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Hidden Figures Movie Review

If you are familiar with my blog, then you know I have been waiting to see Hidden Figures since it was announced in August last year and even blogged about the trailer. I live in West Africa and it took over 4 months to be distributed in cinemas here. It was a very very long wait, but definitely worth it. I finally saw the film on the 24th of February and every frame was detailed and entertaining. It was an absolutely amazing, well told story coupled with great acting! I’ll give a review of what was going through my mind during ...

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Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of A Black Female Genius – The Upcoming ‘Katherine Johnson’ Biographical Drama Film

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Female empowerment? Yes! Black empowerment? Yes! Black female empowerment? Yes!  If you haven’t heard of the upcoming American movie, ‘Hidden Figures’, then you are in the right place! I will give you the gist and why I am excited about this movie. Hidden Figures is an upcoming 2017 American biographical drama film based on the non-fiction book of the same name. The film recounts the story of the African-American mathematician Katherine Johnson and her two colleagues, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson (engineer), who helped NASA catch up in the Space Race. Using their calculations, NASA was able produce the first American astronaut to make ...

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Baked Plantains and Vegetables [Recipe]

Yesterday I was feeling really hungry and didn’t want to buy food outside or eat anything with oil and pepper. Fun fact, my stomach dislikes pepper and I get sick every time. It has never disappointed, but my tongue loves pepper, and shito is my favourite must have food accessory. I didn’t feel like getting sick today and I had been craving vegetables all week, so I decided to prepare something different from my usual raw or boiled vegetables. I checked the fridge I had an awesome amount of vegetables I could use. I took them all out and realised I ...

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Free instrumental : The Slow ‘Bug’ Crusher

I am still learning how to make beats and I have noticed I like slow and classical sounding ones with a pop/hip hop/rock flare to it. There is still a lot to figure out, and while I was stressed fixing a bug, I decided to do something relaxing while thinking about the solution, so I made this beat. They are continuous bars and with change in tempo once in a while. Nothing fancy, but I think it is quiet relaxing. Feel free to use it however and let me know what you think. I will be updating this blog with new ...

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Who Is An Illiterate?

“You are an illiterate!” – This is a very common insult among Ghanaians, especially school children. It is probably the one insult that sums up your whole life and very depressing as such. According to the Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, an illitrate can be any of these definitions, “not knowing how to read or write”, “having or showing a lack of knowledge about a particular subject”, ” not grammatically correct”. I have been struggling with the concept of education since high school and trying to understand why we refer to others who can’t read or write ‘English’ illiterates. This is a very sensitive ...

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Levers In Heels : 5 Tips For Being A Successful Woman in STEM

I met this awesome lady Larisa Bowen-Dodoo at Tech Needs Girls , She Codes event on the 25th of January, 2014 ( last Saturday). She is a new mentor on the team. She was cool and and fun to talk to. She did an amazing job mentoring and was very patient with the girls :). Larissa has an amazing blog called ‘Levers In Heels’ and she has written awesome and thoughtful posts you should go check out right now —-> , oh wait….., after you have read this post though :D. She literally published a new post 50 minutes ago (as ...

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She Codes 2014 : Empowering Girls In The Slum Through Coding!

On the 25th of January 2013, Tech Needs Girls Ghana, a non profit organization which I’m a co-founder and mentor of, organized a one-day coding and leadership workshop for 60 girls from Nima and Mamobi in Accra, Ghana in collaboration with the Achiever’s book club. The Achievers Book Club (ABC) is an independent Ghanaian non-profit organisation, with a simple mission: Education for all girls in slums in Ghana.   Their story started with a girl called Amina, who lives in the Accra slum of Nima and, despite excelling at school, was forced into marriage at the age of 12. What happened ...

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20 Random Quotes That Will Inspire You

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Hello guys! I love reading random stuff on the web, and I have been reading a lot of inspirational quotes. I came across a lot that inspired me and I wanted to share 20 of those quotes. I will probably do a weekly sharing of random quotes along the way. I do not own these quotes and each quote indicates the author. In no particular order, here are 20 random quotes I found on the web. “Everything you can imagine is real.” ― Pablo Picasso “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”  ― Dr. Seuss “Let yourself be open ...

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