Monday, January 21, 2013

Why the Inauguration of Barack Obama Besmirches Dr. King's Legacy


                                                                                  
                                                                                 -by Leroy Jenkins (Guest Writer)

Today. Monday January 21, 2013, President Barack Obama will be inaugurated into his second term as the Commander-in-Chief of the US Armed Forces and leader of this great nation. To many, it would only seem fitting that, on this momentous occasion, the president should take his oath of office on the Bible that once belonged to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday, January 18, 2013

The Discontented Democratic Soul

by Paul Mitchell, Guest Contributor

Photo courtesy of log24.com

What is it about this country that causes people to flip so terribly?  Regardless of political stance, it is impossible to ignore the fact that atrocities like those in Newtown, Connecticut and Aurora, Colorado seem to be happening more and more frequently these days.  In response to national tragedies, the people of this country instinctively do two things in quick sequence: they embrace and mourn with their neighbors for a few days, then look to the Federal Government to respond. 

Monday, January 14, 2013

The Concept of Home and Unofficial Dual Citizenship




Picture courtesy of: http://history-africa.com/Zimbabwe/



I’ll admit, I had gone rogue (pun intended) for a good few months, but since this is the month of resolutions, what better way to start the year than to write an article for one of my favourite platforms. I recently visited my homeland Zimbabwe for the first time in two years and one conversation struck a chord in me. A young girl who has become a friend and who I refer to as Soul (because she gets me so well) spoke about her unofficial dual citizenship. See, she moved to Canada to study,

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

[Interview] Breaking the Silence in the Congo with Satori Ananda


(Originally posted on Red Sociology)
Part of our (Red Sociology) blog’s purpose is to highlight struggles for liberation and freedom going on around the world and do what we can to let everyone know about them. On that note I had the pleasure some time ago to talk with Satori Ananda, an activist and organizer working with an organization called Friends of the Congo. Their organization’s goal is to highlight the abuses, outside influences, and internal conflicts that is tearing the Congolese people apart. Their main organizing effort in this capacity is an event called Congo Week which was October 14-20th last year. They also have a speaker tour which also spreads their message across different communities. Below is an email interview done with Satori about conditions in the Congo, her organization’s involvement, and what you can do to support their efforts.