Zekeh S. Gbotokuma

134 Flips | 1 Magazine | 1 Following | 3 Followers | @zgbotokuma | Dr. Zekeh S. Gbotokuma is a polyglot, Congolese-American, and cosmocitizen. After twelve years of higher education and work in in Europe, he is currently an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, and the founder of Polyglots in Action for Diversity, Inc. His "extraordinary commitment to global learning & international understanding" made him the recipient of the prestigious DR. SANDYE JEAN McINTYRE, II INTERNATIONAL AWARD. His publications include, among others, "A PAN-AFRICAN ENCYCLOPEDIA and GLOBAL SAFARI: Checking in and Checking Out in Pursuit of World Wisdoms, the American Dream, and Cosmocitizenship

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Bob Marley: The Stories Behind 17 Rare and Unseen Images

Babylon By Van<p>This is the first photo Morris took of Marley, back in 1974, in the singer's Ford Transit tour van. "When you're looking at it, he's …

5 Easy Tricks to Bust Out of a Bad Mood

You can either make or break your own happiness. And while sometimes it isn't easy, no matter the circumstances, you can choose to be happy -- or at least not miserable.<p>Bad moods are the worst, aren't they? Especially the ones that you just wake up with and can't shake. Those are the ones I really …

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Immigration reform 'doable this year,' US commerce secretary says

Reforms to the U.S. immigration system that would allow high-tech companies to hire more skilled employees from overseas are possible this year, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce said on Wednesday.<p>”There’s an enormous window in the first half of this year to actually get immigration reform done,” said …

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France 'underestimated' Central African Republic hatred

<b>France underestimated the level of hatred between Christian and Muslim communities in the conflict-riven Central African Republic, its ambassador to the UN has said.</b><p>Gerard Araud told a UN meeting on Wednesday that African Union and French forces were confronting a "nearly impossible" situation.<p>They …

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Chinese Pollution Is Making Its Way to the West Coast, and It's America's Fault

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The stifling air pollution you keep reading about in China is actually a byproduct of American …

Bill Gates Talks to TIME About the Three Myths of Global Aid

It’s easy to get fed up when you’re trying to save the world. Progress can be slow, setbacks are constant and few people appreciate exactly what …

U.S. Athletes Told Not to Wear Red, White, and Blue Around Sochi

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The U.S. State Department is warning our Olympic athletes not to wear their uniforms outside of …

Guns hurt or kill 10,000 children in the U.S. each year: study

Health news<p>School shootings unnerve Americans, but the number of children injured or killed in those tragic events is just a fraction of the young people harmed by firearms each year in the United States, a new study finds.<p>Injuries from firearms send more than 7,000 kids to the hospital annually, …

Nigeria 'Boko Haram' attacks leave scores dead

<b>Suspected Islamist militants have attacked two villages in north-eastern Nigeria, leaving 74 people dead, say police and witnesses.</b><p>Militants attacked Kawuri village in Borno state as a busy market was packing up on Sunday, setting off explosives and setting houses ablaze.<p>Witnesses said 52 people …

Davos Still Has a Woman Problem

Fewer women will attend this year’s elite World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland than a year earlier, Quartz reports.<p>Some 2,633 academics, …

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Study: Texting while walking affects your balance

You've seen this person. Maybe you've even been this person.<p>We're talking about someone shuffling along a sidewalk or through a shopping mall, so entranced by the phone in their hands that they bump into people or almost get run over.<p>Yes, this behavior can be annoying. Now we have scientific …

Investors Assail Income Gap as 68% in Poll Say Government Needed

International investors say the gap between rich and poor hampers economic growth and that governments should act to reduce income inequality, …

Gay Russian protester detained at Olympic torch relay

MOSCOW (AP) — A gay Russian protester was detained on Saturday for unfurling a rainbow flag during the Olympic torch relay as it passed through his hometown of Voronezh, 560 miles north of Sochi, where the games will begin Feb. 7.<p>Photos uploaded by his friends show Pavel Lebedev pulling out the …

Wealthy Chinese flee China, taking their fortunes with them

Business News<p>Do the wealthy Chinese know something we don't?<p>A new report shows that 64 percent of Chinese millionaires have either emigrated or plan to emigrate—taking their spending and fortunes with them. The United States is their favorite destination.<p>The report from Hurun, a wealth research …

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Humanitarian crisis deepens in South Sudan

Aid agencies fear the humanitarian crisis is deepening in South Sudan.<p>Over 12,000 people live in one camp in Juba and the numbers are growing rapidly as people flee the fighting.<p>Malaria, measles and diarrhoea are on the rise due to a lack of clean water and sanitation. The young are vulnerable and …