Monday, May 20, 2024
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Discourse with Dr, Desta

POLITICIANS, PANAFRICANS & PRIESTS/ESSES

The iconic images visually narrated by Ethiopian artist Belachew Yimer (1869-1957) entitled “BATTLE OF ADWA” dramatically depicts the political and spiritual fight for the protection of the sovereign empire...

“WAKE UP AND LIVE…ALL TOGETHER NOW”

Amidst gunshots, riots and streets filled with soldiers,  armed with art whilst guarding my four youngest children - Ghenett 13, ShemaMiriam 10, and 8-year...

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM RWANDA WITH LOVE

Writing from Rwanda, in the clean green capital of Kigali, the land of way over one thousand hills, country of 13 million citizens…it is...

PART II: AFRICAN SOLUTIONS TO AFRICAN PROBLEMS: REBOOT RESTART RESET

A device’s original Operating System (OS) may be likened to African Indigenous Knowledge Systems (AIKS). Rebooting AIKS ignites traditional skills, intellect and values honed...

AFRICAN SOLUTIONS TO AFRICAN PROBLEMS: REBOOT RESTART RESET

A typical treatment for technological devices in need of repair, from smart phones to computers, is a reboot. This usually resets the operating system,...

Birth of the Majesty & The Movement Part II

“Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence...

BIRTH OF THE MAJESTY & THE MOVEMENT

On July 23rd 1892 Tafari Mekonnen was born in Ejerso Goro, outside Harar, beginning a transformational journey for Ethiopia, Africa and the Black World....

STICKS & STONES VS. SPEECH & STROKES

“Sticks and stones may break my bones but names shall never hurt me” was a popular 20th century children’s saying to ward of verbal...

IN BLACK & WHITE & LIVING COLOR

“Water Life” is a series of photographs, presenting the plight of water faced by the women of Afar, by Ethiopian photographer Aida Muluneh. Her...

UBUNTU: I AM BECAUSE YOU ARE; YOU ARE BECAUSE I AM

As Ethiopia grapples with the reality of extinguishing extremism, Ubuntu the African philosophy declaring ‘I am because you are; you are because I am’,...

CULTURE: AFRICA’S SAVING GRACE

Ethiopian artists are gearing up for the East African Cultural and Art Festival, June 15-22nd, planned as an annual event to be hosted in...