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“Arranged” Marriage

Posted June 17th, 2013 by in Blog, Womanism

I could write an essay…so many points to address from this piece. The first thing that comes to mind though is that it reminds me why I have always loved my Muslim friends, they show so much love and compassion to each other–and in my experience–non-Muslims. In reading this piece though, I felt choked. I […]

“All These F—in Immigrants”
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“All These F—in Immigrants”

Posted June 14th, 2013 by in Blog, Subway Stories

So there was a lady at the train station this morning who was apparently enraged because she had swiped her card, couldn’t get in, and the transit worker wouldn’t give her a pass. She stood outside the turnstiles for over 10 minutes ( I got there after the real ruckus) cursing and shouting and threatening to […]

When God Left the Room
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When God Left the Room

Posted May 31st, 2013 by in AFRiCKA, Articles, Blog, Spirituality

As a young Yoruba adult—in a world in which Parents were without a roadmap for teaching culture to American-raised children—I struggled with the slippery slope of finding my roots. For me, that meant curiosity about Ifa and other African traditional religions. I didn’t give my parents much credit back then, thinking them clueless and all, […]

The Afropolitan Fear of Traditional Religion
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The Afropolitan Fear of Traditional Religion

Posted May 22nd, 2013 by in AFRiCKA, Articles, Blog, Spirituality

Available for sale in certain parts of Lagos are human body parts. They may be sold from the back of a car or in more remote parts of neighboring towns. They are used most often for rituals requiring human sacrifice for gaining riches. The demand for these body parts is so high that Nigeria especially […]

Sugar and Depression
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Sugar and Depression

Posted May 21st, 2013 by in Blog, Health & Vitality

From: Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist You’ve no doubt seen the television ads warning “this is your brain on drugs”.   These public service announcements are designed to be visually shocking thereby discouraging youth drug abuse by comparing the brain to an egg and a fried egg in a pan to a brain on drugs. The same […]

Performance this Sunday: Ijustmetme, St. Luke’s Theatre
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Performance this Sunday: Ijustmetme, St. Luke’s Theatre

Posted May 20th, 2013 by in Blog, Events, Love

I went to Philly for my first performance in the City of Brotherly Love last year, and I definitely felt the love! I learned so much from the speakers and the dialogue at this event and was truly blessed to be invited. I performed a few pieces, mostly focused on love, relationships, finding your purpose. […]

Love Poem
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Love Poem

Posted May 20th, 2013 by in Blog, Love, Poetry

Wrap me in your honestly chiseled embrace With your smile of ancient days Be my seven years of confidence on these lips Kiss the mistakened bruises you’d almost talked me out of Be my brother Take my hand and lead me to freedom’s ocean Share me with the light you shine In time