G.O.A.T Rejected+Protected

Naomi Osaka. Viola Davis. Serena Williams. Wilma Rudolph. Simone Biles. Eartha Kitt. Debi Thomas. Venus Williams. Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Rosie Perez. Flo-Jo. Mo’ne Davis. Gabby Douglas. Waris Dirie. Misty Copeland. Mary J. Blige What do ALL these women (past and present) have in common? Each one has a personal backstory filled with opposition and challenges that they’veContinue reading “G.O.A.T Rejected+Protected”

Columbus&Indigenous People’s Day

Yesterday marked the U.S. holiday called Columbus Day which commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492. School age children are taught about this famous explorer, Italian born Christopher Columbus, who set sail with a fleet of ships – – Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria  – – in route for Asia atContinue reading “Columbus&Indigenous People’s Day”

My People

Dream-singers, Story-tellers, Dancers, Loud laughers in the hands of Fate—            My People. Dish-washers, Elevator-boys, Ladies’ maids, Crap-shooters, Cooks, Waiters, Jazzers, Nurses of babies, Loaders of ships, Porters, Hairdressers, Comedians in vaudeville And band-men in circuses— Dream-singers all, Story-tellers all. Dancers— God! What dancers! Singers— God! What singers! Singers and dancers, Dancers and laughers. Laughers? Yes,Continue reading “My People”

Colorism’s Story Runs Skin Deep

Skin, a Netflix documentary discussing the issues related to colorism and skin bleaching in Nigeria, appeared on my TV screen while searching for another program. It triggered my interest immediately since this is a consistent topic on this website. After viewing the documentary, I found its subject matter interesting but also tragic. The same storyContinue reading “Colorism’s Story Runs Skin Deep”

I Am!

I am—yet what I am none cares or knows;  My friends forsake me like a memory lost:  I am the self-consumer of my woes—  They rise and vanish in oblivious host,  Like shadows in love’s frenzied stifled throes  And yet I am, and live—like vapours tossed  Into the nothingness of scorn and noise,  Into theContinue reading “I Am!”