Who is the police? What really is the role of the people in blue uniform that stand in the middle of traffic, or gather at police stations a few hours later than expected, purporting to be on duty? Who are they? Those who wear green because they supposedly wield more power than those in blue, … Continue reading Scratching an itch?
When pointing fingers and throwing accusations to people of the opposite camp gives you no advantage over your opponent, Uhuru had to resort to a far more blander perspective of things for which the opposition could not raise eye brows about. In his comments after the Supreme Court's decision to nullify the nation's presidential results, … Continue reading Looking to God when nothing else works?
A First experience can be daunting because you may have no clue how to deal with what comes your way or you may be disoriented on how you would like to proceed with that situation. However, luckily, or unluckily enough, someone else has already gone through your experience in one way, and wisdom/ information lies … Continue reading No cleaner way through “FIRSTS”
The most powerful space that I have stepped into, this year, where you cannot ignore the invisible forces that seem to tug at you by just being at that very space is the National Museum of African American History and Culture, in Washington DC. It is a space, filled with the story of the black man … Continue reading The Weight of History
Spend thirty minutes brushing your teeth, combing that hair, picking your best clothes, and making sure you smell good. Think about what you are gonna say to the class when it's your turn to speak. Think of what you are gonna present in that meeting in a few hours. The truth is, when someone steps … Continue reading On thinking too much
I listen to a lot of music; and by a lot I mean lots of it-like my library of 25,000 songs. Now you may call me a music hoarder, and yes of course I am. Having this many songs in your song library can be daunting, because, then immediately, you've got a problem-which music do … Continue reading The Music Album that saved me
I have thought about this issue for a while after talking with some of my two friends who lost quite a bit of money recently. After laughing myself off for a while and making sure my laughter doesn't bring them more pain, I decided it's only fair that I share this aspect of diaspora living … Continue reading Fraud Politricks for Dummies
It's the normal buzz and groovy hype-filled air that made me just sit down and pause. If this was the famous movie Click, and reality was interchangeable with fantasy, then I would pause onto this moment and just sigh. I am at home. Feeling at home is something I have not felt for a loooong time. … Continue reading Of Times and Peoples
Dear Time Magazine, I am writing concerning the article "The Syrians Next Door" by Robin Shulman/Des Moines published in the Time Magazine issue of November 14th 2016. I was moved by the article for its honesty and clarity, however, I couldn't get myself to continue reading and ignore something that made me particularly disturbed. It … Continue reading Not All of them