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Define Culture

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Define Culture

Culture – and how it’s defined – has been on my mind for a while. Thanks to National Poetry Writing Month (#NaPoWriMo), I wrote a poemthing about it. Here’s “Define Culture.” Enjoy.

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African Women Entrepreneurs in Tech “Lean In” for Social Media Week

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African Women Entrepreneurs in Tech “Lean In” for Social Media Week

What does “Leaning In” look like for African women entrepreneurs in tech? Nigeria’s leading women in tech weigh in on dos, don’ts, and lessons learned.

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Dear White Allies: Stop Unfriending Other White People Over Ferguson

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Dear White Allies: Stop Unfriending Other White People Over Ferguson

My rage as a black person witnessing yet another moment in the endless cycle of racism in the US prevents me from engaging in “level headed” conversations with people who see this terribly unjust Ferguson ruling as just another news story to banter about at the water cooler. I need you to step up in a major way.

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Bill Cosby is Guilty of Sexual Assault. Period.

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Bill Cosby is Guilty of Sexual Assault. Period.

Bill Cosby is guilty of sexual assault. Period.

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The Revolution Will Be Online: Spectra Speaks with Jay Smooth on Activism in the Digital Era

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The Revolution Will Be Online: Spectra Speaks with Jay Smooth on Activism in the Digital Era

I’m on a panel with one of my favourite video bloggers, Jay Smooth of Ill Doctrine! At “The Revolution Will Be Online” we’ll be chatting about a topic that speaks to the crux of all my work: the power of media, technology, and online conversations to propel change in the digital era.

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Love as a Revolution Totally Sucks

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Love as a Revolution Totally Sucks

Ever had one of those days when your ideals, your spiritual beliefs, your politics, your internal moral compass just feels broken? Well, I’ve been having those days a lot lately. Here’s to raising a white flag, and hitting rock bottom, so you can find your way back up.

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Interview with Omar Thomas, Jazz Composer of Monumental LGBT Civil Rights Hymn, “We Will Know”

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Interview with Omar Thomas, Jazz Composer of Monumental LGBT Civil Rights Hymn, “We Will Know”

I thoroughly enjoyed this interview with award-winning composer, Omar Thomas, about his new album, ‘We Will Know’, a monumental work of art that breathes new life into the word “movement”. Inspired by the popular civil rights protest song, “We Shall Overcome”, Omar has just gifted the (U.S.) LGBT civil rights movement with their very own soundtrack, one which is sure to spark powerful conversations about what it means to exist at the intersection of struggle, triumph, and history, as both black and gay.

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Call for Submissions (Poetry, Prose, Photography): Walking the Tight Rope: An African LGBTI Anthology

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Call for Submissions (Poetry, Prose, Photography): Walking the Tight Rope: An African LGBTI Anthology

Walking the Tight Rope: An African LGBT Anthology seeks poets, writers and photographers within Africa and the Diaspora to share their stories. DEADLINE: April 15, 2014

Please share widely.

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CODE RED: African Women Rising in Media and Tech (Social Media Week Lagos Event)

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CODE RED: African Women Rising in Media and Tech (Social Media Week Lagos Event)

For Social Media Week Lagos, I’m hosting an event called ‘CODE RED: African Women Rising in Media and Tech.’ In line with the theme, “The Future is Now: Always On, Always Connected”, CODE RED, a networking event, will facilitate connections between women who are trailblazing in social media and technology.

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Love Was My Revolution in 2013, But So Was Resilience.

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Love Was My Revolution in 2013, But So Was Resilience.

I know it’s been a while. I’ve had a lot going on. 2013 was quite a year – one that I’m not likely to miss but will always remember for how much it grew me.

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