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  • David Barsamian - EPL - FTRW

                Listen to the February 29, 2012 edition of Africentric Radio for: Minister Faust’s exclusive conversation with Alternative Radio founder David Barsamian in advance of his speech for the Edmonton Public Library’s Freedom to Read Week, a free event this Saturday night at the Stanley Milner Branch. Ralph Nader on medicare and the global threat of energy inefficiency A commentary by journalist Mumia Abu Jamal on one of the most significant revolutionary thinkers of the [...]

  • Ishmael Reed Book Covers

    By Robert Wisdom I remember back when Ishmael and all those West Coast writers came to New York when I was in college. They had an anthology called Yardbird Reader, which had a lot of the great voices which were extinguished for various reasons over the years, but it was a place where a lot of great Black writers could come together back in the 1970s. Ishmael popped out into the mainstream with his social satire Mumbo Jumbo. What we’re [...]

  • somali-national-womens-basketball-team

    By Ifrah Aden I would not call myself a sports enthusiast. And lord knows I’ve never broken a sweat intentionally. But I feel compelled to share this story. I’d like to introduce you to the Somali National Women’s Basketball Team. While this image may appear to depict a run-of-the-mill basketball team, the Somali National Women’s Basketball Team is anything but ordinary. They recently competed at the Arab Games, where they won two thrilling matches against Kuwait and the host nation, Qatar. [...]

  • Ephrem Takele Zewdie with the transcranial magnetic stimulator

    By Minister Faust Ephrem Takele Zewdie is nothing short of amazing. Still only 25 years old, Zewdie is fundamentally transforming people’s lives by performing electro-medical miracles. And yet he’s so humble and down-to-earth that he chats about his results with the casualness most people would reserve for discussing how they mowed the lawn. Zewdie’s a doctoral student in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Alberta. And six years after arriving in Edmonton by way of Hong Kong and Ethiopia, he’s [...]

  • Carla Andrew - MJ

    For tens of thousands of years, human beings have made art, and they’ve done so not because it tended to fill their bellies, but because doing so allowed them to fill their hearts… and the hearts of those around them. Africans, from Ancient Sudanese and Egyptians to the modern multi-media-shapers across the continent and around the world, created artworks embodying their own experiences of pain and joy, of nature, of love, of the mundane, the profane, and the ethereal. And [...]

  • Africentric Radio 02

    On this edition of Africentric Radio, we’ll hear from: Coordinator Siyani Nsaliwa on the 20th year of Afro-Quiz and this Saturday’s championship Biomedical engineer Ephrem Takele Zewdie on how he helps people upgrade their own damaged spinal cords to regain the ability to walk Darren Jordan on the fifth and biggest year ever of “5 Artists, One Love,” now at the Alberta Gallery of the Arts And for African History Month, we’ll take a look at one of the most [...]

  • 2012 February CX1A

    Where can you get a copy in Edmonton? West End: Jambo Auto Detailing Stony Plain Road Afro King MacEwan University Twice as Nice Caribbean Restaurant Ebony & Ivory Near Westmount: Woodcroft Library Tasha’s Weave, and Images and Shades Cosmetics on 124th Street On 107th Avenue: 7 Heaven Food Store Keren Café Papyrus Restaurant Macmacaanka Waamo Restaurant Red Sea Restaurant Kwiki Mart Omde Supermarket Capital Donair and Halal Meat African Essence Clothing, Rugs, Perfume & Incense Africa Restaurant Amal Express African [...]

  • Arena

                      Okelu’s E-Town by Chinwe Okelu A debate (negotiation?) over a downtown arena in the city of Edmonton which had started three years before was suddenly “forced” to conclude under veiled duress by the end of October 2011. For many Edmontonians, the issue was not so much whether a downtown arena would add to its revitalization; rather the concern seemed mainly to be focused on the negotiation process and issues that informed [...]

  • Winning at IT

    By Chigbo Ikejiani Concern for education is concern for the future: concern for those who will live in it, and those who will shape it. Knowledge and technology have always looked to be the engines of 21st century livelihood, and even more so in the wake of our current economic crisis: the technology sector is still creating jobs at the fastest rate of any industrial sector in America, seemingly as insulated from the broader economic troubles as Poe’s infamous partygoers. [...]

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    By Waymatea (Sista J of Souljah Fyah) I removed my daughter from grade 1 just before Christmas break, after watching a happy, joy-filled child transform into a weeping, nervous, broken spirit right before my eyes. We would almost always be late, and she would be crying before we left the parking lot to enter the school. I would whisper in her ear as I gently shoved her through the doorway of the classroom things like, “Be strong, kiddo. Go on [...]

David Barsamian - EPL - FTRW

            Listen to the February 29, 2012 edition of Africentric Radio for: Minister Faust’s exclusive conversation with Alternative Radio founder David Barsamian in advance of his speech for the Edmonton Public Library’s Freedom to Read Week, a free event this Saturday night at the Stanley Milner Branch. Ralph Nader on medicare and the global threat of energy inefficiency A commentary by journalist Mumia Abu Jamal on one of the most significant revolutionary thinkers of the [...]

