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Ignite Talk (Ethics): 2015 Mandela Fellowship Assignment

During the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship, towards the end of the program, every fellow in my school, University of Nevada-Reno, was tasked (challenged) to write an ‘Ignite Talk’ on Ethics. There were no rules, as long as the subject was ethics. The goal was for every school in the fellowship to present a talk during the DC presidential summit. Each school would end up choosing one submission and one person to present. Below is my Ignite talk on Ethics. This is how I put it together to present so it may not flow like an article. Three years ago, I would have never imagined standing here, ...

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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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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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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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30 Powerful Maya Angelou Quotes

Maya Angelou, born Marguerite Ann Johnson, was an American author and poet from April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014. Maya Angelou is a poet and award-winning poet known for the acclaimed poetry collection I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, which made literary history as the first nonfiction best-seller by an African-American woman. Maya Angelou’s quotes and poetry has been very inspiring and has motivated to write whenever I feel like expressing myself. It ususally feels like she speaks to me directly. I have put together some of my favourite and powerful quotes from the late Maya Angelou. “Life is not measured by ...

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She Wakes

    She wakes a smile on her face It’s fake the sparkle in her eyes She wakes The river starts flowing It’s real She doesn’t accept One day She will wake the river will stop flowing She will wake 5,316 total views, 1 views today

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20 Random Quotes That Will Inspire You


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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