The fallout of British imperialism is still being felt in Africa. The incredibly racist British rule introduced many laws that are incredibly punitive. The laws allowed the British occupiers to arrest any dissident that they pleased. This kept the population under the British thumb and allowed their imperialism to perpetuate throughout the continent. Eventually, the world saw this as problematic and the British Empire fell. Unfortunately, many of these punitive petty crimes that the British used to subjugate the population are still on the books.
This allows the governments left in Africa to continue to subjugate their citizens. Take the story of James in Kenya, for example. A well-respected teacher, James was known in the community for having a mental disability. He was an incredibly well-behaved citizen when he took his medication.
Unfortunately, one day James was unable to take his medication. His outlandish actions did not include any real crimes. He would simply dance down the street singing aloud. But the punitive petty crimes on the books allowed the police to arrest him and put him in jail for a long period of time without charge. Under the old British law, James was a “vagabond”. Read more on NYTimes.com.
Another story comes out of Malawi where a 196-year-old law was used against Mayeso Gwanda. He was simply giving up early in the morning to go sell plastic bags at the market. He was assaulted by police who were trying to extort money out of him. When he had no money, they arrested him for being a “rogue”. He also sat in jail for a long period of time without charge.
Fortunately for the world, the Open Society Foundation is fighting these punitive, draconian, Imperial-era laws. The foundation has quite a reach around the world. The Open Society Foundation has plenty of funding coming out of the United States in the form of billions of dollars. The organization itself is more of an umbrella. There are hundreds of nonprofit organizations that fall under this umbrella around the world in more than 100 countries.
The OPS has a very interesting history. It was founded in 1979 by billionaire George Soros. The original intent of the group was to aid citizens of communist countries whose governments had fallen. The organization aims to help those citizens transition into a democratic way of life in order to rid the planet of authoritarian rule.
George Soros still funds the Open Society Foundation. He is now worth more than $25 billion and his war on communism has succeeded. He now fights for the underrepresented and vulnerable all across the world. Soros has given more than $12 billion of his own wealth to this endeavor and continues to pour money into fighting such things as petty crimes in Africa.
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EuGenia Shea was founded in 2014 by a mother and daughter team. It is a labor, not of designs for money, but out of love. Naa-Sakle Akuete formed the company when her mother was diagnosed with cancer. Naa-Sakle wanted to spend more time with her mother and found an ideal and novel way to do it. They did it by introducing the world to their mother and grandmother’s best kept skin secret, raw Ghanian Shea butter. Now Grandma Sunshine’s shea butter is available to all women of all skin types in the form of EuGenia Shea Products.
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Naa-Sakle had to work diligently to bring this little company to fruition. Her idea was to bring it to the United States and there were many hurdles and obstacles to overcome. This company was based on love, social responsibility, and beautiful family values.
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No matter what someone has done or how much they have accomplished, it is always difficult to write a book and put pen to paper and see it come to life. In the case of Michael Zomber, he has written five books, which can be purchased on Amazon.com. They are titled Jesus and the Samurai: The Shining Religion and the Samurai, A Son of Kentucky, Shogun Iemitsu: War and Romance in 17th Century Tokugawa Japan, Park Avenue, and Sweet Betsy That’s Me: A Child of the Civil War. They have been received very well by both critics and audiences. He writes the kind of books that really resonate with people and leave a mark on them upon reading them.
It is all because of the research he puts into each and every book. He wants to be able to educate people of all ages on various things. He has a gift and his gift is giving back in the form of books. He also has a gift in the form of documentaries. As they often say, real life is better than fiction. He has even been described as a storyteller at heart. When one puts together a documentary, they are putting something out there to educate, inform, and entertain the general public. That is a lot of responsibility as it requires getting all of the facts straight and having them all in order. It can be easy to lose an audience if the documentary is not compelling and well told. That has never been a problem for Michael Zomber.
To his name, he has seven screenplays. In addition to all of that, he has also done a lot of great charity work with his wife such as UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders, Amnesty International and Global Exchange. They work together, hand in hand, arm in arm, to get the word out there about peace.