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Anti-Dominicanism, a no lesser evil

In the recent crisis involving Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the world seems to be lacking stories that show Dominicans in identification with human rights or blackness. In the absence…..

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The lions and the hunters

“Denys and Kanuthia pulled up their sleeves and while the sun rose they skinned the lions. When they took a rest we had a bottle of claret and raisins and…..

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Justice in a Portuguese slave store

Dona Ana Joaquina dos Santos e Silva was the most renowned high society hostess of 19th century Luanda. She was an Angolan of African and Portuguese descent. She made her…..

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Baltimore Blues

A few blocks from the Mondawmin Mall, the epicenter of the April 27th Baltimore riots, my sister teaches chemistry at a vocational high school. Her school, in a poor black…..

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The Audacity of ‘Somali Studies’

The recent #CadaanStudies controversy that pitted a German anthropologist, Dr. Markus Hoehne, against young Somali researchers, students and professionals led by Safia Aidid, a Somali-Canadian doctoral student at Harvard, prompted…..

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Rhodes Must Fall Everywhere

As I write, students at the University of Cape Town (UCT) are occupying an administration building demanding the removal of a statue of Cecil John Rhodes, who keeps watch over…..