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  • Freetime: Barkley Hendricks Showcases Caribbean Landscapes at the William Benton Museum

    Freetime:  Barkley Hendricks Showcases Caribbean Landscapes at the William Benton Museum
    Barkley Hendricks, a professor of studio art at Connecticut College and Yale alumnus who won a 2010 Governor's Awards for Excellence in Culture & Tourism, heads to Jamaica every winter when the cold gets to be too much to bear. But he hardly hangs...
  • Many immigrant cabbies have impressive credentials

    Many immigrant cabbies have impressive credentials
    SAN DIEGO -- A local cabbie who was murdered on the job two weeks ago was a diplomat and bank official in his home country, but he is by no means the only immigrant driver with impressive credentials. San Diego police are still tracking down leads in the...
  • Holy Day Bombing

    Holy Day Bombing
    Christmas cheer was replaced with blasts and bloodshed at churches in Nigeria. Holy places in five Nigerian cities were targeted. Dozens died and many others were wounded.  A police station and a state security building were also bombed. Locals are...
  • Celebrity Traveler: Nigeria to Mexico, actor finds charm

    Celebrity Traveler: Nigeria to Mexico, actor finds charm
    Born in Washington, D.C., to Nigerian parents, actor Gbenga Akinnagbe says it wasn't always easy growing up with a name like his. "Some people are surprised that I speak English and assume that I must be a foreigner," said Akinnagbe, 32, a Brooklyn...
  • Man Has 107 Wives, 185 Children, Blames God

    Man Has 107 Wives, 185 Children, Blames God
    BIDA, Nigeria -- He fell in love with his first wife because she was sincere and eager to please. His second wife, a cousin, was irresistible because she did everything he wished and nothing he didn't. "That alone made me love her." His third wife...
  • Book review: 'On Black Sisters Street'

    Book review: 'On Black Sisters Street'
    In Chika Unigwe's novel "On Black Sisters Street," the snow-covered streets of Antwerp, Belgium, are a beacon of freedom to the four disadvantaged African women who serve as the book's protagonists. Recruited in Lagos, Nigeria, by a fat slug of a sex...
  • Gorilla Habitat Larger Than Previously Thought

    Gorilla Habitat Larger Than Previously Thought
    Conservationists working in Central Africa to save the world’s rarest gorilla have good news: the Cross River gorilla has more suitable habitat than previously thought, including vital corridors that, if protected, can help the great apes move...
  • Blood and Guts:An exhibit of outrageous hand-painted West African movie posters at Trinity

    Blood and Guts:An exhibit of outrageous hand-painted West African movie posters at Trinity
    Bold, Raw & Uncensored: Ghanaian Movie Posters Through March 16, Widener Gallery, Trinity College, 300 Summit St., Hartford, (860) 297-5232, trincoll.edu Corpse-like zombies. Severed heads. Frightening hybrid man-beast monstrosities. Hovering angels...
  • The Find: Veronica's Kitchen in Van Nuys

    The Find: Veronica's Kitchen in Van Nuys
    "Fufu Land!" blares the sign over Veronica's Kitchen, a newly minted Nigerian place at the back of a mini-mall on busy Sherman Way in Van Nuys. Fufu is West Africa's staff of life. And like rice in Asia or bread in Europe, the doughy starch balls come in...
  • Nigeria civil war seen from sharpened angles

    [This book review ran in the Los Angeles Times on Sept. 12, 2006] The West African nation of Nigeria has suffered more than its share of violence and corruption, starting with its blatantly misrepresentative first election in 1960 and on through its...
  • 9/11 Comm. leader: 'Flaws' need fixing

     
    by Mark Silva Lee Hamilton, vice chairman of the 9/11 Commission that spawned a new organization for U.S. intelligence-gathering, says the failure to detect a known threat boarding a U.S.-bound airliner on Christmas Day with explosives is a sign of......
  • Obama: 'Buck stops with me'

     
    See the White House review: Summary of review.pdf See the order for action: Corrective actions.pdf See Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair's letter to the intelligence community this evening: Dennis Blair letter.pdf by Mark Silva and Christi...