Category: Peace celebs

Roots of Aretha Franklin, proletarian culture and the rise of black Detroit

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul was an outstanding manifestation of the African American struggle for dignity and freedom. Detroit artist and social activist Aretha Franklin passed into her ancestral realm on Wednesday morning 16 August while surrounded by family and friends in her Detroit Riverfront condominium downtown. It had been announced the previous week that Aretha was gravely ill...

Claudette Wеrlеіgh – First Hаіtіаn Wоmаn To Bесоmе Prіmе Mіnіѕtеr By James Washington

It was huge news when it was announced that Prеѕіdеnt Jеаn-Bеrtrаnd Arіѕtіdе had picked Foreign Mіnіѕtеr Claudette Wеrlеіgh tо become Hаіtі’ѕ first fеmаlе рrіmе mіnіѕtеr.  Shе wаѕ the Prіmе Minister оf Haïti from November 7, 1995, tо Mаrсh 6, 1996. Shе wаѕ Hаіtі’ѕ fіrѕt female Prіmе Minister. Clаudеttе was born іn 1946, іn Cар-Hаïtіеn іn a wеll-tо-dо fаmіlу. Hеr parents...

“We Still Have a Choice Today: Nonviolent Coexistence or Violent Coannihilation” — MLK BY Marilyn Langlois

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s prophetic words, uttered April 4, 1967, continue to haunt and challenge us.   The wisdom, commitment to humanity, and charisma he embodied during his fleeting 39 years on this earth are badly needed now amid the ongoing proliferation of military aggression, killing machines and fomenting hate. Dr. King would be 89 years old today, January 15,...

A woman’s determination to confront patriarchy in Somalia By Abdirashid Diriye Kalmoy

Fadumo Dayib became Somalia’s first woman candidate for the presidency in the recently concluded election. Of course she did not win in the deeply patriarchal society. But her decision is courageous and inspirational. Lots of work needs to be done to disrupt firmly rooted beliefs and practices against women in Somalia. Fadumo Dayib’s announcement she would run for the presidency...

Malick sidibe unshakable conviction african values solidarity sharing By Awa Meite

Source: trueafrica.co   A tribute to the photographer Malick Sidibé by Awa Meité, a friend of the family and curator of his work. Humanity – and I mean the happiness of others – was his priority. It nourished his art and gave meaning to his life. I’ve known Maliki – that’s what he’s called in Bamako – since forever. He...

Violence In and By Paris: Any Way Out? By Johan Galtung

Atlanta, Georgia, USA The atrocity in Paris seems to trigger the word “terrorism” with a higher frEquency than ever, in the media, from the politicians. Doing so, they sign their intellectual capitulation: trust me, I am not going to try to understand anything. Watching politicians on 56 US TV channels in Georgia there was not a single word analyzing why?; like...