This Beautiful Apology to Black People around the Diaspora Will Literally Give You Goosebumps

On behalf of my people who sold their own for money, I’m sorry. I grew up ignoring much of black history bc I swore it didn’t pertain to me. Until the day came that my father taught me how my own tribe, thick in the advancements of trade and business development, was one of the largest and successful spots for slavers….

Africans should be allowed to take the lead on trade in their countries

Like many great things that come from Africa, we rarely get the credit for the work that is done here. Our designs, our hard work, and our initiatives, are often attributed to our saviors overseas. Although we appreciate the support brought in from foreign organizations, we will not tolerate the tactics used to keep Ghanaian companies from participating in the trade of our own products.

Two African Women’s Solution to the Lack of African E-books

As digital publishing and e-books make their mark across the world, one African publishing company is front and center. Founded by Barbara Njau and Kudakwashe Kamupira, e-book publishing company Bahati Books aims to bring well-written African literature by African authors to a global audience. With recent partnerships with reading app Okadabooks and literary magazine Afreada, […]

The returnee series: From Barnard to Lagos, Nigeria; a young Feminist’s wahala

“Africa needs you and in time, you’ll need Africa too.” How does it feel to be back home after years of college? It’s really very much of a mixed feeling. It’s exciting and interesting, I missed the food and family. At the same time, it feels a bit too much at times because there a lot […]

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” and destructive tourism practices. Those in the Diaspora have the […]

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 is to gain anything tangible that will take you […]