July 01, 2016


This Side of Creation is the companion blog for ODE. It covers a variety of topics including the history, the diversity, the culture, the music, the food, the art and the craft of Africa and Diaspora.



What Does Freedom Mean to You?

As the nation celebrates Independence Day this weekend, we are reflecting about freedom in its many forms. What does it mean to be free?

In the documentary, Nina: An Historical Perspective, Nina Simone proclaims that freedom means "No Fear". Do you agree? We would like to hear your thoughts and comments on freedom. Join the discussion below.

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