[24 juin 2014 | No Comment | 277 views]
Nature d’Afrik products: A way of looking at Africa positively

No need to mention that because Nature d’Afrik’s products are 100% natural they appear as a must

Read the full story »

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[17 mai 2010 | No Comment | 1 710 views]
Nearly a year ago I was writing: “I could have been another Clotilde Reiss”

Just like me, she might have been approached by the French authorities, often using academic researchers for their own political aims. Unlike me she might have accepted to play the game and confounded academic research with spying on behalf of the French embassy and consulate.

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[21 fév 2010 | No Comment | 1 604 views]
When racism appears on your screen

As a relief I am just telling myself: “Let’s hope, just for once, that the movie will be largely boycotted by the Black Diaspora worldwide!”

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[28 fév 2010 | No Comment | 1 610 views]
The pariahs of the French universities

In such conditions the part time temporary lecturers may sometimes be tempted in a disarray to have just one objective: accumulating teaching hours; putting good teaching at stake for the sake of money.

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[17 mar 2010 | No Comment | 1 695 views]
When banking and finance show the path towards Multiculturalism

There is no doubt today that France seems at last to be more open for a debate on Islamic business and banking; however …

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[4 avr 2010 | One Comment | 3 301 views]
When the youngsters of the “districts” enter politics

The experiences of Rashida Dati, Rama Yade or again Fadela Amara have become kind of examples of “ethnic minority success stories” in French politics.

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[13 avr 2010 | No Comment | 1 995 views]
Christophe Adji-Ahoudian: an active youngster of the nineteenth district

“If we want to improve our fight, it is necessary to be involved in all the sectors of the society”

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[18 avr 2010 | No Comment | 2 632 views]
Thierry Sinda: The Spring of the Poets of the Africas and Elsewhere


Thierry Sinda, man of letters, fascinating and passionate artist, opens the doors of his universe where nostalgia and fighting spirit are often interwoven.

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[22 avr 2010 | No Comment | 1 615 views]
Middle-class Muslims fuel French halal boom

Retailers and restaurants cash in on rapidly expanding and highly profitable market in halal food and drinks

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[1 mai 2010 | No Comment | 1 466 views]
A good reason for making Britain my homeland

« I have visited many countries in Europe but what I like about this country …..» I so wished I could just have said the same thing about the country in which I was born.

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[9 mai 2010 | No Comment | 1 525 views]
Sotigui Kouyaté obituary

The Malian actor Sotigui Kouyaté, who has died aged 73, was an important bridge between African and western culture for 40 years. He was best known for his collaborations with the director Peter Brook, in whose work he demonstrated an extraordinary range.

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[24 mai 2010 | No Comment | 1 992 views]
Rap is dead and Spoken Word is born

I will never forget those days back in the early eighties when Sydney, one of the rare and only black TV presenters who appeared on the green screen on Saturday afternoons, used to put some funky atmosphere in every household.

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[3 juin 2010 | No Comment | 2 149 views]
Sadia presents an initiative from the heart: Road Tree’p!

Among all the people I know in the nineteenth district of Paris Sadia Diawara is without doubt one of the best models for the younger generation.

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[10 juin 2010 | No Comment | 3 985 views]
Experience of a “beurette” in England as a French teacher assistant

I used to think that secularity was the best option at school, but my experience there made me seriously reconsider my opinion. I would never have thought it could work well.

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[24 juin 2010 | No Comment | 2 154 views]
The rout of the French national team? I am quite satisfied with this!

During the last decade, the importance of football in France certainly had some positive economic repercussions on society; however, socially speaking, it appeared as a ramping plague alienating from education the most deprived children from the working class districts of Paris and its region.

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[30 juin 2010 | No Comment | 1 775 views]
Racial Tinge Stains World Cup Exit in France

PARIS — After France was booted from this year’s World Cup on Tuesday without winning a match — amid scenes of selfishness, indifference and indiscipline — the French news media piled on about the humiliation to the country and the misbehavior of its players. There were calls for a complete restructuring of the French team: its management, its method for choosing players, its training.

