No. 8: 5 Tuesday PM Reads and Views

  1. Alice Walker wrote a beautiful poem about Julian Bond.
  2. Nas continues to make waves with the launch of the Opportunity Fund, a General Assembly scholarship program focused on getting more women, veterans, African-Americans, and Latinos into programming and engineering.
  3. Here’s an interview with Justin Gatlin after he won silver at this year’s World Track and Field Championships. Notice the emotion. After serving a four-year ban for steroids that he maintains he did not take knowingly, nearly the entire track and field world has berated him constantly in the three or four years he has been back in the sport. It’s sickening to be honest. A BBC commentator said that Usain Bolt may have saved the sport after winning the 100m dash. Come off it.
  4. Teju Cole wrote an intriguing essay, I assume based on a carving he saw at a museum. He does a beautiful job weaving past and present together. 
  5. Great Jeune Afrique piece on Aliko Dangote and his business empire.(Translate to English) 

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Kwame Som-Pimpong

My name is Kwame Som-Pimpong. This is my blog. You can email me at kwame (at) afaraglobal (dot) co.

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