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Ending child marriage in Africa

In February 2016, Ghana launched its campaign to . According to UNICEF data, as of 2015 Ghana's national child marriage rate was at 21 percent. This data represents a 4 percent decrease from 2013. The legal age for marriage in Ghana is 18 however, with parental consent children...

Princess! Your Melanin = Magic

Melanin, earlier in life, the words black and beautiful were never spoken in one sentence and it was beyond comprehension to attach labels of excellence to darkness. And for a while I fell for that lie and believed wholeheartedly that being black is a bad...

I reconcile deeper with darkness and light

I reconcile deeper with darkness and light. Darkness and Light is directing towards the Universe's natural balance, Yin Yang, masculine and feminine polarities. I know what country my ancestors come from, the powerful land of Africa, but I also know were I came from before I...

Distant relatives I finally got to meet.

The Ma’Ati nation meets the Mursi nation. Finally in a place I began to understand myself. If this pic moves you, please go to the Rift and Omo Valley yourself. These beautiful civilizations, which we’re racing to have again, are under threat due to “development”...

She left a six figure salary job to pursue her dreams, here are 20 insights she used to fight her fears.

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In Lagos, Everyone Is Trying To Hammer, And The Nail Is Bent (edited)

If Nigeria were a walking, talking, human being, Lagos would be it’s heart, beating profusely to the ribcage-shattering pound of all the people living inside it, desperately trying to reach one aim- to hammer. Hammer — To make it- riches, money, cars, social status or influence. To Hammer...

Why the obsession with black narratives of oppression?

​​I recently emailed the VP of my school this: “Furthermore, educational societies are obsessed with black narratives of oppression. There are always lectures, discussions, or events on race, crime, capitalism, gender, etc…Emmanuel College is obsessed with discussing black misfortune without an action plan to make structural changes...

There is bliss when all Africans connect

It's beautiful how being African can create such a strong representation of one's self. I believe that when someone identifies themselves as African, they recognize where they are from but also declare that they are changing what it means to be "African". There are many...

Ori Inu, returning to African Spirituality

This narrative is our declaration of being proud to be Black, proud to be African, proud to be Carribean, proud to be American. This film is a symbol of our life....

To go back to traditions …

​"To go back to traditions is the first step forward”.. I was raised in a family of 10 siblings and parents devoted to sharing their loves for each other and that of our African Congolese traditions. Now as a musician, creative director, my sole purpose is to...