So You Want to Write for Children

Watch out for these 7 Common Mistakes The idea has been floating around in your mind for years. You want to write a children’s book. Wonderful! Now is the perfect time to get started. But before you begin, take a moment to read over these 7 common mistakes made by beginning writers. Once you’ve read…

Depression is a Sneaky and Dangerous Illness

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Depression is heartbreaking. In an affluent Cleveland Ohio suburb, depression caused a father and husband to kill his wife and their two children, 15-year old twins, a boy and a girl, in an apparent murder-suicide. In another nearby city, the same thing happened, only this time three children were…

Blaxit:

Black Americans Exit America Blaxit is the word used to describe the latest migration of Black people in America to other countries. In this article, I use the term Black people to refer to African Americans and People of African Descent. Past migrations This is not the first time that Black people in America have…

Ghana to Reopen its Borders

Aiming for September 1st When will Ghana’s borders reopen? That’s the burning question on the minds of many African-Americans these days. The answer is soon. For those itching to go, Ghana hopes to reopen its borders by September 1st. On August 16, Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo presented an update on the country’s Covid-19 situation and…

Skin Bleaching is a Symptom of a Deeper Problem

Eliminating Color & Peeling Away Self-Value Imagine walking down a store aisle and being confronted with products claiming to bleach skin! Which is exactly what I encountered one day. Whatever you want to call it, skin bleaching, skin whitening, skin lightening, I never realized how widespread this dangerous practice is. I am a proud Nigerian-American…

7 Incredibly Insensitive Things People Do When They Visit Africa

You’ve done the research, read the travel guides and watched the documentaries about Africa. You’ve decided. You’re going to Africa. You’ve got your ticket, visa and have had your shots. You’re ready. You know everything that you need to know. But here’s the thing. You don’t know everything that you need to know. There are…

Pets are Tested for the Coronavirus and One Black Woman is Denied the Test Twice & Dies

I watched the evening news on April 28th, 2020. Of course the news was all about the Coronavirus Pandemic. The news anchor recounted the story of a 30 year old black woman who went to the hospital on two occasions because she was feeling sick, and was twice denied the test for the coronavirus. She…