This week, I heard Rudi Giuliani state that the Black Lives Matter movement is racist and emphasized his critique that all lives matter as his radical announcement that black folks are somehow irrelevant. Come on, the Mayor for the largest demographically diverse city? It looks like his panties are in a bit of a bunch! Get over … Continue reading Rudi Giuliani’s insensitive comment/”Black Lives Matter is racist!”
It’s crazy how moving across the world can totally open your third eye. I basically removed myself from what became normal to me and placed myself in a new environment which totally shifted my perspectives and insights on being a Black American woman in the 21st century. For years, I was programmed to believe that the … Continue reading Why I don’t celebrate the 4th of July
I'm back with my baby!!! Thank you for all the well wishes, prayers and words of encouragement. I can't believe we were away from each other for such a long time...but God is good and we back together and at it again. Already, this summer has been chock full of "stuff"- family visits, sightseeing-you … Continue reading I’m back with my baby!
The last week of school...ahhhh. What can I say... I made it. I know, I can give you the infamous woe is me speech but I won't. Initially, I doubted my capability to handle the transition, primarily from an emotional perspective since I knew that my son wouldn’t be joining me this year. I tell … Continue reading Don’t give up!
Bringing my son has been the topic of conversation in my head for the last 6 months or so. Yes, at times, I do talk to myself, who doesn't? Honestly speaking, I try to channel those thoughts to God, however, I'm human so I slip at times. Maybe it's not meant for him Initially, there … Continue reading So I decided…
When I first arrived in Uganda, I witnessed a lot of white families with Ugandan children on their hips or by their sides, aimlessly tagging along. I would see such instances during my U.S. Embassy visits, most local spots or even at the markets. My initial thought was to frown at the scenario in sheer … Continue reading Should white families adopt African children?
If you read my last post, I highlighted some of the benefits of raising African-American children overseas. In hindsight, I’ve also experienced situations that weren’t so pleasant. They were more like stark splashes of reality that kept my third eye open and aware. This post is about some of the disadvantages to raising African-American children … Continue reading Disadvantages to raising black children abroad
I recently interviewed Murray Shiraz, a spoken word enthusiast in Kampala. I met Murray through a Facebook connect before arriving here due to my interest in developing productive relationships with intellectually motivated individuals who have a direct and positive impact on the empowerment of the Kampala community. Through his culture awareness, youth appreciation and love … Continue reading Interview exclusive: The power of the spoken word…
This is the first time during one of my spring break holidays that I didn’t travel. Let me clarify that a bit. This is the first spring break holiday as a teacher living overseas that I didn’t travel away from my country of residence. I didn’t travel for 4 main reasons: Passport issues Alternative … Continue reading Oh no! I can’t travel for spring break?!
This past Saturday, I had the opportunity to speak with two young Ugandan girls during my completely random visit to the Bahai Temple right here in Kampala. The Bahai temple is the only one of its kind on the continent. Read all about it if you are as clueless as I was before I actually did … Continue reading A new project idea…chats with the Ms.