Below is a video of an animated essay, the essay written and narrated by Maria Popova with animator Drew Christie. I’m posting it here on my blog because I believe it is a powerful explanation and demonstration of how people may cultivate true wisdom in the age of information through storytelling. I am also in… Continue reading Wisdom in the Age of Information and the Importance of Storytelling in Making Sense of the World: An Animated Essay
Below is a clip from an interview of Louis Farrakhan conducted in 1996 by Mike Wallace from ’60 minutes’ (an American television newsmagazine program). Mike Wallace accuses Nigeria of being the most corrupt nation in the world… and Louis Farrakhan’s epic response still holds true to this very day. In fact, his message resonates true… Continue reading West not in moral position to tell anybody how corrupt they are
So what can we do in the face of all of this madness and chaos? What is the solution?… We can love. Not the love you hear in your favorite song on the radio. I mean real love, true love, boundless love. You can love, love each other from the moment we wake up to… Continue reading Reality Check: Why I think the World should End
If Black people said the stuff White people say http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1zLzWtULig This is hilarious and yet it pisses me off just the same. The use of humor to shed light on racism, particularly through reverse stereotyping, is genius. But this, and other prominent world events taking place today, continue to make me wonder why it seems… Continue reading Spreading awareness about racism and stereotyping through humor
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, experiences and even power, must be role models for the next generation of leadership. Wangari Maathai (1940-2011) was the founder of the Green Belt Movement and the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
He had not been back in Nigeria in years and perhaps he needed the consolation of those online groups, where small observations flared and blazed into attacks, personal insults flung back and forth. Ifemelu imagined the writers, Nigerians in bleak houses in America, their lives deadened by work, nursing their careful savings throughout the years… Continue reading Literature reflecting similarities of African migrants despite country of origin