4 minutes read June 16, 2015 Hey, Donald Trump, Here Are Some Things You Might Not Know About the U.S. and Latin America Good news for comedians everywhere: Donald Trump—the guy famous for his tacky reality TV shows, his opulent towers and his obscene fortune—just announced today that he will be joining the….. Read More 5 minutes read May 3, 2015 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….. Read More 4 minutes read January 7, 2015 Havana and Washington: On African Time? Was it ever in doubt that the first African American president of the United States would wish to crown his legacy by normalizing relations with the most African island in….. Read More 5 minutes read December 11, 2014 Black Death and Revolution In the days leading up to the grand jury decisions in the separate murders of Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO, and Eric Garner in Staten Island, there was a certain….. Read More 4 minutes read December 10, 2014 #ICANTBREATHE One morning last semester at John Jay College in New York City, I asked my students how many of them had ever been stopped by the police. All of them….. Read More 4 minutes read November 20, 2014 The Right to Grow Old: Photos of the Central American Migrant Crisis Central American migration, and especially the migration of undocumented children from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to the United States, blew up in the American media during the summer. It….. Read More 3 minutes read June 19, 2014 A Bronx Story: Ghana vs USA The fate of World Cup draws has fostered an unlikely rivalry between Ghana and the United States. In 2006, Ghana dispatched the U.S. in Germany. Four years later, in South….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.