Black Panther and the Dialectics of Modern Black Life: A Disappointing Mirage

There is only one plausible explanation for the shooting of an unarmed man in the back by a law enforcement officer while said unarmed man runs away from said law enforcement officer. Considering the multiplicity of such occurrences and the repeated claims that these officers react so drastically because they fear for their lives further bolsters the reasoning behind this explanation. It must be concluded that black men in the United States of America have superhuman powers; because the only reason to fear an unarmed man is that there is a possibility that s/he can disintegrate you to ashes with their killer Cyclops-like stare or cause lightning to electrocute you to death as X-Woman Storm can. Continue reading “Black Panther and the Dialectics of Modern Black Life: A Disappointing Mirage”

Dads, Nuts and Kept Women

 

Yes, you are looking at a photo of dad spelled out in groundnut husks.

Why?

Well, I’ll start with how I’m a super mega huge fan of boiled groundnuts. The crack, the crunch, the taste just give me life. Every year, a massive festival goes on in my heart in honour of the first nuts of the season. No jokes, evidence below:

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Me Before You: Movie Review (Response)

So I was going through a daily Guardian news update and this article caught my eye. Why? I saw these three words: me, before, and you.Nothing incredible about them, right? But in that order, they form the title of a book that touched my heart.  I read Me Before You almost two years ago, and it touched me so deeply I blogged about it here. So, of course I clicked on the link thinking, ‘What are they saying about the book now?Continue reading “Me Before You: Movie Review (Response)”

Spotlight: Afro-Tech Girls

Welcome to thSpotlight series which will be featured on this blog and its corresponding YouTube channel! The series will feature people and/or organisations that are doing their bit (no matter how big or small) to give back in some form or the other to society – people and the environment. Read more and watch the video

Music Haul!

I subscribe to a newsletter from New Release Tuesday (a wonderful Christian resource website). It’s a great way to keep up-to-date with Christian music. They also give free weekly downloads. Which is how I came across J Han – a very interesting rapper. Who led me to AMP Movement – a Christian music collective, Which, in turn, led me to the topic of today – Sam Ock. Listen to some awesome music

Lagos Carnival 2015

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I attended the Lagos Carnival this year! But before I dish on that, I’d like to use this opportunity to introduce my new blog Black and Yellow Urbanism! Yes, yes, I’ve started another one. The blog is focused on urbanisms (one of my passions) in Lagos (so you see it’s a completely different topic 😉 ).

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It’s Mothers’ Day!

“Her children speak well of her… she should be praised in public for what she has done.” – Prov 31: 28,31

Please tell me I’m not the only one who gets confused with the dates of the various Mothers’/Mothering days that the world celebrates every year. 😀 At any rate, today is the day I’m celebrating this year – the day we celebrated in my church. Although, it’s a few minutes past midnight now…

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Can’t I earn equal pay and still let you open the door for me?

Chivalry is dead. At the very least, it’s dying. Okay, to my thinking, it’s definitely on the decline. Yes? Come on, it can’t just be me thinking this. No?

Recently, I’ve watched a group of men not so much as flinch when a woman almost tripped over a microphone stand in church. Only 1 of about 4 moved a muscle. As he jumped up, he reached for the microphone stand. Not the woman, he got up to rescue the microphone stand! Read on