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Broadway’s Parting 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 “Broadway’s Parting 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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Unheralded by Press, African Efforts Upgrade Food’s Value

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Gambian women cultivate nutritional food crops in a communal kitchen garden.

UNNOTICED GLOBAL developments are something of an obsession with me. I had my attention stirred recently by a lot of media attention that focused on the whole continent of Africa being officially expected to lower its economic growth-rate this year. But I was stirred even more (with angry disappointment) by how few media outlets stressed how phenomenally high the continent’s growth-rate has been over the past twenty years.    Continue reading “Unheralded by Press, African Efforts Upgrade Food’s Value” »

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