What is the African Manifesto

African Manifesto

The word African specifically relates to the indigenous people of the African continent and their descents in the Diaspora ( Caribbean , Americas , Arabia , etc). The race-nationality model such as that currently employed by African-American, African-Brazilian and African-Caribbean communities more accurately describes the identity whilst fully articulating the history and geopolitical reality.

The miscellaneous usage of the label 'Black' within this site reflects its contemporary use as a means to denote a specific

sociocultural and political context. It is recognized as a colloquial term that was fashioned as a reactionary concept to derogatory racial epithets in the 1960's. It is offensive when used as a racial classification code word to denote African people. Other such denigrating terminology when made in reference to African culture, heritage or identity are 'Tribe', 'Sub-Saharan Africa', or 'black Africa '.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Free Speech' hypocrisy in the aftermath of the attack on Charlie Hebdo

The attack on the editorial offices of Charlie Hebdo has shocked the public, which is horrified by the violent deaths of 12 people in the center of Paris. The video images, viewed by millions, of the gunmen firing their weapons and killing an already-wounded policeman have imparted to Wednesday’s events an extraordinary actuality.


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Transmediale: The future of Tech in Africa

What follows is my perspective on where the future is headed, particularly as it regards thinking of futurism, technology and Africa.

Before I get to the five ideas that shape my perspective on futurity in Africa, I found myself asking, where are the African futurists? In the discourse of futurist manifestos, there is a dearth of the African perspective. Perhaps its a hold over from the old and tired meme of colonization, post-colonial construct that characterized the 20th century.

Or perhaps its because African futurists are few and far between. This remains an open question for many Afrophiles I encounter.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

AFRICAN RENAISSANCE: The Top Ten African Start-Ups That Rocked 2014!

December 26, 2014 - AFRICA - 2014 has been another amazing year for startups in Africa.

More and more entrepreneurs turned their attention to building businesses that can solve the continent's problems and provide services it has long awaited.

Enterprises emerged to fix problems in payments, traffic and talent, while more entrepreneurs raised more money from investors than ever before.

Here, in no particular order are 10 of the most exciting young companies of the year.

The list includes the startups I consider to have the most potential, to be the most viable -- not necessarily the most popular or hyped.

Where: Kenya

In a nutshell: Uber-style motorbike delivery service.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Think About It: The U.S. is Both the Richest Country and the Most Unequal: 8 Consequences of American Greed

America is the richest country in all of history...with a whole lot of poor people. America is the richest country in all of history. We have the largest economy and the largest number of millionaires and billionaires. At the same time, we lead the developed world in economic inequality. In 1965, CEOs received $20 for every dollar earned by the average worker. Today the gap is $354 to $1. For every dollar earned by an average worker the CEO gets... Photo Credit: AFL-CIO, 2013; Hargreaves, 2014; Mishel and Sabadish, 2013 These are more than cold statistics.

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