Rapper Buckey Raw goes off on new release: Temptation

BY LIBSTARSVIEW Trapco sensation Bucky Raw has released a brand new single titled “Temptation” on which he gets candid about corruption in Liberia, rapping about greed. The rapper a couple of weeks ago spoke to LIBSTARSVIEW intimating that a politician had reached out to him to help him, to help his campaign, and he refused, not wanting to get involved with corrupt leaders. Good God, not many will turn down such opportunity. WHO IS BUCKEY RAW?—LINK A native of Liberia, with residence in Philadelphia, Bucky Raw is an up and…

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Hope for Justice in Liberia

The Editor, Given the reaction of the public to recent arrests of Agnes Reeves Taylor, Martina Johnson, Mark Jabateh in the United Kingdom, Belgium and the United States, more Liberians would welcome a war crime court for Liberia than those who will oppose it. People have had enough, especially after President Sirleaf conceded in her last State of the Nation Address that she failed in reconciliation and anti-corruption. It is shame that though we have had more than a decade of the silence of gunshots we have not been able…

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PHOTO ESSAY: Liberia’s Aletha Campbell ‘Cross Lines’ Premieres

Liberian movie producer Aletha Campbell and her husband, writer/producer hosted the successful premiere of the much awaited CROSS LINES, in Philadelphia to much fanfare. “Crossed Lines” synopsis: McNeil, a DEA Agent with a massive chip on his shoulder has very little respect for law; aside from his own rules. In addition, Billy is an over-aggressive, Alpha male that demonstrates a constant need to feed his endless appetite with money and power. Truth is an aspiring rapper and a low-level dealer; he has a focused drive, doing whatever it takes to…

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Deng and Sarkodie collaborate on Janjay

By: Edwin Mohammed Celebrated across the African continent as Liberia’s music pride and the first Liberian Artiste to receive a nomination in the Listener’s Choice category at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards, Deng, whose real name is Daniel George [have] released a continental hit song ‘Janjay’ featuring Africa’s rap god Sarkodie on 9th June, 2017. The hit song was Produced by one of Liberia best music producers Stone Luckshine and Possigee from Ghana. ‘JanJay’ is a Liberian hiplife which talks about a girl’s dream. According to those who had…

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Marcus Garvey and UNIA Failed Liberia Expedition

By Morgan Files Widespread misconceptions surround the aborted plans for a UNIA settlement program in the Republic of Liberia in the 1920s. Chief among these is that the Liberian upper classes were averse to Garvey’s plans which would have undermined “Americo-Liberian hegemony” over the country. The more complicated truth has less to do with “Americo-Liberian hegemony” than a curious combination of French, British and American interests in Africa, an all-too-human rivalry between Garvey and African-American scholar W.E.B. Du Bois, and Marcus Garvey’s own failure to keep his grandiose plans under…

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Say no to division – Say YES to unity

The Editor, This piece is in response to all those preaching division in our beloved country. The only way to develop democratically is to allow citizens to freely exercise the right to vote and have their voices heard on the ballots. Citizens should not be influenced by divisive politics. We sit and criticize the government, the president, the president’s cabinet, but yet most of us continue to preach hatred, this upcoming election is one of the most important decisions Liberians will make to move their country forward. Eugene L. Fahngon…

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ALLEGED CORRUPTION AT NEC

The Editor, NEC got to be careful how it takes care of its staffers in these elections. Peaceful & Transparent Elections must begin with NEC. It has being alleged that NEC promised to pay exhibition officers and Clerks US$15 plus feeding for the 3 days training workshop(US$5 per day). But, to the surprised of the over 400 young people trained in Montserrado County, precisely at the Mount Barclay NEC center, on yesterday, the paying team decided to pay them only US$5.00 claiming that the staffs were fed. According to my…

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Making Sense of Anti-Dual Citizenship in Liberia

The Editor, Let’s say all things are equal…, before, during, and now in post-Civil Wars Liberia. Which ordinary Liberian can turn down an offer when ask to board a plane or ship for the citizenship of Europe or the United States? Acceptance will be overwhelming… not because of disloyalty to “Mama Liberia”. It is simply for opportunity for better livelihood, which is beyond the reach of majority of the Liberian population. But do you know accepting such an offer is interpreted a “crime of disloyalty” to Liberia in comparison to…

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Joseph Boakai and Ellen Johnson are one and the same

The editor, After 12 years of what will be marked as one of the most corrupt administrations in Liberia’s history, it’s fair to conclude that Liberians are left with the same challenges. In 2005, Joseph N. Boakai and Ellen were aware that Liberia was faced with an staggering $3.7 billion external debt , where the per capita GDP was estimated to have declined 90% from US$1,269 in 1980 to $163 in 2005, and an unemployment rate of over 80 per cent. Both were aware that there were no functioning public…

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Preview: Liberia Vs. Zimbabwe

By Phumzile Ngcatshe Zimbabwe will welcome Liberia on Sunday in their opening Group G clash of their 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and will want to claim a win in front of their home fans. The Warriors are fresh from parting ways with their coach, Kalisto Pasuwa, who helped guide them to the continental showpiece in Gabon earlier this year. However, their dismal failure pushed the football association, ZIFA, to part ways and handed the reins to former player Norman Mapeza. Mapeza guided the national side to their…

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