Orientalism in America – My experiences with American Academia

My experiences with American academia have coalesced into quite a journey, full of both order & tumult. But the point of me writing this entry is to focus on what I have come to discover as an unrelenting, institutionalized dogma which pervades the American academic culture, and discourages intellectualism, non-conformity and originality. This is because academics seem toContinue reading “Orientalism in America – My experiences with American Academia”

JusticeOrElse – Washington D.C.

“This year’s celebration, themed “Justice Or Else,” will be led by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and put a laser focus on the tragedies that have crippled urban communities around the country, from the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson to the slaying of Eric Garner in New York City.” “Today, October 10th, hundreds of thousands of activists, Muslims,Continue reading “JusticeOrElse – Washington D.C.”

We Made It in America: The Political Undertones of Pop-Culture & Hip-Hop [continued…]

In Part I of his interview with BBC broadcasted in 2009, prominent rapper & social icon Jay-Z expressed his views on many contentious issues gripping the politics of America & the international community today. The photograph above is very significant to this blog entry. It is a picture of Kanye West & Jay-Z during theirContinue reading “We Made It in America: The Political Undertones of Pop-Culture & Hip-Hop [continued…]”

Syria, Homs & Civil War Notes January 17th 2013 5:04 A.M.

More than 100 people including women and children were killed by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday in Homs. [REUTERS] Syria’s conflict began as a peaceful protest movement in March 2011 and has since become a full-scale civil war that has claimed more than 60,000 lives. [REUTERS] In an interview with RTContinue reading “Syria, Homs & Civil War Notes January 17th 2013 5:04 A.M.”

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