Dear Black Woman! Your Hair Is Your Identity

I look at old pictures of our African ancestors, and it instantly gives me so much cultural pride invariably seeing our ancestors uniquely identifying with their distinct culture. When I refer to culture, I overlook language, values or beliefs instead what I mean is identity. First, let us take a look at what identity is, it is personality, looks or expression that makes a person or a group of people. Every race, religion and ethnic group have what they identify with. What happens when a particular group of people were taught to honour other peoples identities…

STREET CHILDREN IN AFRICA: The Leaders of No Tomorrow

These children lack the necessary tools for survival, which are shelter, food, education and a right to be treated as humans. According to ILO and UNICEF, there are about 30 million street children in Africa with South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia, Egypt and Nigeria making vast numbers. When we talk about street children, we refer to…

A Tale of two different melanated people

I do not intend to degrade any region; it’s a topic of interest that most people should be able to relate with, so I will use an experience I had as an example. I had a conversation with a man from Kenya who should be in his 30’s he lamented how he didn’t understand why…

The Biggest Hypocrites Called Transparency International

I recently saw the Transparency International (TI) Corruption Perceptions Index, and it happens to be the same old story of how they ignore the most corrupt and focus on the least corrup, I say this because there has never been a time when African countries would be high up the chart for anything good as…

Fellow Africans, Nigerians are not your Problem

What do you call a situation whereby one leaves their tormentors and instead go after their fellow enslaved brethren, is this a case of Stockholm syndrome or crass stupidity? Now to South Africans especially the born-free generation, some of you may recall what transpired from 1948 -1994, how do you focus on people who undoubtedly had no…

The Divide And Rule Agenda Used Between Africans And African-Americans

Since the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) exhausted all their options on mind-controlling programs, the next big thing was the media. The media effectively is a compelling platform because it consists of different types of communication such as, print, broadcast media and most recently, the digital media. In specific terms of viewership, countless of active users make use of the…