HBF: It was my way of delineating social classes and their reactions to the questions of patriotism and nationalism in a situation of political crisis. Again, the attempt was to draw our attention to that facet of our history which some ethnicists were trying to deny after the coup: that there ever were progressive and enlightened members of that social group called Americo-Liberians. This perception was ahistorical and downright reactionary. There have always been enlightened and progressive members of that group as one could see from the works of Blyden, Barclay, Bracewell, etc. Joe Benson was a symbol of that progressive tendency within this group which had maintained power after Barclay, would have altered the history of our country in a very positive direction. Interviews 

On his-Novel Behind God’s Back: a chat with Dr. HB Fahnbulleh, Jr.

  When I came across Dr. Fahnbulleh’s novel, “Behind God’s Back” at a local library in Monrovia in 2010, I was fascinated to know that he’s not only a militant agitator for social political change in Liberia, but a very good creative writer. I had read so much of his militant polemics of  vexing Liberian social issues. But I could not imagine he had written a brilliant novel such as “Behind God’s Back.” Perhaps what fascinated me more than anything about this novel is the fact that as much as Dr. Fahnbulleh is well…

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Whilst the Liberian Senate is supposedly an honorable body that comprises individuals whom the people of Liberia have selected to advance, protect, support and voice their causes and concerns, it is the expectation that adherence to the rules of the Senate will remain paramount mainly, as discussions being conducted are meant to address the security concerns and conditions of the Liberian people and the state. The bending of the rules by party apologists in the Senate to protect the failing interests of the regime rather than upholding the cause of the Liberian people, is a blatant abuse of power and must be categorically denounced. This is an outrage! Nevertheless, such action by individual leaders of the Senate must not catalyze violence as portrayed by the senators named supra; as you cannot oppose violence in one breath; and condone or display same in another. This is unacceptable! Public Policy 

NDC-USA calls on the Senators to apologize to the Liberian people

  PRESS RELEASE   August 23, 2019, Minnesota — The National Democratic Coalition-USA Chapter’s attention is drawn to the action taken by Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence of Grand Bassa County, and the statement made by Senator Daniel Nahnten of Gbarpolu County, during the recess of a senate hearing and a subsequent press interaction at the Liberian Senate on Thursday, August 22, 2019. While the NDC-USA Chapter is in full cognizance of the prevailing security situation, and aware of the recent violence perpetrated against peaceful citizens by elements of this regime, in…

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The flag of any nation is a symbol of pride and unity. A nation’s flag can also be a symbol of disunity. Liberia is such a country whose flag it has been argued in many quarters is misrepresent instead of uniting its people. The Liberian flag is a symbol of what I referred to as “misrepresentation”. By misrepresentation, I mean its so-called national colors – red, white and blue (horizontal stripes of red and white and a blue field with one star) are a copy of the American flag plagiarized by Susannah Lewis who thought she was Betsy Ross, who is credited with making the first American flag. This irritation represents only a segment of the Liberian society and excludes the rest. And as such, the symbol doesn’t arouse the united front of the Liberian citizenry like the American flag. Public Policy 

The Liberian Flag: A Symbol of Pride or Misrepresentation?

The flag of any nation is a symbol of pride and unity. A nation’s flag can also be a symbol of disunity. Liberia is such a country whose flag it has been argued in many quarters is misrepresent instead of uniting its people. The Liberian flag is a symbol of what I referred to as “misrepresentation”. By misrepresentation, I mean its so-called national colors – red, white and blue (horizontal stripes of red and white and a blue field with one star) are a copy of the American flag plagiarized…

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During the Presentation of the Joint Security, Deputy Minister of Justice Nyantee Tuan argues that the police are there to protect everyone, saying the NEC should had incorporated security at every stage of the by-elections and the results, noting that during the results, NEC gave the police a very short notice but they were still there. The Inspector General of the Liberia National Police Col. Patrick Sudue explains the District#13 violence is still under investigation, adding that the parties involved were issued letters to appear for a conference. Public Policy 

CDC Senator Saah Joseph calls off hearing on increasing wave of violence in Liberia

    The security of the Liberian people is being seriously politicized and compromised as attempts Thursday, 22 August by some members of the Liberian Senate to query heads of state security institutions, including the Police were thwarted by senators from President George Weah’s ruling Coalition for Democratic Change. The Chambers of the Liberian Senate nearly erupted into violence when ruling CDC Senator Henry Yallah (Bong County) made a motion to send a presentation made by the Joint Security that was meant for questioning to the Committee on Judiciary, instead.…

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