Listing of some of Chido’s writings/commentaries/interviews (pt 2)

LIVE EVENT: What I saw as one of the 20,000 at the Obama ‘Yes, We Can’ movement live in Houston. By Chido Nwangwu “Houston, I think we’ve achieved liftoff here….” Before an enthusiastic 20,000 plus audience (inside and around) the Toyota Center in Houston on Tuesday Feb 19, 2008, Senator Barack Obama told Houstonians that his break-away win over Hillary Clinton in the Wisconsin primaries reflected further momentum. In affirmation and appreciation, many chanted Obama’s mantra of change, “Yes, we can!” When the impact and dynamics of the Obama movement is explained in textual formats or even on television, it brings only a part of the totality of its socio-political breadth and purpose-driven, evangelistic frenzy. Significantly, more than we have ever seen him before, he laid out more detailed, policy specific offerings to woo voters. Especially, he spoke about changing what he considers the prevailing “disease care” to real “healthcare” while challenging the youths of America to service. The Houston event is especially valuable too, for the fact that there was not teleprompter; minor recourse to his written notes and a direct policy points on such issues covering energy, education, AIDS, jobs in America, NAFTA, AIDS, use of America’s armed forces, veterans care, war on terrorism, Iraq and others .

Remarkably, I saw several 4 year-olds with their parents, enthusiastic college students and young professionals, hundreds of seniors over 60 years old chanting and throwing their fists into the air in a revivalist fervor and finality of resolve “Yes, We Can”, and affirming their shared hopes that the young, impressive candidate Obama will make a difference in their lives, should he become President of the United States. But he cautioned them that “The change we seek is still months and miles away.” So true, because a day is a long time in political contention and struggles. By Chido Nwangwu, USAfricaonline.com at the Feb 19, 2008 rally in Houston. For FULL report CLICK here.

The ‘Who Is Obama?’ slanderous, malicious screed; a brief response

Private initiative, free market forces, and more democratization are Keys to prosperity in Africa.By Chido Nwangwu

THE BEST

Why Chinua Achebe, the Eagle on the Iroko, is Africa’s writer of the century. By Chido Nwangwu

08-08-08 USAfrica celebrates 15th Anniversary of Excellence, USAfrica and USAfricaonline.com (characterized by The New York Times as the largest and most influential African-owned, U.S-based multimedia networks) will celebrate its 15 years of community leadership, professional journalism excellence and public insights during summer weekend of August 8 and 9, 2008, in Houston. The acclaimed 2007 ‘BEST OF AFRICA’ International Awards annual dinner in honor of African professionals will hold. The events are being organized by CLASS magazine, PhotoWorks.TV, Black Business Journal, BBJonline.com, USAfrica and USAfricaonline.com. GET your Tickets, now, for the invitation only event. E-mail: USAfrica15@Gmail.com and Class@Classmagazine.tv Office: 713-270-5500. wireless: 832-45-CHIDO (24436)

USAfrica LOGISTICS: United Bank for Africa (UBA), one of Africa’s largest banks, was hosted to a business dinner and mortgage information event in Houston, Texas, on March 28, 2007 at the Hilton Southwest, Hotel. E-mail for further info:ubausafrica@gmail.com. Office: 713-270-5500. Houston event/business roadshow was coordinated by USAfrica LOGISTICS, international special events management, corporate business facilitation and proprietary data-mining arm of USAfrica, serving African and American businesses/organizations. Chido Nwangwu is CEO, USAfrica. Wireless phone: 832-45-CHIDO (24436).

DEMOCRACY WATCH:  

What Bush Should  Tell Obasanjo…. By Chido Nwangwu (Founder and Publisher of USAfricaonline.com): Today, March 29, 2006, at the White House, where Bush also met a few days earlier with Liberia’s Sirleaf, new face of Africa; he welcomed Nigeria’s President retired General Olusegun Obasanjo, an old face of Africa, to thank him for regional support of the U.S.,discuss “strengthening democratic institutions, and the need to bring Charles Taylor to justice.” (Both presidents are seen in this 2004 USAfrica news archive picture). The visit comes against the current back

