Justin Clark

People come in all shapes, sizes, colors and hues. This is not news. What is news apparently, is our ability to transcend these divisions and reunify under the banner of one humanity. One love. Unfortunately, we’re not there yet. The original sins from slavery to Jim Crow still go unaccounted for, and African Americans oftenContinue reading “Justin Clark”

Alonna Williams

What does it mean to be educated? In a day and age where information is ubiquitous, the space has become increasingly fragmented. And people are starting to ask questions. Between private and public, Montessori’s and home schools – even MOOCs and online courses. The game is rapidly changing. Now, it’s not just what we learn.Continue reading “Alonna Williams”

Eric “Protein” Moseley

Eric is a gentle giant and a beautiful soul, but that doesn’t mean he’s ignorant to struggle. Someone I met only a few weeks ago, Mr Eric “Protein” Moseley, is full fledged human being. Rife with layers and added complexity. Not a perfect one, but in my estimation, that’s where true beauty resides. In theContinue reading “Eric “Protein” Moseley”

“A Vote For Kanye West Is…”

Alright. What in the world is going on with Kanye? And does he actually think he can win?  Or is this another marketing ploy before the album drops? I am what the kids call, a stan. Have been since College Dropout. Eleven year old nerdy black immigrant from London. With parents who hail from Lagos.Continue reading ““A Vote For Kanye West Is…””

Make Africa Great Again

It’s time for the Mother Continent to be restored to Her former glory. Ernestine Johnson and CyHi gave us the vision. And it’s a beautiful picture. “The birthplace of all life…” Though now, a conglomerate of “shithole” countries. So, what went wrong? And, how did we get here? Let’s see. A Quick Refresher on AfricanContinue reading “Make Africa Great Again”

The End of Clickbait

THIS CLIP WILL RESTORE YOUR FAITH IN HUMANITY! Let’s be honest — most publishers work under the assumption that both your attention and awareness are easily manipulable. And maybe they’re right. We often fall for the most obvious traps, rendering our attention worthless in the interim. Clickbait, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is “something designed toContinue reading “The End of Clickbait”

The End of the Scientific Method

Science as we currently understand it is ready for a makeover. Listened to an awesome podcast today by Economist Radio’s Charles Babbage, with the same title as this post, and the punchline is a rather jarring one. Especially if you are some empirical traditionalist, or high school science teacher. The advent of artificial intelligence justContinue reading “The End of the Scientific Method”

I’m Tired of Religion

Is religion a necessary evil, or a petri dish for cultural clumsiness? You like jokes? A Jesuit, a Dominican, and a Franciscan were walking along an old road, debating the greatness of their orders. Suddenly, an apparition of the Holy Family appeared in front of them, with Jesus in a manger and Mary and JosephContinue reading “I’m Tired of Religion”

“Intense Eye Contact”

20. Opia / (OH-pee-yah)  Intense eye contact.  It’s a lost art. The breaking down of barriers between us begins with an acknowledgement of “the other.” Intimacy then, is a practice in understanding. And no matter how difficult or scary, we have to remember that we are human. We need each other. We are each other. Opia,Continue reading ““Intense Eye Contact””