Odunde 2k16

It was beautiful.  It was buttery.  It was black.  Held every year on South Street, the Odunde Festival is a celebration of blackness and the largest African American festival held in the country.  It’s one of my most favorite events in Philly so I had to hit up the city of brotherly love for a... Continue Reading →

Afro-Costa Ricans 101

My trip to Costa Rica is rapidly approaching and I’m getting pretty excited.  Apparently this rain we’ve been getting on the East Coast is going to ride with us on into early June.  While I actually enjoy the rain, this 40 days and 40 nights of moisture we’re experiencing is not the business.  If I... Continue Reading →

Diasporian Chat Sessions Vol. 1

One of the many things that fascinates me about the diaspora is how even more diverse we have become as a people.  With black folks being spread out all over the globe, we’ve both maintained and adapted (or been oppressed by...) new customs, traditions, languages, experiences, etc.  I had a nice chat with my soon... Continue Reading →

My First Trip to Africa

My first time touching down in the motherland was in January of 2010.  I was blessed with the opportunity to go to Ghana for 2 weeks on a short term study abroad program with my university.  *Shout out to my fellow Temple owls!!*  The purpose of the trip was to study emerging global markets.  That... Continue Reading →

“African-Americans Don’t Travel”

One evening a couple months back, I decided to treat myself to a little happy hour cocktail (or two lol).  The bartender (let’s call her Mona), the man sitting next to me (let’s call him Andre), and myself ended up engaging in a little happy hour chit chat.  Mona, I believe is from Sierra Leone,... Continue Reading →

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