Martin Luther King Jr.
Echoes from our past
Again, it is time to hate, another season for humanity to bicker on tribe, race and colour. A virus rages in the midst of it all, as if to remind we are not really in control here, that life is short, too fleeting to be vengeful or malicious.
‘I can’t breathe’
This newspaper feels the pains of George Floyd’s family, of African-Americans, Americans across the racial divide and we are absorbed in the global outcry
The Bill that hates itself
After reading a quote by Martin Luther King Jr that ‘ Returning Hates for Hates multiply Hates, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that, hate cannot drive out hate...
David Adjaye’s “Making Memory” at London’s Design Museum
What does it mean to memorialise ideas in a society? And how does making built form contribute to that? Can anything be ritualised and turned into a monument in the 21 century? These are some of the lofty questions explored in “Making Memory”, the new exhibition of seven projects by the celebrated British-Ghanaian architect, Sir…
America remembers Martin Luther King Jr, 50 years on
Americans on Wednesday marked 50 years since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr, a day seared into the national consciousness that transformed the civil rights leader into a symbol of the fight for racial equality.
Martin Luther King Jr's granddaughter appeals for 'gun-free world'
The nine-year-old granddaughter of Martin Luther King Jr. made a rousing appearance at a huge protest for gun control in Washington on Saturday, saying that like the slain civil rights leader she too has a dream -- "a gun-free world." The poised young girl made a surprise appearance at the "March For Our Lives" rally,…
Five Creepy Honourary Monuments
In life, as great men come and go, we sometimes take it upon ourselves to erect monuments in their honour so we never forget them. While some people like Abraham Lincoln get something simple and outstanding, some people are not as fortunate. Here are some of the creepiest monuments erected to honour great men. Oscar…
US civil rights leader Jesse Jackson has Parkinson's disease
American civil rights leader Jesse Jackson announced Friday that he has the degenerative neurological disease Parkinson's.
Bye-bye Obama, president's face gone from popular mural
Barack Obama left the presidency just days ago, but already his smiling face is gone from a mural on the wall of an iconic eatery in the US capital.