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The Man Who Had No Water
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The Man Who Had No Water

Posted July 2nd, 2013 by in Blog, Business, Race, Racist in Brooklyn

So I reluctantly got off my butt last night to walk all the way to Park Slope for some vitamins. It was life or death, otherwise I would have stayed with my vegan ice cream and Bollywood film.  I was happy to find what I needed at a steal and left the co-op with my […]

Falling Down in the Subway
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Falling Down in the Subway

Posted July 2nd, 2013 by in Blog, Subway Stories

A woman fell in the train today. Actually she fell between the train and the platform so that her right leg went into the space between the platform and train. Scary. I found myself gasping dramatically, watching in anticipation as two brothers helped her up. I was alerted to the fall when one of them […]

Racist or Crazy?
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Racist or Crazy?

Posted June 20th, 2013 by in Blog, Race, Subway Stories

A woman spat on the train today. It didn’t interest me as much as the people sitting around me who spoke about it for the rest of my ride. She had spent the last several minutes covering her ears and closing her eyes, actually looking somewhat peaceful. The guy sitting right next to me was […]

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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 […]