Posts in Life and Culture

  • How Many More Girls Need to Disappear?

    Posted in Life and Culture,Life and Culture with Yvonne on May 4th, 2014 By Yvonne Mtengwa

    I have to say, that I cannot remotely imagine being a mother who received word 2 weeks ago that her daughter was one of the girls kidnapped from a boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria. I have to say, that I cannot imagine being the politician who knows what avenues can be taken and efforts made […]

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  • Thank You LUPITA! Thank You!

    Posted in Life and Culture,Life and Culture with Yvonne on March 12th, 2014 By Yvonne Mtengwa

      I bumped into someone’s status update on Facebook wherein (with such courage) she asked who Lupita Nyong’o was and what her claim to fame was. I thought to myself “What!? Who is Lupita? Is she just not the most tweeted and talked about Kenyan woman, Oscar Winner and Hollywood’s Award Season darling??” I then […]

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  • Does Luck Exist on Home Soil?

    Posted in Life and Culture on February 25th, 2014 By Yvonne Mtengwa

    So the adage goes that when opportunity meets preparedness success has every potential to ensue. Roman philosopher Seneca defined luck as the moment when preparedness and opportunity collide. Others simply assert that it is about being at the right place at the right time. In the advent of the economic collapse in my home country […]

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  • “Pretty for an African?”

    Posted in Guest Posts,Life and Culture with Yvonne on February 18th, 2014 By Yvonne Mtengwa

    I remember walking across a patch of grass in front of the B. Jones Center at Atlanta’s Emory University a good 12 years ago now. Bright eyed college freshman I was, who had categorically been placed under the “International Students” sub-group…you know; the group that arrives on campus earlier than the rest and endures lecture […]

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  • And Yes! Africa is not a Country!

    Posted in Life and Culture on February 12th, 2014 By Yvonne Mtengwa

    So enthralled I was to bump into a piece on CNN’s website entitled “Africa is not a country’: Students’ photo campaign breaks down stereotypes.” The first thing I thought was “Wow! Finally a people have taken it upon themselves to visually dispel the myths regarding all which Africa isn’t!” A group of students from Ithaca […]

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  • Born to Lose, Built to Win – The Short Story of George Weah

    Posted in Guest Posts,Life and Culture on December 18th, 2013 By Tinashe Mabasha

    The first famous black footballer I can remember was John Barnes. He was the fast, athletic left winger for England and Liverpool. I think my dad along with other dads in Zimbabwe supported John Barnes and Liverpool as a result. As much as I hate to admit it, I followed suit. Barnes was subjected to racism […]

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  • Music and Passion: Spending time with Questlove

    Posted in Beats & Soul with Carly,Guest Posts,Life and Culture,What's going On on November 29th, 2013 By Simba

    It’s very rare that I come across somebody in the media spotlight whose life I envy. However, I have just read Ahmir Thompson aka Questlove’s book ‘Mo Meta Blues’ and wow I would happily trade lives with him for a while!! ‘Mo Meta Blues’ is described as a memoir/autobiography but it is more a journey […]

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  • Is Love…War?

    Posted in Life and Culture,Simba Says,What's going On on September 18th, 2013 By Simba

    I normally blog about all things in the film and TV space on Wabona or the film and TV universe or things that excite me. But today I wanted to blog about something a bit more personal, a song’s poetic power to inspire high emotion and deep reflection at the same time. Tamar Braxton is kin to […]

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  • Love is easy, Marriage is hard!

    Posted in Guest Posts,Life and Culture,Wabona on September 13th, 2013 By Wabona

    Ummm…so it’s been a while since I wrote a blog post. I would blame my life, with my demanding kids and husband but no thats not it. I haven’t had much to say frankly. My life is pretty simple and too comfortable at times. But I was recently jolted into some interesting thoughts that I […]

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  • Things Have Gotten Real

    Posted in Life and Culture,The Reality Deal with Tara,Wabona on August 29th, 2013 By Tara Mugabe-Wilson

    Oprah’s Life Class episodes have been eye opening, riveting, amazingly therapeutic and educating! I can exclaim from the rolling hills, that the content is major and a must watch. I was open to the healing!!! The episode discussed Fatherless Sons and Fatherless Daughters, an extremely powerful conversation. Being that fatherhood could be a topic that […]

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