I am half Shona and half Ndebele, and I walk both worlds proudly. And so as you begin to read this, never accuse me of being biased or prejudiced towards either, because it will be so much easier for some to find an excuse to dismiss this conversation than to objectively digest its truth.
My mother knew I was obsessed with the television show Knight Rider–its a show with a talking car, what little kid wouldn’t—and so on some days, on our way home, … Continue Reading My Obsession with Knight Rider: A Zimbabwean Story
I have friends that are stuck in those on-again off-again relationships. Like a pendulum swinging on a grandfather clock, they are caught in what seems to be an infinite and … Continue Reading On-Again, Off-Again Relationships
Je plaisante sur le faite que l’Equipe de France représente l’Afrique, mais voici la réelle raison de mon obsession. L’équipe de football Française représente quelque chose de beau à mes … Continue Reading Pourquoi j’ai supporté la France durant le mondial même si je ne suis pas Français
The French soccer team represents something beautiful to me: it’s a team full of diverse immigrant stories that show the world, politicians, and even the French citizens themselves, the wonderful and often understated contributions of the immigrants we often vilify and scapegoat.
Regardless of political party or ideology, to those who are objective and intellectually honest, what I am about to say will be fair and irrefutable. The ruling ZANU party is … Continue Reading Zimbabwe Needs a Third, Viable Party!
Some say a good woman or man is hard to find. I disagree. I think the good ones are easy to find, but the shallow goggles some of us wear … Continue Reading The Good Ones Aren’t Hard to Find
Being woke went from being something people should aspire to be and evolved into something less positive and constructive. It went from a being a state of mind and became a label. It went from being understood as a spectrum/scale and became something binary–you are or you’re not.
A couple of celebrity suicides this week. Unfortunately, this is also something that touches our own lives from time to time, and a new CDC report says US suicide rates … Continue Reading Help, Don’t Judge: Mental Illness and Suicide
Written by Michaela Phelps I have to admit, I have never thought much about the identity of those who are biracial. While it is true that all African-Americans are mixed with … Continue Reading That Thing About Being Mixed
Whether it’s friendship or love, coworkers or family, sometimes you realize that certain people are not meant to be in your life regardless of how much you’d like them to … Continue Reading Bad Friends, Bad Lovers, and Bad Company
We sat there, pondering that age-old question, are people born good, evil, or both? As we debated the different aspects and examples of good and bad, nature versus nurture, a … Continue Reading Are People Born Evil or Good?
Written by Norma Ndove I’m sorry I never believed you when you said I was too good for you. I thought you were those modest, “I don’t deserve a good thing,” … Continue Reading Sorry, Not Sorry
“When are, you going to have kids of your own?” It’s a question I have been asked by friends and family. To a lot of them, I am a natural: … Continue Reading Parenthood & My Three Fears
“When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said ‘Let us pray.’ We closed our eyes. When we opened them, we had … Continue Reading The Bad We Do in the Name of “God”
Written By Jessalyn Hopkin I think some people are innately better at being alone than others. I am not one of those people. I am an extrovert. I love to be … Continue Reading The Girl Who Hates Being Alone