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Valentine’s Day – The Day for Love

HAPPY Valentine’s Day to all our readers. This is probably the only day where bad weather means nothing – we’re happy, and we’re planning on getting lots of loving. Every February 14, across the United States and in other places around the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. Here are some fun facts about valentine’s day that you can tell your other significant ones and keep the day jolly.

Hakeem Kae Kazim

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Hakeem Kae-Kazim stars as Mr. Scott in his third series of Michael Bay’s and STARZ Black hit series Sails

Well known to audiences across the world, Hakeem Kae-Kazim has enjoyed roles in some of Hollywood’s biggest Blockbusters, such as Hotel RwandaX-Men: Wolverine and Pirates of the Caribbean.  He gained a wealth of fans playing Colonel Ike Dubaku in the seventh season of Fox TV’s 24, since 24, Hakeem has racked up an impressive list of credits in Hollywood’s most popular TV series, including his latest Gotham. Thankfully this talented actor is back for a third series playing Mr. Scott in Michael Bays and STARZ popular television series Black Sails.In Black Sails Kae-Kazim stars as Mr. Scott, a former slave who has risen in stature, Mr. Scott like all the characters in this popular show are based on people that existed in the 17th and 18th century.  

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Broken Promise

Broken Promise – Part 2 of 6

I had used to dream of Maryam sitting in the car beside me on our way home from the airport, picturing the wonderment and joy in her voice. How thrilled she could have been and bursting into her peculiar hearty laughter at any and everything. She’d have detailed her flight to me in that unaffected manner of hers. It would have been her first time on air, travelling on a plane. She had a fear for heights and regularly marveled at the mystery and ability of planes flying up in the sky. It scared her somewhat, the idea of flying.

Broken Promise

Broken Promise – Part 1 of 6

Broken PromiseStory by: Ejine Okoroafor (Part 1 of 6)

‘Hello, hello. Gogo, are you there, can you hear me?’ I heard the worried voice of my brother, Ndudi, inquiring from the other end of the phone line. He feared our phone connection had dropped but nonetheless had continued to shout, ‘Gogo, hello, Gogo, hello, are you there?’

I heard him clearly but was unable to respond or assure him that I was still on the line and could hear him. I gripped the phone tightly, pressed to my right ear while trying to hang on to the conversation and maintain my balance at the same time. I was dizzy. My mind was muddled. I struggled to comprehend the dreadful news that he had just relayed to me. I felt dazed, transfixed with shock and unable to move or talk. My spirit seemed to have exited outside of my body, leaving me hollow. Continue reading "Broken Promise – Part 1 of 6"