Coffee Hour

Oshun’s Descendants

Why we shouldn’t shy away from African folklore Black Ballad’s writer, Jumoke Abdullahi, recently released an article discussing how hard it was for her to connect to her Yoruba heritage because the traditional beliefs of Yorubaland were shied away from by her family. As a classicist, this got me thinking (and feeling more than a… Continue reading Oshun’s Descendants

Tea Time

Renouncing the Royal Duties: Should Tradition take a Back Seat?

The abdication of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex from their roles as senior royals has been the talk on everyone’s lips over the past week. Many people revile them for this decision while many others, many black women in particular, support them, and are hailing Meghan a hero. But the fact of the matter… Continue reading Renouncing the Royal Duties: Should Tradition take a Back Seat?