After some sleep and reflection, I think that I can confidently say that Teza was brilliant. This is one of the first films on the African diaspora experience in the late 20th Century, and it did not disappoint.
For many Americans, our country's African heritage becomes real for one week every year during the December 26th-January 1st Kwanzaa celebration. We need to move beyond this week-long celebration to a fuller recognition of Africans' ongoing contributions to our community and nation.
The contemporary black philanthropy movement must be inclusive of our young people as beneficiaries and as leaders of giving. Our mainstream organizations should all make explicit efforts to address youth issues.
Where remittances are often sent in response to family and community needs, diaspora bonds are a direct investment in the economy at the national level. Even though they are being explored for the first time by African governments, the idea of issuing diaspora bonds is not new.
The philosophy of Ubuntu derives from a Nguni word, ubuntu meaning "the quality of being human." Ubuntu manifests itself through various human acts, clearly visible in social, political, and economic situations, as well as among family.