Monthly Archives: June 2016

Shug Avery uttered these words in the 1985 classic, “The Color Purple.” These words have taken on a life of their own as the 1985 film has legendary status in the black community in the United States.  It’s not uncommon to meet a black American who can quote various lines from the movie. I really  like this photo…minus the guy in blue. It was those words that I jokingly uttered to my… Read More

For Americans, a wedding cake is an essential item for your wedding day. For a Rwandan, it’s a cow. Cows are an important commodity in Rwanda and no wedding happens without the trading and bargaining of cows. I knew that when I started dating Sheila that if we decided to get married, there would be traditional activities and ceremonies that would take place. I remembered many of these activities from when my… Read More