ground of the outrageous nonsense parroted by hangers-on and political idol worshippers, the philistines of Nigeria’s politics who have since become the domestic and international canvassers of the indecent baloney that: Nigeria’s constitution must be amended for one man, retired General Olusegun Obasanjo, to govern for a 3rd 4-year term (12 years!). This they,  shamelessly, claim is for Nigeria’s survival. Worse, they add that without Obasanjo, there will be no progress, criminality of the political economy will abound and the polity will collapse. Good heavens! The sheer hubris that Nigeria can only move forward only by the “divine” and eternal governance of a 74-year former dictator Obasanjo is simply stupefying and immoral, to say the very least.  Hence, the enabled executors and conductors of this folly on behalf of Obasanjo only remind me of the infamous words of the 17th century  French monarch, Louis X1V (1638-1715) who reportedly said “L’État, c’est moi”  meaning  “I am the State.” If only Obasanjo could drive us back to the 17th century; only there was no Nigeria, at the time.

In comparison, while Liberia’s Madam President Sirleaf represents the manifestation of the triumph of popular constitutional methods and emerging institutional democratic values in Africa, retired General Obasanjo’s imperious, know-it-all, emerging project for a sit-tight  presidency in Nigeria remind us all of the 1970s old Africa where constitution-tweaking soldiers (his colleagues) and power drunks  funnily believed their country’s sun rose and shone at their hideous and idiosyncratic say-so. We won’t go back there; no; not now that we  have the great Nelson Mandela as our icon, historical benchmark and reference point. Obasanjo makes it difficult for Obasanjo to be a statesman; no doubt, he’s a regional leader.

As a specialist on US. and Africa public policy and cultural issues, here are things I’ll suggest President Bush tell President Obasanjo, in a short, sweet but realistic summary: Full commentary here

PAN-AFRICAN GIANT: Zik of Africa: Statesman, Intellectual and Titan of 

African politics.November 16, 2005 in what could have been his 101st birthday,  may I make this toast to our father, the great and unmatched one. Here, to:

The Zik of Africa, master of crafty political game-plans, member of a thousand learned associations, eminent alumnus of Howard, Michigan State, Pennsylvania, and Lincoln Universities, founder of University of Nigeria, Nsukka (my alma mater), father of generations, inimitable wordsmith of euphonious diction and oratorical elegance, poet and politician, statesman and living legend, I thank for illuminating my mind, our collective mind. Even after 101 years, your lineage and works endure. On this your 101st birth date, I rise, again, to propose a toast that  in another 101 years to come,  that the son of my  now 46 months old son Chido Nwangwu II,  by His grace, Chido Nwangwu III,  will also rise to toast to honor you, Zik of Africa, for the plenitude of roles and assorted inspirations you brought to all of us. They will rise to toast to Zik of Africa, as the man who saw tomorrow. Nna anyi  Owelle, nwa Eze Chima, ndeewo!!!

By Chido Nwangwu

AchebeBooks.com: On the books, life and work of our Literary ...Achebe, the eagle on the iroko, our pathfinder, social conscience of millions…

USAfricaonline LITERATURE: Achebe on oral tradition, juxtapositioning of language andlinguistic colonialismWorld-famous Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe has said that Africans should not be overly concerned if the long-established tradition of oral storytelling dies out. Achebe, once described by Nelson Mandela as “the writer in whose presence prison walls fell down,” told the BBC that he agreed that the art was dying out – but insisted it could be revived “if we decide that the oral story is absolutely necessary.” “Oral storytelling was important when I was writing – it may not be important when the next generation is writing,” he said. Achebe, who is very critical of colonialism and its aftermath in Africa, explained that he himself writes in English because he is a victim of linguistic colonialism.

But he added that he felt it was important not to “lose sight of the need for our mother tongue.” “I hope I have shown it is possible to show respect to English and Igbo together. Chinua Achebe added that “The situation may well develop in the future, in which the different languages of Africa will begin to reassert themselves,” he added. “I have made provision for that myself, by writing certain kinds of material in Igbo. For instance, I will insist my poetry is translated back into Igbo while I’m still around.”