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[5 juil 2010 | No Comment | 1 744 views]
Sadia Diawara and Christophe Adji Ahoudian: two models in the nineteenth district of Paris

In the districts of the north east of the capital, July is also the month when some associations display the different projects they have been working on since the beginning of the year.

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[12 juil 2010 | No Comment | 1 384 views]
Top French Schools, Asked to Diversify, Fear for Standards

There is a serious question about how to measure diversity in a country where every citizen is presumed equal and there are no official statistics based on race, religion or ethnicity. A goal cannot be called a “quota,” which has an odor of the United States and affirmative action. Instead, there is the presumption here that poorer citizens will be more diverse, containing a much larger percentage of Muslims, blacks and second-generation immigrants.

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[19 juil 2010 | No Comment | 3 407 views]
Journey to the Land of delights

As an Algerian girl who came to France some twenty years ago, I have always enjoyed the traditional dishes of my mother as well as the French gastronomy. As a result, I have become a real “foodie”.

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[4 août 2010 | No Comment | 2 448 views]
Saudi clerics says women exempt from wearing burqa in France

Muslim women living or visiting France are exempt from wearing the full veil two Saudi clerics have declared. The statement comes two weeks after French lawmakers passed a bill where women could be fined for wearing the full veil in public.

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[15 août 2010 | No Comment | 7 842 views]
Utopian Dream Becomes Battleground in France

“The role of political leaders is, on the contrary, to bring people together, to make peace in a certain way,” he said.

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[22 août 2010 | No Comment | 8 918 views]
Testimony of an Ethnic minority living in France

My experience at Georges Rouault High School tells me that between “1939-45 and 2002-10: Nothing has changed, the French history just keep on repeating itself”.

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[27 sept 2010 | No Comment | 3 844 views]
Silly policy is a silly game

/DR
This man is silly. His game of chance however sometimes looks like the policy led

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[9 sept 2010 | No Comment | 1 200 views]
-	What shall we remember of the 2010 summer holidays?

The everyday life of the travellers during the trip was regularly illustrated on the website of the association http://roadtreep.over-blog.com/ , thus giving to the unfortunate ones spending their summer holidays in Paris the opportunity to share a bit of the excitement coming out of the Road Tree’P initiative.

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[19 sept 2010 | 5 Comments | 19 611 views]
Referendum in Turkey

The USA welcomed the referendum. So did the European Union.

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[25 sept 2010 | No Comment | 2 013 views]
We are all Romanis!

Have the ethnic minorities in France become so assimilated that they have adopted some form of racism and indifference that used to be in the past proper to part of the French white community?

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[10 oct 2010 | 12 Comments | 13 676 views]
When Racism becomes too common!

the solution can no longer come from within the country

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[16 oct 2010 | No Comment | 4 417 views]
France Wrestles With Its 2 Tiers of Higher Education

“But in the future the grandes écoles will also have to be more like the colleges of Oxford or Cambridge. Autonomous, but part of a federal structure with a university. The grandes écoles are famous for their teaching, but we need to find a way to help them be more productive with research.”
Precisely because most grandes écoles are so professionally oriented, their students conduct very little research, another factor that keeps even the best of them from showing up on international measures of performance

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[22 oct 2010 | No Comment | 1 745 views]
In-most confession on the first days of the French social movements

Another May 1968 may be on the verge of being printed in our history books.

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[26 déc 2010 | No Comment | 2 383 views]
What if in reality the present financial crisis dated back to the independences?

Meanwhile, some southern nations, somehow affected too by the credit crunch that first took roots in the United States, seem to take advantage of the situation.

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[5 jan 2011 | No Comment | 2 397 views]
But, what the hell is going on in Ivory Coast?

In the case of Ivory Coast, the lack of knowledge of their own historical past also wrongly led many Ivoirians to think that their country, just like France pretends itself to be, was monocultural, monoethnic, and had above all as the only religious identity and faith Christianity.

