1. A Look at Internet Access in Africa

    Is there internet access in Africa? What does internet penetration look like and how many users are there?
  2. Becoming a Soul Mistress

    We, the Angry Black Women, are seekers in the quest for Validation. Acceptance. Success. Creativity. Spirituality. Safety. Security. Unconditional Love.We are seeking Peace.
  3. Business Languages in Africa

    Curious on what languages are used for business in Africa? Check out the below.
  4. Conscious Glamour: On Black Female Defiance

    Conscious Glamour is the black woman’s search for success in her professional life as well as balance in her personal wellbeing. It is realizing and implementing the goal of spiritual fulfillment, health in body and peace of mind in a racist and sexist society.
  5. Error When Activating Macromedia Products

    In the post Preparing An Old Gateway Computer for Google Fiber, I had reformatted the hard drive, and removed all of the software from the computer. Today, I decided to reinstall Macromedia Fireworks MX 2004, and, when I entered the serial number to activate the product, I got a message stating that Fireworks was unable to connect to the internet. I checked my Windows XP Firewall settings, turned it off, and still got the same message. With the software being so old, I first...
  6. Ghanaian Artist Gives Western Celebs African-Inspired Makeover

    New York-based Ghanaian artist, Dennis Owusu-Ansah, has put a clever spin on African makeovers with a series of paintings that feature African-American celebrities in authentic African attires with African names to match! His images do highlight the beauty of Africa.
  7. Google Fiber and Home Networking: My Initial Setup

    Prior to Google Fiber, I used the Netgear DG834G Wireless Modem Router Router along with Netgear XE103 85 Mbps Wall-Plugged Ethernet Adapters for home networking. The Netgear XE103 85 Mbps Wall-Plugged Ethernet Adapters allow you to turn your home power outlets into ethernet connections, and using this combination along with 10/100 Netgear and Linksys hubs, I networked about six desktop computers, in mostly two rooms of the residence. My MacBook Pro. is the only wireless computer I have,...
  8. Hidden Figures and a Racial Incident at Chicago's Prestigious Union League Club

    There is a painting called Intent off the main lobby of Chicago's Union League Club, which I like a great deal. It's by Rene Romero Schuler, and it features a solitary, partially attenuated figure silhouetted against a mottled ivory background. I've seen it several times, and it usually reminds me of Giacometti--the painted wall fragments from his legendary studio at Rue Hippolyte-Mandron or even Tall Figure and Walking Man. But an unfortunate incident during my most recent three-day stay...
  9. How Africa’s History is Changing Its Architectural Landscape

    A decade or so ago, Africans who wanted to study architecture would pick and attend a school in Europe or in the US. Then, they’d return home with foreign ideas, techniques and methods and create buildings that closely resembled their foreign counterparts. These buildings would be built by strictly applying all they had learnt without carefully considering the African heritage, climate, local needs or geological terrain. The style was functional and economical — which isn’t bad at all, it’s...
  10. How Julian Bond Became the Heroic Icon Whose Passing Is Now Mourned

    This is the photograph of Julian Bond I like best. It is January 10, 1966. Everyone but Julian is standing, their right hands raised as they take the oath of office to serve as duly elected representatives of the Georgia State Legislature. Julian does not remain seated in protest, as one might expect this firebrand of the Civil Rights Movement to do. He's not standing because he is being punished. The legislature has denied him the seat his constituents have elected him to. Why?...
  11. How Juneteenth Is Linked to July Fourth & the Tragedy at Emanuel AME Church

    As I write this, the pillorying of Rachel Dolezal has been wiped from the front pages by the tragic murder of nine innocents at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC.
  12. Interred with Their Bones: How the Cosby Revelations Add Death to the Heinous Allegations of Rape

    There will be a feeding frenzy now. The Big Fish has begun to bleed. When the sharks have finished anything once thought good and honorable and right will be interred with his bones and replaced by the evil that will surely live on. Bill Cosby is no Julius Caesar, but if I am reminded of Mark Antony’s funeral oration it is because the Coz crossed a Rubicon of his own making and by that deed—those 47 deeds and counting—has reached a point from which there can be no turning back.
  13. On the 52nd Anniversary of Dr. King's "Dream" Speech, A Nation with the DT's

    Those who believe in the Law of Attraction say the more attention you give a subject, the larger it gets. In one of his many programs on public television, Dr. Wayne Dyer put it this way. Suppose you’re in a shopping mall and you see a store filled with ugly lamps. And you say to yourself, “Those are the ugliest lamps I’ve ever seen. I hate those lamps.” But then you go into the mall and purchase fifty of those very lamps. That’s what seems to be happening on the current political...
  14. OWN’s ‘Queen Sugar’ Delivers Highest-Rated Two-Episode Debut

    OWN Was Tuesday Night’s #1 Cable Network for Women September 9, 2016 Contact - Morgan Di Stefano LOS ANGELES – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s “Queen Sugar” delivered the highest-rated two-episode debut in network history (9/6/16 and 9/7/16). “Queen Sugar”, from award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay (“Selma”) and executive producer Oprah Winfrey, averaged a 1.9 W25-54 rating and 2.416 million total viewers over its two-night premiere. In OWN’s key demo of W25-54, “Queen Sugar” was the...
  15. The Dating Game

    We have all heard the saying “don’t put all your eggs in one basket” and I believe this same phrase should be applied to the number of dating partners that a person should have