7 Things to Know Before Miami Carnival

Book early. Flights, hotels, and AirB&Bs will get booked up quickly. I recommend booking your flight or AirB&B at least 4 months before October to get the cheapest rates. If choosing a hotel you might want to book even earlier. Find your crew! Carnival is always fun when you bring your friends along. But remember…

Patrice Lumumba: A Pan-African Martyr

On this day, we give thanks for one of our most beloved ancestors. Patrice Lumumba was born on July 2 , 1925, in the present-day Democratic Republic of Congo. Lumumba is well known for his Pan-African ideology in which he advocated for an independent and self-sufficient Africa. The Democratic Republic of Congo was colonized by…

Nuul Kuuk Black is Beautiful : Skin Bleaching in Senegal & Beyond

“Dipped in chocolate, bronzed in elegance, enameled with grace, toasted with beauty. My lord, she’s a black woman.” Yosef A.A. Ben-Jochannan        No one knows exactly when this tragic phenomenon happened. When did Dark skin and unattractive sit upon the same slippery slope? When and WHO decided that Black women, in our many…

Fashion on a budget Dakar Style!

You probably came to Dakar and realized that 99% of everyone you meet looks like they’re on their way to an awards show and you’re tired of looking like the unloved step child.  Big shopping malls like Sea Plaza (okay..basically the only shopping mall in Dakar) can be pretty expensive and if you’re trying to…