this very monetary system, inspired by the Nazi German regime of 1933-1945, is seen by many African organisations as a means for France to control the economy of its former colonies and, by the way, enrich itself at the stake of these same countries.Read more
The assimilationist campaigns from the colonial and imperialist eras have finally led to the permanent establishment of a French Muslim community whose presence and cultural expression is now perceived as challenging French cultural identity and values. In May last year, France was once again pointed out and condemned by the UN for its political stances that aim at curtailing the cultural expression of its ethnic minorities and particularly the Muslims. “What are the origins of the islamophobic positions held by French politicians and the mass media?” What are the political decisions that finally led to a form of “apartheid” opposing those who define themselves as “Charlies” against those who do not?” Why is the Burkini perceived as a provocation going against what some see as the French values?
Here are some interesting questions that this piece will have the opportunity to discuss.
The mayor of Cannes in southern France has banned full-body swimsuits known as “burkinis” from the beach, citing public order concerns.Read more
Martin Luther King Jr had a dream; Ali made it a reality… he lost his world heavyweight title and won the whole world with his belief, charisma, and policy…Read more
In his book “Je suis”, Bakary puts the blame on the institutions; but not only. What makes his message quite unusual is obviously that the responsibility and ineffectiveness of the people from the suburbs and deprived districts of the Paris region, is not spared …Read more
French rap cannot be separated from social issues.
With the emergence of the ‘Minister Amer’ and then the ‘Secteur A’ in the 1990s,
French Rap will take a new turn –that of Gangsta Rap!
By attracting the attention of those whose duty it is to govern us and improve our living standards, Dieudonné does slide here the biggest quenelle ever. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBNAQMrNPro And I now ask myself: What if the clown, as he often calls himself, became the one at the origin of the down fall of this ineffective government?Read more
Shocking new video footage reveals the hate that still divides a country where far-right politics barely raises a shrugRead more
AnOpenEye on French Lyrics: the aim is to help the English speaking world better understand French rap and culture. We begin with NTM group (mainly composed …
By Nasty & Dr Moustafa Traore
Now, I say ‘bizarrely’ derived from the roots of my culture which attires women in a one-piece demure dress. It is scarcely bizarre when you live in a society that has accustomed to such ignoble demeanour.Read more