Aduku Addae

Aduku Addae writes on social, political and cultural matters from upstate New York.

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East Ramapo Central School DistrictBoard of Education

NY School Official’s Comments on Hispanics Spark Rolling Protests

Spring Valley (Abeng News) – A multi-racial coalition of residents of the upstate NY community of Rockland County, have taken to the streets in rolling protests against what they see as discriminatory practices in the district’s educational system against Hispanic immigrants. While some folks see the wave of documented and undocumented immigrants from Latin America …

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Aduku Addae writes on social, political and cultural matters from upstate New York.

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Rockland Community Dialogue to Avoid Replay of Ferguson

Spring Valley, NY. (Abeng News) – The Rockland community of New York state, is using the police killing of 17 year-old Michael Brown, August 9, in the small town of Ferguson, Missouri as a wake up call. Some 150 persons gathered at the First Baptist Church, Rev Dr. McWilliams Way (Hoyt Street) in Spring Valley, …

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Aduku Addae writes on social, political and cultural matters from upstate New York.

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Jamaica in the NFL – A Gridironist Dreams

I have a gridiron dream. Well, actually it is more like a daydream – a fantasy. Here’s how that dream unfolds:  Streamers – black, green and gold – flutter in the warm breath of the February breeze above the human tidal wave that flood down the streets towards the national stadium. The multitude is jubilantly …

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Aduku Addae writes on social, political and cultural matters from upstate New York.

Yams: The Food of Champions

It used to be that there were two seasons in the year – crop season (also known as crop time) and hard time. Crop season stretched from December through June and hard time stretched from July through November. Crop season was defined by the growing season for yams. Nowadays farmers plant yams year-round, especially with …

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Aduku Addae writes on social, political and cultural matters from upstate New York.

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Nothing Sweeter Than Pum-pum

It used to be that there were two seasons in the year – crop season (also known as crop time) and hard time. Crop season stretched from December through June and hard time stretched from July through November. Crop season was defined by the growing season for yams. Nowadays farmers plant yams year-round, especially with …

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Aduku Addae writes on social, political and cultural matters from upstate New York.

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The Caribbean Crime Control Industrial Complex

The sterility of the debate in Jamaica’s domestic press does not allow any keen insight into the dynamics driving crime management and the articulation of policies relating to crime control. Crime is characterized in the popular discourse as a monster. That imagery is perhaps adequate for the elementary conceptualization of social life in a social …

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Aduku Addae writes on social, political and cultural matters from upstate New York.

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