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Sophie Oluwole: Celebrating the radical spirit of African philosophy


The African philosophy community was shaken most recently when the death was announced of a foremost philosopher, and indeed a titan in the African community of reflection. I am talking of no other person than the late Professor Sophie Bosede Oluwole, the first Nigerian female doctorate degree holder in Philosophy. Among the Yoruba, the death of an elder is not lamented. Rather, it calls for celebration of a life well-lived.

A mortal exit at 83 is not a sad event. And this is even more so because the late Professor Oluwole lived a life worthy of philosophy and the spirit of constant and lifelong inquiry, especially into Africa’s, and Nigeria’s, future after the long colonial past that derailed everything the continent could have ever hoped to be. Professor Oluwole, fondly referred to as…

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Johnny Depp’s rotting spirit has finally been exorcised from the Pirates reboot


Photo: Jesse Grant (Getty Images)

Finally doing what being consistently out- (but never over-) acted by the likes of Keira Knightley and Bill Nighy never could, Disney has tacitly admitted that it’s not including Johnny Depp in its plans to reboot the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise. To be fair, Disney exec Sean Bailey—whose dark domain covers all of the studio’s endlessly rejiggering live-action projects—didn’t outright say Captain Jack Sparrow was finally stumbling faux-drunkenly around in hell. But he also didn’t leap in to correct THR in a recent interview, when they suggested the new Pirates movie would be totally Depp-free.

Said Pirates reboot is being written by the Deadpool team of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and is being described by Bailey as “a kick in the…

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10 thought-provoking Desmond Tutu quotes that will awaken your African spirit


Throughout his life, Desmond Tutu has been one of Africa’s great voices for freedom, justice and democracy.

The South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop rose to fame in the 1980s due to his fight against apartheid.

Born Desmond Mpilo Tutu on October 7, 1931, in South Africa, the first black Archbishop of Cape Town and bishop of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa, in 1984, received the Nobel Prize for Peace for his role in the opposition to apartheid.

Though he has retired from public life since 2010, he remains one of South Africa’s most distinguishable personality and one of the world’s most prominent religious leaders.

Having authored or coauthored numerous publications, here are 10 quotes from the famous Anglican cleric:

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Regaining the African Church’s missionary spirit- La Croix International



Missionaries ready to generously impregnate themselves with ‘the odor of the poor’ have become increasingly rare

Father Donald Zagoré SMA (DR photo)

Regaining the fundamental spirit of mission in order to reinvent missionary activity today has become more crucial than ever for the Church in Africa.

The most essential aspect of the Church’s evangelizing activity is the announcement of the Good News to the poor.

This leads to “the joy of being sent to the poor, the joy of joining the poor, the marginalized, and the voiceless in…

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Enduring Spirit Awards to honor achievements of African American women in the Midlands | www.thecolumbiastar.com



Enduring Spirit Awards to honor achievements of African American women in the Midlands

Contributed by Columbia Museum of Art


Tyrone Geter (American), My Beauty is Not My Beast, 2016, charcoal and torn paper
The Friends of African American Art & Culture (FAAAC) will present the second annual Enduring Spirit Awards, to be held at the Columbia Museum of Art Thursday, September 27 at 6:00 p.m. The awards recognize the outstanding achievements of African American women in the Midlands who are working to improve their communities.

The Enduring Spirit Awards are named in honor of the work of Columbia artist Tyrone Geter, who credits his mother as the inspiration for his art. Much of Geter’s work celebrates the relationship…

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Spirit Airlines Adds More Caribbean Routes to International Network


WHY IT RATES: Selling the Caribbean is a major factor in the success of travel agents, and the addition of more flights to the region by Spirit will help provide clients with more options.—Donald Wood, Breaking News Senior Writer.


Just when the winter chill will be ready to take hold, here come more options for a warm tropical escape with Spirit Airlines. Beginning November 8, Spirit will start daily nonstop service from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Las Américas International Airport (SDQ) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. On December 20, Spirit will grow again and begin nonstop seasonal service between Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) and Sangster International Airport (MBJ) in Montego Bay, Jamaica, running three times weekly.

The additions offer affordable fares for…

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