Forward March

The Digital Divide is Real

Melissa Obi There is tremendous power and opportunities that technology provides to communities – particularly historically disenfranchised minority communities. [row] [col span__sm=”12″] [row_inner] [col_inner span__sm=”12″] In this age of technology, “digital exclusion” means that disenfranchised communities, families, and individuals are left farther behind without access to online resources for education, communication and a gateway to …

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Amilcar Cabral & Mathematics Instruction

Akil Parker It is of great importance to honor our revolutionary heroes that were committed to the revolutionary struggle for African independence and humanity. Birthdays are an excellent opportunity to partake in this practice. This is beneficial in teaching our youth about these individuals, the collectives they were part of as well as the ideologies …

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South Africa

Mzolo Veja Veli I grew up under Apartheid South Africa, the White Supremacy System that kept Afrikans subjugated in every area of their lives. Under Apartheid everyone in South Africa was categorized under a particular race and every movement of their lives was monitored accordingly. Whites were at the top, followed by Indians, then Coloreds(mixed …

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Surveillance Capitalism & the Commodification of Data

Melissa Obi The absorption of data has lent itself to commodification. Everything about you is for profit. Within a very short period of time, technological technocrats have developed new business models, shifted power relations and, in the end, created a new form of capitalism, “Surveillance Capitalism.”  This is a new form of capitalism that also …

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Coronavirus Reveals the Failure of African Nations

Mzolo Veja Veli Once again Afrikan governments are exposed for their illegitimacy and negligence. This time the agent of exposure is the Coronavirus. After millions of Afrikans lost their lives a few decades ago due to HIV and Ebola one would reasonably expect Afrikan governments to have taken steps towards protecting their citizens in the …

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