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Hip Hop has a problem it needs to address.
Hip Hop pioneer Dee Barnes paved the way for female Hip Hop journalists, yet she recently started a GoFundMe campaign because she is facing eviction.
And that is unsettling.
A Q&A about South Africa ft. Dr. Beatrice Akala
In 2002, Dr. Beatrice Akala and her family moved to South Africa as a family assignment. Now, almost 17 years later, they live in a beautiful property in Johannesburg, South Africa.
While riding with Charlie, Dr. Akala’s son, he referred to Buccleuch, the area they live in, as “Buck Town.” During this brief trip, he took my team to KFC, but the menu of Buccleuch's KFC was filled with myriad food options. Really, this moment summarized my reporting trip to South Africa: trying new food, meeting new people, and making new memories.
As I was spending time with Dr. Akala's family, I was taking in the atmosphere, the sounds, the views, and everything around me. In wanting to be receptive (again), I will bring you into Dr. Akala’s African home.
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