If you haven't read part 1 about my recent trip to Kigali, please read that first because it will give you some background on my overall experience in Rwanda. I spent approximately 2 nights and three days in the country as a whole, traveling between Kigali city in the central region and Lake Kivu which … Continue reading Why my son was denied entry into the genocide museum
Heeeeyyy! Ever so often, I link my You Tube videos to my blog so that both platforms can be well-informed about the latest happenings in my world, especially as it pertains to the Ms. Black Expat arena. Well, I just uploaded another video to my You Tube Channel and I want to make sure you have a chance to … Continue reading Video Q& A…Life in Uganda
This time last year I was in tears. I was so fearful of the unknown and sad about the distance. I broke down on several occasions and wanted to run to the nearest airport and give up. I felt guilty, alone and insecure about my decision of leaving my son behind. What I didn't know at … Continue reading He is finally here!
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!
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
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?!
Time managment? Priorities? I didn’t realize how out of whack my priorities were. Just a few months back, I vowed to make a commitment to the different areas of my life, specifically concerning a few long overdue personal ongoing projects. Some of these said projects became distant and obscure love affairs that were more indefinite … Continue reading The takeover is real…
Average reading time: 5 minutes I recently read an article (a few weeks ago now) on how Jada Pinkett is beyond upset that African-American actors were not selected for the Academy Award nominations and how she plans to boycott this year's show because of it. Janet Hubert was miffed by her comment, saying that she … Continue reading Racism Rant: My life in Uganda