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Ghanian Funerals Make the Best Parties


The Ghanaian people and others from Western Africa find it very strange to find someone weeping and/or sorrowful on the day of a loved one’s funeral.  In their mind, a funeral is not time for crying and jumping in coffins and 30 minute remarks, it’s time for a serious, over-the-top party.

The New York Times reported that the Ghanaian population in New York has risen considerably since 2005 at 14,000 to 21,000 (mainly concentrated in the Bronx).  The Ghanaian culture has come to America with them and it appears that their way of mourning their loved ones is catching on in New York communities. Continue reading

Farrakhan Warns That Obama’s Presidency Is Not for Black America


Farrakhan is making his rounds again.  He was at the 15th anniversary for the Million Man March in Chicago.

He wanted to remind us that just because Obama is in office, it doesn’t mean that we don’t need to get comfortable.

He went on to remind his congregation that we have a lot of work to do in our communities.  “Derrion Albert … should be a call to action.” Continue reading