The Beginner’s Concise Guide to Understanding ETFs

What are ETFs? ETFs as we all know them are shorts for Exchange-Traded Funds. An ETF is a basket of securities that contains stocks, bonds, securities, and other financial assets. These funds are index funds that can be traded on an exchange just like stocks and bonds. ETFs were started in the ’90s. At inception,Continue reading “The Beginner’s Concise Guide to Understanding ETFs”

Five Things to Consider Before Making an Investment Decision

Given the current economic situation and recent financial market events, you may be wondering whether to invest or make changes to your investment portfolio. While I cannot tell you how to manage your investment portfolio, I can give some tips you can consider before making your decision. So yeah, let’s get right to it. WhatContinue reading “Five Things to Consider Before Making an Investment Decision”

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

The Color Purple, published in 1982, is a classic novel that celebrates black women who challenge unjust authorities and raise their head beyond the yoke of their situations and circumstances. The novel follows an impregnated and abused young girl, Celie, through her personal and spiritual growth in slave-bound Georgia. It’s 1909. Celie navigates through povertyContinue reading “The Color Purple by Alice Walker”

Classics Don’t Die and Neither Do Legends!

It is indeed sad to hear about Chadwick Boseman’s passing. He was only just 43 with so much to offer the world. Chadwick Aaron Boseman was an American actor most renowned for his role as King T’Challa in Black Panther. Born on the 29th of November, 1976, Chadwick died on Friday, 28th of August, 2020.Continue reading “Classics Don’t Die and Neither Do Legends!”

The Dangers of Subscribing to the Single Story about Africa and Black People

When you hear Africa, what’s the first thing that pops in your head? The home of black people? The home of crude, primitive men that live in caves and trees? Maybe a more refined ideology but crude nonetheless: a continent filled with poor, homeless people. Perhaps an abstract: crime, threats. In a large percentage ofContinue reading “The Dangers of Subscribing to the Single Story about Africa and Black People”

Growing Different: The Bearings of the Past on the Present in a Post-Slavery World

While random African and Caribbean brothers might be receptive towards one another in their continent and countries, it might not be the most common thing to see random brothers in the diaspora connect on that same level. Dr. Joy Degruy chronicles this in her book (Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury andContinue reading “Growing Different: The Bearings of the Past on the Present in a Post-Slavery World”

How to Know When Stress Is Starting to Take A Toll on You and Steps to Addressing It

Every once in a while, we all get stressed out and it affects us physically, mentally, and emotionally. Stress can reveal itself in a number of ways. These signs include: Persistent headaches and migraine Chronic muscle aches Chest pain Digestive imbalance (this spans from simple stomach discomfort to pronounced indigestion problems and diarrhea. Behavioural changesContinue reading “How to Know When Stress Is Starting to Take A Toll on You and Steps to Addressing It”

The Adventures of Washington Black

Washington Black, by Esi Edugyan, tells the story of a young boy, George Washington Black, born into slavery. When Washington is first introduced, he is eleven and working on the Faith Plantation in Barbados. He lives with an old, rather disillusioned woman that takes care of him. His boss is brutally cruel and makes lifeContinue reading “The Adventures of Washington Black”

Three Powerful Black Female Authors You Should Most Definitely Read

Choosing the next book on your reading list might be a bit of a challenge especially if you’re looking to try something different. What book should that be? You’ve got so many options. Or none at all. Either way, worry not! If you’re looking to read a book by a black female author, you’re inContinue reading “Three Powerful Black Female Authors You Should Most Definitely Read”