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Subtle Powers

The global history of superpowers is one fraught with violence, force, war, terror, and imposed ideations of culture, and language. Even now, in modern times, where nations once colonized are now independent...
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Driving Ms. Okere

Today was her 76th birthday. Instead of good morning, I wished her many more. She, unassuming as always, thanked God, her family, and me. 76 is a big deal, at least that’s what she told me. In honor of her...
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My Rock

I spent so many years as the smelly African kid. I was brown-noser, whose hand was always raised, with a book glued to my hands. My glasses always slipped off my wide nose during P.E. and the new food I ate...
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The Price of Innovation

In the continent today, there are many Midas hands painting various projects with gold. The danger, however, is that those hands have to potential to taint African innovations with external agendas that will...
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Re-Wrapped Ideas

My friend and I sat on the G train headed to the gym. As usual we were in our own world discussing a random assortment of things when I turned to see a father with a young child strapped to his chest. Heart...
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Afromentality – Shame

When I tell fellow African people that I am a feminist, I feel that I am admitting to wrongs I have not committed, and failures that are not mine. It is as though I am desecrating some very sacred, very holy...

Our Truth

Speak your truth and it will come to pass. One of my good friends once told me that after I worried myself into a panic attack over my future. For me, the future I want seems so far from where I am, the road...
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BRCK House

There was a time in our history when looking to the future meant connecting technologically to the world. Smartphones were not sold, and blogs were websites where people either complained about their lives, or...

National Keepers

Senators in Nigeria are among the highest paid in the world. Nigeria is also home to some of the most expensive real estate in the world with some homes on Ikoyi Island ranging from 7 -90 million naira. Even...
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How We Keep

Metal handcuffs joined two 25-year old Delta State students. The crowd was wild and angry, crying loudly, ‘burn them!’ Over and over again the young men lying on the ground begged the crowd to let them...