Category: Gender

Donate a Dollar to Rape a Child in Africa By Farida Bemba Nabourema

  Katie Myler, I never heard of the name till yesterday and luckily so. Although she is supposedly famous in the “African charity industry,” a multi-billion-dollar capitalism driven economy abusively called philanthropism, I never got the bad luck to stumble upon her and the “amazing” work she had been doing saving the poor children of Africa. Since my college years...

Is the war against drugs a war against women? By Judi Gitau

In almost every nation, punitive drug policies have the greatest impact on women who are already coping with poverty and social neglect, histories of physical and sexual violence, and marginalization. The UN special assembly on drugs to be held this month provides an important opportunity for women’s rights to be included in the global policies on illicit drugs. In April...

Part.3. African’s Peacefull Means: Etnic Relations Theory By Rais Neza Boneza

Proposal: A bioceanic confederation from the Indian to the Atlantic oceans, including Uganda and Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi, and the two Congos, maybe more countries, trading East-West with Asia and America, as much as North-South could one of the possible approach as proposed by the Transcend Network (see www.transcend.org) could allow for decentralisation, softer boundaries, and ‘automatic’ land reform as...

The Subtle Linguistics of Polite White Supremacy by Yawo Brown // TheMagicalNegro.net

  What is Polite White Supremacy?   Polite White Supremacy is the notion that whites should remain the ruling class while denying that they are the ruling class, politely. Affectionately, it’s called #PWS for short. It has been referred to as the Casual American Caste System, Delicate Apartheid, Gentle Oppression, or what I like to call it after a few...

They have no faith. They have no Loyalty. They are fearless. Money is their new God. They are the new Rich in Africa. By: Mawuna Remarque KOUTONIN

In 2012 Africa became the fastest growing continent in the world with the highest number of new millionaires. There are now more than 100,000 millionaires in Africa and about 20.000 new millionaires will be added every 3 years. For the first time the new millionaires are not politicians stealing money from public fund, but hard working entrepreneurs and a bunch...

Two Black Women Died In Police Custody This Week, Here’s What We Know So Far by Britni Danielle

Typically, Black women’s deaths don’t garner much media attention, but this week the deaths of Sandra Bland and Kindra Chapman became national news. According to law enforcement officials, both Bland, 28, and Chapman, 18, took their own lives while in jail for relatively minor offenses. However, given the wave of extrajudicial killings by police of unarmed Black people, the news...

Arts for Social Change? Creative Projects Empowering Women and Youth

Development professionals will all have heard the word ‘empowerment’. While what the term empowerment means is still subject of discussion, many practitioners and academics agree with this definition: ‘the expansion in people’s ability to make strategic life choices in a context where this ability was previously denied to them’.   It is a process of change, of improvement, of self improvement,...

India’s Daughter: From Nonviolent Demonstrations to People’s Revolution by Sumeet Grover, Director of Global Poetry

The agitated people of a nation mourn, weep, protest and question the heinous rape and murder of a young woman, Jyoti Singh, whilst life in its many manifestations continues in slums, urban homes, courts of laws, prisons, chaotic streets, local bazaars and up-market shopping centres. Jyoti’s poverty stricken father recalls his infant daughter falling asleep in the comfort of his...