Poetry Corner: A Chance’s Ballad

Ms. Dyson, I wanna believe but how am I supposed to have faith when I walk in these streets. vacos, hookers and needles Everything around me was designed to defeat me. Yea I hear what you saying and trust that you’re true but none of that is helping me deal with the constant red and... Continue Reading →

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Poetry corner: On and Off

In 2017, I've been dabbling in poetry. I am not a poet but I have found a love for it. I hope you like and can relate to this piece. 60% of the population is involved in an on and off again relationship. And we fall right in. A statistic. We are a statistic that... Continue Reading →

Imani’s Top Books of 2016

Now that the year is over, I can FINALLY discuss my favorite books that I read this year.   I made it a mission to read a new book every month that had nothing to do with work or school. 1.Daughters of Jerusalem This gem was one of the first books I read in 2016.   Joan... Continue Reading →

Black Mizzou: We Are The Elite

The University of Missouri, better known as Mizzou, has a sea of problems.  The biggest problem being systemic and blatant racism, classism, and gender based violence.  My alma mater has been in the news over the last few years and few of the reports are positive.   I graduated in December 2012.  I spent 3... Continue Reading →

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Many days, I have listened to the soulful tune of Nina Simone. Nina Simone the musical legend. Nina Simone the activist. This past Friday, I FINALLY got the chance to catch the documentary titled What Happened, Miss Simone. For several months I had been urged to watch the film on Netflix. However, I never had... Continue Reading →

Bye to the Blues Playlist

Everyone loves a good sad song. That drake assortment that fits your emo mood. Those songs that make you feel guilt free about doing nothing and going through a bottle of wine before 9pm. The Sade cry in the mirror songs. Everyone has those moments. Those “in your feelings” moments. If you’re like me, you... Continue Reading →

Reflections On Ghana : Part 2

Despite getting in late, and sleeping even later, all of the Americans I arrived with woke up bright and early. The sound of the Muslim prayer and the neighborhood rooster may have assisted with this early wake up. The house that we would be staying in was absolutely beautiful. It was a small one-story house... Continue Reading →

Reflections on Ghana: Part 1

        In 2011, I embarked on my biggest adventure yet. I was spending the summer abroad in Cape Coast, Ghana with 14 other Mizzou students. I must admit, going to Africa, was never on the top of my travel priorities. I had never gone out of the country and I always imagined my... Continue Reading →

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