Robert “Bunny Colvin” Wisdom on loving the work of Ishmael Reed

Posted by Minister Faust On February - 27 - 2012 0 Comment
Ishmael Reed Book Covers

By Robert Wisdom I remember back when Ishmael and all those West Coast writers came to New York when I was in college. They had an anthology called Yardbird Reader, which had a lot of the great voices which were extinguished for various reasons over the years, but it was a place where a lot of great Black writers could come together back in the 1970s. Ishmael popped out into the mainstream with his social satire Mumbo Jumbo. What we’re [...]

Whoomp! There she is! The Somali Women’s National Basketball Team

Posted by Minister Faust On February - 26 - 2012 0 Comment
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By Ifrah Aden I would not call myself a sports enthusiast. And lord knows I’ve never broken a sweat intentionally. But I feel compelled to share this story. I’d like to introduce you to the Somali National Women’s Basketball Team. While this image may appear to depict a run-of-the-mill basketball team, the Somali National Women’s Basketball Team is anything but ordinary. They recently competed at the Arab Games, where they won two thrilling matches against Kuwait and the host nation, Qatar. [...]

Ephrem Takele Zewdie with the transcranial magnetic stimulator

By Minister Faust Ephrem Takele Zewdie is nothing short of amazing. Still only 25 years old, Zewdie is fundamentally transforming people’s lives by performing electro-medical miracles. And yet he’s so humble and down-to-earth that he chats about his results with the casualness most people would reserve for discussing how they mowed the lawn. Zewdie’s a doctoral student in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Alberta. And six years after arriving in Edmonton by way of Hong Kong and Ethiopia, he’s [...]

Carla Andrew - MJ

For tens of thousands of years, human beings have made art, and they’ve done so not because it tended to fill their bellies, but because doing so allowed them to fill their hearts… and the hearts of those around them. Africans, from Ancient Sudanese and Egyptians to the modern multi-media-shapers across the continent and around the world, created artworks embodying their own experiences of pain and joy, of nature, of love, of the mundane, the profane, and the ethereal. And [...]

Africentric Radio 02

On this edition of Africentric Radio, we’ll hear from: Coordinator Siyani Nsaliwa on the 20th year of Afro-Quiz and this Saturday’s championship Biomedical engineer Ephrem Takele Zewdie on how he helps people upgrade their own damaged spinal cords to regain the ability to walk Darren Jordan on the fifth and biggest year ever of “5 Artists, One Love,” now at the Alberta Gallery of the Arts And for African History Month, we’ll take a look at one of the most [...]

Get issue #2 of AFRICENTRIC MAGAZINE! Here’s where in E-Town….

Posted by Minister Faust On February - 18 - 2012 0 Comment
2012 February CX1A

Where can you get a copy in Edmonton? West End: Jambo Auto Detailing Stony Plain Road Afro King MacEwan University Twice as Nice Caribbean Restaurant Ebony & Ivory Near Westmount: Woodcroft Library Tasha’s Weave, and Images and Shades Cosmetics on 124th Street On 107th Avenue: 7 Heaven Food Store Keren Café Papyrus Restaurant Macmacaanka Waamo Restaurant Red Sea Restaurant Kwiki Mart Omde Supermarket Capital Donair and Halal Meat African Essence Clothing, Rugs, Perfume & Incense Africa Restaurant Amal Express African [...]

Three Rules for Entrepreneurs During Uncertainty

Posted by Minister Faust On February - 14 - 2012 0 Comment
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By Ndubuisi Ekekwe Consider three scenarios: The Mexican economy was in ruins in 1982. Oil prices had fallen, the peso was devalued, interest rates were high, and some banks were nationalized. Yet a young entrepreneur saw opportunities and invested heavily during that downturn. He acquired clusters of companies, across industries, from foreign and native investors, who were fleeing the collapsing nation. His father had told him that nations never go bust forever. Good times always return. That entrepreneur is Carlos [...]

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The Downtown Arena: Bold and Desirable but…..

Posted by Minister Faust On February - 13 - 2012 0 Comment
Arena

                  Okelu’s E-Town by Chinwe Okelu A debate (negotiation?) over a downtown arena in the city of Edmonton which had started three years before was suddenly “forced” to conclude under veiled duress by the end of October 2011. For many Edmontonians, the issue was not so much whether a downtown arena would add to its revitalization; rather the concern seemed mainly to be focused on the negotiation process and issues that informed [...]

Winning at IT

By Chigbo Ikejiani Concern for education is concern for the future: concern for those who will live in it, and those who will shape it. Knowledge and technology have always looked to be the engines of 21st century livelihood, and even more so in the wake of our current economic crisis: the technology sector is still creating jobs at the fastest rate of any industrial sector in America, seemingly as insulated from the broader economic troubles as Poe’s infamous partygoers. [...]

Should your child should skip school… permanently?

Posted by Minister Faust On February - 2 - 2012 0 Comment
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By Waymatea (Sista J of Souljah Fyah) I removed my daughter from grade 1 just before Christmas break, after watching a happy, joy-filled child transform into a weeping, nervous, broken spirit right before my eyes. We would almost always be late, and she would be crying before we left the parking lot to enter the school. I would whisper in her ear as I gently shoved her through the doorway of the classroom things like, “Be strong, kiddo. Go on [...]

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