Project B.O.L.T

During the Summoning the Village event yesterday, I was introduced to an impactful organization that I had to spotlight. Project B.O.L.T Project B.O.L.T (Building Outstanding Lives Together) is committed to making changes in the city of Charlotte, NC. President and Co-Founder Gemini Boyd is doing this by building connections between organizations and the youth, particularly…

Summoning the Village!

Greetings All, I attended an amazing event today in the Queen City (Charlotte, NC), and I wanted to provide a rundown. Hosted by The Males Place, Inc., Founder Baba Reggie Singleton presents Summoning the Village: African Centered Resolutions to Black Male Adolescent Violence in Charlotte. Sponsored by Afrikan Liberation Media, this event took place at…

Sudanese Protesters vs. Government

Recent protests in Sudan are making international headlines. According to Africa News, thousands of Sudanese protesters in Khartoum, Sudan, are accusing their government of failing to get them out of political and economic stagnation. Many are calling for the military to seize power, seeing as how the military and civilian groups have formed an unlikely…

Kenyan Personality Confronts French President

The synergy on the continent is shifting in the right direction because more and more Africans seem to be about that action, and I’m loving it. During the France-Africa Summit in Montpellier, France, Kenyan Media Personality Adelle Onyango confronted French President Emmanuel Macron and asked him to explain what his country stood for. She accused…

Where Will Our Planet Be in 500 Years?

Climate change and the deterioration of the planet have been hot-button topics for years. And if you’ve been following this blog, then you also know about the endangered species that are on the verge of extinction. So questioning where our planet is headed seems logical, and that’s exactly what scientists are doing. According to SciTechDaily,…

China’s Long March 2F Rocket

China recently revealed its new Long March 2F Rocket. Standing at 203-feet-high (62 meters), this rocket was transferred to the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on October 7, 2021. The Shenzhou 13 spacecraft that sits on top of the rocket will carry three astronauts on its mission. As of right now, the launch date is unknown,…

The Importance of Reading

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” – Joseph Addison A reread of Subterranean inspired me to do this post—that and the fact that I was short on ideas. Reading is a highly complex process that involves a series of neural responses inside the brain, according to The Literacy and Language…

Stolen Artifacts to be Returned to Ethiopia!

Ethiopian artifacts stolen by British troops 153 years ago are set to be returned to Ethiopia, according to Artnet. Looted by British soldiers following the Battle of Maqdala in 1868, these artifacts include a handwritten Ethiopian religious text, a cross, priestly crown, imperial shield, and a talismanic scroll. A British nonprofit organization, the Scheherazade Foundation,…

Meet Kwanelle Parker

Heroic news stories always make good days great. And what’s even better is when they take place in your backyard. Kwanelle Parker of Charlotte, NC, has been making headlines since the summer. On July 2, while driving on Interstate 77 near Gilead Road, he stopped and saved 37-year-old Jamie Sicard from her burning car. She…

Kenya Bans Domestic Workers from Traveling to Saudi Arabia

The abuse of African domestic workers, particularly in the Middle East, has been highlighted several times throughout this blog. Well, it seems like divine intervention and/or common sense has finally woken up the leadership in Kenya. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has enacted a temporary ban on the recruitment and exportation of Kenyan domestic workers…

The Komodo dragon Faces Extinction

The Indonesian Komodo dragon is endangered and currently under the threat of extinction. According to Mail & Guardian, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) changed the Komodo dragon’s status from vulnerable to endangered due to climate change. The IUCN stated the following: “Rising global temperature and subsequent sea levels are expected to reduce…

Memory Erasure is Currently in Development

For years, Sci-Fi films and speculative fiction novels have centered plots around brain manipulation and memory erasure, so the idea of this coming to fruition isn’t surprising. But would it be ethically ok to practice, and would there be any psychological setbacks? Researchers are still trying to figure that out. According to the National Library…