Let Me Tell You About The Nigerian Girl I Met On The Empty Chair

Image source: NY Magazine

Four days ago, NY Magazine published a post with a powerful picture: a picture of 35 women, all Bill Cosby's accusers and an empty chair. Depending on who is looking at it, the empty chair could mean so many things. It could stand for the woman who is afraid to speak --- or the woman who cannot even speak --- or the woman who is yet to come out with her story. Or something else. First of all, I'm one of the people who was doubtful about the women who accused Bill Cosby of rape. I did not Continue Reading

Nigerians Have Been Arrested For Fraud — AGAIN

Identity Theft

This just in from Tuesday, July 21st. I wasn't going to even blog about it because it's not like we don't have enough bad things being said and written about us, but the more I thought about it, the angrier I became. These people are making it bad for the rest of us! This time, the names listed are three young Nigerians, all right here in my 'hood (Maryland). And no, I don't know any of them. Their names are Omolaja Terry Iginla, age 25, of Laurel, Maryland; Mayowa Olabiyi Towobola, age 24, of Continue Reading

The Root Published A List Of Where Black People Can Move To, And Africa Isn’t On It

Africa

I was browsing the web the other day when I came across an article on The Root titled, 5 Places Black People Can Move to When They've Had Enough of America. I clicked on the link immediately because I had been thinking about putting up a satirical post about where Black people could move to, so I honestly thought that this post might be like mine. But it was different. Here are the 5 countries that were listed, in the order they were listed: Thailand, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Continue Reading

Top 9 Reasons Why Nigerians Should Detest Homosexuality

Top 9 Reasons Why Nigerians Should Detest Homosexuality

Long before America made gay marriage legal across the country, Nigerians have always detested the entire concept of same-sex marriage and sex, and have always looked at America suspiciously for allowing it. It's not as if America is the only country where gay people exist, and even within Nigeria itself, there are gay people, but Nigerians do not wear it like a badge of honor because it is in fact a detestable thing. How can a man be attracted to a fellow man? But there are many valid reasons Continue Reading

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Is Allegedly Pregnant And Nigerians Are Dragging Her By The Brows

That chair!

In defense of Nigerians, not all of us are dragging her by the brows. I, for one, am certainly not doing so. How can I? She's a friend in my head. She might even be my BFF. If not my BFF, then a very close second. So anyway, there's a picture circulating Twitter, taken of Chimamanda from her side, clearly without her knowledge or permission, and it says she's pregnant. Obviously, since I no follow her carry the belle (and since I'm not a busy body like Funmie), I cannot confirm or deny Continue Reading

What To Pack For A Blog Conference

What to pack for a blog conference

If it sounds like you already read this post, you're right. I blogged about this last year after I attended the BlogHer conference in San Jose, California, but this is an updated version. I don't know if you remember, but before I left, I did not know what to expect. Now that I've attended one conference, I'm not a pro, but I'm certainly not a novice. Well, not as big as last year at least. My hope is to attend more of these conferences. By the way, before you get to the end of this post, you Continue Reading

When I Close My Eyes, This Is What I Dream

Dream Board Prudential Women Inspired

Before I was a blogger, I was first an aspiring author, and before I was an aspiring author, I was first a writer. I am still all of these things. So, naturally, when I got the opportunity to work with Prudential and think about my goals, I did it in words. Because my words are what I have. I often wonder if a person ever gets to a point in their life where they feel like they have accomplished every single thing they have ever dreamed of and life is now perfect, just as they dreamed it would Continue Reading

Can Autotrader Make My Drive Drivetastic?

Volkswagen Beetle Bug from Auto

Ladies and gentlemen, this past Sunday in church, Igwe and I were just stepping out of the car in the parking lot when I noticed another couple parked two cars from us also stepping out of their car. It was not really the couple that got my attention; it was their car! They had a sky blue Volkswagen Beetle Bug. Oh. My. God. Like Stannis Baratheon, I'm a practical person (although I wouldn't sacrifice my son for the throne). If you don't know who Stannis Baratheon is, then we need to Continue Reading

What Do You Think Of When You Hear Monistat?

Stay Fresh Gel from Monistat

If you're like me, then you think of yeast infections. Because after all, when it comes to the treatment of yeast infections, Monistat® is all I ever hear of. You wouldn't be wrong in thinking of yeast infections, but you'd be selling yourself short. Monistat® is much, much more than treatment for yeast infections. With the Monistat® Complete Care™ line, it now also offers a product that helps eliminate... *drum roll* feminine odor. I know, I know. Feminine odor is one of those taboo topics, Continue Reading

For All The DOPE Kids Of The 90s

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I already talked about the DOPE movie the other day and how it reminds me of my own coming of age. But, but, but can we also talk about the looks in the DOPE movie and how it reminds "us" of our upbringing?  If you grew up in the 90s, you'd watch this movie and have all kinds of flashbacks. And before you know it, you're spotting a skater dress and an accent braid. Oh, and jelly sandals, too. Because why not? And because 90s kids (and style) are the coolest. Although the movie is set in Continue Reading