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A Media Rarity: Forgiveness Amid Horror at Killings

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SIGN God's little angels CUIT CAN’T HAVE ESCAPED your notice, especially given American election coverage, that the media possess an deeply inbuilt tendency to finger-point and to blame.

An early professional role-model of mine decreed to those of us under his influence that: “All serious journalism boils down to two simple variants – WE NAME THE GUILTY MAN … and … ARROW POINTS TO DEFECTIVE PART”.

It’s good, therefore – if only for me as a reporter long-stewed in that judgmental marinade – to be highlighting a story characterized by completely the opposite philosophical approach. A story of  extraordinary forgiveness. Continue reading “A Media Rarity: Forgiveness Amid Horror at Killings” »

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A Parting Broadway Gift to Women it Portrayed

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DahnNyongoBeddoeECLIPSED, that striking depiction, as fictional drama, of women in crisis – Liberian women to be specific – closed last night after its 15-week Broadway run.

But not before dedicating its 117th Golden Theater performance to saving the lives of Liberian women in reality. That life-saving work is being carried out on the ground by The Women: Global Cancer Initiative (TheWomen.org) whose main international program is testing for and treating female cancers in Liberia, and also sexually-transmitted diseases.   Continue reading “A Parting Broadway Gift to Women it Portrayed” »

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Media-fêted Lupita Aids Africa’s Cancer Women

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HAMILTON's creator Lin-Manuel Miranda

HAMILTON’s creator Lin-Manuel Miranda

THE THEATER WORLD, rightly, was shadowed but not fully darkened by the Orlando terrorist hate-crime, as the Tony Awards ceremony presented the all-conquering Hamilton cast performing the Battle of Yorktown – rather bizarrely, but pointedly and arrestingly – with firearms completely removed from the scene.   Continue reading “Media-fêted Lupita Aids Africa’s Cancer Women” »

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