I think it’s a problem when people care more about the history of Africa, and don’t care about Africa in the present day. Right now in Ghana we have an energy crisis going on or as they say in Ghana (Domsor, Domsor). Where power is getting shut off in communities for (sometimes two or three days at a time) and keep in mind you still have to pay your monthly electricity bill. The frequent Ghanaian blackouts are caused by a power supply shortage. Ghanaian generating capacity is currently 400-600 megawatts less than Ghana needs. Ghanaian electricity distributors regularly shed load with rolling blackouts.
At the beginning of 2015, the dumsor schedule went from 24 hours with light and 12 without to 12 hours with light and 24 without. The long blackouts contrast with the practice in other countries, where blackouts roll rapidly, so that no residential area is without power for more than one hour at a time.
In Ghana we have a tap water supply problem. Where the water that’s coming through the faucet is not suitable to drink, and that’s if the water is running at all. The president of Ghana is not doing anything for the people, I have walked the streets personally and have seen the hopeless feeling in the young peoples’ eyes. The infrastructure there is 50 years too old and cannot support the growth in population that is being seen and Ghana today. I know people here in America might not care about this because it’s not affecting them personally, but we need every Ghanaian in America and none Ghanaian to care about mother Africa. If you guys really mean any of the black power and black awareness stuff that y’all talk about online. In 2016 there must be a change in the Ghanaian government
When I think of a Phenomenal Woman I think of Lorraine Hansberry when she wrote “A Raisin In The Sun”. Nina Simone on the piano singing “Strange Fruit”. Miriam Makeba when she spoke out in front of the UN in 1963. Betty Shabazz, when she received her doctorate degree after her husband Malcolm Shabazz died. Corretta Scott King when she led the Memphis boycott march just days after her husband Martin Lurther King Jr. died. Lena Horne being blacklisted in Hollywood because she spoke out against segregation. I think of Maya Angelo writing her poems. I think of Michelle Obama becoming the first black First Lady Of The United States Of America, I think of the Virgin Mary becoming pregnant by the Holy Spirit, and raising up our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and all that came with that. The list goes on and on feel free to add to this list in the comments section.