WORLD AIDS DAY: MEET SETO MCCOY.

WORLD AIDS DAY: MEET SETO MCCOY.

Photo credit: LoveBrownSugar Just the thought you might have H.I.V can leave one feeling so scared, talkless of finally knowing that you’re H.I.V positive. Seto McCoy went through these phases and recently, he took the courageous step and faced his fears. The talented hairstylist and brand manager was diagnosed with H.I.V in June 2015. What happened next is what can be called a true test of strength. Seto immediately took on the role of an advocate so he can help bring more awareness to the virus. Christina Brown of LoveBrownSugar partnered with A DAY WITH HIV, an anti-sigma campaign which provides a platform for people to share their inspirational stories. Click on http://www.lovebrownsugar.com/a-day-with-hiv-seto-mccoy/ to read about how Seto McCoy stamps out H.I.V on a daily basis. Such an inspirational story.   Today, as we unite for World Aids Day, we hope that stories like Seto’s will educate, inspire and encourage more and more people to get tested and for those living with H.I.V to know they’re not alone. Go to http://www.adaywithhiv.com/ to read more inspirational...
THIS AMERICAN LIFE BY RUDOLF OGOO OKONKWO.

THIS AMERICAN LIFE BY RUDOLF OGOO OKONKWO.

This is one of the first of many articles I’d be posting on my blog. This article stroke one of the hardest emotional chords in my heart like never before. There’s no way you’d read this and not find yourself overflowing with emotions. This applies to all diasporans stuck in the ‘land of plenty'(Western World). Thumbs up to Rudolf for painting a vivid picture of our broken dreams. Hope this stirs up our minds and gets us thinking. Enjoy! You come to America, young and dashing, on full scholarship, finish school, get a great job, marry a glamorous spouse, have cute children, and retire at a young age with a great pension, portfolio and posture. …And live happily ever after. Yes champ; rub it in. For the rest of you, life abroad is a crest of trajectories. You come into America, by air, by sea, or via a midnight sneak-in across the Mexican border; fooling the Minute Men and Lou Dobbs all at once. You come to school, to join your spouse, to work after winning the Green Card Lottery, or to raise your hand at the airport and claim persecution in your own country because you are a Mormon as well as a leader in MEND. You behold America the beautiful. The triple-decker burgers and the giant cup of coke and cars that are wider than your village road and you wonder what took you so long to get here. You get on with schooling. For now any cheap school will do. You study the things people who came before you say brings money – the things Americans...

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