What It Means To Be a Part of the African Race Not Just the Human One

This post is a little winding, so please bear with me and I hope you get the nugget of truth that I was aiming for.

Part five of the 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Landed in Australia

Black power in a Western world

Today’s story is one of transition. How is it that I went from a place of being deeply ashamed of my race to a place where it became one of the cornerstones of my identity? The story is not a linear one and a lot of the time it wasn’t very logical. As you read this I hope you see not only a glimmer of yourself in the past but also have a greater understanding of where you are now and perhaps begin to dream up who you could be in the future.

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What’s Wrong with Africa? Is it Africans?

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Today I thought I would share with you all two great resources all revolving around answering the same question: What’s wrong with Africa? Is it Africans?

Africa map 1

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Africans,do you have any problems that have to do with Immigration and Immigration Law?

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How cool is this picture, I wish I had the Australian equivalent

Symbolic of an African in the diaspora

As I pass the half way mark of my first ever series on the Displaced African, I thought I would give you heads up on what the next series would be about. Read more »

Twelve Steps You Can Take to End the Suffering in Kenya NOW!

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First up, you may notice that the site is being upgraded at the moment. Most of the website is working at optimum level so don’t be scared; feel free to browse around and we will be done upgrading the site sooner rather than later :-) .

Recently I decided that I would stop blogging about the post election violence for a couple of reasons:

KICC

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As an African are You Ashamed of This?

Part three of the 10 things I wish I knew before I left Africa

KenyattaKenyatta

You know it’s absoloutely amazing how ‘coincidences’ (is there really such a thing) occur at just the right time. As I was sitting down to right this article I noticed a great post from the Whispering Inn which ties in pefectly with what I want to talk about in this post. Please go to this page and listen to the audio of Mzee Jommo Kenyatta’s speech

I Am His African Child and I Feel Betrayed Read more »

The Negative Effects of Hardcore Rap and What is the MASC?Do you want to be in the MASC?

Part two of the 10 things I wish I knew before I landed in Australia

I know some of you are probably wondering why I released Part 7 of the series before I released Part 2.The reason is pretty simple: I couldn’t write part two. This is my fifth attempt at writing this article. For some reason, I just couldn’t seem to write this post in a way that ‘felt real’ to me and that I felt would serve at the same time.

Hip hop head

Eventually, in the middle of the night, I had an epiphany: I have two younger sisters Read more »

Jungle Fever: The Relationship Between African Men and White Women

Part seven of the 10 things I wish I knew before leaving Africa

From Wikipedia encyclopedia: Jungle fever- a slang term for interracial relations

It was my last week in Kenya and I was just about to be shipped off to Australia. There I was, casually sauntering through Carnivore trying to convince older women that I still wasn’t being breast fed. Out of the corner of my eye I saw a friend of mine, drunker than a depressed brewery worker, come staggering down. He staggered directly to me, plopped his hand on my shoulder and delivered a monologue that I will probably never forger until the day I die. I paraphrase:

Carnivore

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Martin Luther King’s Dream Had One Little Hitch: Tolerance Isn’t All That It’s Cracked Up to Be

Part one of the 10 things I wish I knew before I left Africa
One of my teachers once told me, “If you want to succeed, put words to things which people haven’t put words to yet. Give a name to, verbalize or talk about gnawing feelings that people have that they just can’t describe.” Ironically, I am about to do that for myself and in so doing I hope I give voice to some of the things that YOU experience.

MLK and Malcolm X Read more »

What is Kenya like according to Kenyans IN Kenya?

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I wrote a nice long article, hoping to release two articles today within twelve hours of each other, and then lo and behold, the computer froze up and deleted three quarters of my article. I should have that done by tomorrow. Today, however, as promised, I thought I would give you a glance into what is going on in Kenya from a Kenyan perspective. I will share with you a couple of resources that can dramatically increase your knowledge of what’s being going on in Kenya since the election debacle began.

Kenya burning

The Picture Man

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Half a** is better than no a**: Words of Caution to Those Who Are Helping Kenya

Straight off the bat let me apologize for the vulgar language. Though I tend to use profanities in every day life that’s not what I wanted this blog to be about. Every once in a while you come across one of those expressions that just can’t be expressed in any other way.Plus it got your attention didn’t it?

Angry monkey

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