Opinion

To My Black Kins: We Must Rally To Pull Down Systemic Racism, By Osasu Igbinedion

Dear Queens and Kings, The wind is finally behind us. After centuries of discrimination and racial injustice, the world is now waking up to our reality as black people. As a black woman living in the African continent, Nigeria to be specific (which is the most populous black nation in…
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Guest Columns

Of George Floyd: Engaging the Depravity of Bigotry and Othering, By Adewale Ajadi

It is not about good or bad people, but a choice people make because their identities and power bases are closely associated with the ability and consistency of being able to describe the “other” as deeply flawed and We are, therefore, living in an opportunity, a teachable moment - with…
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Opinion

George Floyd: The System Must Remove Its Knee From Our Necks!, By Oriola, Okeke-Ihejirika, Okome, et al.

Those in authority need to act now. We therefore encourage the public to march peacefully in support of justice for George Floyd and other victims of systemic racism in the United States and Canada. We urge those in positions of leadership and law enforcement to commit to removing their knees…
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Columns

Racism and Self-hate: Why Africa Is Not Innocent, By Majeed Dahiru

Just as it was an enabler of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and colonialism, tribalism has also manifested in post-colonial Africa in the form of divisive, exclusionist, conflicting and destabilising politics of ethno-geographic identity, which has proven to be an anathema to the collective development of black African states in the…
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Opinion

George Floyd’s Death and Systemic Racism In the U.S., By ‘Tope Oriola

The United States, a once inspirational and desirable country, is now visible in its nakedness. The police of the world, exporter of democracy and imposer of human rights, is exposed. The immaculately manicured, intricately choreographed and elaborately deodorised image has been exposed as a façade. You have all seen the…
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Opinion

Standing With D.G. Tedros; Standing Against Threats and Racial Insults, By Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan

...I am not against good-faith critiques of WHO or any other actor, including world leaders, involved with the global fight against COVID-19. What I am completely against and find totally unacceptable is the attitude of individuals who have resorted to sending death threats to and hurling racial slurs at the…
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Adeolu Ademoyo

How American Christianity Betrayed God In The American Election, By Adeolu Ademoyo

When we all – Native Americans, African Americans, Latino Americans, European Americans, Jewish Americans, Asian Americans etc - are in the bus on any of our Christian retreats, singing joyously about Christ salvation and our faith as a journey, can it really be said about us American Christians that “In…
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