All posts filed under: Geopolitics

Death of Fidel Castro – End of an Era

. While there I also realized it’s not as cut and dry as a generational gap. I did see young people that idolized Cuban revolutionary figures, older people that were proud to have seen both capitalist and socialist Cuba. I saw black Cubans that felt Fidel gave them equal playing field. People that felt taken care of by their government, people that felt forgotten.

Time to Make Sense of It

It would be crazy, almost irresponsible for me to have a blog called ‘N A Perfect World, be a young woman of color in America and not talk about this election. Via text, phone calls, at my local watering holes I feel like I’ve spoken about it ad nauseam with friends and family. All with a sense of doom and gloom. Yesterday, in NYC it was grey and rainy. There was definitely a depression, a deflation if you will in the streets. We were emotionally exhausted. At a time when we need to come together, the divide in the US feels greater than ever, and that divide, while not created by this election was opened, picked and prodded at. So now we have a President-elect who has openly displayed acts of bigotry and misogyny, who is supported by the KKK and is simply a grade-A asshole. Great reality TV-star, but a great President? The leader of the free world? I would definitely trust Kim and Kanye more with nuclear codes than him. I have to have …

Video: Cuba Q&A on Periscope Finale

So Chanel does Havana with their latest resort collection and the Kardashians are the latest in the celeb onslaught heading down to the island of Cuba. Want to plan Cuba for your next vacation? Check out my previous videos on how to get there and more details about planning your trip. Now let’s get down to the nitty gritty. It’s hard to please everyone and Khloé Kardashian just got slammed on her Instagram for posing under a sign that says Fidel and graffiti championing the revolution. Never thought I’d say it, but Obama and Khloé had similar plights, when people slammed him for giving a speech at Plaza de la Revolución in Havana, under an image of Che Guevara. Watch the video for my thoughts on that, the homes and my wrap up to what was an awesome Q&A with you guys!

Dispatch from Barceló Bávaro Resort in the Dominican Republic

I’ve spent this past week at the Barceló Bávaro Beach Resort in the Dominican Republic on a press trip researching for an upcoming story. I must admit, I had initial trepidations about going there; they quickly dissolved as soon as I was greeted by the many smiling and kind Dominican faces at the airport. The DR is a beautiful country, and from my previous experiences in Cabrera, and recent experience in Punta Cana / Bávaro, filled with kind hearted people. However, much like the US, it has a history scarred with systematic racism. Much like the US, it continues today, however, it’s blatantly enforced by the government.

Fashion Week Reality Check from NJAL

In the decadence of fashion month, with its medicinal injection of thrill, fancy and indulgence, celebrating your own hard work as a designer can be somewhat hard to swallow. Designers might not be global policy decision makers, but we are all humans with the capacity to activate change, raise awareness and pique compassion. From donating to a charity to volunteering – NJAL looks to designers aiding the refugee crisis in practical and accessible ways.

‘N’s Nomads: Dual Citizen Founder, Ola Abayomi

I honestly can’t tell you where or how I met our latest ‘Nomad, Ola Abayomi. Every time I see Ola’s bright smile, I think to myself, “I need to hang out with her more.” We cross paths a lot — from random events to working in the same building at one point — my crystal healer would say that Ola is definitely on my frequency map. Recently, I saw Ola’s instagram posts about a trip to Cuba. As Cuba is the number one place I’m dying to go, I knew I had to find out more. When I reached out, I was happy to hear that this renaissance, well-travelled woman was not just an ad exec by day: she had started an accessories line, Dual Citizen! Check it below, we dual citizens* 😉 dish on Cuba, being black while traveling and of course the label, Dual Citizen. ’N: Where are you from? Ola: I was born in Boston but grew up in Bethesda, Maryland. I’m first generation Nigerian-American. ’N: Where do you live now? Ola: I …