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The Annual Grammy Awards: The Epitome Of Sexism and Racism?

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on January 28, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York City with James Corden as the host of the ceremony. The Grammy Awards festival, which recognizes annually the best brains in the field of music and film has long been accused of sexism, racism, and machoism in its selection. With the recent sexism revolution and the campaign against the male sexual aggression in the film and music industries in the…

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Religion in Africa and That Bunch of Irony

Africa is a continent of irony; religious practices are, indeed not far from this social reality. They are often simply entangled in the web of deceit and sarcasm. While the Western world brought Christianity to Africa, Africans are far more fanatical, zealous  – and ironically, rigid –  about religion than their Western counterparts. In most cases, African religious leaders interpret religious texts in such a shallow way that they do not give one a room for an alternative interpretation….

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African Social Problems and the Religion Business

When Karl Marx, the German philosopher, and respected economist described religion as “the opium of the masses” in his book  A Contribution to the Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right, published  in 1843, he meant that religion had certain practical functions in society similar to the function of opium administered to a sick or injured person. The opium helps to minimize the immediate pain and suffering of the patient and provides them with pleasant illusions. At the same time,…

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Africa and Identity Crisis

The worst injustice you can do to yourself is to allow others to define you. No doubt about it. The Ewe tribe of Benin, Ghana, Togo, Ivory Coast and Nigeria has a proverb, which says: “Until the lion has his or her own storyteller, the hunter will always have the best part of the story” As a child, I was encouraged by my parents to not allow people to speak for me. Unfortunately, I neither understood nor appreciated the main…

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INTERIORS: That Your Old Sofa Can Still Last Longer

Call it an austerity measure, if you like. We all know what it means to change your home furniture – especially now that every expense bites. Definitely, not all of us are fully loaded and financially buoyant enough to buy a new sofa, bearing the cost in mind. For those of us having the migraine to spend on a new sofa, don’t worry yourself so much. You can give a second life to that your old sofa without spending…

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Taxi Buffet

Most times we get hungry and honestly, who wouldn’t want to interrupt their daily chores for food! I guess we all do that, but how do we program ourselves with our meals and venues – especially with strangers around? It was 4 O’clock in the afternoon, I was in a Matatu (public bus), heading home from work after a tedious day. There was this beautiful woman sitting next to me and of course, I could not resist greeting her….

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THE SIMBA AND SEXUAL REVOLUTION IN HOLLYWOOD: MARK ROBERT MICHAEL WAHLBERG

Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg’s life story could indeed make a captivating money-yielding movie. As a talented and prolific actor, he is absolutely breaking the earning records with his talent. Clearly, Mr. Wahlberg’s journey to stardom is a typical case, and for that matter, a manifestation of an individual’s willingness and determination to take responsibility for their shortcomings and make a meaningful change in their life. At the same time, Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg’s work and success, to some, have…

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Are AIDS And Ebola Epidemics Medical Genocides?

Some have called AIDS the most devastating epidemic in the history of the mankind while others have named Ebola virus one of the most deadly viruses ever. Since the discovery of the ruthless AIDS, as many as 35 million people have died of HIV virus, which causes aids, and more than 70 million people have been infected globally with the virus. In 2016 alone, an estimated 1.8 million individuals worldwide were newly infected with HIV; it is believed meanwhile,…

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The Gist of The Year

The year 2017 is coming to an end. It is not a year without surprises. From the shocking loss and shattering of Hilary Clinton’s political ambition to the unexpected ascension of President Donald Trump to the White House. Back to Africa, the unthinkable happened in Angola and Zimbabwe. Yes, they happened unexpectedly and fast. Without a single bullet fired or life lost. Former President José Eduardo dos Santos finally listened to his health warnings and handed over to his…

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South Africa: The Legalisation of Prostitution

South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC) has announced its intention to decriminalize sex work in South Africa. The decision by the ANC to support the removal of criminal penalties for sex workers was revealed at the final day of the ANC conference, where Cyril Ramaphosa was elected the president of the party. The statue of Sex work has been a hot – and sometimes, controversial – topic in the country. Following the increased cases of HIV…

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Family Planning

In Africa and many third world countries, family planning can be a big challenge. Disccusion of sex or sex-related topics openly in this part of the world can be a taboo. On the other hand, sex education is not only a normal discourse in the West, it is indeed an important part of the school curriculum. Furthermore, women and girls in the Western world have a human right to decide if and when to become pregnant. Sadly, statistics have…

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Women and Sexual Politics

We live in the world where human beings and their lives, identities, and social expectations are carefully and socially defined, articulated and reinforced according to their sexes, using discourse and other social tools and apparatus. Has it ever occurred to you why male and female bodies are judged differently? Why would the two bodies carry different connotations? Why would people frown at a topless woman, while a half-naked man walking next to her with a short only is hardly…

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