At 12.30 a.m. on Sunday, January 6, 2008, Feast of the Epiphany, barely into the New Year, Hon. Ambrose Chukwudi Mezu passed away. It was not just the shock that Ambu (as family members and friends called him) is no more but it was the crystal clear, irrevocable finality of death that struck an unmistakable chord in my heart and … Read the rest
Please find my humble check . . . to keep the home fires burning. I’ve enjoyed ChickenBones
from the moment I discovered it about four years ago. It is bright, charming, diverse,
argumentative, angry, humorous, spiteful, inconclusive, kindly, over the top, timorous,
and insightful; all those elements that comprise the human conditionand especially us.
I hope you find the wherewithal … Read the rest
“Wake Up And Live” an exhortation to do more than settle for the anesthesia
of consumer society trinkets and addictions. Survival was,
is, and always will be a personal anthem
Bob Marley CDs
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Reviews … Read the rest
Ban Firearms in South Africa
By Mpumelelo Toyise
Too many images broadcast to the world about our country are of horrific incidents of violent crime.
Contrary to widely propagated beliefs it is the majority, poor and black people, who mainly fall prey to this sickening level of terror. It is mainly women and children who are the face of these … Read the rest
And finally it arrived, two whole mortars of goat head, comprising mainly bones,
conversations ceased momentarily as we got ready to settle down to business. Chuks
objected, his reasons . . . the isi-ewu parts [were] missing. .
Isi-Ewu: The Anatomy of a National Delicacy
By Uche Nworah
It was one of those evenings, and all I could think of … Read the rest
CAN SHE / CARRY YOUR LOAD / TAKE THE HIGH ROAD
UNDERSTAND / RAISE YOUR SONS TO BE A MAN
COOK LIKE YOUR MAMA / DEAL WITH YOUR DRAMA
SACRIFICE / AND NOT THINK TWICE?
CAN A WHITE WOMAN DO THIS?
By Jennifer Brown Banks
WHEN YOU ROAM
MAKE A HOUSE INTO A HOME
RAISE … Read the rest
We had never been a racist organization, he insisted. The reason we dont
have visible white allies today is that the white radical movement is dead.
Books by Huey P. Newton
Kenneth B Walkers voice cries to us from the dust of the ground to which he returned after living
one socially responsible life and having it taken away from him in a moment of conclusion-jumping
How Columbus Georgia Can Lead the Way for America in the Matter of Racial Profiling with Officers of the Law and Their Tricky … Read the rest
Sorry, but Boys of Baraka is a disingenuous docu-drama which
fudges the truth in service of an infuriating, self-serving agenda,
namely, accolades and awards for the film itself,
Kenya v. Mean Streets of Baltimore
Review by Kam Williams
After Born into Brothels won an Academy Award for Best Documentary, it was only a matter of time before … Read the rest
Excuse me for laughing about the comment about the loss of ‘virginity’ of your site,
if you put a link or two. That’s absurd!
Conversation on ChickenBones Survival
Miriam: I’ve just now had a chance to read your articles and to look at parts of the longer manuscript–all of which are excellent. I cannot understand why they were not accepted … Read the rest