African Perspective in Vietnam: I Can Only Imagine

Solo travel to Vietnam was the amazing fulfillment of a childhood dream. The backdrop of my childhood was the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. So I traveled from San Francisco to Ho Chi Minh City(formerly Saigon) and visited three key places I was curious about: The Saigon River; the Mekong Delta and the underground village at Ben Dinh. The trip was amazing. I lodged at the Queen Ann Hotel and it was very nice, centrally located and offered an incredible breakfast buffet daily. My return air trip was on Cathay Pacific Airlines. Five key things I can recommend: . . .

Message to the Colonized: Remarks at ALD 2023

Peace Peace Africans! I’d like to thank the Maryland Council of Elders for organizing another wonderful African Liberation Day event and I like to thank Sister Abena for inviting me another year to gift books to children and also speak on behalf of Black Alliance For Peace. My name is Erica Caines and I wear many hats in the Black Alliance For Peace, which is an alliance that seeks to recapture and redevelop the historic anti-war, anti-imperialist, and pro-peace positions of the radical black movement. African Liberation Day has been my favorite time of year since I have been invited . . .