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April 9th, 2020 - 1:30 am § in Misc.

When and Where Did Writing Begin?

11 Ancient African Writing Systems READMORE at the Atlanta Black Star The importance of oral culture and tradition in Africa and the recent dominance of European languages through colonialism, among other factors, has led to the misconception that the languages of Africa either have no written form [...]

February 14th, 2020 - 10:58 am § in Hypocrisy

THE Ave Challenge: Who is this?

A. A Black Samurai B. A Nigerian playing a Samurai C. A clown in blackface D. A child’s drawing  E. A Kenyan warrior[...]

June 13th, 2019 - 12:35 am § in Misc.

Trump’s Luxurious Swamp

While the Trumpies brag that he has drained the swamp, the Trump administration is putting up the worst record for corruption in government since the Grant administration.  Like that golden era, much of this comes from unsavory ties between the government officials and private entrepreneurs seeking[...]

June 8th, 2019 - 11:02 pm § in Misc., Religion

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Africa’s Diabolical Entrapment

When I wrote the book “Africa’s Diabolical Entrapment”, in which I examined Black Africa’s plight in its self-imposed religious trap, I stopped short of crossing several thresholds. Contrary to speculations advanced by people who read articles, reviews and intros about this work, the content[...]

November 24th, 2018 - 8:13 am § in Misc.

Growing Up Normal in Nigeria

As a kid, I read the Tin Tin, Tarzan and the apes, Korak, Boom, Lance Spearman. All comics that mostly portrayed Africans as inferior to the white man. But all around me were my grandfather, my father, uncles and aunts, neighbors and friends. I grew up knowing my grandfather was one of the richest m[...]

November 14th, 2018 - 10:16 pm § in Religion

Is Jesus African?

Freethinkers’ Night: January 2013 – Is Christianity Still Relevant in Africa?Is Jeus African? January 30, 2013 in Christianity, Freethinkers’ Night Whereas Christianity is in decline in Europe, in Africa it is still very strong. Speaking as a rationalist and freethinker who believes he[...]

August 29th, 2018 - 9:11 am § in Foreign Affairs

Should Nigeria adopt the Chinese model?

Confucius Institutes across Africa are nurturing generations of pro-China Mandarin speakers ON Facebook there is a lot of discussion about the mess in Nigeria.  Could China be a model for success in Nigeria. Nigerians I meet on Facebook actually get angry at this idea.  They are proud to be democ[...]

April 30th, 2018 - 9:45 am § in Schools & Colleges

Are PhD’s Useful?

In the age of Bezos, Gates, Musk .. should we be be producing PhDs? Last night at dinner I met a very bright young couple.  One lady with a science background is, of all things, working on interior design for Lockheed.  Her wife, also bright, is an entrepreneur working on a social media start up [[...]

February 27th, 2018 - 12:42 pm § in Misc.

Perils of the too rich!

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October 21st, 2017 - 1:50 am § in Uncategorized

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Adam and Eve .. she was a Neanderthal!

Neanderthal-Human Hybrid Unearthed DNA from the 40,000-year-old bones of a modern human found in Europe contains Neanderthal genes. By Bob Grant | June 22, 2015 DNA taken from a 40,000-year-old modern human jawbone from the cave Pestera cu Oase in Romania reveals that this man had a Neandertal ances[...]