USA Teens Kill Elderly Man, Why It's Not Likely to Happen in The Gambia
Two teens, a 14–year–old Gary resident and a 16–year–old Chicago resident, are accused for the June 26 fatal shooting of well-known, 70–year–old Gary resident Wallace Broadnax. In contrast, such crimes are rare in The Gambia and we asked some of our Gambian readers why they believe that is so.
Also Known As Africa (AKAA) November Opening in Paris
AKAA (Also Known As Africa) returns for its sixth edition at the Carreau du Temple in Paris, with 32 international galleries and over 100 artists from all over the world. AKAA attracts collectors, art professionals, and amateurs of contemporary art. We also include other exhibits including that of Vickie Pierre (pictured) in Boca Raton.
Too Small Tola
The collection of three short stories focuses on the daily lives of Tola, a young girl growing up in Lagos, Nigeria, and her grandmommy, sister, and brother. Nigerian references and slang are interspersed throughout the book and not belabored with much explanation.
Grandmommy says "o–ya" regularly.
In–person activities are coming back, but online activities are here to stay and CR Gibbs is back with a ZOOM talk, "Ancient African Empires." Canada celebrates Emancipation Day on August 1st and there is on online event, too. Under "Festivals," you will find them opening from the East Coast to the Midwest.
A Nikole Sheri Hannah–Jones meme broke our records for Likes on Instagram, but did not get us too many new followers. Our main history contributor CR Gibbs is back at his commanding post and the story about our upcoming Port Of Harlem Talk Radio guest Kevin McGruder and his book was the number one story amongst our growing number of POH subscribers.