"I love my natural hair mummy, but it's so hard to maintain it. I'm tempted to put braids in my hair, but I won't do it because I don't want to sin against God." These were the words of my 14-year-old daughter today. She's my firstborn and my first love. She's a credit to … Continue reading Mummy, I’m Tempted To Put Braids In My Hair But I Don’t Want To Sin Against God
I can't go online without seeing memes, articles and quotes of how inspirational Meghan Markle has been to black women across the world. Black women, especially single mothers and single women over 30 are ecstatic, it's like they have been given a new hope by the new royal bride. Even though she's not exactly black, … Continue reading Black Women, Let’s Celebrate Our Own Royal Stories, Not Just Meghan Markle’s.
When I saw the headlines today about Kanye West and the uproar he has caused among black people, I was like, hang on a minute, is this not the Kanye West who is constantly being mocked by black people for being 'mad', 'insane', and in a 'sunken place'? Why is the voice of a supposed … Continue reading Kanye West Is Trying To Tell You To GET OUT Of Slavery
Recently I was having a conversation with a friend who has a teenage boy, and she told me that her son told her that he doesn't date black girls. It was quite sad because the way she said it was as though it was something to be proud of, that her son is not attracted … Continue reading Why I Am Teaching My Boys To Date Black Girls
I dare every black person to go and watch the racially charged horror movie GET OUT. It was written and directed by Jordan Peele, who has made history by being the first black writer/director to create a debut feature film that's earned more than 100 million at the box office. I hate horror films, but this … Continue reading Dear Black People, GET OUT Of The White Jesus System
When I was young, growing up in Africa in a country where lighter skinned women are the epitome of beauty, I once asked a woman whom I looked up to why women with light skin were considered more beautiful than women with dark skin. Her answer was straightforward, "Because men like women with lighter skin, … Continue reading Why I Blame The Black Man For Black People’s Self-Hate
When I became a born-again Christian in 2008, I started studying the bible word for word. I would spend hours a day reading all commentaries for all the verses I studied. The more I studied the bible the more I realized that most of the Christians around me did not believe everything that was in … Continue reading Why Are Black People Obsessed With The Bible That Was Used To Enslave Them?