Literary giant Chinua Achebe returns “home” from U.S., to love and adulation of community

As Chinua Achebe turned 70, Africa’s preeeminent statesman Nelson Mandela, Toni Morrison, Wole Soyinka, Ali Mazrui, Leon Botstein (president of Bard College), Ojo Maduekwe, Emmanuel Obiechina, Ngugi wa Thinong’o, Micere Mugo, Michael Thelwell, Niyi Osundare, and an army of some of the world’s leading writers and arts scholars joined to pay tribute to him at Bard College in New York. (Achebe is in pix with Morrison). The Nobel committee, again, chose a relatively less known (globally-speaking) Chinese novelist, Gao Xingjian, rather than Achebe for the Literature prize. Achebe was seen as a top favorite for the 2000 award. What the Swedish Nobel committee will not give, Achebe has, for well over 30 years, won in the hearts of millions in 53 languages. By Chido Nwangwu

Lott of Racism?

Ignore all the right-wing blowhards’ spin and funny talk about “what he meant to say” apologia, factually note what Republican majority leader Trent Lott refers to as “all these problems” are voting rights for Blacks and other minorities, equal access to public facilities, equality under the law, anti-racism and anti-segregation achievements and all the civilizational benchmarks of any reasonable, humane society. You know, somehow, those “problems” are headaches of the supremacists….Lest I forget, it was Mark Twain who, never met or hoped for a Trent Lott and members of the U.S Congress of the Lott variety wrote with profound insight: “Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of congress; but I repeat myself.”

Hey, should I repeat myself; nah! Unless the Lotts of racism continue to ruin the promise of America; if they act and think that persons like me are children of a lesser God; if they continue to spit at the glory and blessings of a fruited plain known as God’s own country. God bless America! By Chido Nwangwu

Nigeria, a terrible beauty. By Chido Nwangwu

Africa suffers the scourge of the virusThis life and pain of Kgomotso Mahlangu, a five-month-old AIDS patient (above) in a hospital in the Kalafong township near Pretoria, South Africa, on October 26, 1999, brings a certain, frightening reality to the sweeping and devastating destruction of human beings who form the core of any definition of a country’s future, its national security, actual and potential economic development and internal markets.

22 million Africans HIV-infected, ill with AIDS while African leaders ignore disaster-in-waiting

Johnnie Cochran will soon learn that defending Abacha’s loot is not as simple as his O.J Simpson’s case. By Chido Nwangwu

Should Africa debates begin and end at The New York Times and The Washington Post? No

Nelson Mandela, Tribute to the world’s political superstar and Lion of Africa. By Chido Nwangwu

In a special report a few hours after the history-making nomination, USAfricaonline.com Founder and Publisher Chido Nwangwu places Powell within the trajectory of history and into his unfolding clout and relevance in an essay titled ‘Why Colin Powell brings gravitas, credibility and star power to Bush presidency.’

AFRICA AND THE U.S. ELECTIONS

Beyond U.S. electoral shenanigans, rewards and dynamics of a democratic republic hold lessons for African politics.

CONTINENTAL AGENDA

Bush’s position on Africa is “ill-advised.” The position stated by Republican presidential aspirant and Governor of Texas, George Bush where

he said that “Africa will not be an area of priority” in his presidency hasbeen questioned by USAfricaonline.com PublisherChido Nwangwu. He added that Bush’s “pre-election position was neither validated by the economic exchanges nor geo-strategic interests of our two continents.”

These views were stated during an interview CNN’s anchor Bernard Shaw and senior analyst Jeff Greenfield had with Mr. Nwangwu on Saturday November 18, 2000 during a special edition of ‘Inside Politics 2000.’
Nwangwu, adviser to the Mayor of Houston (the 4th largest city in the U.S., and immigrant home to thousands of Africans) argued further that “the issues of the heritage interests of 35 million African-Americans in Africa, the volume and value of oil business between between the U.S and Nigeria and the horrendous AIDS crisis in Africa do not lend any basis for Governor Bush’s ill-advised position which removes Africa from fair consideration” were he to be elected president. By Al Johnson

Conflicting emotions, feeling of disappointment, timing of revelation that Rev. Jackson fathered a child with former aide lead to charges of “right-wing orchestration.

Will Arinze be the first Black African POPE in recent history?

Why is 4-year old Onyedika carrying a placard against killings in Nigeria?

How Nigeria’s Islamic Sharia crises will affect the U.S.

