Divine Colors: Being Black in a Shaded, Modern World

One American saying that I like a lot is, “I am sick and tired of being sick and tired!” Whilst I may not use this statement often, I have found myself saying that a lot lately, and I’d like to share a couple of things that make me feel sick and tired. But upon second thought, I realize that this is never a good way to start a conversation or establish a friendship. Instead, I will take you on quick trip to Ghana, to my father’s tribal homeland Oguaa, or Cape Coast, located on the southern part of the country.I [...]

By |2022-06-10T00:42:40+00:00April 28, 2021|Thoughts|Comments Off on Divine Colors: Being Black in a Shaded, Modern World

The Journey to the Shining City on a Hill

Recent events at the US Capitol compel me to write a reflection on the journey to the shining city on a hill. Those of us who have lived through an insurrection at least once, could probably point out exactly what would have happened at the US Capitol if the attempt to overthrow the United States government had succeeded, but I find that my focus is on how my experiences in several coup d’etats give me an insight into the politics of our humanity. I grew up in Ghana, on the West Coast of Africa, and I interestingly associate with a [...]

By |2022-06-10T00:43:22+00:00March 14, 2021|Thoughts|Comments Off on The Journey to the Shining City on a Hill

Living with Love: Understanding the Four-Chambered Heart

I start this month’s blog on love again and every time someone asks, “What has love got to do with anything?” I am often reminded of Tina Turner’s classic, in which she sings with such passion:“What's love got to do, got to do with itWhat's love but a second hand emotionWhat's love got to do, got to do with itWho needs a heart when a heart can be broken...”Looking at the context within which the lyrics were written, I understand the reasoning why some people may ask, “Who needs a heart?” Well, without one, life would not exist. The heart, [...]

By |2022-06-10T01:10:58+00:00June 23, 2018|Thoughts|Comments Off on Living with Love: Understanding the Four-Chambered Heart
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