The African Derrière and Our Obsession

I went for a comedy show the other day, and as I walked towards the venue, I noticed a young black woman walk by in a figure hugging dress. She looked great and I believe she knew it. As she sashayed her hips ahead of me and a few other men also making their way […]

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Don’t Tell Me How To Dress

By Vivienne Amijee Being an African girl is a challenge from the onset of life’s journey. We are born into a society that requires us to prove our worth from time to time. Education, if it comes your way, has to be combined with hard work just to beat the boy child, you have to […]

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The Curse of A Successful Black Woman

I’m a strong, intelligent and driven young black woman. My career is healthy, the world is my oyster. I’m also a part of the first ever breed of black middle-class South Africans. Our parents worked their way into the middle-class tier. We are an evolution of the African economy. We are equal with all races […]

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The Platonic Male Friend (PMF)

Recently, a very close male friend of mine passed away. Indeed he could have been described as part of my ‘inner circle’ if I did have one. We had  a special bond, and a unique relationship. Truth is each of us has a unique type of relationship with everyone in our lives. We have our […]

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G1RL5 C0D3 2 (Girls Code Too)

By Nellie Umutesi-Vigneron I recently attended an event hosted by ThoughtWorks Pan Africa in Atlanta, GA.  This was completely random as I am not in the technology field, but my good friend Enyo Kumahor, Regional Director of ThoughtWorks Africa, was the featured speaker and invited me to join.  ThoughtWorks is  headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with […]

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The Perfect Reason To Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Article is by C.J Npowa It’s Valentine day!!! A day most ladies look forward to and most men apprehend. Seriously though, I get their feeling about V-Day being over-commercialized. But let me tell you something about V-Day in a way that will make sense to you MEN… If you live in North America, about once […]

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Afrikan

  • by Teakisi
  • Feb 14, 2014
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By Kye Makyeli From the slopes of the now silent Elgon, To the arid plateau in Jos, Her blood flows, A near perfect cocktail of glorious cultures A royal blend of heritage That prides her of the impeccable specimen that she is, Afrikan.   The east wind ind blows, A breeze raging against the sun’s […]

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5 Feelings You’ll Experience With a New Relationship

Love is in the air in the month of February, and if you’ve just gotten into a new relationship, you’re probably experiencing a myriad of emotions. Transitioning from single-hood to being in a relationship isn’t always easy, especially if you’ve been single for a while and have become accustomed to being by yourself and sharing […]

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Jigida and The Spring’s Last Drop (Part 1)

There lies my purse of cowries, shells and beads, strung and unstrung, my hero of a thousand years years. Is this the future I so looked forward to seeing? My hopes, imaginations, aspirations dashed. In the beginning: Sitting on a cane chair amidst an array of exotic flowers with leaves broad and small, in the […]

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