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[12 jan 2011 | No Comment | 8 366 views]
Tell Elle to end its practice of racist skin-whitening and apologize

I was pleased to read the following email this morning. The Asian community being much more organized than any of the different communities we have in France, I do believe that Asians in Britain could serve as showing us the way towards better awareness of the different forms of embedded racism. There is no doubt that their experience tells us how to combat racism.

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[13 mar 2011 | No Comment | 2 962 views]
From then on, call me mister the French President!

But what, indeed, if Khadafy was just paying back the consequences of his pro-African policy in a country and region that tends more and more to despise and reject its common heritance and legacy with Black Africa?

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[23 avr 2011 | No Comment | 17 149 views]
Letter of the mad man after the Libyan case

I can’t say more things here,
‘cause too many things lingering in my mind,
I won’t utter more things here,
‘cause too many strings binding my mouth!!!

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[2 mai 2011 | One Comment | 30 414 views]
Damn It! Bin Laden Died Five Years Ago!

 

/ DR
 
Several years ago, when I was doing some research on bin Laden, I learned he was suffering from progressive kidney failure. Since he was obviously being selected by the American propaganda machine to be a symbol similar to that of a Tojo or Hitler during WWII, I wanted to know [...]

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[5 juin 2011 | 2 Comments | 3 946 views]
Why a French citizen of North African backgrounds will vote for the National Front.

I am convinced that voting for Marine le Pen will break the taboo and put the masters of rhetoric in front what they have all worked for over the years.

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[13 juin 2011 | No Comment | 3 037 views]
The true expression of racism

A growing international phenomenon
Mere stupidity!

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[21 juin 2011 | No Comment | 5 383 views]
Message to the Black diaspora regarding the Libyan case

Dedicated to all the Blacks who still do not know on which foot to stand regarding the Libyan affair …

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[8 juil 2011 | 2 Comments | 4 216 views]
People who do things!

Abbas Nokhasteh is a British citizen whose interest focuses on promoting and creating bridges between different practitioners, activists and artists. Through his organisation Openvizor.com, Abbas also connects together different organisations and associations around the world.
Earlier this week, in London, he took the time to meet and interview Dr Moustafa Traoré – a French academic and activist who has just released a book on the integration of the Muslim culture in Britain.

Watch the Video!

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[2 août 2011 | 6 Comments | 2 365 views]
Testimony from Stalingrad, What an addiction!

What a drawing so sad it was for the youth of my generation to see the big brothers we once respected so much submit themselves to their weakness, and become physically weak and toothless.

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[13 août 2011 | 2 Comments | 1 731 views]
The British riots or the British version of the Arab spring?

As a specialist in British cultural studies, I was contacted this week by some French media who wanted me to describe and comment on the spreading revolts over the UK

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[21 août 2011 | No Comment | 2 673 views]
Nostalgia of the old days in the the nineteenth

the neighbourhood has undergone considerable refurbishment plans, yet, it seems that it has been all done at the stake of our souvenirs and memories.

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[12 sept 2011 | One Comment | 5 926 views]
Unleashing misogyny and hypocrisy – What’s up with France?

For the past years, and for the past months especially, politicians have been on the backs of veiled French Muslim women, passing laws preventing them from freely wearing garments that many of them consider a protection from the male gaze. Yet,

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[12 oct 2011 | One Comment | 4 079 views]
The Case for Black Studies Courses

The question is not whether or not there is a need for Black studies in 2012 France, but how to make it (academically) relevant to students who wish to study it.

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[22 oct 2011 | No Comment | 3 447 views]
An encounter with “L`intégration de la culture Islamique en grande Bretagne”

the topic of integration as a modern social phenomenon has never been methodically covered as in a university thesis like in “L`integration de La culture musulmane en Grande Bretagne “by Dr Mustafa Traore.

