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Every year the Mount Holyoke African and Caribbean Students Association (MHACASA) has an event called African-Caribbean Day (AC Day) which is used to sensitise the college community and general public on African and Caribbean culture, issues, etc. These are videos that were shown at AC Day 2006 and…

Bonsoir!Or should I say Bonjour since its already 12:33am. So on Saturday night, my roommate and I had a special Eid Soiree to mark the end of Ramadan which was actually last weekend. We decided to host it this weekend because 1)My roommate and a couple of the…

Hi all,Its been a while since i’ve spent a considerable amount of time on here and honestly, I feel so overwhelmed when I get on cos there are sooo many changes and what nots that I know absolutely nothing aba. lol Simply put, i feel lost on facebook.…

Since ancient times, poverty and starvation have been blots of ink on the seemingly well-written manuscript of human society. Although many organizations and societies work hard to eradicate poverty and ensure that everybody enjoys their right to the basic necessities of life, the dream of a well-fed, poverty-free…

Like many who set off on a new journey in life, I looked forward to my year in France with many hopes, a couple of doubts, and a determination to make the most of my year abroad. Having travelled a thousand or so miles to the United States…

Women’s Human Rights in Africa. Do they even exist? One would be tempted to ask this very question given the large number of human rights abuse cases in African countries. Well, the answer to this question is…. Silence. Let’s just say that you cannot really qualify it as…

Democracy in Africa is kin to a newly hatched egg that needs to be protected and kept warm in order to ensure its full development. The slightest disturbance and that egg could fall, break and literally shatter into a thousand pieces. The mother hen might not be too…

Imagine a plot of land, dry and wasted. In the distance, a woman and her two children sort through the ground, looking for remnants of what used to be their farmland. Nearby, construction is underway for a cigarette factory. Even before the factory is completed, the devastating effects…

It’s just one of those days…one of those weeks…one of those months…Its like a constant swirl…a constant circle…a constant cycle…Do we ever really actually eventually get to where we’re going?Or do we just walk the high mile and come back to the startJust a little bit stronger…a little…

HelplessnessHelplessness. That’s what there is to feel.To Know there is a time bomb being planted right at your doorstep and there’s nothing you can do about it.What more can you do?To know a gang of thieves is being let in under the guise of friends yet we just…

Ramblings Of My HeartOnce in a while you encounter situations, people, things that make you realize that somethings you just say, or think or do are really inconsequential relative to what other people are going through. I’m not one who usually sets new year resolutions on january 1st.…