As an instructor in the College of Education and Urban Studies at Edward Waters College, the instructional goal is to reach students to make learning relevant, engaging, fun and helping students to apply to life not just academic lessons. Tests do not judge the success of living away from home, tests do not determine the career success of students, it is a gauge of academic … [Read more...] about Africans Are Developing The Art of Writing and Blogging
I have recently seen what I can only describe as a disturbing sentiment on social media and some sections of the media in Zimbabwe, where some argue, with conviction that colonialism was better than modern day Zimbabwe. … [Read more...] about Was colonialism better than independent Zimbabwe?
The grand narrative of post-colonial race relations in Uganda centers on the displacement and expulsion of 90,000 Indians by Idi Amin whom he accused of racism and unfair privileges. Much less is written about the White community in Uganda in Amin’s era or in contemporary times. The recent events surrounding the racialized job advertisement specifically excluding qualified … [Read more...] about Shell and Bolton’s Discriminatory Advert in Uganda Highlights the Problems of Race in Africa
As Black History Month wraps up in England, I thought I’d take some time to reflect on a topic that is central to the Black experience, colonization. I am always taken aback when I hear anyone have a debate on weather colonization was good for Africa or not. It is particularly disheartening when this discussion takes place between Africans in the Diaspora. The very nature of … [Read more...] about Why Black History Month is Still Important to the Global African Experience
It is a general and accepted position that colonization and the scramble for Africa was a bad thing. We are constantly reminded that the European powers took advantage of poor Africans and we communally wag our fingers at them for their greedy ways.It is rather lopsided if you think about it. The methodology is rather deficient in its conclusions that Africans were a happy … [Read more...] about Was Colonization That Bad?