Monthly Archives: October 2013

Dr. Ann L. Stanford (1934-2012)

More than a remarkable woman in her own right, “Ma Stanford” was a mother to me and Zeinab and a grandmother to Samsam, Hassan and Yassin. Born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, she refused to have others set limits for her aspirations, which she accomplished. I met her in Nairobi in the summer of 1982 when I […]

“Auntie” (Marion Olivia Johnson Dozier Sipes) 1922-2008 & “Grandma” (Mabel Ragland Johnson 1899-1984) Richmond, Va., October 1979

Two of the greatest ladies ever. Whatever good things I am are because of these two women, my Aunt Marian and my grandmother. I miss them so much. Auntie raised all six of us, taught us right from wrong, dispensed the discipline along with plenty of love and affection. Some people are blessed to have […]

October 10, 2013 – Suspending Aid To Egypt’s Army

This week, the United States announced that it was suspending a portion of it’s $1.5 billion military assistance to Egypt, ostensibly, in an effort to prod the Egyptian military to move the country back towards democracy after the July coup d’etat that toppled the government of Mohammed Morsi. The decision has provoked much patriotic, righteous […]

Sunni Khalid, TV appearances, video stories

Sunni Video Mix A compilation of some of my former TV appearances and a couple of video stories.

October 2002 – Africa’s Troubled Relationship With The Arab World

African-Arab Divide An October 2002 report by Africa Journal’s Sunni Khalid on Africa’s troubled ties with the Arab World.

June 2002 – Angola’s Long Civil War Ends

Angola’s long civil war ends A report by Africa Journal’s Sunni Khalid on the death of rebel leader Jonas Savimbi and the immediate aftermath of the end of Angola’s long civil war in June 2002.

“Growing Up in Arabia West,” Part 2 (excerpt from “The Land of My Fathers”

…A few doors up the street on which I grew up, lived a quiet, elderly couple in a small, red brick house. In their backyard were a couple of pear and apple trees, which my childhood friends and I would occasionally raid. The couple lived next door to my friend, Percy Fox. Percy always called […]

“Growing Up In Arabia East,” Part 1 (excerpt from “The Land of My Fathers”)

My life has been directly impacted by the combined affects of three great forces – unprecedented industrialization, massive immigration/migration and rapid urbanization – all of which began to play out in the Detroit area more than five decades before I was born. The community in which I was raised was at the very epicenter of […]