Book Review: This Side of Home by Renee Watson

Release date: February 3rd 2015 Publisher: Bloomsbury Pre-order: Amazon Synopsis via Goodreads: Identical twins Nikki and Maya have been on the same page for everything—friends, school, boys and starting off their adult lives at a historically African-American college. But as their neighborhood goes from rough-and-tumble to up-and-coming, suddenly filled with pretty coffee shops and boutiques, Nikki is thrilled while Maya feels like their home is … Continue reading Book Review: This Side of Home by Renee Watson

Traveling T-shirt

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.  Your old T-shirt, made in China, bought in America, re-sold in Africa is the treasure I am talking about! It’s amazing how globally interconnected we have become.

The world wide web is one of the systems in place that has ensured for this connectedness. But you would be amazed how a simple piece of clothing, I now call it the mighty T-shirt, has played a huge role in uniting two countries, two continents apart.

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Meet Alafia, aka THE QUEEN OF TRAVEL.  She is only 23 years old, and is living a jet-setter’s lifestyle. After attaining her undergraduate degree, she moved halfway-across the world to live and teach in Japan. Prior to that, she had lived in Germany and visited the Carribean country of the Dominican Republic. Let this interview serve as inspiration to travel beyond the borders of your country. Read on for more scoop on the Queen of Travel!

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Interracial Dating

Dating outside of our race is not exactly about wanting a new experience, but it is the same as how you would approach any other relationship, for the mere joy of finding someone you connect with emotionally, spiritually, and mentally. Surely there are more challenges to face when you date outside of your race; for one, you could end up spending more time defending your … Continue reading Interracial Dating

Music Is Universal

It’s amazing how music can break down walls and cross borders with the message it conveys, arousing different emotions inside each of us. Its this mere fact that allows musicians to develop a fan base and perform in different countries.

I’ve often asked myself, why is music so powerful? why am I able to be moved even by words I don’t understand? It all comes down to the fact that music is truly universal. Continue reading “Music Is Universal”