I’m positive you haven’t been missing out on the media coverage from Africa, where death tolls and fatalities have always had to force their way into the headlines. Perhaps you are like me, getting bored and tired...
Often within our community, we see black women involved in unhealthy yet normalized relationships. Black women are taught to withstand disrespect, abuse, mistreatment, infidelity and lies all in the name of “love”. Some believe that it is...
Nigeria isn’t suffering because of bad leadership. No, this is certainly not a line from Soyinka’s Elegy for the Nation, but it’s a fact. Times are bad and things are tough. Every Nigerian now has a common...
This article originally appeared on Amanda Bazil's blog on May 4, 2019. With her permission, we reposted it on our site in honor of Caribbean Heritage Month. Darkness. Evil.
At 9:41 AM on November 16th, 2017, after numerous hours of waiting, my first child was born into the world. I had joined the society of fatherhood. There are many ways to approach the responsibilities that accompany...
I don’t write spoken word Or personal narratives I write poems that are molded from my thoughts about living in an unjust world I’m in a private area...
I’ve dealt with failure my entire life. I’m sure we all have. I’ve failed tests, I’ve failed at friendships, I’ve failed at promises, I’ve failed at goals... I’ve...
There’s a saying that behind every strong man is a strong woman. Let’s modify that saying. How about, beside every strong man is a strong woman. And beside every strong woman...
“O you who believe, when an unrighteous man brings you news, look carefully into it, lest you harm a people in ignorance, then be sorry for what you did.” - Holy Quran 49:6
I can remember calling my friend uncivilized because he asked for my help in performing a particular task with his new Samsung Galaxy Tab. Of course, it was part of a huge joke, but I meant what...

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