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[1 nov 2011 | No Comment | 1 935 views]
Mint tea à Clichy

In the middle of the crowd and buzz there I saw this young girl probably 8 years old, riding a scooter at the speed of light, slicing through the air

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[24 nov 2011 | 4 Comments | 4 302 views]
Western democracies are undermining people’s rights

It is time for their citizens to wake up and to demand transparency, respect and freedoms

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[27 déc 2011 | No Comment | 9 271 views]
A Bit of pessimism to start the New Year!

Too many “Merry Christmas!” and too many “Happy New Year!” in perspective even for those well aware that in these days of economic crisis their future is more than ever counted and already condemned.

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[10 jan 2012 | One Comment | 4 326 views]
Cantona’s ‘presidential bid’ a social housing rallying call

Election time is coming; ‘who am I gonna vote for?’ says Wyclef Jean in his song ‘If I was president’. Here is below a possible answer: Cantona’s ‘presidential bid’ a social housing rallying call

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[23 jan 2012 | No Comment | 5 037 views]
Election Time is coming, “Who Am I going to vote for?”

For sure, the 21st century will be that of those who lived in that part of the world we called the third world, decades ago.

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[29 jan 2012 | No Comment | 2 734 views]
A Bronx Tale

After the congregants of an Orthodox synagogue could no longer afford their rent, they found help in the local mosque.

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[20 fév 2012 | No Comment | 3 137 views]
Why I may stop being an activist!

just like many others before them had sold themselves for the sake of money and notoriety that would finally ruin their art, claim and originality; most activists I then regarded as brothers and sisters, progressively became eager for fame.

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[25 fév 2012 | One Comment | 4 290 views]
Study abroad, are you ready?

Most people consider getting college admission the toughest step when planning to study abroad, but as far as I am concerned, the most difficult and important part is to understand the foreign cultural norms in order to get involved within the local society

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[3 mar 2012 | No Comment | 6 751 views]
Is capitalism moral?

Yet, lots of things have changed since the 19th century. Indeed, living conditions and in particular the workers’ living conditions were not comparable to those of these days.

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[9 mar 2012 | One Comment | 3 263 views]
Story of a fruit of Immigration

The process of immigration is sometimes more complex than what one might think…. .
Even if most people think, when looking at me, that I was born from immigrant parents who left China to come straight to France, I am in reality the fruit of a more complex movement of immigration.

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[17 mar 2012 | No Comment | 8 015 views]
Is this the end of Sarkozy?

As the French presidential elections near, Sylvestre Jaffard charts the declining fortunes of Nicolas Sarkozy and looks at the dangers from the right, with the fascist Marine Le Pen buoyed by the polls, and the opportunities for the left to challenge neoliberalism and austerity

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[23 mar 2012 | No Comment | 9 395 views]
Adrian Hamilton: France is a deeply racist country, and Toulouse will only make that worse

Mohammed Merah’s trail of death will only serve to make such prejudices more publicly acceptable. Even the liberal left in …

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[16 avr 2012 | No Comment | 2 317 views]
Paris 19:Doing politics differently

At number 07 rue Mathis (75019 Paris) on Thursday 19th April, at 07 pm, we will be holding an event that could be the last opportunity for some elected politicians of the district to clarify their position … just before the elections.

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[22 avr 2012 | No Comment | 2 932 views]
A new country is born: “Azawad” or the Result of many mistakes?

… before he was ousted from power, the last president was sending the young soldiers, totally empty handed and with no weapon, to the front, to fight against the secessionist Tuaregs. While the co-opted soldiers, at the top rank in the Malian military force were drinking their teas all day long, many soldiers from poor families with no connection or relation in the administrations were getting killed.

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[27 avr 2012 | No Comment | 5 023 views]
Is the internet really dangerous?

As a student from University located in Paris, I’m very often facing the bad temper/behaviour of people in the French underground for example. No one ever talks to anyone. No, it’s not a myth, people in big cities aren’t very nice! On the contrary, internet allows us to meet people that we would never meet otherwise

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[6 mai 2012 | No Comment | 3 830 views]
Sarkozy headed for election defeat

Little known outside France, Hollande would also have his diplomatic skills put to the test fast if he wins, with a Chicago NATO summit looming in late May and a Group of 20 summit in Mexico in late June.

