Okot p’Bitek (1931 – 1982)

#ThrowBLACKThursdays  “What they were teaching us was irrelevant to my experiences” He was one of the original voices in 20th-Century East African poetry. Okot p’Bitek was a poet, anthropologist & social critic. He was born in Northern Uganda; in Gulu, to a family of Luo people. Okot p’Bitek’s mother was the leader of her clan,…

Love On A Budget

Location Setting: West Africa; Nigeria Short Stories With Anonymous A salacious tale of passionate love & sexcapades, with a frugal millennial lacking a trust fund account. So naturally, i’m simply more creative. & so the story goes;  i had just graduated from University, ’twas a fun & innocent time. The world was my innocent oyster….

Support the Artist

Preview Some New Artists On The Spotlight. SUPPORT THE ARTIST remember, WE TOLD YOU Sure, you’re mainstream but we want you in the know. Meet Kaiit Pronounced “Ka-eet” the 20 year-old Melbourne based soul & jazz singer-songwriter who has caught our attention. We came across Kaiit down an extremely random WhoToldYou YouTube rabbit hole. 30 seconds in…

Tech Talk

This week we will be highlighting Business Incubators and Accelerators targeting entrepreneurs living within Diaspora.

A Week In Color 10

Mozambique Mozambique’s 4th largest city is engulfed in floods. Tropical Cyclone Desmond formed in the Mozambique Channel this past Sunday. Drifting slowing northeast & towards the coast, the storm hit the coast about 40km to the south of Chinde & 200km to the north of Beira; Mozambique’s largest city. Beira was hit the worst with…

We Are One Human Race But Do White People Know That?

No, but for real? You may have recently seen video snippets of a recorded conversation between writer, poet, educator & activist; Nikki Giovanni. & the belated, & extra-legendary writer; James Baldwin. Your favorite conscious celebrities posted it on their perspective social media platforms; View this post on Instagram A post shared by Cole (@realcoleworld) on…

Support the Artist

Preview Some Bright & Shining Stars From Jamaica. SUPPORT THE ARTIST remember, WE TOLD YOU Sure, you’re main stream but we want you in the know. Meet Koffee Mikayla Simpson “Koffee” a conscious Reggae artist with a uniquely positive disposition. Already on everyone’s radar without even putting out a body of work, Koffee is truly a…

A Week In Color 9

Sudan On Friday 2000 mourners gathered in Burri, in support of Moawia Bashir Khalil, Who was killed by Sudanese security forces. According reports, on Thursday, 60 year-old; Khalil was shot inside his home by local authorities for hiding & protecting unarmed protestors from the local police. Moawia Bashir Khalil died from sustained gun wounds the…