I was at the airport the other day picking up someone from the airport and I noticed there were so many people at the arrivals terminal holding up signs with names of the people they were receiving. I’ve always wanted to go somewhere and have someone hold up a sign with my name, welcoming me….I…… Continue reading Discoveries from the Diaspora : 10 things you will learn abroad
For those born in the continent, many of us have at one point or another considered the possibility of relocating back to our birth places. Africans living in the diaspora fall into various categories. There are those who temporarily move abroad with the intention of moving back home right after receiving their education. There are…… Continue reading The African Diaspora Dilemma: Move Back or Stay Abroad?
How smart are you with your finances? It’s very critical for recent graduates and young adults in general to approach financial planning in a systematic way as the way we approach in our early years can set the tone for our future financial habits. Personal finance should be one of our key priorities. Our educational…… Continue reading 9 Financial Tips for Recent Graduates
College and university graduates have been gowning up and celebrating their hard work and determination by getting their diplomas and degrees and it’s definitely worth celebrating. Graduation comes with great excitement for most as it signifies one end of an era. However, the moment may also come with anxiety regarding what awaits you. This anxiety…… Continue reading 9 Lessons to New Graduates
In Africa and among Africans in the diaspora, lateness to everything is the norm and a lax attitude towards time has become acceptable. I cannot generalize on an entire continent or people but many people can agree that it is a huge problem if not a continental epidemic. I have heard that this issue not…… Continue reading Africans and the lateness epidemic
Spring has sprung in the northern hemisphere and there is an abundance of advertising for summer activities. Most notable to me is the high number of businesses, organizations, agencies and travel groups advertising summer abroad, travel, volunteering or gap year activities. I recently came across this organization that provides reading resources to school and community…… Continue reading Before you go off to lend a hand: Considerations before that volunteer trip abroad
There is no doubt that Marvel’s black panther is a great movie. With over 1 billion dollars in box office revenue, it has become a cultural phenomenon among people of African descent across the globe. The representation of different African cultures was breathtaking and extensive research was done by the costume and production designers (Ruth Carter…… Continue reading The women shall lead: lessons from Wakanda.
Clothing company H&M received many criticisms from people all over the world including famous celebrities over the seemingly racist advertisement they posted on their website selling boys’ hoodies. Many others have disputed the criticisms and reactions by claiming that black people are overly sensitive about the issue and have over interpreted the writing on the…… Continue reading H&M ad and the importance of context
As an avid blog reader, I came across an interesting post in one of my favourite blogs MsAfropolitan on why African women should blog . Our stories are often missing in mainstream media, told from outsiders’ perspectives and often reduced into single narratives. Over the past decade, African women have been actively challenging negative stereotypes…… Continue reading A little contribution to the “afrosphere”