We Live in Interesting Times: Thoughts on the French Presidential Election from Blogger Wayne Campbell

“Interesting times” could also be rephrased as “dark times,” as a dear Twitter friend described the state of the world the other day. Here’s a guest blog post from my friend Wayne Campbell. You can find his blog at http://www.wayaine.blogspot.com/ and his contact details are below. Wayne is particularly focused on gender issues, and through this … More We Live in Interesting Times: Thoughts on the French Presidential Election from Blogger Wayne Campbell

Of Refugees, the Huddled Masses…and Home (A Poem)

Today has been surreal. President Donald Trump’s Executive Order has created chaos, anger and pain at many airports across the United States. Here are a few of the almost nightmarish occurrences, which unraveled on Twitter this evening. It went something like this: On International Holocaust Remembrance Day (of all days) Donald Trump signs an Executive Order (EO) restricting immigration … More Of Refugees, the Huddled Masses…and Home (A Poem)

On World Humanitarian Day, The Pain and Grief in Aleppo: Guest Blog Post by Wayne Campbell

In the midst of our rejoicing over gold medals, I have seen social media posts that have torn at my heart. Today is World Humanitarian Day, and fellow blogger Wayne Campbell has encapsulated beautifully exactly how I feel. I am so glad he wrote this. Please share widely, and please share a thought for the … More On World Humanitarian Day, The Pain and Grief in Aleppo: Guest Blog Post by Wayne Campbell

African Postman: Tributes to Fatema Mernissi, Visionary Feminist Scholar

Yes, I am determined to revive my “African Postman” series… And what better way to start it again? (By the way, “African Postman” is a great song by Jamaican roots reggae artist Winston “Burning Spear” Rodney, of whom I am an everlasting fan. I use it to preface interesting and unusual news from that great … More African Postman: Tributes to Fatema Mernissi, Visionary Feminist Scholar

“Life Begins at Forty”: The EU-Jamaica Relationship, and Beyond

After a very busy day yesterday, I ended up missing the Europe Day celebrations at the residence of Ambassador Paola Amadei, who heads the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Jamaica. Europe Day is actually “Schuman Day” – May 9, 1950 – when a new direction, a vision for a peaceful, united Europe was … More “Life Begins at Forty”: The EU-Jamaica Relationship, and Beyond