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Live Your Dreams

Live Your Dreams

“What is your dream?” A question that is not unfamiliar to all human beings. One that I felt would lead me into a conversation that was overdue with an important person in my life but what actually occurred was an event I did not foresee. What followed was a numbingly painful truth. This happened as
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Why Negro?

Why Negro?

Why Negro? When we speak of a Negro Diaspora, or as some would refer, the Black Diaspora, several individuals are immediately turned off by the word we’ve chosen to describe ourselves. Black is a category that did not exist in my native land – and if it did, then it wasn’t something I came in
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Mental Health In The Ghanaian Community: The Unspoken Reality

Mental Health In The Ghanaian Community: The Unspoken Reality

The news of the death of our fellow Ghanaian, Bridget Takyi, has been a shock and reality-check for the Ghanaian community as a whole. On January 19th 2013, 27 year old Bridget Takyi was allegedly attacked by accused Emmanuel Owusu- Ansah while on her way to work at 4:00am. Bridget was stabbed and burned beyond
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Stop The Bleach

Stop The Bleach

“Eh, Sista, you’re looking so good today! Have you been using the cream?!” Sometimes a compliment can do more harm than good. Up till now, discussions on skin bleaching practices within our communities have focused on whether or not someone is bleaching his or her skin– is he or isn’t he? We’ve all done it.
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Toronto Black Youth Disengagement from school – Arguing in favour of Black Focus Schools.

Toronto Black Youth Disengagement from school – Arguing in favour of Black Focus Schools.

I was invited to a graduation ceremony at the University of Guelph, Ontario, on June 11, 2012. What was supposed to glorious occasion for cerebrating the achievements of our future leaders, turn out to be a woeful disappointment, at least for me.  To my utmost shock, there was only one black student in the graduating
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