News report about the rape of a 4 year old in Ghana and her mother's journey to justice have been circulating widely. I argue that both a crisis and systems response is required to meaningfully address the issue.
I recently learned about the grim history of the Bronx of the mid 70s to early 90s. How does the current conversation around the African Diaspora and contributions to the continent fit into this history and narrative? I share the history of the burning borough and how it relates to development in this post.
I wrote a post on Instagram about a movement in the young Diaspora that a lot of people, especially those doing the work, showed love to (that is, appreciated). It was such an honor to be acknowledged in that way. I wish more people would receive these tokens of validation for their work. But even when they/we do not, it is important that we continue the pursuit.
Disruption and the change we seek to make won't happen immediately; but whether and how we believe it will happen ultimately dictates the type of work we do. In this post, I share my dad's perspective on Uber and how it differs from mine.
The period of the 1950s and 60s was a vibrant one for Africa and African Americans. During both the Independence Struggle in Africa and the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S., the two groups collaborated, with leaders visiting and seeking council and perspective from each other. We don't see that same level of collaboration for today's social movements, especially Black Lives Matter. This might explain why.
Mobile Money, the money transfer platform which has gained significant traction in East and West Africa, is not an Africa-only product because it can function anywhere. But it is useful because it is relies on and upholds deep traditional values. What happens if you take the product, and its values, to the U.S. and Europe?