Erna Brodber: Caribbean Storyteller of Diasporic History

Caribbean history is generally marred by its colonial past and unequivocal injustices, highlighting the crucial need for modern literary heroes who write from a meaningful and often forgotten perspective of African diasporic people. Social activist and novelist Erna Brodber is one such voice. Her books and literary articles shine a light on all aspects of Jamaican culture, including gender, parenthood, music,…

Giants of Africa

African “Hoop Dreams” Camp Will Hold Court in Kenya In the mid-1990s, basketball fans around the world were delighted by “Hoop Dreams,” a documentary that chronicles the lives of two young African-Americans in Chicago whose dreams of making it to the lauded National Basketball Association (NBA) were curtailed by socioeconomic factors and other life hardships. “Hoop…

The Growth of Entrepreneurship in Africa

  Despite the many ethnic tensions and high levels of unemployment that continue to plague many African nations, the continent is now being referred to as the “world’s most exciting economic frontier.”  Africa is experiencing record economic growth rates, surpassing the vast majority of developed economies. Although there are many underlying factors behind the growth, most notably…