Kanye West and the Cause of Conflict Diamonds
A friend of mine and fellow Charlottean, Angela Lindsay, has written an excellent article for the Charlotte Post called, "Diamond's aren't best friend to the people of Sierra Leone." She calls on hip-hop artists who are among some of the most enthusiastic consumers of diamonds to join rapper/producer Kanye West in his attempt to raise awareness around this important issue. If entertainers can get together to fight poverty as with the Live 8 concerts, why not do the same thing for civil wars fought over diamonds? Read Angela's article here.
For a poetic take on conflict diamonds and other matters, read Going Back To Africa.