Kenyan Women Group Pooled Cash to Build a 5-Storey Residential Block

By Samuel Abuya It is widely said and agreed, that iron sharpens iron. This can be said of a Kenyan women group which pooled their cash to put up an…

Being black in Nazi Germany

Film director Amma Asante came across an old photograph taken in Nazi Germany of a black schoolgirl by chance. Standing among her white classmates, who stare straight into the camera,…

Ghana grants citizenship to over 100 African Americans and Afro-Caribbeans

As Osibisa’s “Welcome Home” played in the background, 126 African-Americans and Afro-Caribbeans, dressed in colourful traditional costumes, became Ghana’s newest citizens. The oath of allegiance was administered by a judge…

The Statue of Liberty was created to celebrate freed slaves, not immigrants

The new Statue of Liberty Museum in New York Harbor boasts a number of treasures: the original torch, which was replaced in the 1980s; an unoxidized (read: not green) copper…

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