The Tree of Life: Moringa Benefits

I first encountered Moringa Oleifera from a health guru, who happens to be a very close friend, when she made potato salad and included these delicious green oval-shaped leaves. As we ate in her garden, she started telling me what these super greens do for the body. I was astounded by the nutrient density of…

Does Black Love Actually Exist?

We spend our lives craving it, looking for it, and talking about it. The meaning of It can be felt more than it can be expressed. It’s called the greatest virtue. It’s love. What is love? I spoke to people, read books on it and even searched several dictionaries for an absolute but there was…

How To Help Your Kids Think For Themselves

There is a lot of articles out here stating you are either completely left brained (logical, analytical) or right brained (creative, intuitive); however, this is an exaggeration. Anyone with brain cells know that they can be both at any time doing any activity. For example, both hemisphere is needed when building a house. You need order, math,…

Why Our Natty Hair Makes Us like Gods

Dead Prez said it best in their righteous song ‘The Beauty Within’: “This Hollywood world so pretentious/ every other girl got a perm or extensions/ but you don even rarely wear lipstick/ still your beauty is a natural mystic/ indigenous strong cheekbone from your lineage/ not what the mainstream image is/ natural hair as your heritage/ but to see it without chemicals/…

Poem: The Prostitute And The Merchants

Cry for the Prostitute, destitute and her merchants The political machine is turning And the sour milk of our generation Will keep on churning, yearning Not for better but for worse Mr Politician we erase your words Your amnesia of wars will become a curse Sorry lies, oops I mean lines on your teleprompter Puppets for…

Black Businesses Need Reform: 5 Ways To Do So

Have you every been to an establishment and you are greeted with a sour face, been ignored, or with “what you want” attitude? Have you try to recieve a service  and you are told that they cannot offer the service? Have you ever have to put up with over pricing for poor product or terrible…

Lessons In Living

Nearly 5 years ago, I sat watching the 3rd annual Black Girls Rock Awards and this beautiful and elegant older woman glided across the stage and spoke with such poise. I instantly felt empowered by her words, this as none other than the fabulous Susan L Taylor. This phenomenal woman was the former editor-in-chief for…

Rapscape: Nadia Rose

This UK’s young powerhouse rap artist pushed out catchy songs with clever rhymes and smooth flows in 2016 that caught my attention. Nadia Rose is standing head above the rest when it comes to female rappers on the hip hop scene normally dominated by men. Her authentic look, savagely playful personality and nostalgic 2000’s style make her…

Futuristic African Art: Manzel Bowman

I came across this visual oddyessy of futuristic digital art work by a New York Artist called Manzel Bowman, @artxman, on Instagram. His art work consists of bold eye popping colour with striking ancient-futuristic looking creations that resembles African people at the same time. Also there is a lot of celestial imagery takes you out…

How Youths Can Run The World

You know they say “the children are the future” but these children have grown up now and their future is looking bleak and they know it. Young people, especially students, have demonstrated they can organise and act with urgency. However, often we don’t see the longevity or long term plans once a movement has happened. There…

Why The Black Community Is Failing Their Potential

Self Actualisation definition: “the realisation or fulfilment of one’s talents and potentialities, especially considered as a drive or need present in everyone.” This process would involve the Black man, woman, and child to be: Conscious- We must be aware of and responding to our environment and having knowledge of what it is to be a community and “Black” in…

The African’s Yoga Mat: 10 Benefits of Practice

Halle Berry, Russell Simmons, LeBron James, Kerry Washington and Beyonce all practice yoga as part of their healthy lifestyle. Yoga is an ancient form of exercising the body with holding postures, movements and bringing peace to mind through focusing on strength, self-control,  balance, flexibility and breathing. It is said to be originated 5,000 years ago…