Model in dirac. Image by Hoda Hashi. In January, the Somali-British writer Hoda Hashi wrote an essay for OkayAfrica in which she details how traditional Somali clothing, in this case the dirac, helps her feel and explore her culture and belongingness. Like most second-generation Somalis living outside the country, Hashi has grappled with identity, her understanding shaped … [Read more...] about Why Ina’Xaashi Uses Fashion, Writing & Photography to Explore Cultural Belonging for the Somali Diaspora
Jeremy Wright MP has been appointed as the new Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport after the promotion of Matt Hancock to Health Secretary. Wright’s appointment follows a tumultuous 24 hours for the Prime Minister as Brexit Secretary David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, along with other ministers, resigned in opposition to the proposed … [Read more...] about Who is new Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright?
Business owners in Boston's North End appear to have won a battle to keep a Starbucks from coming to their neighborhood, but they say the fight to preserve the historic area is far from over as some consider a ban on chain stores altogether. John Pregmon, the president of the North End Waterfront Neighborhood Council, said the ban may be worth exploring considering how … [Read more...] about Officials in Boston’s North End Explore Banning Corporate Chains
Garage Finds It turns out the Midwest is as car-crazed as the rest of America. On my visit to the area nearly a month ago, I know that I only barely scratched the surface of what this neck of the woods has to offer. The modified cars out here are unsurprisingly a bit muscle car and hot rod-centric, but I was completely blown away by what I kept uncovering. I’d show up to … [Read more...] about From Ohio To Kentucky: Exploring the Mid-West
As Donald Trump presses ahead with plans for a summer summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin, the U.S. president is jolting relationships with some of America's longest and strongest allies. Amid concerns over Trump's apparent desire to be cozy with the Russian leader, he is pursuing increasingly nationalistic foreign and trade policies and delivering scathing personal attacks on … [Read more...] about Trump Sends Aide to Explore Putin Summit, Jolting Allies