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[13 mai 2012 | No Comment | 4 378 views]
Hollande’s victory: The tortoise who beat the hare

If Nicolas Sarkozy is the hyperactive hare in the Aesop legend, France’s incoming president, François Hollande, is the proverbial tortoise. History has shown that slow and steady wins the race.

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[27 mai 2012 | 2 Comments | 9 285 views]
Mali, the smelly French and the Strange bedfellows: MNLA’s on-again, off-again marriage with Ansar Dine

In his blog, “Bridges Over Bamako”, Bruce Whitehouse, an anthropologist at the US-based Lehigh University, noted that, “It’s certainly true that the Tuareg have a sympathetic following among the French and that rebel spokesmen have frequently appeared in the French media.”

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[3 juin 2012 | No Comment | 2 386 views]
And what if the USA film industry was right?

Never had I seen before any people so brain washed to the point of asking their well-known enemies to bomb them with Uranium as it happened in Libya and as it is now about to happen in Syria.

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[16 juin 2012 | No Comment | 21 341 views]
Almamy Kanouté: Far from the traditional political parties!

rather than boycotting the elections or selling oneself to any traditional political party, Almamy Kanouté, a young activist from the city of Fresnes in the suburbs of Paris, has made a different choice.

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[30 juin 2012 | No Comment | 4 367 views]
Nation bids ‘adieu’ to ‘French Internet’

Nevertheless, French technology experts insist that the system was profoundly innovative and influential to the way the Internet was to develop through the 1990s.

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[8 juil 2012 | One Comment | 4 770 views]
READ! Club de lecture des auteurs Afro’

Unlike most black French people, who spend most of their time listening to music, dancing, getting smartly dressed, watching video clips or reading fashion magazines and bling, bling; the black people gathered at the Read meeting were all interested in finding out the secrets hidden in all books.

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[14 juil 2012 | No Comment | 9 562 views]
When the Imperialists create Chaos and confusion again: The case of Syria

Watch the video: There is no doubt today that in front of the economic decline and bankruptcy ravaging the West, re-colonization of southern and emerging countries is seen by many ex-colonial powers as the solution by excellence.

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[22 juil 2012 | No Comment | 2 377 views]
Blacks in France and in the English speaking world

The history, culture or heritage of the «African French» does not fit in the values of the French Republique

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[2 août 2012 | No Comment | 2 995 views]
French town hall retreats after Ramadan sackings

A French town hall has tried to justify sacking four Muslim holiday-camp workers for not eating in the daytime because of Ramadan, then reversing its policy in the face of a national scandal.

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[12 août 2012 | 4 Comments | 3 049 views]
US report criticises French Islamic veil ban

A wide-ranging US State Department report has criticised France and Belgium for passing controversial laws that prevent women from wearing full Islamic veils.

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[19 août 2012 | No Comment | 7 839 views]
Towards A “Soft Invasion”? The Launching of a “Humanitarian War” against Syria

Rather than carrying out an all out Blitzkrieg, the US-NATO-Israel military alliance has chosen to intervene under the diabolical R2P frame of “humanitarian warfare”. Modelled on Libya, the following broad stages are envisaged

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[9 sept 2012 | No Comment | 2 032 views]
For minorities in France, Obama still casts a spell

Though his reputation among blacks and Arabs in France is showing ever-so-slight signs of wear and tear, US President Barack Obama remains a powerful symbol for French citizens of colour. France24.com takes a closer look.

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[16 sept 2012 | 2 Comments | 12 521 views]
Liberté, Egalité, fraternité or the French incoherence

It is difficult to see in these different treatments of the French media where the slogans and principles of Liberté, égalité, fraternité are applied.