Africa suffers the scourge of the virus Kgomotso Mahlangu, a five-month-old AIDS patient in a hospital in the Kalafong township near Pretoria, South Africa, captures the more painful profile of the catastrophic and sweeping impact of the virus in the continent.USAfricaonline special report is titled AIDS, Africa and Kgomotso

NEWS INSIGHT

WHY NIGERIA’S PLANES CRASH

Nigeria has faced numerous airline crashes arising from poorly maintained equipment, overworked and lean flight staff, corruption and bribery of senior quality control officers in government, hurried approvals granted political cronies to own airline services, failure to execute oversight actions by aviation management staff, among other factors. By Chido Nwangwu

COUNTERPOINT

‘Why is Bill Maher spreading racist nonsense aboutHIV/AIDS and Africa on ABC?

Hate groups’ spin by Lamar Alexander benefits anti-Blacks, anti-Semites, and racists

Annan, power and burden of the U.N

The Civilianizing of African soldiers into Presidents

ELECTIONS

Flawed elections, violence overshadow Mwanawasa’s rise to presidency.

The Economics of Elections in Nigeria

Bushs-Guiliani meddling in Houston mayoral elections was needless

BUSINESS PROFILE

Victor Ehiemua and The Pharmacy: 20 years of excellence.

LIVE EVENT: What I saw as one of the 20,000 at the Obama ‘Yes, We Can’

movement live in Houston. By Chido Nwangwu “Houston, I think we’ve achieved

liftoff here….” Before an enthusiastic 20,000 plus audience (inside and around) the

Toyota Center in Houston on Tuesday Feb 19, 2008, Senator Barack Obama told

Houstonians that his break-away win over Hillary Clinton in the Wisconsin

primaries reflected further momentum. In affirmation and appreciation,

many chanted Obama’s mantra of change, “Yes, we can!”

When the impact and dynamics of the Obama movement is explained in textual formats or even on television, it brings only a part of the totality of its socio-political breadth and purpose-driven, evangelistic frenzy. Significantly, more than we have ever seen him before, he laid out more detailed, policy specific offerings to woo voters. Especially, he spoke about changing what he considers the prevailing “disease care” to real “healthcare” while challenging the youths of America to service. The Houston event is especially valuable too, for the fact that there was not teleprompter; minor recourse to his written notes and a direct policy points on such issues covering energy, education, AIDS, jobs in America, NAFTA, AIDS, use of America’s armed forces, veterans care, war on terrorism, Iraq and others .

Remarkably, I saw several 4 year-olds with their parents, enthusiastic college students and young professionals, hundreds of seniors over 60 years old chanting and throwing their fists into the air in a revivalist fervor and finality of resolve “Yes, We Can”, and affirming their shared hopes that the young, impressive candidate Obama will make a difference in their lives, should he become President of the United States. But he cautioned them that “The change we seek is still months and miles away.” So true, because a day is a long time in political contention and struggles. By Chido Nwangwu, USAfricaonline.com at the Feb 19, 2008 rally in Houston. For FULL report CLICK here.

The ‘Who Is Obama?’ slanderous, malicious screed; a brief response

Private initiative, free market forces, and more democratization are Keys to prosperity in Africa.By Chido Nwangwu

THE BEST

Why Chinua Achebe, the Eagle on the Iroko, is Africa’s writer of the century. By Chido Nwangwu

 08-08-08 USAfrica celebrates 15th Anniversary of Excellence, USAfrica and USAfricaonline.com (characterized by The New York Times as the largest and most influential African-owned, U.S-based multimedia networks) will celebrate its 15 years of community leadership, professional journalism excellence and public insights during summer weekend of August 8 and 9, 2008, in Houston. The acclaimed 2007 ‘BEST OF AFRICA’ International Awards annual dinner in honor of African professionals will hold. The events are being organized by CLASS magazine, PhotoWorks.TV, Black Business Journal, BBJonline.com, USAfrica and USAfricaonline.com. GET your Tickets, now, for the invitation only event. E-mail: USAfrica15@Gmail.com and Class@Classmagazine.tv Office: 713-270-5500. wireless: 832-45-CHIDO (24436)

USAfrica LOGISTICS: United Bank for Africa (UBA), one of Africa’s largest banks, was hosted to a business dinner and mortgage information event in Houston, Texas, on March 28, 2007 at the Hilton Southwest, Hotel. E-mail for further info:ubausafrica@gmail.com. Office: 713-270-5500. Houston event/business roadshow was coordinated by USAfrica LOGISTICS, international special events management, corporate business facilitation and proprietary data-mining arm of USAfrica, serving African and American businesses/organizations. Chido Nwangwu is CEO, USAfrica. Wireless phone: 832-45-CHIDO (24436).

