I call on all Liberian voters to reject and vote ‘No’ on all questions within the 2020 referendum because not a single one of the ballot questions aims to address the urgent concerns of citizens, such as the root causes of abject poverty, war crimes, endemic corruption, excessive salaries, and benefits of politicians.
If diaspora Liberians can show a commitment to paying tax that will better the Liberian society, home-based Liberians may be willing to lower their suspicion of diaspora citizenship.
Despite being only the 40th largest country by population and 39th by area on the continent, Liberia is making a big impression on the NFL. With four current NFL players, the country is certainly punching above its weight.
Did you know there are two Liberian athletes looking to make their mark on the NFL for the impending 2020/21 season?
The Black Lives Matter cry is pointing not only at addressing racial inequalities of the present, but also the origin and relics of slavery and colonization. In the midst of these sweeping changes, where does Liberia stand?
Thus, statues of individuals who symbolize any of these ‘evils’ are tumbling down in the United States, Europe, Australia, and other places. Beyond statues, there are advocacies for changing the names of streets and places that immortalize the names of slave traders, the confederacy (in the United States), systemic racism, or white supremacy. In the midst of these sweeping changes, where does Liberia stand?
Will this new shift in racial discourse lead to more sympathetic or nuanced considerations of Liberia’s early leadership and the long-ruling True Whig Party?
The new Central Bank of Liberia Act, among others, should have an explicit dual mandate of price stability and maximum employment within the Liberian economy.
Because so many of our people live in poverty, they are continually occupied with survival issues—money for school fees, food for today, rent for next month, etc, leaving little or no time to think deeply about big national issues.