1/28/23

Greetings All, In previous posts, I’ve highlighted my documentary series, The Queen City Chronicles. Learning the ropes in filmmaking has been the most fulfilling and cathartic experience of my life, and I’m extremely excited about the future. Well, my current project is a short film series entitled 1/28/23. Starring Randy Watson Jr., Veneé Porter, and…

Mind Over Feelings!

“Your mind has to be stronger than your feelings. Think about every poor decision you’ve made in your life, there was more emotion that was involved in it than there was mind. Your feelings keep you bed. Your mind tells you, ‘Get Up.’” – Tim Grover Until Next Time… (Sources) Photo Credit: GQ

Sudanese Archaeologists are Breaking Ground on the Continent!

Sudanese students from Khartoum University, located in Khartoum, Sudan, are changing the perception of continental archaeology. According to The Guardian, Sabrine Jamal, Nadia Musa, Athar Bela, and Sabrine al-Sadiq are changing the trajectory of the field on a continent known to attract Western researchers. Stereotypes promoted by Western media have aided in the demonization of…

Charlotte Family, Have You Heard of Archive CLT?

Are you in the Queen City and looking for a cafe with good vibes, people, and culture? Then check out Archive CLT. Located in West Charlotte, Archive CLT is a vintage enthusiast cafe that celebrates Black history and culture. In addition to coffee, sandwiches, pastries, hot teas, and a variety of items—vintage photography, posters, HBCU…

Kenya’s Baobab Trees Threatened to be Removed

The removal of Kenya’s baobab trees has caused a public outcry in recent news. According to Africa News, old baobab trees in Kenya are threatened to be uprooted. Mainly located in Sub-Saharan Africa, scientists believe the tree helps against climate change. An environmental researcher at Kenyatta University, Duncan Omwami, stated the following: “If we look…

Fight Breaks Out Between Sierra Leone Parliament Members

Hands were thrown at a recent Sierra Leone parliament. According to Africa News, this all stemmed from a debate regarding changes to the electoral system that would allow proportional representation in next year’s election. Things got so heated between the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) and the All People’s Congress (APC) that hands, feet, and…

Nigeria to Stop Teaching English in Primary School?

The Nigerian government has announced a policy that will drastically change their educational structure for primary schooling: teachers will teach their students in their local languages instead of English. According to BBC News, Nigeria’s Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, advised that the framework is known as the National Language Policy. It stipulates that for…

12-Year-Old Buys Classmate New Sneakers

With the daily doses of hostility being pushed on every media outlet, it’s refreshing to come across a positive news story—especially one that highlights our youth. After witnessing his classmate being bullied because of his sneakers, 12-year-old Romello Early bought his friend a new pair with his life savings. According to CBS News, this story…

A Such Thing as Too Late

Greetings Everyone, I had a chance to watch an independent short film entitled A Such Thing as Too Late, and I wanted to share my thoughts. Directed by Korey Townsend and Jae Harrison, A Such Thing as Too Late stars Amber Barnes, Kevin Kaze Thomas, Brandon Solomon, and Terri Montrel. An abusive husband, Michael Thompson…

Asteroid That Killed Dinosaurs Also Caused a Global Tsunami?

A recent study of the Chicxulub—the asteroid that destroyed dinosaurs sixty million years ago—found that it also caused a mega-tsunami that spread all over the globe. According to Fox News, scientists recreated the impact of the nine-mile-wide asteroid by using a three-dimensional computer simulation program called hydrocode. This program modeled the first 10 minutes of…

Kofi Kingston’s ICT Lab

WWE Superstar Kofi Kingston has started the construction of an ICT laboratory and library media center in his hometown, Atwima Takyiman; it’s located in the Ashanti region of Ghana. The project is being spearheaded by Kingston and his mother, and it’s been dubbed CLICK for Quality Education. CLICK, which stands for Computer Lab and Integrated…

Our Deepest Fear…

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darknessThat most frightens us. We ask ourselvesWho am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small Does not serve the world. There’s nothing…