DEMOCRACY WATCH:  

What Bush Should  Tell Obasanjo…. By Chido Nwangwu (Founder and Publisher of USAfricaonline.com): Today, March 29, 2006, at the White House, where Bush also met a few days earlier with Liberia’s Sirleaf, new face of Africa; he welcomed Nigeria’s President retired General Olusegun Obasanjo, an old face of Africa, to thank him for regional support of the U.S.,discuss “strengthening democratic institutions, and the need to bring Charles Taylor to justice.” (Both presidents are seen in this 2004 USAfrica news archive picture). The visit comes against the current back

ground of the outrageous nonsense parroted by hangers-on and political idol worshippers, the philistines of Nigeria’s politics who have since become the domestic and international canvassers of the indecent baloney that: Nigeria’s constitution must be amended for one man, retired General Olusegun Obasanjo, to govern for a 3rd 4-year term (12 years!). This they,  shamelessly, claim is for Nigeria’s survival. Worse, they add that without Obasanjo, there will be no progress, criminality of the political economy will abound and the polity will collapse. Good heavens! The sheer hubris that Nigeria can only move forward only by the “divine” and eternal governance of a 74-year former dictator Obasanjo is simply stupefying and immoral, to say the very least.  Hence, the enabled executors and conductors of this folly on behalf of Obasanjo only remind me of the infamous words of the 17th century  French monarch, Louis X1V (1638-1715) who reportedly said “L’État, c’est moi”  meaning  “I am the State.” If only Obasanjo could drive us back to the 17th century; only there was no Nigeria, at the time.

In comparison, while Liberia’s Madam President Sirleaf represents the manifestation of the triumph of popular constitutional methods and emerging institutional democratic values in Africa, retired General Obasanjo’s imperious, know-it-all, emerging project for a sit-tight  presidency in Nigeria remind us all of the 1970s old Africa where constitution-tweaking soldiers (his colleagues) and power drunks  funnily believed their country’s sun rose and shone at their hideous and idiosyncratic say-so. We won’t go back there; no; not now that we  have the great Nelson Mandela as our icon, historical benchmark and reference point. Obasanjo makes it difficult for Obasanjo to be a statesman; no doubt, he’s a regional leader.

As a specialist on US. and Africa public policy and cultural issues, here are things I’ll suggest President Bush tell President Obasanjo, in a short, sweet but realistic summary: Full commentary here

PAN-AFRICAN GIANT: Zik of Africa: Statesman, Intellectual and Titan of 

African politics.November 16, 2005 in what could have been his 101st birthday,  may I make this toast to our father, the great and unmatched one. Here, to:

The Zik of Africa, master of crafty political game-plans, member of a thousand learned associations, eminent alumnus of Howard, Michigan State, Pennsylvania, and Lincoln Universities, founder of University of Nigeria, Nsukka (my alma mater), father of generations, inimitable wordsmith of euphonious diction and oratorical elegance, poet and politician, statesman and living legend, I thank for illuminating my mind, our collective mind. Even after 101 years, your lineage and works endure. On this your 101st birth date, I rise, again, to propose a toast that  in another 101 years to come,  that the son of my  now 46 months old son Chido Nwangwu II,  by His grace, Chido Nwangwu III,  will also rise to toast to honor you, Zik of Africa, for the plenitude of roles and assorted inspirations you brought to all of us. They will rise to toast to Zik of Africa, as the man who saw tomorrow. Nna anyi  Owelle, nwa Eze Chima, ndeewo!!!

By Chido Nwangwu

AchebeBooks.com: On the books, life and work of our Literary ...Achebe, the eagle on the iroko, our pathfinder, social conscience of millions…

USAfricaonline LITERATURE: Achebe on oral tradition, juxtapositioning of language andlinguistic colonialismWorld-famous Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe has said that Africans should not be overly concerned if the long-established tradition of oral storytelling dies out. Achebe, once described by Nelson Mandela as “the writer in whose presence prison walls fell down,” told the BBC that he agreed that the art was dying out – but insisted it could be revived “if we decide that the oral story is absolutely necessary.” “Oral storytelling was important when I was writing – it may not be important when the next generation is writing,” he said. Achebe, who is very critical of colonialism and its aftermath in Africa, explained that he himself writes in English because he is a victim of linguistic colonialism.

