Columnists Lekan Oguntoyinbo Opinion

As Obama visits, Kenya to celebrate the fabled America

Some commentators have compared President Barack Obama’s planned trip to Kenya later this month to John F. Kennedy’s visit to Ireland in June 1963. To be sure, this is not some feel-good trip. The president is visiting the East African country for a global entrepreneurship summit, but Kenyans can’t get over the fact that the […]

Columnists Lekan Oguntoyinbo Opinion

Caribbean nation threatening eviction of ethnic Haitians

Racism is flaring its ugly head again on the island of Hispaniola, a Caribbean island shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic. For decades, thousands of Haitians have crossed over into the more affluent Dominican Republic to seek better economic opportunities.  Over the years, some of these Haitians stayed, had families and made new lives […]

Columnists Lekan Oguntoyinbo Opinion

For many blacks, same-sex marriage has long row to hoe

Over a picture of two bearded, tuxedo-clad men kissing, a Nigerian-born acquaintance of mine posted on Facebook: “May I, my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren never be part of this abominable act.” A short piece that’s been particularly popular among English-speaking Africans on social media for months, reads: “You [whites] asked us to wear [suits] under […]