Category Archives: Race

Mothers’ Day 2013

https://twitter.com/bettymurungi/status/333503700448452608 The month of May – Mama, Mother, Mummy, Mum While every day is indeed a day to honour our mothers (as in Betty Murungi’s tweet above), on Mothers’ Day, we do it collectively, and perhaps more formally, in the various … Continue reading

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Key points on Islam and slavery — Corollary to ‘The burden of being Black in Mauritania’

By its crimes against humanity through the genocide, discrimination, slavery and apartheid visited on its African citizenry, Mauritania violates three sets of human rights laws it is bound to uphold — its own national law, international legal instruments and Islamic … Continue reading

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The dark side of motherhood

Today, May 10, is Mothers Day in the corner of the planet where I am at this time (Mexico). The rest of the world will observe this day on other days. Never mind the day, it’s the spirit that counts. There … Continue reading

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