Nandi By Bhekizitha Nandi watched the sun rise through her villa bedroom windows. The outside air slightly blew through them, and it smelled like fresh savannah plains and rocky waterfalls. Suddenly, she caught herself about to cry, sat up … Continue reading Nandi
It is enjoyable and affirming to be right. I felt this way after viewing the film Black Panther by Ryan Coogler. Although originally a comic book created by two white males, writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Jack Kirby in the … Continue reading Black Panther: Reality, Fantasy and Projection
Do black people who perm and relax their hair have a disorder? According to the DSM -V “A mental disorder is a syndrome characterized by clinically significant disturbance in an individual’s cognition, emotion regulation, or behavior that reflects a dysfunction … Continue reading Afro-Hair Disorder
My mother was a casual Christian and my father, when he encountered difficulties in his life, an orthodox Catholic. Their frivolous religious dedication allowed me to attend Baptist, Pentecostal and Roman Catholic churches. As I look back, I’ve realized my … Continue reading Is Truth Necessary to Achieve Good?
A recent report by the Atlantic Journal-Constitution indicates four out of five beginning freshmen at HBCUs failed to earn a degree within six years. This led me to think about a study conducted by Dr. Alexander Astin. In 1964, Dr. … Continue reading Black Students are too Optimistic
By Bhekizitha Listening, reading and viewing the news can be a challenge for African-Americans because most present-day white journalist are opinion commentators rather than messengers of events (look at CNN, better yet, don’t look at CNN) and since African-Americans have … Continue reading FAKE NEWS
By Bhekizitha How did Gandhi’s and Mandela’s thinking coincide in their respected countries against colonial rule, and how did one influence the other? Furthermore, in which ways did Gandhi and Mandela differ in their interpretation of non-violent civil disobedience? Chronologically … Continue reading An Analysis of the Lives and Tactics of Gandhi and Mandela