In 1969, Biko founded SOSA, South African Student’s Organization, and in 1971, at only 25, the manifesto of Black Consciousness ideology of SOSA was adopted. SOSA became a voice in South African campuses, imposing Biko’s ideas under the pseudonym Frank Talk and standing in the forefront of the battle against apartheid. In 1973, Steve Biko was bullied, charged with terrorism and placed under house arrest with his house shut down. These happened after BCM was declared dangerous by the colonial authorities, however, he found a way to communicate with the outside world. In spite of his ordeal, he raised funds to build health centers, nurseries, aided political prisoners as well as financed scholarships. Op-ed 

Bantu Biko a heroic Pan-African figure against apartheid and colonialism

    The most potent weapon in the hand of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed   Bantu Steve Biko is a heroic figure in the fight against apartheid and colonial occupation, and would always be remembered for his intelligence, charisma, his philosophy, and a life cut short in the struggle against apartheid. He was born in 1946 in the segregated South Africa, where the Dutch and later on, English racist and genocidal systems prevailed. He was raised in the Xhosa tradition and Anglican Christian values. He lost…

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July 26 is one of the few moments where almost all of the population and diaspora community gather to listen to the National Orator, hopeful that the message will speak to issues that are important to their daily existence, the future of their children and the growth and development of the nation. Many also listen to this moment hopeful that the designated speaker will recommend solutions to national issues and that government will take strides to implement some of the recommendations. Public Policy 

Speech: Together We Are Stronger

  National Oration by Leymah Roberta Gbowee on the 172nd Independence Anniversary of the Republic of Liberia, July 26, 2019    H.E. George Manneh Weah, President of the Republic of Liberia, H. E. Jewel Howard Taylor, Vice President Republic of Liberia, His Honor Frances Korkpor Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court, Hon. Bhofal Chambers, Speaker and Members of the National Legislature, Hon. Albert Chie, Pro Temp and members of the Senate, Dean and Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Officials of Government, women of Liberia – women oh…

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When I was writing about these characters, I wanted people to relate to their stories. I wanted everyone to identify themselves or their families with a certain character in the book. And I enjoyed writing the theatrics of the typical African family. If I were ever allowed to play any character in my book, I would definitely choose to play Maggie Ampofu. I would choose her because of her personality. Maggie has this aura that is beautiful and impressionable. And enacting her strength and daring character would give me the thrill of a lifetime. Honestly, I see a little bit of myself in Maggie. I know it’s not fair, but I couldn’t help it. Society Arts & Leisure 

I was born in the midst of war, says Liberian writer

    By Sianah Nalika Deshield, writer   Every author has his/her own unique story about how they became a writer. These stories can sometimes be funny, sad, happy, and even inspirational. My story consists of all of these things. To start off, I was born in the heart of the 1990 civil war in Liberia – a war that lasted sixteen years – so you can understand that unlike many people, my entire childhood wasn’t so beautiful. Memorable? Hell yeah, it was. I laugh with my family now about…

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