1) You will feel at home: You’re really home. You’re sinking your teeth into familiar food you’ve missed for so long: matumbo (cow entrails) fried tilapia, nyama choma (grilled meat), ugali (maize […]
The H&M’s monkey business and the different levels of furor it has caused.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, locked up in some solitary monastery or you’ve been in la-la land aka cut off from every form of communication, you should be aware of […]
The dangers of traveling while black; the racial attack of Bakari Henderson.
On a night like yesterday, tossing and turning in the dark because of a toothache from a filling ‘so close to a nerve’, I turned to online news to keep me company […]
Black and stared at in a foreign country? Here’s a few things you can do..
I was sharing with a dutch friend the other day that sometimes I forget I’m black. Not that I’ve ever wanted to forget my roots or dark ebony complexion; but that I’ve […]
That time we told the Moldova border police, “We are tourists on vacation.”
Everyone says that it’s pretty quick to get from Odessa to Chisinau; that it can take at least three hours to bridge the distance, or utmost five if immigration decides to give […]
Is Sinterklaas and ´Zwarte Piet´ a racist tradition?
The door bell rang just as I rolled out of bed. As soon as I opened the door to my apartment, some blackened-up petes in costume tossed some candy on the floor […]
“Think about it: in this digital age where blogging and updating statuses are pretty much all that anyone does anymore, old school notions of cool have been rebooted. No longer the laughingstock, […]