Pretty Black Girl

Dear black girl, Your melanin glows. You are flawless. Your skin is full of chocolate and sometimes as light as honey. Your hair shiny black and curly, so magical. Everyone is blinded by your uniqueness.  Your every step is a wind of confidence and it’s undeniable. Self respect and confidence you possess and you never…

What's Your Ism

Being a twenty-something year old is one of the most beautiful and yet saddest things. It is the stage where you and your age mates are not equals. Y’all may have the same ages, but it is no longer like high school where y’all are most likely in the same class, go to similar schools,…

Bow Not

Blood drips no more, As hidden knives are silent, Guns sound no more, As starving faces are weary.   Peace!  As we cry on these streets,  Screaming across hopes,  And no implementation of policies.   We are bleeding! Let not the forces of the laws gather against us, We pray! We scream! We hope!  As we run…

The Friend Zone (A Guy & Girl's Perspective)

As I sit by myself and think about all the times that girls that I had fallen for; whom, in my opinion, I could have had sizzling relationships with rejected me using the same words: “Let’s just be friends” “We can be nothing more than friends” or “I only see you as a friend.” I…

We All Matter

I don’t feel that men are better than women, or vise versa  My granny is my family matriarch, She’s way better! Married before the age of 18; deprived of formal school lectures, Bore six kids and raised them as go-getters My mama is my favorite, a pearl wrapped in a body She taught me everything…

Visionaries or Vision Blurry: Issues with Medical Education and Healthcare in Liberia and Some Solutions

What is wrong with medical education and healthcare in Liberia? Is it not straightforward to realize that the two are directly proportional to each other? Alternatively, we can say there exists a negative or positive correlation. Okay! Enough of my statistical terms. Let’s not become complacent and think Liberia is moving any further in medical…

Beach Miners

Under heaven’s heavenly lamps  Youths of our time  Digging for silver in gold mines  Destroying ancient borderlines Forever changing nature’s natural landscape  Eating Tomorrow in their today  As each grain of sand you take away Releases a monster from its timeless cage Nature though beautiful, but deadly Once we cross the lines that save By…

A Quest To Teach & Learn With Integrity (4)

Click here to read the first three entries in this series I, II, III As the struggle against academic malpractice continues, one should understand that it does not only affect a single institution, but the entire country. So, today, I will be giving my personal experience with academic malpractice from both my alma mater and…

A Quest To Teach & Learn With Integrity (3)

Read the first two parts here I II Nowadays, of the many students who graduate from high schools and universities, only few can truly prove they deserve what they got. This shows how our teachers have chosen to be the direct opposite of what being a teacher is supposed to be. Teachers are no longer…

The Foreign Exchange Rate Saga

We elect someone that we believed “has a heart for Liberia,” and we are still subjugated to the same repetitive norm of failed leadership and total hardship.