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Still Waiting for a Palestinian Gandhi? S/he’s Already Here – By Zaha Hassan | Haaretz

Opinion:  Still Waiting for a Palestinian Gandhi? S/he’s Already Here 

Every little West Bank girl crossing a checkpoint to get to school is a Rosa Parks. Every prisoner on hunger strike is a Mandela, and every Gazan, surviving despite the dehumanizing conditions, is a Palestinian Gandhi

Zaha Hassan  | Haaretz

The second most common question asked of a Palestinian-American (after “Where is Palestine?”) is “Where is the Palestinian Gandhi?”

Americans want to know why Palestinians don’t employ nonviolent tactics to put an end to their decades of oppression and the colonization of their land.     Continue reading

The Unsung Black Women of America – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The Unsung Black Women of America – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Ella Baker says, “You didn’t see me on television; you didn’t see news stories about me, The kind of role I play was to pick up pieces or put together pieces out of which I hoped organization  might come.’

While her most illustrious colleagues were in limelight Baker had fashioned a well-oiled machine as part of the civil rights movement. Baker was the granddaughter of a slave. Her grandmother was whipped for refusing to marry a man that was chosen for her by the slave owner.

Baker’s sense for social justice was sharpened by the stories of her grand-mother about the perils of slavery. She realized that in order to break the chains of dependence she would have to take education seriously.  Continue reading

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