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Creepy West African Urban Legends, Myths & Secrets
All over the world urban legends, myths, and conspiracies play a big part in any society's culture. In the western world, urban legends like Bigfoot, the Loch Ness monster, and myths about haunted locations play an interesting role in our social lives. In the motherland of civilization, this is no different. Just like in the west, on the continent of Africa myths, urban legends, and societal secrets have been passed down through oral traditions, literature, and entertainment.
Profile of a Young Black Creator & Mental Health Advocate
When I was graduating from high school, my older sister told me that college is the place where I'll make my lifelong friends. I prayed then that she was correct because I couldn't imagine getting through such a big change in my life without good friends by my side. I've come to realize that my sister was right because throughout my college journey, I made a few friends who I can definitely see being there for the biggest moments in my life. In my freshman year of college, I met an unassuming but incredibly creative young man named Raymond Campbell III and since then he's been a friend that I know I can always call on and he's doing great things in his life.
The Missing Pages
The judge stared at me with a twinkle of amusement in her eyes. "Well," she said, "your testimony is certainly the most creative thing I've heard in this courtroom, but I guess I have no choice. Twelve months in the state penitentiary."
- Second Place in In the Stars Challenge
A Break Down of My Personality That No One Asked For
I'll admit it, I kind of have an obsession with personality tests. I happen to know that I am a Type 3, INTP Slytherin. And what have I done with this information? Besides using it to come up with cool aesthetics, not a damn thing. But do I still click on every single Buzzfeed personality quiz that I see? Hell yeah.
The Never-Ending Story of the Women of Motown
As a child, one of the first CDs I ever owned was a Motown's Greatest Hits CD that I got for my eleventh birthday. Being that I turned eleven in 2009, decades after Motown's golden era under founder Berry Gordy, Jr. had already ended, my music taste led people to believe that I was an old soul. But the truth is that Motown's music is timeless and has remained in people's hearts and minds since its inception in the late 50s.
My Family's History is Black History
Black History Month is almost over and since the first day of February, I have been trying to find the right words to tell this story. But for the past twenty-two days, it has mostly resulted in me typing a few paragraphs and then abandoning the story in my drafts. Currently, I'm sitting with four different versions of this story uncompleted. Hopefully, this won't be the fifth.
My Real Life Peach Creek Estates
When you're a kid and you can't drive and nearly every important place in your life is within a three mile radius of one another, your perspective of the world is very small. That's how the shows I watched as a kid were able to convince me that big elaborate adventures were happening in unreasonably small spaces, like the backyard in The Backyardigans or the sandbox in the Rugrats or my personal favorite, Peach Creek Estates in Ed, Edd, n Eddy.
I Can't Understand These Songs, But They Understand Me
This might cost me my Hot Girl status but... I'm a hopeless romantic... and I'm also kind of a geek (okay, a big geek). That means that I love Rom-Coms and love songs and overall, I'm just in love with love. So that means that I should love Valentine's Day, right?