Road Trip Problems: Why the Hassle to Find Non-White History?

Last month, I made plans with my mom to drive down with her to Florida. She recently bought a house in one of those 55+ communities. I admit to a bit of encouraging, mostly because she does way too much for her kids. She hates the cold anyway. So, I half-planned, as I always do, … Continue reading Road Trip Problems: Why the Hassle to Find Non-White History?

10 Free Online Resources to Help You Learn Spanish: From Beginner to Advanced

If you've ever wanted to learn Spanish, but couldn't figure out where to start, If you've tried learning in the past and spent too much money on a class or a software that just didn't work for you Or if the only tools you know of are Duolingo and Rosetta Stone, This list is for … Continue reading 10 Free Online Resources to Help You Learn Spanish: From Beginner to Advanced

What’s Xhosa and Who Cares If It’s Spoken in Black Panther?

You might’ve heard about it after seeing Captain America: Civil War or maybe you only found out a little while ago as the hype over Black Panther increased. Hell, you might not even know because it doesn’t concern you. I only saw the headline last month telling me that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is using … Continue reading What’s Xhosa and Who Cares If It’s Spoken in Black Panther?

Africa’s Natural Beauty: 10 Wonders You Won’t Want to Miss

If you've ever wondered about taking a trip to Africa, you might think of going on safari, volunteering somewhere, or visiting the pyramids. Most people don't imagine cascading waterfalls, beautiful mountains, rich forests, and crystalline waters, but they should. The reality of the African continent is much more diverse than we assume. You could spend … Continue reading Africa’s Natural Beauty: 10 Wonders You Won’t Want to Miss

French and Haitian Creole: How Different Are They?

Bonjou! It almost sounds the same. Written down, you only need one more letter for the French equivalent. It’s Haitian Creole for hello and it’s not a French dialect as some would have you believe. Despite the Haitian history of colonization and French supremacy, it's not an inferior form of French. Creole is a language … Continue reading French and Haitian Creole: How Different Are They?

Where to Find the Best West Indian Food in Boston

From Jerk chicken to flaky Pâté, Boston isn't just for fancy Italian places, Irish bars, and clam chowder. A diverse city means diverse food. So, as Black History Month marches on, I've compiled a short list of some of the best Jamaican, Haitian, Cuban, and other delicious Caribbean foods I've been able to find. Keep … Continue reading Where to Find the Best West Indian Food in Boston

Does Learning About Culture Really Help You Learn a Foreign Language?

"What's up?" It's a familiar English expression. In Spanish classes, teachers always told us to use "Qué tal?" to say the same thing. They didn't tell us that might change depending on where you are in the world. There was only one answer. Some of the other answers I didn't know were: "Qué onda?" "Qué … Continue reading Does Learning About Culture Really Help You Learn a Foreign Language?