A Night With Femi Kuti

Originally posted August 2018. When you score a free ticket to see Femi Kuti, Grammy nominated, world-renowned musician, son of music legend, Afrobeats pioneer and political activist Fela Kuti, you go.  I watched in awe as this 56 year old danced, jumped, sang, played and engaged the eclectic crowd. The kind of crowd I haveContinue reading “A Night With Femi Kuti”

Happy 2 Years In Detroit

Originally posted July 2018. I just realized that I have been living in Michigan for two years and a week. My feeling about this place has been sort of like an on and off relationship. Sometimes I see the potential and get excited about living here, other times I get bored, fed up, and leftContinue reading “Happy 2 Years In Detroit”

4th of July in Detroit

Originally posted July 2018 On the 4th of July, all types of Africans came together for their annual picnic in Detroit. Different countries and ethnic groups set up tents and entertained the passerby with food and music. It was a joyful occasion. I took particular notice of the children in their patriotic outfits playing aContinue reading “4th of July in Detroit”

Next Steps

Originally posted June 2018. A few days ago I was fired from my first post-collegiate big girl job. I kinda saw it coming too but I sure wasn’t expecting it. Like a pedestrian crossing the street while a car in the distance speeds up and hits them. There were signs for a month prior. AndContinue reading “Next Steps”

Moments in NYC

Originally posted April 2018. New York City is one of my favorite cities in the country to visit. Brooklyn is usually my choice of location to stay. I find the flavor, characters and general atmosphere to be so distinct from the rest of the city. I get a sense of neighborhood and belonging. It’s aContinue reading “Moments in NYC”

Taste of Senegal in Detroit

Originally posted March 2018. So my friend had mentioned a Senegalese restaurant last year. It was fairly new at the time. Actually, it’s not even up to a year old. But this year in January, Maty’s African Cuisine made the list of the top 10 restaurants to visit in Detroit 2018. First of all, AYE, AFRICA MAKINGContinue reading “Taste of Senegal in Detroit”

Abandoned Houses

Originally posted September. I walked through one of the abandoned neighborhoods in Detroit one afternoon. Thankfully there are many organizations working on bringing the streets back to life.  I strolled with one of the volunteers who spent her childhood in the West Davison area and listened as she blissfully reminisced on a place that noContinue reading “Abandoned Houses”