Category: Reviews

BlackKKKlansman: injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere

Spike Lee adopted the Africana tradition of story-telling in his award-winning film about a 1970s Black detective, Ron Stallworth (played by John David Washington, son of Denzel) who, as the first black cop in the city, infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and also infiltrated a radical Black Students’ Union in Colorado Springs and eventually helped to save the life...

Handbook of Research on Examining Global Peacemaking in the Digital Age Edited by Bruce L. Cook (Chicago ORT Technical Institute, USA)

  https://www.igi-global.com/book/_/179337     Description Violent behavior has become deeply integrated into modern society and it is an unavoidable aspect of human nature. Examining peacemaking strategies through a critical and academic perspective can assist in resolving violence in societies around the world. The Handbook of Research on Examining Global Peacemaking in the Digital Age is a pivotal reference source for the latest...

What’s the real size of Africa? How Western states used maps to downplay size of continent By Sophie Morlin-Yron, for CNN

Story highlights The Mercator projection has been used as a template for world maps since its creation in 1569 The projection shows Africa as being smaller than it is It has had a digital boost, and continues to shape people’s image of the world (CNN)On a typical world map, Canada is a vast nation. Home to six time zones, its...

Revolt of the Black athlete The hidden history of Muhammad Ali By David Zirin

Appeared in International Socialist Review Issue 33, January–February 2004 Dave Zirin is the author of Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics and Promise of Sports (Haymarket Books, 2007), The Muhammad Ali Handbook (MQ Publications, 2007), and What’s My Name, Fool? (Haymarket Books, 2005). He is Press Action’s 2005 and 2006 Sportswriter of the Year, and has been called “an...

Grandpa, what do you make of the killings in Paris? By Cameron Duodu

I used to hop across the road and bring her home from school.We would have lunch together.I enthused her so much about Ghanaian food that on the first occasion she visited Ghana and she was asked by the hotel staff what she wanted for breakfast, she replied: “Fufu and soup!”She was bemused when they laughed at the idea. But they...

THE SAN BUSHMEN OF SOUTHERN AFRICA

The term, ‘bushman’, came from the Dutch term, ‘bossiesman’, which meant ‘bandit’ or ‘outlaw’. The ‘bushman’ term was first applied by white explorers & settlers over 200 years ago.Photo by Charles Fred The term San refers to a diverse group of hunter-gatherers living in Southern Africa who share historical and linguistic connections. The San were also referred to as Bushmen,...

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...