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Tuesday August 22nd 2017

‘The Lounge’ Archives

Dearest Italy,

Dearest Italy,

Hoping when this letter reaches you, that you are in the best of health, and that you are enjoying your independence just as much as I certainly am.  I had much time on my hands, and I was sort of feeling melancholy, and I sort of remembered with much glee and appreciation that by the time you have read this letter, that it will be March [...]

Does Marriage only consist of the Groom and the Bride?

Does Marriage only consist of the Groom and the Bride?

When a bride says "I Do" to her groom, she is not only accepting him but everything he comes with-his family!  So it got me thinking, how do we Habeshas feel about interracial or inter-cultural union between a man and a woman?  This question brings up another can of worms in its own such as "Are Ethiopians racist?", "Do we consider [...]

Yesterday’s Dream, Today’s Reality?

Yesterday’s Dream, Today’s Reality?

“I have a Dream that one day, my children will be judged not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character” –Martin Luther King, Jr. Shall we in return say–We are living Dr. King’s dream? Seeing a man being judged for the content of his character as opposed to the color of his skin? The thought of blacks [...]

Single In The City:

Single In The City:

With Christmas around the corner and the New Year treading near, believe it or not, now may be the best time of all to marvel in your single life! While your friends are brainstorming ideas on what to buy their significant other for Christmas, you can kick back and enjoy the show, and while they are sweating bullets at the dinner table, [...]

“I Don’t Want No Shy Guy”

Picture this: You are having coffee at an undisclosed location and you notice an attractive man checking you out from across the room.  You shoot him a smile and nod your head as if to say, ‘yeah…I’m digging you.’  Immediately after you do this, he quickly turns his head and buries it in the paper.  After some time has gone [...]

Coming to America

In the classic 1988 movie, ‘Coming to America’, Eddie Murphy portrays Akeem, an African prince who is being pressured into a forced marriage by his parents.  The only problem is the woman they have chosen for him only sees him for his royalty.  Akeem, the candid son, finally convinces his parents to let him depart on a discreet [...]

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