Of Astro Turfs in Inner City Centers-; Is the Ministry of Inner City and Zongo Development Getting it Right?

When the current government announced their intention to create a ministry dedicated to Zongo communities, I was upbeat about it. That announcement, at the very least, signified some dedication to issues afflicting Zongo communities. So when the government actually went through with its campaign promise, there was a glimmer of hope that was lighted in... Continue Reading →

Is Black/Dark = Devil/Ominous Universal?

During the repast the king’s wives stood by peeping at him; some said, “He eats like a man, really he is a human being!” After all Mr. Kamp took off his clothes before old [Frimpong], who now could touch him, when he said, “Ah, you are really a human being, but only too white, like a devil!”

George Orwell’s 1984 and America

The message I will say I got from this book is to resist the concentration of power (knowledge, military, economic, political, social) in any single source with all our might. I say this because power is self perpetuatin, and will, as in 1984, use any means necessary to prolong its existence or preserve itself.

Ghanaian Opposition to Gay (LGBTQ) Rights: Debate

The main resistance to LGBTQ rights in Ghana comes from two intertwined frames: 1. it is not our culture and 2. the Bible/Qur’an says. These two frames hinges on the same moral plane. I am a very happy student of civil rights history and very much an advocate for progressive social change and inclusivity. So, I am going to tackle this issue from a position of civil rights and social progress frame.

Obama, Trump: On Immigration and Family Separation

The violence in Central America in particular reached crescendo in recent years due to the record deportation Obama did, leading to more children and women attempting the treacherous journey. Until Democrats stop enforcement of US imperial drug policy in Central and South America, their professed empathy for illegal immigrants is mute. I will say that I don't even trust their professed empathy. When asked by Christian Amanpour her views on unaccompanied minors seeking asylum in the US, then Candidate Hillary Clinton argued that "a message" must be sent to these children and their parents that if they cross the border, they'll be sent back. When pressed by Amanpour, that isn't it safer for the kids to be given asylum than being sent back, Clinton argued that even though that may be the case, they must be sent back and that her views are consistent with the Obama administration policy.

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