• The Pain You Feel Will Propel You Into Your Destiny

    May 29, 2021 CNB

    The words in this blog post title were said by Michael Olatuja. I was interviewing him for my new conversation series, “(de)Ciphered.” Click on the link at the end of this post to listen to it.  This conversation has been released almost one year after I talked with Olatuja. I had planned to release it…

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  • I Said What I Said!

    May 24, 2021 CNB

    How many times have you said that to yourself – in your head — or to your friends with all the confidence of a prize boxer? I already know the answer. LOTS. I can see it now. You’re sticking your chest out while emphasizing each verb with a nod of your head; “I SAID what…

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  • Deliberate and Afraid of Nothing

    May 7, 2021 CNB

    That’s it. Michaela Coel is the most badass person on the planet. I decided this the moment I saw her exquisite photo for Variety, which was part of the magazine’s ‘Power of Women in Comedy’ feature.  The picture took my breath away, and not only because Coel was wearing a Kente cloth in a photo…

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  • Yours Is Comin’!

    April 30, 2021 CNB

    “Yours is comin”! That’s what one of Daniel Kaluuya’s homies shouted as they celebrated his Oscar win on April 25. Watching Daniel Kaluuya and his crew, which included the musician Dave and actor Damson Idris gas each other up was a wonderful sight. The Academy’s failure to give Chadwick Boseman an Oscar (slow claps all…

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  • What do you want?

    April 20, 2021 CNB

    I thought I knew what I wanted, certainly career-wise. The work I do informs much of my identity as a left-handed, Glasgow-born, London-raised, Ghanaian woman who loves to travel, and lives in the US.  But those markers – including work – don’t speak to who I am. Though for much of my life I thought…

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  • A Brand New Day…?

    April 3, 2021 CNB

    I’ve been feeling lighter these days — like the air is shifting and almost dancing around me. It might be ‘cause it’s the season of renewal. Flowers are blooming and people around the world are renewing their faith, beliefs and purpose during Easter, Holi, Ramadan, and other cultural events. Maybe it’s because Los Angeles is…

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