Monthly Archives: December 2008

The Kanaga in Black

Like most African countries, the Mali Flag adopted the Pan-African motif espoused by Ethiopia, probably to promote better unity among its neighbors, a tricolor with three vertical stripes of green near the hoist, gold and red. It was in 1959 … Continue reading

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Check Out the Military Flags

The United States Armed Forces is probably one of the most respected and prominent service organizations in the country. It is structured into five branches namely the United States Army, primarily preserves peace and security and defending the nation as … Continue reading

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Flag Crests of Our Time

Whenever we roam around European countries such as Poland, we almost always see family crests engraved on the front gates and statues; we even see the Poland flag, side by side with a crest flag raised outside houses and commercial … Continue reading

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Lobsters Anyone?

If you are one of the more than nine million visitors that come to Maine annually, then you must be really smitten by the lobster’s delicacy that abounds in the state. In fact, because of the demand 50 million pounds … Continue reading

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Not JUST Fried Chicken

While growing up, me, my mom and dad used to frequent the KFC joint a stones-throw from the movie theater in our community. My memory speaks of weekends where we usually spend some time in the supermarket and movies, then … Continue reading

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Rastafari’s Zion

Have you heard of the Rastafari movement? It is the belief of those members of the sect that wherever they are in the world, their stay is only temporary because eventually they will be herded back to their New Zion … Continue reading

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Nakfa and Gabbi

Does nakfa and gabbi ring a bell? If you are familiar with Eritrea, then you will know that nakfa is the country’s currency in use; while gabbi are traditional shawls worn by villagers in the rural communities. In 1952 Eritrea … Continue reading

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