Whitewashed TV Isn’t Just Racist, It’s Boring!

Originally posted on The Nerds of Color:
Originally posted at Salon.com Perpetuating stereotypes isn’t just immoral — it’s bad TV. That’s why shows like Sleepy Hollow are so crucial. When I was seven, I asked my mom if I could dye my hair blond and get blue contact lenses. It’s probably the first serious conversation I ever had about my appearance and all I wanted to do was look like Luke Skywalker. I wanted it so badly. She was appalled and I couldn’t understand why. Star Wars was Everything. There were no Latinos running through the halls of the Death… Continue reading Whitewashed TV Isn’t Just Racist, It’s Boring!

Shell for Shell: Real Life in the Niger Delta

Originally posted on Untold Stories:
The fishing boat cuts the silent water like a knife. Zemano and Grace are out looking for periwinkle shells. They left home at seven o’clock this morning hoping to fill a bucket or two with the small, black, cone-shaped shells. −This is our only source of income, Grace tells us while she is paddling towards the shore where, in theory, the shells are to be found in the riverbank mud. So far the two women have been looking in vain. The mud where mangrove forest once grew used to be full of periwinkle, but after… Continue reading Shell for Shell: Real Life in the Niger Delta

Airborne diseases

Music! We all have that moment and time where we just wanna listen to something that’s pleasant, something melodious, something with depth, something that would make you escape the bustle of this crazy life. But let’s be real do we still have songs that we could use to chill (yoga style) in nigeria? From my own point of view its a big “NO” and even if you see my opinion as being one sided or biased, you could point out my fault and tell me I’m wrong. Let me start with lyrical content…….. Every nigerian music loyalist would agree with … Continue reading Airborne diseases

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The Marginalized youth.

I’m in this bus headed to the island(Cms) and I was seated with a man in the front seat. The driver was in doubt of what orile would look like so we took the Ajegunle route and when we got to boundary market there was this hotel that’s very popular around the lagos metropolis with its branches scattered around the mainland popularly called Premier hotel. We had this minor traffic and our bus halted in front of the hotel and we saw 4 girls almost underdressed looking tired and stressed from last nights romp I guess. And the old man … Continue reading The Marginalized youth.