But he added that he felt it was important not to “lose sight of the need for our mother tongue.” “I hope I have shown it is possible to show respect to English and Igbo together. Chinua Achebe added that “The situation may well develop in the future, in which the different languages of Africa will begin to reassert themselves,” he added. “I have made provision for that myself, by writing certain kinds of material in Igbo. For instance, I will insist my poetry is translated back into Igbo while I’m still around.”

Literary giant Chinua Achebe returns “home” from U.S., to love and adulation of community

As Chinua Achebe turned 70, Africa’s preeeminent statesman Nelson Mandela, Toni Morrison, Wole Soyinka, Ali Mazrui, Leon Botstein (president of Bard College), Ojo Maduekwe, Emmanuel Obiechina, Ngugi wa Thinong’o, Micere Mugo, Michael Thelwell, Niyi Osundare, and an army of some of the world’s leading writers and arts scholars joined to pay tribute to him at Bard College in New York. (Achebe is in pix with Morrison). The Nobel committee, again, chose a relatively less known (globally-speaking) Chinese novelist, Gao Xingjian, rather than Achebe for the Literature prize. Achebe was seen as a top favorite for the 2000 award. What the Swedish Nobel committee will not give, Achebe has, for well over 30 years, won in the hearts of millions in 53 languages. By Chido Nwangwu

Lott of Racism?

Ignore all the right-wing blowhards’ spin and funny talk about “what he meant to say” apologia, factually note what Republican majority leader Trent Lott refers to as “all these problems” are voting rights for Blacks and other minorities, equal access to public facilities, equality under the law, anti-racism and anti-segregation achievements and all the civilizational benchmarks of any reasonable, humane society. You know, somehow, those “problems” are headaches of the supremacists….Lest I forget, it was Mark Twain who, never met or hoped for a Trent Lott and members of the U.S Congress of the Lott variety wrote with profound insight: “Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of congress; but I repeat myself.”

Hey, should I repeat myself; nah! Unless the Lotts of racism continue to ruin the promise of America; if they act and think that persons like me are children of a lesser God; if they continue to spit at the glory and blessings of a fruited plain known as God’s own country. God bless America! By Chido Nwangwu

 Nigeria, a terrible beauty. By Chido Nwangwu

Africa suffers the scourge of the virusThis life and pain of Kgomotso Mahlangu, a five-month-old AIDS patient (above) in a hospital in the Kalafong township near Pretoria, South Africa, on October 26, 1999, brings a certain, frightening reality to the sweeping and devastating destruction of human beings who form the core of any definition of a country’s future, its national security, actual and potential economic development and internal markets.

22 million Africans HIV-infected, ill with AIDS

while African leaders ignore disaster-in-waiting

Johnnie Cochran will soon learn that defending Abacha’s loot is not as simple as his O.J Simpson’s case. By Chido Nwangwu

Should Africa debates begin and end at The New York Times and The Washington Post? No

Nelson Mandela, Tribute to the world’s political superstar and Lion of Africa. By Chido Nwangwu

In a special report a few hours after the history-making nomination, USAfricaonline.com Founder and Publisher Chido Nwangwu places Powell within the trajectory of history and into his unfolding clout and relevance in an essay titled ‘Why Colin Powell brings gravitas, credibility and star power to Bush presidency.’

AFRICA AND THE U.S. ELECTIONS

Beyond U.S. electoral shenanigans, rewards and dynamics of a democratic republic hold lessons for African politics.

CONTINENTAL AGENDA

Bush’s position on Africa is “ill-advised.” The position stated by Republican presidential aspirant and Governor of Texas, George Bush where

he said that “Africa will not be an area of priority” in his presidency hasbeen questioned by USAfricaonline.com PublisherChido Nwangwu. He added that Bush’s “pre-election position was neither validated by the economic exchanges nor geo-strategic interests of our two continents.”

