Supporting African organizations in Ebola relief efforts.

Over the past several days I am sure many of you have noticed relief fundraising campaigns popping up on the sites of major internet institutions such as Google and Facebook. Continue reading

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Born black as a result of a sperm bank mixup.

I have been debating whether or not to discuss the now infamous sperm bank mixup here on Afroviolet, but I realize it must be discussed. It must be discussed on as many platforms as possible. If you have not heard of this yet, I’ll give you a bit of a summary.

A white lesbian couple from Ohio decided to start a family by using a sperm bank. They carefully chose the sperm donor through a profile provided by the sperm bank. The donor they chose was a white man with blonde hair and blue eyes,

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The significance of language in an increasingly western world.

It is interesting that I have been wanting to start a blog for the longest time, but when I finally created my blog I suddenly drew a blank and had no idea where to start. So, this is me just diving in.

I suppose I’ll begin by telling you a little bit about myself. I was born and raised in a New England suburb and consider myself a first-generation American. Both of my parent are naturally born citizens of Ghana. Growing up, I strongly identified with my African culture and heritage.

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