impressions

Lately I’ve been pondering the question of beauty. & no, not in stupor of self-degradation or in quest to attain a boy’s attention. Pssht! I was thinking of beauty in regards to its links to our societal and individual standards of it. Now I know this is a song sung many times over; “Eurocentric standards …

Nothing Without You.

I want death. Death to this world. Death to the things of this world. Disconnect from the elements. Unpluged from the carnality. Resist physicality. I want God. I want life unto God. Submission to the spirit realm. Presence before His throne. I want resuscitation on His infilling and breath. I want existence in eternity, to …

My dilemma

It is the responsibility that comes with knowledge. The burden of awareness. Because you see, ignorance forgives man many things. Its just like the word says, “In the days of ignorance God winked, but now he calls all men to repentance”. Repentance in this context does not mean saying sorry, it means changing your mind, …

Cling to the Hope

I cling to the hope that Africans will love themselves. Love each other. Whenever I have a conversation with someone pertaining to answering the question as to why Africa is the way it is, among other things, the most potent reason we come up with is, what i call, the 'Man for himself' policy. This …

Hail the Negritude

This is probably the first time many people have heard this word: Negritude. Negritude: "the affirmation or consciousness of the value of black or African culture, heritage, and identity" I believe the concept of a conscious and awakened mind is one we should all strive for. However, even more strive worthy , is the concept …

Black beauty

Black beauty…black beauty…this phrase has been a preponderance of mine for some weeks now. I don’t know how, I don’t know from where, but I started to think about the implications of such a phrase and the origins thereof. I mean at first hearing it seems like a compliment right? I mean they’re calling you …

Time after time

Time and time again you have to remind yourself that you're not lonely.... That you're loved.... That you matter! Because sometimes you'll be pushed to the extent of questioning the very existence of such ideologies in your life. And that's when you need to be told the most,"I love you"