A letter to Baba Opembe

13th September 2017 Salma Abdulatif 0

Dear Baba Opembe, I have wanted for so long to write to you a letter. To tell you how my new home is not home without you. But is home anything so physical? I think […]

Current Affairs

I Love You

21st July 2017 Salma Abdulatif 3

I love you. I love you because you are me. I love you because there will never be another you and you are amazing as you are. I love you, each part of you. As […]


Excuse My African

20th April 2017 Stella Damasus 20

I never had any issues with my being African, until I started living in the United States of America.  That was when I realized that my kind of “African” is different. I’m not talking about […]

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Fashion & Style

African Beauty Entrepreneurs You Need To Know!

15th March 2017 Teakisi 1

By Mako Muzenda Beauty is a global, billion-dollar industry. From cosmetics and skincare to fragrances and hair products, the business of beauty is lucrative and constantly expanding. Several African companies have made their own imprint […]

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Thoughts & Reflections

My Africa

21st December 2016 Teakisi 4

By Natasha Museveni Karugire I walked into a relatively warm restaurant but had to keep my coat on for quite a while to be able to feel my temperature return to where it should be. […]

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Hair & Beauty

Dear Weight Police.

8th June 2016 Teakisi 0

By Zerida Mponye I was having breakfast at Cafe Javas the other day when I saw the most beautiful woman. She was seated right in front of me, slightly to the right so I had […]

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Your Black Is Beautiful

29th May 2016 Teakisi 1

By Joan Semanda.   “Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness” – Marcus Garvey This post is inspired by my thoughts to my future daughter. Your […]

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Celebrating Black Queens

19th February 2016 Teakisi 0

By Vivienne Amijee Do good and the universe will return you the favour in due time. For a long time, black women, especially those in Africa, have been known to only bear children and tend to […]