“Dear White America, Letter to a New Minority” is the latest book by Tim Wise, a specialist on white privilege, and the emergence of white resentment as power becomes shared among all citizens of the United States..
Ugochi Anyaka, a radio reporter from Nigeria, has won the UNEP Young Environmental Journalist Award (YEJA), beating over 120 entries from reporters across Africa. Anyaka, 29, received her award at a special ceremony held during the 12th Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council / Global Ministerial Environment Forum in Nairobi, Kenya.
Nigerian journalist is UNEP YEJA winner
Municipal authorities in the South African town of Stellenbosch have announced plans to offer free Wi-Fi internet access to its residents, making the town Africa’s first ever tech capital. Conrad Sidego, Stellenbosch mayor, said his municipality is planning to provide free Wi-Fi Internet access to everyone in the town, local media reported…
An entrepreneur and educator, K. Wyking Garrett is the founder and Chief Executive of Remix Marketing & Communications, LLC, a communications firm specializing in the areas of youth and cultural program development, urban marketing, and event planning.
In addition to his entrepreneurial ventures, Wyking has over 20 years experience in civic involvement, community service and youth development that spans from Seattle to New York. In 2008 Wyking was awarded the Martin Luther King County Executive Pioneer Award for Excellence in Hip-Hop for outstanding service to the community.
A strong advocate of community involvement and civic service, at age twenty-one he was runner up for state representative in his home state of Washington. He has also served in membership, advisory and consultant capacities with a number of organizations and businesses. He is a founding director of the African American Heritage Museum and Cultural Center in Seattle, WA. For ten years he worked as the president/CEO of Umoja Fest African American Heritage Festival & Parade, the Pacific Northwest’s longest running African-American community festival.
In 2002 he founded the Seattle Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council, the northwest affiliate of Russell Simmons’ New York based Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, which works to educate and empower youth academically, culturally and economically through Hip-Hop. He is also co-founder of the United For Youth Coalition and the UmojaFest P.E.A.C.E. Center in Seattle, WA. He is also a fellow and Seattle representative for national green advocacy organization, Green For All
He is also known for his strong opinions, but those who know him say he is not a violent man.
“I was really shocked that he jumped on the mayor because he’s not that kind of guy,” said Julius Collins, owner of Collins Gold Exchange, a Central District grocery store…