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…

Cultural Irresponsibility: Lying to Black Boys

If the year 2020 has taught me anything, it’s taught me about self-reflection; our days are numbered, our time is valuable, and fulfilling our purpose is dependent upon us. Since it’s coming to a close, I wanted to share a reflection regarding my community and our culture that’s bothered me for the longest. And that’s…

Words From The Wise: Dr. Marimba Ani

“You’re not an African because you’re born in Africa. You’re an African because Africa is born in you. It’s in your genes…your DNA…your entire biological make up. Whether you like it or not, that’s the way it is. However, if you were to embrace this truth with open arms…my, my, my…what a wonderful thing.” –…