dag walker /liberian listener Society Arts & Leisure 

Our Human Home:  Waging Holy War against the Age

  D.W. Walker   Introduction I grew up in a middle-class suburban house in the suburbs of a small town in the Rocky Mountains, the house at the edge of the three-block-long development on an unpaved street, half a mile from the rest of the town. It was an area of young people starting families, a lovely place for children, our house mere feet from a seemingly endless forest of ponderosa pines and robins and blue sky. With my dog, I would leave the house with my fishing rod and…

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Liberian Listener Poetry Prize Society Arts & Leisure 

Liberian Listener Poetry Prize: Guidelines

  The Liberian Listener is pleased to present its inaugural annual POETRY PRIZE, a contest informed by social justice and cultural perspectives Contestants should be from Liberia and Sierra Leone. Contestants must not have been published by a major poetry journal. The winner chosen in each category and runners-up will have their works published, and shared with the Liberian Listener’s audience. Finally, Liberian Listener commits to publishing an annual literary prize, and the contests are expected to be informed by an issue-based theme. Prizes are expected to increase or remain the same. Read below…

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Amical Cabral /peoples dispatch Op-ed 

Cabral was right about class suicide

The class interests of the petit bourgeoisie are focused on becoming the sort of bourgeoisie typified by some colonisers in the colonial era.   By: Brian Mathenge & Mohammed Elnaiem In January 1966, Amilcar Cabral, who led the war of independence against Portuguese colonialism in Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde, gave an address at the Tricontinental Conference of the Peoples of Asia, Africa and Latin America in Havana, Cuba. Titled The Weapon of Theory, the speech has become a classic text in the canon of radical thought. Cabral said the world’s progressive…

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dillion, sirleaf, cummings, bility Op-ed 

Deceptive & Cunning as Usual: The Dirty Politics of Dillion Has Come Out of Its Hideout!

  Andrew Borbor Werlay Jaye Jr. Several days after the exposure of the devilish plot within the CPP, there have been a media spectacle and a public frustration everywhere in and around Liberia. The public anger that greeted the scheme shrouded the plotters back to their hideouts. The plot became more widespread after an audio-carrying voice of executives of the Liberty Party. In the damming, but backstabbing audio against the aspirations of the Liberian people, Mr. Jallah convincingly lamented to the Grand Gedeh County Chairman of the Liberty Party: “We…

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samuel doe getty images Op-ed 

Liberia Reflections: How Doe Became a Dictator

When Master Sergeant Samuel Doe burst onto the political scene in 1980, he put an end to the standoff between President William R Tolbert and the young progressives who were seeking an end to the century-old political oligarchy. Samuel K Doe was a shy soldier, from the bottom of the army. He did not know much about politics and could hardly read his speeches. He brought into his first cabinet the progressists and put them in charge of key ministerial positions. But the honeymoon did not last. Very soon all…

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Sports 

Champions: Al Ahly Win Caf Super Cup

  Mohamed Sherif and Salah Mohsen scored in the second half to give Al Ahly of Egypt a 2-0 win over Renaissance Berkane of Morocco in the CAF Super Cup match on Friday, and a 21st African title. Forward Sherif finished off a sweeping passing move by hammering a left-foot shot past goalkeeper Zouhair Laaroubi into the far corner on 57 minutes. Unmarked fellow forward Mohsen doubled the lead eight minutes from time in Qatari capital Doha by rounding Laaroubi and pushing the ball into the net. Success for Ahly…

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Monrovia Lounge, Fermi Williams Society Arts & Leisure 

A Cultural Hub In The Heart of Dallas: Monrovia Lounge Reopens

Staff Report When relentless but powerful storm and rain turned into an uncontrollable flood that pummeled Texas and surrounding states a few months ago, little did anyone expect that much of the southeastern United States, that produced the powerful winds would also affect the Monrovia Lounge—an enterprising Liberian business, which got damaged severely by the catastrophe. The damage was so extensive, according to the owners that, resurrecting the restaurant took all the resolve and energy they could gather to open their doors again. The Monrovia Lounge was begun according to…

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bobi wine /young africans Op-ed 

𝗔𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗱𝗼𝗺 𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗯𝗲 𝗔𝗯𝗼𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝗨𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗹 𝗔𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮 𝗶𝘀 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗲!

By Cde Mainda Simataa The old generation of African leaders must not lie to the younger generation that Africa is free, no! They must abolish Africa freedom day and call for a new struggle for 21st-century freedom – there no more whites and Boers to fight in our time, only treacherous black African sellouts who’ve betrayed the entire race and sold us back to the highest bidders after our resources. Therefore, continued talk about African Freedom Day is something that whites surely laugh at – it’s the grand exhibition of…

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Sarpo Giant Sports 

Liberia: Prince Kaydee aka ‘Sarpo Giant’ Wins Mr. Montserrado Weightlifting Competition

    Monrovia – Prince Kaydee, commonly known as Sarpo Giant, has been crowned weight champion of Montserrado County. Sarpo Giant who represented Lion Heart Gym walked away with the prestigious title on Friday, May 14 at the Sports Commission after defeating three additional athletes in the competition organized by the strength of the Lion Gym and All Starts Bodybuilders Competition. The Competition which is the first of its kind over 10 years brought together weightlifters from across the 17 districts in  Montserrado County to determine who is the strongest man…

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“There is a talent entrusted to you. It is your duty to call into action the highest forms of your being. It does not matter what your calling may be – whether it be what men call menial or what the world calls honorable – whether it be to speak in the halls of Congress or to sweep out those halls – whether it be to wait upon others or to be waited on— it is the manner of using your faculties that will determine the result- that will determine your true influence in this world and your status in the world to come. Everyone should do his part to advance humanity. Each should exert himself to be a helper in progress. Whatever your condition, you do occupy some room in the world; what are you doing to make return for the room you occupy? There are so many of our people who fail to realize their responsibility, who fail to hear the inspiring call of the past and the prophetic call of the future.” This article was first published in kentakepage.com, in 2015 Op-ed 

PAN AFRICANISM: The decline of Liberia in black internationalism

BY Brooks Marmon In 2019, the Government of Ghana ran a successful campaign, the Year of Return, marketing the country as a beacon for the African diaspora. Drawing upon commemorations marking the 400th anniversary of the introduction of slavery in the English colony of Virginia, the initiative primarily targeted black Americans and attracted high-profile visitors like Cardi B, Steve Harvey, and Ilhan Omar.Next year marks the bicentennial of black American settlement under white American direction in Liberia, Ghana’s regional neighbor. The resulting “Americo-Liberian” settler group ruled over the country following its 1847 independence from the…

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