Facebook, the French flag and equality

What I have learned since last Friday's (13/11/15) atrocities in Paris, France, is that I have actually been underestimating the depth of influence of the social media to people's lives. The response of some Africans to Facebook's decision to create a French flag meme to help its subscribers express their sadness, solidarity and convey their … Continue reading Facebook, the French flag and equality

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Zimbabweans need to emancipate their minds

Political change in Zimbabwe will only occur when minds are freed from the debilitating ZANU PF philosophies that have divided people for the past 30 years. The perfected art of creating enemies of convenience (in the minds of people) has kept people apart and maintained ZANU PF’s rule. In the early 1980s the people from … Continue reading Zimbabweans need to emancipate their minds

Time for Africa to look within!

The legacy of colonialism has been the manifestation of a cultural inferiority complex in which modern African states look to the West for solutions to Africa's problems. While it is true that some local problems are a result of both historical and current external events, the majority of Africa’s current problems have their source in … Continue reading Time for Africa to look within!

An intraracial falsehood: darker skin…cannot be pretty!

Black skin colour is not simply black among black people. Blackness is differentiated not only for descriptive purposes but rather unfortunately for some kind of aesthetic value, if not status. But when did black people start to categorise their blackness? There are visible physical degrees of variation of blackness and there is a perceptive importance … Continue reading An intraracial falsehood: darker skin…cannot be pretty!