by baldilocks China in Africa. Chinese corporations are all over Africa. In June 2017 a McKinsey & Company report estimated that there are more than 10,000 Chinese-owned firms operating in Africa. What are Chinese corporations doing in Africa? That's a highly controversial issue. The reason Chinese corporations are in Africa is simple; to exploit the people and take their … Continue reading History Repeating in Africa?
by baldilocks When the students of the Mboya Airlift were hand-picked to come to America, it was for a specific purpose: to educate demonstrably gifted Kenyan and Tanzanian students in the Western tradition and to send them home to be the leaders and information venders of their countries—preparation for independence from the European colonial powers. … Continue reading Halfrican Keeps it Real About Why 3rd World Immigrants Come to America
by baldilocks A few people are still talking about slave markets of Libya. (Allow me to say something nice about CNN.) Some seem to think they just sprang up only since the ouster of Gaddafi, but they've been around for a long time and black Africans are the primary product. Again. And the African migration … Continue reading Libyan Slave Markets and Jumping into the Fire
by baldilocks I watched the 1977 version of Roots during its originally showing, having read Alex Haley’s “autobiography” beforehand. I was 16 years old when the original came out. Viewing the series was a family gathering in my home, as was so for many black families, I’m told. It was a celebration of sorts. I … Continue reading Rooted in Folly
By John Ruberry Zimbabwean president and kleptocrat Robert Mugabe celebrates his 92nd birthday today with private ceremonies, but later this week a much more lavish affair--previous birthday celebrations have cost $1 million--will be held at the Great Zimbabwe archaeological site. A state-run newspaper, the Sunday Mail, has plastered the nation with yellow-and-black posters that proclaim … Continue reading Zimbabwean newspaper poster says “Mugabe’s birthday is like that of Jesus Christ”
by baldilocks UPDATE: The trip dates have been changed to 21-29 February. ORIGINAL: In less than two weeks—February 14th--I’ll be going to Kenya for the first time, courtesy of an old blog fan-friend who prefers to remain anonymous for now. As I said here, it’s a dream come true. To give you some background on … Continue reading Destination: Kenya (UPDATED)
By John Ruberry The world has a new Islamic republic. On Friday Gambia's strongman president, Yahya Jammeh, declared the impoverished west African nation that is almost completely surrounded by Senegal, a Muslim state. Other such nations are Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Mauritania--none of which are well-known for freedom or prosperity. Jammeh promises freedom of religion … Continue reading About the whacked-out leader of the world’s newest Islamic republic
Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, drive out demons. Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give. Matthew 10:8 The Doctor: You’re running out of time. Courtney Woods: For what? The Doctor: Everything! Human beings have incredibly short lifespans. Frankly, you should all be in a constant state of panic. … Continue reading The Mystery of the Christian Ebola Doctors Solved!
I noticed this headline at Reuters Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola and this at CNN: Obama: U.S. ready to take the lead in Ebola fight Well that's good, It's a tough thing when disease is rampant, It's good to know that the US is going to be taking the lead here. … Continue reading Fighting Ebola: Soldiers vs Doctors
by baldilocks In the wake of the thirteenth anniversary of the Islamic attacks of 9/11, I found myself revisiting the stand at the Gates of Vienna. I had already known about the Battle of Vienna, but, in the past, I had glossed over the specifics—the pertinent dates of the stand, September 11-12, 1683, and the … Continue reading History is a Funny Thing
by baldilocks This post originally appeared at my old blog in 2010--a response to a person who called me "dumb" and implied that I was a "traitor to my race" for opposing the building of the Ground Zero Mosque. That may seem ridiculous on its face, but it points to a deeper deception: that Islam is a "black religion" … Continue reading The Other Black Genocide
by baldilocks With scandal, after scandal, after scandal, after scandal being perpetrated by the Obama Administration—wording intentional--I thought that I would finally take the time to address an issue regarding the reaction to Obama’s acknowledged Kenyan Luo heritage—a heritage which I share. For the last six years, it seems that everything that Barack Obama has touched or … Continue reading The Blood Libeling of the Luo Tribe of Kenya
by baldilocks In honor of Pushkin's birthday, June 6. It is one of the ironies of life and history that Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (Russian: Алекса́ндр Серге́евич Пу́шкин)—a Russian man partially of African descent--is considered the founder of Russian literature. It is as though the influence of Other was meant to be added to a society … Continue reading Sons of Russia and of Africa