It’s a problematic term that African scholars and media professional have pushed against for decades. Recently, some companies have stopped using it.
Category Archives: Culture
Attitude of gratitude: stories I covered in 2020
2020 was a very tough time for journalists around the world, specifically for independents and creatives like myself. I was able to get reporting gigs, but they were very few. Anyhow, I’m a believer in living in an attitude of gratitude. So I’m using this space to share some of the stories that I covered last year.
Do they even speak English in Africa?
Someone asked me this again. A few months ago, during one of my trips back home to Atlanta, an American woman who had told me that she was interested in visiting Africa for the very first time – specifically contemplating Ghana – asked me, “do they speak English there?” I calmly told her yes, theyContinue reading “Do they even speak English in Africa?”
Reporting on religion in Africa
The incredible array of spiritual beliefs in Africa is truly mind-boggling. There’s no way to quantify it. Spirituality in Africa is endlessly fascinating to me. I’ve spent years studying it and I still feel like I haven’t even scratched the surface.
Greet the chief: you can’t start asking questions without seeing him
If you find yourself in a smaller community in Africa, particularly the ones outside of the big cities, it’s a good idea to respect the customary greeting protocols.