"Makeda," the new novel by TransAfrica founder Randall Robinson, is set at the dawn of the civil rights era. The book follows a young man coming of age in segregated Richmond, Virginia, who discovers his roots in Africa through his blind grandmother. "Sometimes when we think of slavery, we calculate the economic consequence of it," Robinson says. "But we have not calculated the psychosocial consequence of it, unless we factor in the loss of memory, which was occasioned by a deliberate and systematic program imposed by those who controlled us."
Monday, 21 April 2014 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
New guidelines make it harder for asylum seekers to get their cases heard before judges.
Sohel Rana, the owner of the garment factory that collapsed last year, could be subject to the death penalty if convicted.