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Perfecting The Art Of Lyrical Alchemy

During the days of antiquity, alchemy was believed to be an art that could endow its practitioners with a special ability to turn ordinary metals into gold and, achieve the elixir of life. In the world of hip hop also, a few of its practitioners could be said to be practicing a form of alchemy—lyrical alchemy, that is...

The Sound of Africa in America

By Bessie A. Winn-Afeku
Culled from Huffington Post
I can remember growing up, I always had this feeling of being caught between two cultures: my Ghanaian culture and my American culture. At home, I was raised and completely immersed in Ghanaian culture...


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The Execution of William Weah #1

Staring At Death: A Memorial To William Weah

On this day, 25 years ago, during the early years of the First Liberian Civil War, a Liberian student was summarily executed by a rebel of Charles Taylor’s National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) in a grassy patch on a roadside in the small township of Bentol, located 50 km from Monrovia, Liberia...


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catching ricebirds

Catching Ricebirds: A Story of Letting Vengeance Go | A Review

Catching Ricebirds: A Story of Letting Vengeance Go is an intensely engrossing autobiography by Liberian-born author, Marcus Doe, which tells the story about how his childhood innocence was ruthlessly shattered by the civil war that consumed his nation and his long struggle to come to terms with his tragic past before finally finding redemption through forgiveness and his faith in God.

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