When day comes we ask ourselves, where can we find light in this never-ending shade? The loss we carry, a sea we must wade We've braved the belly of the beast We've learned that quiet isn't always peace And the norms and notions of what just is Isn't always just-ice And yet the dawn is... Continue Reading →
Black Lives Matter: If It Ain’t Global and Intersectional – What Are We Fighting For?
I don't think any of us could have envisioned 2020 the way it has paned out. A global pandemic (COVID-19) brought the world to a standstill, while the Black Lives Matter protests march through our cities demanding an end to police brutality and systematic racism. The brutal killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, by a police... Continue Reading →
Hanging with Afro-Italians in NYC!
Fred Kuwornu has started a movement, perhaps without even intending to. But then again, that's to be expected of the Italian-Ghanaian filmmaker and activist whose films 18 IUS SOLI and Inside Buffalo, examine issues of race, ethnicity, and national identity in Italy's contemporary multi-cultural setting. What the filmmaker of Blaxploitalian; his latest documentary film to be... Continue Reading →
Finding myself in unexpected places… A journey towards spirituality
As I am writing this post, Sai Baba has his gaze fixed on me. There's no avoiding the warmth in his eyes and smile radiating onto me even from a picture hanging on a wall above my head. Perhaps this was my inspiration to wake up early this morning with a strong desire to write... Continue Reading →
Sugar and Spice and all things nice… Seconds!
There's always room for more delicious foods!... I revisit some of my favourite travel food moments! A moment on the lips- a life time on the hips but always worth every bite! My ultimate Cheesecake Factory moment... Ummmm! Related articles Cheesecake Factory pasta on list of caloric "food porn" (news.yahoo.com) Protein Powder Cheesecake Healthy and... Continue Reading →
Chocolate… Like me!
We are all chocolate! Sweet and divine we are, descending from the dirt of the earth, the fruit of life given by Theobroma, food worthy of the gods themselves, our roots in Africa and its vast diaspora, cocooned by a protective shell, our seeds cultivated to be roasted until 'blackened', how our darkness has pathed... Continue Reading →
Couchsurfing… the couch, the guests and being hosted.
I've been a member of the online travel community for about 4 years. I generally use it as a means to connect with people before I arrive in another country. There's nothing quite like the reassurance of knowing you have a friend on the other side. It really does make the world seem a smaller... Continue Reading →