Blog #17: 2 Groundbreaking Real Estate Developments Aimed to Improve the Lives of Black People

It’s February, which is Black History Month, in the United States. I believe that Black History Month should celebrate the past, the present, and future of the African diaspora. I recently learned of these two community developments headed up by black people in the United States. Africatown in Greater Seattle Inspired by the original, historicContinue reading “Blog #17: 2 Groundbreaking Real Estate Developments Aimed to Improve the Lives of Black People”

Blog #15: WTO Appoints Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

At long last, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been appointed as the Director-General of the World Trade Organization! I previously wrote about Okonjo-Iweala’s long campaign which that been thwarted by the previous US presidential administration. It’s fitting that she won the appointment in the month of February, which is Black History Month. Okonjo-Iweala makes Black History andContinue reading “Blog #15: WTO Appoints Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala”

Blog #12: Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala & the US Presidential Election 2020

In the most unlikely of circumstances, the appointment of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is being affected by US presidential election and politics. If (when) confirmed, she will be the first African and first female chief of WTO. Who’s Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, you may ask? Well, unless you’veContinue reading “Blog #12: Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala & the US Presidential Election 2020”

Blog #6: Can Bamboo Encourage Development in Africa?

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Blog #4: 10 Reasons to Love Bamboo (or for the Love of Bamboo)

Historically, bamboo has been a basic construction material in tropical regions of the world, often used for shacks, stalls, fences, scaffolding and sunscreens. However, it doesn’t have to remain that way. Today, bamboo can serve as an invaluable building material for permanent buildings and structures, especially in developing countries, in place of steel or reinforcedContinue reading “Blog #4: 10 Reasons to Love Bamboo (or for the Love of Bamboo)”