Reggae is the musical expression of Rastafari, a belief system of migrants to Jamaica. A popular song, 'Rivers of Babylon,' offers a window into their spirituality and longing for their homeland.
The football world cup offers a useful chance to consider the apparent division between North and sub-Saharan Africa.
Spectators at Toronto's Pride parade this year are being asked to wear black to honour victims of serial killers. While it's right to mourn, it's not the biggest issue facing gay communities today.
Notions of heaven have changed through the ages, from an eternity centred on God to a more secular place where loved ones will reunite.
For Ethiopia, there is no connection between the Maqdala war in 1868 and the stolen treasures at Maqdala
Political ethics and sports don't match well. The recent deal between Rwanda and Arsenal is potentially a case in point.
Social media presents a powerful platform for creating multiple stories about Africa.
The music industry, like all other media, can be censored to some extent. So how does this change its output?
Who's really benefiting from a health care system that provides free or low-cost plastic surgeries for the poor?
In the 1850s, the women's dress reform movement advocated for a return to medieval design. The practice continues today.
Depression, substance and financial problems are still major problems for retiring athletes.