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[25 sept 2012 | No Comment | 3 101 views]
Qatar pours cash into France’s troubled suburbs

Months after it was announced Qatar was financing a fund to economically reinvigorate France’s disadvantaged suburbs, the French government has said it also plans to pour cash into the project, which has already sparked much controversy.

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[19 oct 2012 | No Comment | 2 153 views]
The Paris massacre that time forgot, 51 years on

Fifty-one years to the day, French President François Hollande has recognised the October 17, 1961 massacre of Algerian protesters in Paris. Historian Jean-Luc Einaudi talks to FRANCE 24 about one of the darkest chapters of French colonial history.

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[18 déc 2012 | One Comment | 2 265 views]
4 more years for what?

Most African French even seem to forget and forgive the crimes and acts of injustice committed on the name of the white man’s supremacy and democracy, under the pretense that this time, their leader is black.

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[27 déc 2012 | No Comment | 4 071 views]
Living and Developing a French Muslim identity: the influence of gender

As a convert Muslim woman and a researcher, I became increasingly interested in the concept of gender identity because my conversion to Islam had me entered a new religious system, but also new cultural dimensions: Muslim cultures.

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[10 fév 2013 | One Comment | 10 418 views]
When the fight against imperialism blinds your senses

A Malian living in France speaking about the situation in his Father’s land: France, the pyromaniac fireman, as everything proves it, makes me feel ashamed of the identity card that I more than often carry in my inside pockets.

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[17 fév 2013 | One Comment | 2 200 views]
Same-sex marriage and its implications for the respect of difference and diversity within society

Now, marriage is no longer the union of a couple, but of pairs too. Yes, semantically it makes a difference, at least in the French language. A couple is a combination of two different elements, (often masculine and feminine) and a pair a combination of two similar elements (pair of scissors, pair of trousers, and so on.)

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[25 fév 2013 | No Comment | 6 312 views]
France and Diversity: Blind to the lack of acceptance?

Marrying a Black man or an Asian lady doesn’t make you tolerant or respectful of other cultures or religions

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[9 mai 2013 | No Comment | 7 523 views]
Preserving piety and ethic at all costs while directing men, this is my life as a Muslim woman

It is a way for me to convey a more tolerant, positive and intelligent image of Islam than the one seen on TV. Through this, I hope that when a media design Islam as the cause of the stupidity of some people, my employees will respond. Deep inside, I hope that they will protest that what the media are spreading about Islam is a wrong.

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[4 juil 2013 | No Comment | 11 563 views]
Girl – Neglect + Protect = Greater Affect on ‘The Girl Effect’

Now, I say ‘bizarrely’ derived from the roots of my culture which attires women in a one-piece demure dress. It is scarcely bizarre when you live in a society that has accustomed to such ignoble demeanour.

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[13 juil 2013 | 2 Comments | 3 960 views]
Inferno’s Tongue

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[14 août 2013 | 2 Comments | 29 565 views]
The Malian crisis for the hopeless

To understand the Malian crisis from A to Z ….

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[31 août 2013 | No Comment | 2 464 views]
AnOpenEye on French Lyrics

AnOpenEye on French Lyrics: the aim is to help the English speaking world better understand French rap and culture. We begin with NTM group (mainly composed …
By Nasty & Dr Moustafa Traore

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[21 oct 2013 | No Comment | 923 views]
When the only White man I can respect speaks: “Racism is to white people as wind is to the sky”

Dear White people: If you’re a white person having a hard time reading this, I’d ask you to examine why are you feeling defensive?

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[11 nov 2013 | No Comment | 5 320 views]
France must follow the example shown by a more racially tolerant Britain

Shocking new video footage reveals the hate that still divides a country where far-right politics barely raises a shrug

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[17 nov 2013 | No Comment | 1 556 views]
UN slams ‘racist attacks’ on French black politician

The UN human rights body on Friday condemned the “racist attacks” on French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira, including a far-right magazine cover likening her to a monkey, warning that “xenophobia and intolerance” are on the rise in Europe.

