Monthly Archives: March 2014

One Child Soldier Too Many

My heart pounds and my fingers tremble as I now write this piece about the child soldier. I do not know if this is because I have four grown children, whom as children, I could not imagine as child soldier

Other Collateral Damages of War

Some great minds maintain that “War is always a betrayal!” Besides the dominant and politicized ethics of “kill or be killed,” the act of killing usually results in gruesome ways that end up in colossal collateral damages. Collateral damage can

Stop Blood Ivory and Elephant Poaching

My major and first love is about biological systems. (Indeed, my first degree is in Zoology, the study of animals). I can’t quite grasp the most interesting and intriguing part of living things from single celled organisms to an ecosystem.

Cold-Blooded Betrayal of Trust

Cases simply listed  as “The cases are USA v. Alex Oria et al and USA v. Juan Viera et al, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, Nos. 12-mag-1854 and 11-cr-1072”  have no immediate meaning and semblance to poverty.

Tackling the Socioeconomic factors of HIV/AIDS

In my life time, I have seen HIV/AIDS, the then faceless/color blind/class independent disease syndrome become dominant in poor countries and poor communities. I remember during one of the HIV/AIDS conferences in South Africa (in the late nineties and early

Oscars’ Heroes of the 86th Annual Academy Awards

I must confess that I do not usually watch the Oscars and the red carpet. But there was something about this 86th Annual Academy Awards that not only lured me to watch the Oscars, but that kept me watching till

Dream like Oscars’ 2014 Lupita Nyong’o

There were some memorable moments during this year’s (2014) Oscars Red Carpet. They varied from the entertainment portfolio of Ellen Degeneres, the host of the show, to the second consecutive [Academy] falling of the American Hustle actress, Jennifer Lawrence, to

NCAA and the Poverty of College Athletes

My friends already know that I am a die-hard Ohio State Buckeye fan. (Oh, I say my friends because it is a family thing). My husband, children, siblings and even the newest generation in the family are all die hard