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Day: <span>August 28, 2018</span>

Kofi Annan: A Model Statesman for the World

During this time in America when the President of the United States is an unindicted felon and reading about the happenings in and around the White House leaves you feeling dirty, it is good to remember, even at his passing, Kofi Annan. “Annan came from a line of Ashanti tribal chiefs,” writes James Traub in […]Read More

The Statesman During this time in America when the President of the United States is an unindicted felon and reading about the happenings in and around the White House leaves you feeling dirty, it is good to remember, even at his passing, Kofi Annan. “Annan came from a line of Ashanti tribal chiefs,” writes James […]Read More

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF MARCUS MOSIAH GARVEY

By Roger Wareham In 2018, reflecting on the significance of Marcus Mosiah Garvey, a key lesson for organizers is the importance of human contact. This may seem obvious but must not be taken for granted in an era of the domination of anti-social media. Marcus Garvey brought a strong message to Black people around the […]Read More

BLACK LEGENDS RIP: Internationalist and diplomat-extraordinaire KOFI ANNAN, 80, died in Switzerland last weekend. In 1997, he became the first sub-Saharan African to become Secretary-General of the United Nations, the world peace organization.   The Secretary-General for 10 years, Annan revitalized the UN and prioritized   human rights. His management style was known as “humanitarian intervention.”   A […]Read More

Will We Ever Forgive the NFL?

During the 1995-1996 NBA season, Denver Nuggets point guard Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf made the decision to not stand and salute the American Flag during the playing of the National Anthem before the start of the game. He wasn’t demonstrative about it, he simply did not stand and salute the flag, choosing instead to stretch himself along […]Read More

Parents: 7 Basic Things for a Successful School Year

Organization! All students need a quiet and consistent time and place for doing evening-weekend-school brake, homework and study. To be clear, Homework is the work given by the teacher to reinforce the classwork, and Studying is gaining clarity, and a deeper and more advanced understanding of that classwork. The general rule is that consistent studying […]Read More

Aretha

Stunned and somewhat paralyzed by the headline, “Aretha Franklin dead at 76,” it was so to the point that its directness seemed cold at first. Then I thought, what else could one say after hearing the news? I looked at the calendar. It was August 16. My mind seemed to be flooded with thoughts and […]Read More

Long Live the Queen!

What are the ingredients for greatness? If I gave you a large pot and a cooking spoon, what is it that you would stir into the pot to create greatness? Would you add more of some things and less of others? Who among us has the recipe for greatness? Aretha Louise Franklin passed away on […]Read More