had been abused.
Eleven years later, it found global recognition after a viral tweet from actress Alyssa Milano, who was among the women who accused Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault. Investigations led to his imprisonment earlier this year.

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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