What else can, and should be done to stop the spread of the coronavirus Delta variant in the United States of America (USA), and in other countries around the world?
Although this article focusses on the USA, the ideas and call to action apply in all nations where vaccine hesitancy and skepticism are driving the rise in coronavirus infections.
The federal government in USA, many of the state governments, the CDC, FDA, Pharmaceutical companies and Infectious Disease experts have done so much to change the minds of millions of vaccine skeptics.
Still, about 80 million Americans eligible for vaccination have…
SubTitle: Fueled By Ideological Posturing in Some Developed Nations and Very Low Vaccination Rate In Africa, Global Anxiety Mounts, Uncertainty Looms Ahead.
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, so goes the old saying.
Sadly, this saying may have found a new, albeit ugly, unhealthy and deadly twin in humankind’s common enemy, the novel Coronavirus and its variants.
Today, for some groups, COVID-19 is in the eye of the beholder.
Many parts of the world now find their knees buckling under the weight of denial of this enemy.
Grown men and women parading myopic affirmation of total self-control over…
Sub-Title: The Pivotal Role of Self-Development in Africa in Combating the Bias of Human Classification By Skin Color
Human Diversity is an intrinsic and inescapable reality of our existence handed to us by forces (Nature) which we cannot control.
On the other side, “Equity” demands our attention, hard work, sacrifice, vigilance, fidelity to the truth and love of neighbors as self.
One of the most unfortunate accepted norms in our society is seeing diversity largely through the lens of skin color.
Journalists, politicians, parents, school teachers, pastors, doctors, lawyers, researchers and university faculty referring to segments of the population as…
Sub-Title: The Indirect Impact of Lack of Basic Necessities in Many African Nations on The Intensity of Racism In The Diaspora
The intent in this article is to highlight the idea that poverty and the scarcity of bare necessities like clean water in many African nations indirectly contribute to the negative perception and stereotype of the populations in the African Diaspora.
Therefore, the toolbox for the fight against Racism in the African Diaspora must include development of Africa by Africans. Why? Because, inter-alia, the African Diaspora is seen through the prism of economic, social, scientific and technological conditions in Africa.
Sub-Title: Why The Resuscitation of African Nations Via Knowledge is Pivotal For Its Descendant’s Basic Human Dignity Globally
Knowledge is a vital component and foundation for human fruitfulness, i.e. productivity, imagination, innovation, discovery and authentic awareness of self within the human family.
Knowledge is also a pivotal marker by which we consciously and sub-consciously judge people who “do not look like us”.
In an ideal world, knowledge should not merely be accumulated, it should give us direction for good living.
Racism, the sad seemingly impregnable scourge has its root, at least in part, in the supposition and perception of a…
SubTitle: The Biden Administration’s Approach to Corruption in Central America and Its Relevance to African Policy
Whether it is in Central America or in Sub-Saharan Africa, as the leaders change, the beast fattens, becomes more deceptive and less tamable by human persuasions or wisdom. That beast is corruption.
Vice President Kamala Harris has the unenviable task of trying to at least punch a hole or a crack in this formidable brick wall of corruption in Guatemala and other nations in the Northern Triangle of Central America.
This article is not intended to be a sullen appraisal of the efforts of…
President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana and President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, two visionary African heads of State are charting a new course for their nations anchored on “Mindset Shift, Transformational Leadership and Honest Governance”.
Africa has vast and varied natural resources. It also has 1.3 billion human brains. Each brain has 86 billion to 100 billion neurons and each neuron connects with about one thousand other neurons. The continent has plenty of sunshine, more than adequate rainfall and significant arable land in many of the nations. Yet, Africa remains the poorest continent in the world.
How can this be? What…
Why Developing Nations Especially African Countries Should Refrain From American Form of “Presidential” Democracy.
Let us give it to them — Hands Down — The Supreme Court of the United States of America, USA. The early 21st century true heroes of this remarkable American 244 — year experiment.
Can any mere mortal even conceive of the catastrophic mayhem that would have enveloped the USA if the Supreme Court had gone opposite to the noble, just and wise direction it went?
God Bless the nine justices and all the justices of the lower courts who maintained their fidelity to THE TRUTH…
Subtitle: America’s Foreign Policy Beginning On January 20, 2021 Must Include a Different Perception of Africa
At noon on January 20, 2021, most of the world will welcome the world’s only superpower, the United States of America — USA — back to genuine brotherhood and sisterhood on the world stage. This welcome will be most notable in language, actions, and hopefully in perception cordiality.
However, it would be naive for African nations to expect changes of policies towards Africa by the new administration in Washington to produce wholesale de facto increase in the development of their nations. Just as it…
Sub-Title: Lessons For Other Poorly Governed Nations In Sub-Saharan Africa and What The USA And Other Developed Countries Should Do.
October 1, 1960 was the birthdate of a new independent nation, Nigeria on the west coast of Africa. It happened a little over seventy five years after the Berlin conference of November 1884 — February 1885, and forty six years and nine months after the consolidation of the Northern and Southern protectorates of Nigeria on January 1, 1914.
At the Berlin conference, several European powers had sliced Africa and apportioned the pieces to themselves. The inhabitants of these partitioned lands…