Our evening, Living the Legacy and Continuing the Work, will feature a conversation with the Daughters of the Movement about how their lives and personal passions and commitments to justice, politics, activism, and the arts were shaped by their parents, a performance by artist, entertainer and activist Ayana Gregory, the presentation of the Malcolm X Legacy award, and more. Artists & Reviews 

Books: BEYOND THE MYTH OF MALCOLM X

Understanding the humanity, and the communities, that shaped the brilliant, troubled, selfish, generous, sincere radical   By Kerri Greenidge To anyone walking through Roxbury, Massachusetts, the sounds that waft over Dale Street are far away—the fart of buses on Washington Street to the west and on Warren Street to the east. The sidewalk that abuts the bowfront brick rowhouses and wood-frame two-families with porch railings and multiple mailboxes feels comfortably quiet. And it is possible to forget that the recently renamed Nubian Square—Roxbury’s central business district—is less than a 10-minute walk away.…

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Artists & Reviews 

The Survivor and the Conquering Spirits of Sadjio

By Fatoumata Nabie Fofana Publisher: Adelaide Books 244 Fifth Avenue Suit D27 New York, NY 10001 311 pp. Reviewed by Nvasekie N. Konneh The life we live, where we live, those we interact with on the daily basis are all stories by themselves. The more we live, the more stories there are about us or others we interact with. In this case, everyone has stories to tell, either orally or literarily. On one occasion or another, many of our stories are told orally to our friends and relatives. The oral stories take…

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Politics Society Arts & Leisure 

Critical Analysis: The Role of Women and the media in Liberia’s emerging democracy

Written By: Jacob T. Newton Book Review Liberian diplomat, Josephus Moses Gray’s recent Instructive book on the Role of Women and the Media in Liberia’s emerging democracy is a thought provoking piece of work that must be read by all who have interest in Liberia. As a reminder here—one of the highly rated and respectable Presidents of the United States of America  the late John F Kennedy, in his famous inaugural address delivered on January 20th 1961 in Washington, D.C. once said: “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you…

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Chinua Achebe:There Was A Country

        Book Review:   It’s taken more than four decades for Africa’s greatest author to talk about his experiences in the Biafran war, still one of Africa’s most tragic – and defining – conflicts. After the long wait, his book There Was a Country was always going to be a little anti-climactic. Still, AGHOGHO AKPOME and SIMON ALLISON weren’t expecting quite as much indulgence. It was the golden age of African independence. Ghana was free, Guinea was free, then they tumbled one after the other: Cameroon, Senegal, Togo, Congo, Niger,…

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