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Can I live without Facebook?

I grew up in an age when teenagers memorized addresses and telephone numbers, and could rattle off the 7 digits (6 if you lived in Ghana) assigned to a particular individual. We walked our neighborhoods and could give you 4 different ways to reach a…

The problem with little Black princesses

Every time a movie comes out concerning “Black subject matter” and featuring Black actors, there is a segment of the population that almost immediately comes crawling out of the wood work with harsh critique and absurd disapproval. I call this populace “The Tiresome Talented Tenth”.…

Should we legalize weed? – Uhh..YEAH!

Weed, weed, weed. My feelings about Mary Jane are a little mixed. After all, one of my first boyfriends told me that if I "didn't like him smoking weed, I could break up with him!" I was shocked. He had chosen the 'other woman' over…

OH Ame-ri-KKK-a!!

At first I was just going to make a witty status update about what relentless bulldog byiatches Nancy Grace and that Velez-Mitchell chick were (and how you have to be a heartless whore to have your own show on HLN these days), but the media…

What? You mean, God isn’t like Santa?

In my entire “Christian walk” I have only experienced two crises of faith. Like any other believer, I’ve had my set backs and disappointments, sure; but I’m talking about serious doubts about God’s power, or His existence at all. The first was when my good…

Under the mango, cocoa and blofo nkati3 trees

On days like today, when I'm up at 4 am with the heaviness of disappointment on my mind, I wish I was back home in Labone. There were trees everywhere, each with their own memory; each with their own purpose. They always brought comfort, food…

2009 brings out the pimp in voters

I read somewhere that among issues that are key to today’s voters, God, guns and gays took a back seat to the economy. Healthcare, whether the Democrats want to admit it or not, is barely a blip on the radar. Who wants to live a…