ebony morrison Op-ed 

EBONY MORRISON SETS NEW PERSONAL BEST RECORD: ‘IT’S A BIG DAY FOR LIBERIA’

Tokyo, August 1—In an emotional post-semifinal race interview, Ebony Morrison thanked Liberia’s lead track coach Sayon Cooper; the Liberian attaché Kouty Mawenh; her personal coach Joey Scott; and all the Liberian people, who have cheered her on. She has a lot to celebrate. Though she did not advance to the Olympic finals in the 100 meters hurdles, she set a new personal best record, running an impressive 12.74 seconds. Morrison’s current time makes her the new national women’s record holder and qualifies her for next year’s World Athletics Championships in…

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Lesotho could not hold back and they probed for an equaliser, and their efforts were rewarded in the 32nd minute through midfielder Jane Thabantso. The Zimbabweans continued to push for a win and their efforts were eventually rewarded when Leeroy Mavunga made it 2-1 in the hour mark, but their lead was short-lived. Sports 

Bafana Bafana lift the 2021 Cosafa Cup after beating Senegal

Bafana Bafana are the 2021 COSAFA Cup champions. South Africa beat guest side Senegal 5-4 after sudden death to lift their fifth Cosafa title. The game had to be decided on penalties after it failed to produce any goals after hundred and twenty minutes of play. Bafana Bafana were looking to defend their perfect record in this year’s tournament against guest side Senegal in the final of the Cosafa Cup tournament in Gqeberha, in the Eastern Cape. South Africa were still without a loss in five matches, and they still…

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theculturetrip.com Society Arts & Leisure 

The New Magazines and Journals Shaping Africa’s Literary Scene

Lolwe, Doek and other digital publications are helping to amplify new voices from the continent.   KISUMU, Kenya — While he was finishing his master’s degree in creative writing in England two years ago, Troy Onyango remembers, he lamented with his friends about how few literary outlets were devoted to Black writers, poets and photographers like them. For Onyango, he said, it was about, “How do we just find a space where we can all congregate?” That question led to Lolwe, an online literary magazine he launched in 2020 with the…

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Unarguably, there's a very critical few of our gullible generation who sees merit as the sincerest tool to morally fulfill the prophecy of man's indebtedness to transform his understanding and society. We have held sacred those deep Hegelian dialectics the, moral and spiritual decadence, wide-scale violence, economic hardships, complacency, stunning poverty, conflicts, a buckled education system, paralyzed health system, vilified cultural configuration, gullible youths, unprepared menfolk, and the monstrous intransigent vices of capitalism. Op-ed 

The dystopia our Republic has become: Dr. H. Boimah Fahnbulleh greets progressives in the land

  Cadres, Militants and Compatriots, and Brothers Greetings For us, this is just another day when one considers the deaths of our compatriots in the Fatherland due to the pandemic. This is tragic and shows the dystopia our Republic has become. From the Ebola crisis and the help of the international community, we should have been able to put in place a decent primary health care system to address some of the problems of today and mitigate the calamity; but instead like vultures, the leadership dug its fangs into the…

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zuma Op-ed 

South Africa’s unrest is something Black people across the globe should care about

  By Joseph Tolton The urgency for a new Black internationalism and the collective wisdom that only Pan Africanism can inspire has never been more necessary or possible. What South Africa was supposed to be … In 1987, I vividly remember dancing to Free Nelson Mandela in college, always knowing that my white classmates wanted him to be free, but I needed him to be free. South Africa was to be the triumph of African resilience, the courage of the Black experience, and the beauty of forgiveness from the victimized. It was to be…

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donata katai /blavity Sports 

Zimbabwe sends its 1st Black swimmer to the Olympics

HARARE, Zimbabwe, AP — The southern African nation of Zimbabwe is sending a Black swimmer to the Olympics, the first from her country to go the Games. Seventeen-year-old Donata Katai won African youth titles and broke youth records once held by two-time Olympic champion Kirsty Coventry, who is not only Zimbabwe’s most successful swimmer but also Africa’s most decorated Olympian. Tokyo is probably too early for the teenager to succeed Coventry in the way she really wants, by stepping onto the Olympic podium. But, for now, Katai does represent a…

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The UN Envoy expressed commitment to working with the Liberian Government in achieving the Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development. However, he noted that UN adheres strictly to its fiduciary standards to safeguard UN funds against misuse and integrity risks. Public Policy 

Weah’s govt: Officials digging deep in public funds as corruption flourishes

  By Socrates Smythe Saywon Monrovia – It appears the fight against corruption in Weah’s CDC-led government is weak as some senior officials of his administration are taking advantage of Mr. Weah’s inexperience and apparent noninterest in the government he leads digging deep in public funds as corruption flourishes. Liberians are questioning President Weah’s own approach in tackling corruption in the country, but these calls are landing on deaf ears, as President Weah, is yet to hold a press conference or address any of the issues, especially corruption that has…

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abraham dillion Op-ed 

Liberty Senator Dillon’s Diminishing Integrity, Dwindling Morale, As He is Caught Pants Down!

    By Ekena Wesley Nearly 19 months ago when we sought to equate Senator Abraham Darius Dillon to some of the finest advocates in the pursuit of social justice the world over, our commentary was greeted with outright mixed feelings. We went neck-to-neck with a childhood friend and comrade who had vehemently disagreed with our candid perspectives. In was an exchange not necessarily aimed at defending Darius Dillon, but one which had pigeon-holed the Montserrado Senator in a sphere never heard of in the history of the Liberian Senate,…

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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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mike brown /silver screen and roll Sports 

Mike Brown wants to “Unite the whole continent and bring a level of respect” African Basketball

  After enduring his first three acts as a basketball head coach, beginning in Cleveland before shifting to Los Angeles and then returning to Cleveland, Mike Brown has known success and failure. Still, he was dubious when Act IV materialized in November 2019. This was a few weeks into the 2019-20 NBA season, and Brown was satisfied with being the lead assistant under Warriors head coach Steve Kerr. The head-coaching position for which he was being recruited was intriguing but well beyond the sphere of North America, much less the…

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