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Crisis in the Village!

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These last couple of weeks, my mind has been fixated on the fate of black people at home and in the Diaspora, particularly in the United States of America. “The curse of complexion”, “The definition of black” and many other titles have jostled for top… Read More »Crisis in the Village!

Away with the Statistics!

I don’t know about you but I’m sick and tired of statistics. I’m frustrated with the numbers that describe human casualties all over the world. Whenever disaster strikes, as it almost always does, our pain is submerged in the statistics. The numbers seem to take… Read More »Away with the Statistics!

What’s Next?

On Saturday 23rd July 2011, I had the privilege of speaking to a diverse audience of high school students, college students and mid-career professionals in Philadelphia, USA on the subject “What’s Next?” This is a question which inevitably pops up at every point in life… Read More »What’s Next?

The Traffic Light

At about 9:35pm on Thursday 14th July 2011, I took the 20-minute walk from the Academic Village in the Maxwell School of Syracuse University to my house on Lexington Avenue. Just 5 minutes into the walk, on Walnut Avenue, I passed a traffic light. As… Read More »The Traffic Light

Public Speaking

He lived from 106-43 B.C. He was a statesman and famous Roman orator, but he was not born that way. Cicero worked his way to the top; defying the odds and challenging the status quo, which dictated to all his predecessors. In Rome, when he… Read More »Public Speaking