Understanding James Baldwin and his commentary on race and America. I just brought this book and I recommend it.

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Why Trump Lies by Tobias Stone

Soviet propaganda poster Many people, mostly those outside of Trump’s supporter community, are both appalled and baffled by his lies. How can a President — even one like Trump — Tweet or otherwise give statements that are either clearly untrue, or implausible and totally without evidence. Trump has two types of lies. The first are those that are demonstrably …

Herdsmen terror: Rising above ethnicity by Abdulfatai Ayobami Ibrahim

As Nigeria’s steady and seemingly inexorable drift into an abyss of anomie continues, it is difficult not to notice the striking resemblance between the way Boko Haram was propped up in the not-too-distant past, by those in a position to have nipped its incipient danger in the bud, and the way the marauding Fulani herders …

Sule Lamido on President Buhari: The Death of Nigeria By Pius Adesanmi

I have on occasion chastised the Nigerian media, especially Premium Times and Channels TV, for offering prestigious platforms to EFCC graduates and assorted political recidivists to wade in on national affairs, interviewing and seeking their opinion on national issues, thereby normalizing and legitimizing them. Sule Lamido is a career EFCC indictee with an illustrious legacy …

Yes, Donald Trump can be removed from the US presidency. Here’s how | Jonathan Freedland

The bar is set so low for Donald Trump that every day he doesn’t trigger a nuclear confrontation with a distant adversary is seen as a bonus. Today was one such day, as Trump signalled that he would not, after all, tear up the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, as many – including his closest …