What is the future of Africa?

When I was a young girl,
I dreamed of Africa … and when I was a young woman — I went…

I lived in Julius Nyerere’s #Tanzania;
He was one of Africa’s boldest visionary #leaders.
I witnessed his #dream of socio-economic justice for all …
Truly a dream deferred for Africa — and her diaspora

I left.

I returned decades later with my daughter who is African and her daughter who is American

I wanted my 6-year-old grand-daughter to know-not dream of Africa

I wanted her to tell her own stories

Of beautiful children, strong men, and empowered #women

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Originally published at https://thriveglobal.com.



JoAnn Rolle, Ph.d.,

JoAnn Rolle, Ph.D., Dean of Business at Medgar Evers College, City University of New York (CUNY) is an economist and international keynote speaker.