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On the Search for a Real Africa

Growing up, I had always been ashamed. There were no brilliant revolutions to brag about. There were no exotic pictures to show off to friends. In fact, I would likely never bring it up if it weren’t for the inevitable question that follows after someone butchers my name, “Where are you from?” If the cards…

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There’s a Crime Scene Outside My House

There’s a crime scene outside my house. It’s not even 9:00pm on a Sunday evening, and there’s a crime scene outside my house. I’m willing my eyes to stay shut, but they are wide open. I’m not dreaming. There’s a crime scene outside my house. He’s the boy who lived across the street. It’s not…

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El Nido: A Traveler’s Paradise

After traveling in China, I needed a place where I could relax, be able to get around using English, and bask in the sun. With cheap flights from Beijing, I found that the Philippines was my best bet. However, choosing an island in the Philippines was the next thing I had to consider. I didn’t…

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Five Ways to Transform Your Love Life

I THOUGHT I KNEW EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS LOVE THING. I would shower my friends and family with good conversation. I would listen to their problems. I would give others my best. Even after my own sister opened up about loneliness and even after a few failed relationships, I still thought I knew what it meant…