Proudly African

I flew Kenya Airways this morning from Mombasa to Nairobi and smiled when I read the KQ slogan: The Pride of Africa. I smiled, not because I thought it was ironic. I smiled because that very African pride was beginning to creep right into my own heart. This past week I have shed yet another […]

Return to My Native Land

(my ancestors are) Those who invented neither gunpowder nor compass those who tamed neither steam nor electricity those who explored neither sea nor sky but those who know the humblest corners of the country of suffering those whose only journeys were uprootings those who went to sleep on their knees … My negritude is neither […]

Nostalgia: Band Aid 1984

Heard this one in a store yesterday. It still moves me, 25 years later.

Throw your arms around the world … (globalgirl Advent Adventure, day 20)

Apparently there’s more to my wish than those profound words on a window decal. This year, Starbucks and the RED campaign have come up with a new project to fight AIDS in Africa. On Monday, Dec. 7 at 8:30am EST, Starbucks will unite musicians from around the world to sing “All We Need Is Love,” […]