These views were stated during an interview CNN’s anchor Bernard Shaw and senior analyst Jeff Greenfield had with Mr. Nwangwu on Saturday November 18, 2000 during a special edition of ‘Inside Politics 2000.’
Nwangwu, adviser to the Mayor of Houston (the 4th largest city in the U.S., and immigrant home to thousands of Africans) argued further that “the issues of the heritage interests of 35 million African-Americans in Africa, the volume and value of oil business between between the U.S and Nigeria and the horrendous AIDS crisis in Africa do not lend any basis for Governor Bush’s ill-advised position which removes Africa from fair consideration” were he to be elected president. By Al Johnson

Conflicting emotions, feeling of disappointment, timing of revelation that Rev. Jackson fathered a child with former aide lead to charges of “right-wing orchestration.

Will Arinze be the first Black African POPE in recent history?

Why is 4-year old Onyedika carrying a placard against killings in Nigeria?

How Nigeria’s Islamic Sharia crises will affect the U.S.

Africa suffers the scourge of the virus Kgomotso Mahlangu, a five-month-old AIDS patient in a hospital in the Kalafong township near Pretoria, South Africa, captures the more painful profile of the catastrophic and sweeping impact of the virus in the continent.USAfricaonline special report is titled AIDS, Africa and Kgomotso

NEWS INSIGHT

WHY NIGERIA’S PLANES CRASH

Nigeria has faced numerous airline crashes arising from poorly maintained equipment, overworked and lean flight staff, corruption and bribery of senior quality control officers in government, hurried approvals granted political cronies to own airline services, failure to execute oversight actions by aviation management staff, among other factors. By Chido Nwangwu

COUNTERPOINT

‘Why is Bill Maher spreading racist nonsense aboutHIV/AIDS and Africa on ABC?

Hate groups’ spin by Lamar Alexander benefits anti-Blacks, anti-Semites, and racists

Annan, power and burden of the U.N

The Civilianizing of African soldiers into Presidents

ELECTIONS

Flawed elections, violence overshadow Mwanawasa’s rise to presidency.

The Economics of Elections in Nigeria

Bushs-Guiliani meddling in Houston mayoral elections was needless

BUSINESS PROFILE

Victor Ehiemua and The Pharmacy: 20 years ofexcellence.

POLITICS

Aspirant Charles Maduka brought his campaign, fundraiser for Nigeria’s House of Representative seat to Houston and Richmond, on Friday April 19. Plus, his USAfricaonline.com interview.

YOUTH

Kelechi Nwankwo’s quests on the path of academic excellence cause for joy

At 39, Nigerians still face dishonest stereotypes such as Buckley’s, and other self-inflicted wounds.

‘Why is Bill Maher spreading racist nonsense aboutHIV/AIDS and Africa on ABC tv?

National Summit on Africa, Congresswoman Jackson-Lee hold policy forum in Houston

‘100 Black Men are solutions-oriented’ says Thomas Dortch, Jr., Richard Johnson and Nick Clayton II as they share perspectives with USAfrica’s founder on the national organization.

ARTS

The Life and Irreverent times of Afrobeat superstar, FELA

SOUTH AFRICA

Why the revisionist forces of racist oppression in South Africa should not be allowed to intimidate Ron and Charlayne Gault.

EDUCATION

Houston Coca-Cola’s $10,000 in scholarships to Houston students expands educational opportunities.

Wong is wrong on Blacks in Houston city jobs

BUSINESS

Dr. Anaebonam’s strategic vision for BREEJ is a model for business excellence and empowerment.

BULLET Versus BALLOT

The bloody stain of military coup, on Friday December 24, 1999, sullied the once unique history of democratic rule in the beautiful and historically democratic, French-speaking west African country of Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) by General Robert Guei. USAfricaonline.com report and commentary.

Nigeria, Cry My Beloved Country.

Google index of Chido Nwangwu’s commentaries, special reports, his CNN and SKY News interviews, YouTube video features (1990s to November 2013), below, reflect only a partial listing of his writings – most of which appeared in the print edition of the Houston-based USAfrica The Newspaper, USAfriicaonline.com, and CLASSmagazine.

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The USAfrica index and list of vintage essays (1990s to mid 2000s), below, reflect only a partial listing of his writings – most of which appeared in the print edition of the Houston-based USAfrica The Newspaper, USAfriicaonline.com, and CLASSmagazine. Brief letters regarding any commentaries and reports are welcome. E-mails are preferred. For speaking engagements, e-mail Chido@USAfricaonline.com or call 713-270-5500. Wireless 832-45-CHIDO (24436)

 

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