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[30 nov 2013 | No Comment | 8 469 views]
Blackface scandal strikes, and bewilders, France

When a French lifestyle journalist posted a photo of herself in blackface last week, it sparked outrage on social media sites and some bemusement over the uproar in France.

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[12 déc 2013 | One Comment | 2 480 views]
Paying My respect To Madiba and his Work!

If Nelson Mandela, the man the whole world celebrates today, was friend with Robert Mugabe, Fidel Castro, Muammar Gaddafi, Luis Farrakhan, Mohammed Ali or Iran, why is it not okay for me to like these different characters’ Facebook profiles?

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[23 déc 2013 | No Comment | 2 039 views]
The Rap Group IAM

France is the second nation for the Hip Hop Music and Culture.
IAM is a Rap group from the South of France: Marseille. It has been in activity for more than two decades now.
Let’s have a look at the artistic career of the group and the messages they deal with in their songs:
AnOpenEye on French Lyrics

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[31 déc 2013 | One Comment | 9 682 views]
Dieudonné & the Quenelle: “Will the 21st Century Molière succeed in bringing the governement to its knees?”

By attracting the attention of those whose duty it is to govern us and improve our living standards, Dieudonné does slide here the biggest quenelle ever. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBNAQMrNPro And I now ask myself: What if the clown, as he often calls himself, became the one at the origin of the down fall of this ineffective government?

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[7 jan 2014 | No Comment | 2 431 views]
Does Immigration Mean ‘France Is Over’?

Equality is of course one of the virtues on which the French Republic was founded, yet critics of the Enlightenment philosophy behind the Revolution have long noticed a double standard: when equality is invoked, these critics note, it is understood that this is equality among equals.

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[15 jan 2014 | 3 Comments | 3 285 views]
The Dieudonné affair seen from social networks

Hardly had we ever seen in France such unity between people of different social backgrounds and ethnic groups. In the same way the French victory in the Football world cup in 1998 had federated a multicolour France, the Franco-Cameroonian comic has succeeded in bringing together the black, Blanc, beurre France all united to support him against what is considered an unfair dictatorial system.

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[26 jan 2014 | 2 Comments | 3 509 views]
The golden ages of the French Rap: ‘Le MINISTER AMER’

French rap cannot be separated from social issues.
With the emergence of the ‘Minister Amer’ and then the ‘Secteur A’ in the 1990s,
French Rap will take a new turn –that of Gangsta Rap!

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[6 fév 2014 | 3 Comments | 10 212 views]
14 African Countries Forced by France to Pay Colonial Tax For the Benefits of Slavery and Colonization

Did you know many African countries continue to pay colonial tax to France since their independence till today!

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[23 mar 2014 | No Comment | 3 270 views]
Local elections & what really matters!

I find it difficult to cast my vote for a government, political party, or team that for the sake of our economy and power of domination over other countries legitimates our perpetrated massacres at the stake of millions of lives.

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[11 juin 2014 | No Comment | 399 views]
French police officers investigated over blackface ‘negro party’

French police officers are under investigation over an alleged blackface party, which has sparked complaints from several anti-racism organisations. Photograph: Davide Del Giudice/Demotix/Corbis

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[24 juin 2014 | No Comment | 277 views]
Nature d’Afrik products: A way of looking at Africa positively

No need to mention that because Nature d’Afrik’s products are 100% natural they appear as a must

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[9 août 2009 | No Comment | 2 109 views]
The benefits of “Paris Plage”

… a sensation of travelling without moving. No cars along the Seine River, but just sunshades, palm trees and sand.

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[22 juil 2009 | 21 Comments | 12 358 views]
Today another Muslim outfit is on the spot

…difficult for the French Muslim community to believe that what was decided 5 years ago was not aimed at containing the expansion and expression of Muslims’ values and culture in the hexagon.

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[20 juil 2009 | No Comment | 1 466 views]

Unlike most criminal acts occurring in the nineteenth district of Paris, the success of the Young Talents’ Festival was of course not mentioned in the mass media