Gregg Mitman’s 'Empire of Rubber' is less a historical reading of Liberia than a history of America and racial capitalism through the lens of a US corporate giant.
Historically, Liberia ignited the imagination of black people across the globe. Then it stopped. What happened, and can it be reversed?
Recalling its Ebola hysteria would help the US better confront COVID-19.
The Liberian academic and writer talks about citizenship, belonging, and what unites her fragmented nation.
The physical and psychic ruins of colonial mining practice in a small town in Liberia.
The latest trick is to transfer tax-payer funded aid aimed at Africa and the Middle East into the pockets of corporations and individuals.
Scandals like the one at More Than Me—the US charity that failed to protect school girls in its care from rape by staff—are common in even the most elite aid organizations.
The privatizing and deregulating education in Liberia as much as white saviorism should take the blame for the sexual violence under an NGO's watch.
Weah is poised to become Liberia's next president. What will a Weah administration look like, and how will he govern?
Liberians should not be guinea pigs in an experiment to transform public education into a market opportunity for foreign capital.
Why is Liberia’s Government rushing to sell its public schools to for-profits from the United States?
Military-to-military relationships have become the dominant mode of U.S. engagement with the African continent, overwhelming cast as institutional partnerships.
A website archive makes the case that Liberia needs a history that will be called 'history after the settlers.'
Takun J stirs the Liberian streets with calls for justice and accountability.
In 2012, The Economist Magazine’s style blog, Prospero, featured an essay titled “War and Peace in
In the past year, Robtel Neajai Pailey has seen her Liberian passport scrutinized more intently than ever before.
An open letter addressed to Jeff Fager, Executive Producer of the American TV news program, 60 Minutes, over its reporting of Africa and Africans.
Making sure we give credit where it’s due to those on the frontline during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
While health professionals are crucial frontline responders, the Ebola crisis is indeed too important to be left to medical personnel.
Is it coincidental that nation-states just emerging from brutal civil wars cannot cope with Ebola because of their broken institutions?