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Welcome to May!

Every May 1st, we celebrate May Day. Consequently, in some regions of the United States, it is a holiday that marks the beginning of spring. Traditionally, May Day was the halfway point between the spring equinox and summer solstices. Hence, it was a day marked by celebrations, with songs, dances,

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Spirit Man

What Is Said Can Build or Destroy the Family

By Monsignor Anselm Nwaorgu A professor was traveling by boat and as the boat set sail, he asked the sailor, “Do you know anything about Biology, Ecology, or Oceanology”?, to which the sailor answered, “No Sir”. Then the professor yelled out, “What on earth do you know then, as a

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Business Spotlight

Destiny African Market – In Service of Massachusetts’ African Community

African immigrants love their traditional African food. They love their fufu, their jollof rice, their moin moin and a variety of other authentic African staples and delicacies. But these foods are not always available outside the African continent. That is where Destiny African Market comes in. Owned and operated by

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Candid Pen

As the West Returns Africa’s Looted Artefacts The Pillaging Must Stop

Many Nigerians and Africans are happy that the Western countries are beginning to return Nigeria and Africa’s looted artefacts. Our happiness is palpable, considering that more than 160 museums globally, and countless private collections, house bronzes and sculptures from Benin and other civilizations from Nigeria.  Recently, I saw one of

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Tribes And Tongues

Life Imitating Art: The Beauty of Chimamanda Adichie’s Words

Omenka Ejike Eze, Ph.D. Fiction writers are unique humans. They are not only able to create magical worlds and populate them with mythical characters, but they also draw us into these worlds and the lives of their characters. They cause us to suspend our disbelief and make emotional investments in

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Editor's Note

Welcome to April

Welcome to April. It is understandable why April is the favorite month for many people – it is the beginning of spring. If you live in the colder regions of the United States, you will agree that there is nothing more exhilarating than seeing the trees flaunt their green leaves

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Spirit Man

To the Nigerian Youth: Mitigating the Effects of Racial-Discrimination

Being an African, otherwise called black in America, is not easy. One is constrained to endure the destructive tendencies resulting from the societal presumptions of white supremacy. The challenges are not only enormous; they are also anxiety provoking with eminent health issues. As human beings, we are called to become

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Editor's Note

Welcome to March

Welcome to March. Did you know that March is the start of the new year in terms of astronomical events? It starts in the last two weeks of March when Mars, Saturn, and Venus will be in the same field of view. Besides the intriguing and captivating planetary events in

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Black History Month

Introducing Oyotunji Village

We want to use the opportunity of Black History Month (BHM) to recognize a vital piece of black history. Established in 1970 in Sheldon, South Carolina, by Walter Eugene King, Oyotunji is a religious and cultural community for African American practitioners of the Yoruba faith. Entering Oyotunji African Village, there

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Black History Month

Igbo Landing of 1803

Igbo Landing of 1803 We seize the opportunity of Black History Month (BHM) to recognize a powerful story of resistance – Igbo Landing. In May 1803, one of the largest mass suicides of enslaved people happened in Dunbar Creek on St. Simons Island, Glynn County, Georgia. When the Igbo captives

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Black History Month

Before Rosa Parks Was Babatunde Olatunji

Babatunde Olatunji was among the early generation of Africans who played a significant role in the fight for equality in America. Three years before Rosa Parks, Olatunji had protested racial segregation in the southern states of the United States.  Olatunji was born in Lagos State to a Yoruba family. He

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Editor's Note

Welcome to February

February is a month packed with activities and fun things. In the United States and Canada, Groundhog Day comes up on February 2. Groundhog Day derives from the Pennsylvanian Dutch belief that if a groundhog comes out of its hole on this day and sees its shadow due to clear

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Editor's Note

Welcome to January 2022!

Welcome to January 2022! On behalf of Nigerian Parents Magazine (NPM), I wish our readers around the world a happy and prosperous new year. To say that that the past few years have been challenging is an understatement. I hope that 2022 brings good fortune and good tidings. The beginning

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Columnists

You Are Mightier Than You Think

Racism and discrimination are dangerous viruses because they quietly snuggle life out of their victims; not necessarily by killing them, but by deflating their sense of ego, self-esteem, and self-worth. It is because of this that I want to reflect, as a piece of encouragement for our younger ones, on

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Editor's Note

Welcome to December

Another Christmas is here, and who would have thought that almost two years into the pandemic, the situation would only seem to be marginally better. In many places around the United States and the world, the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions are only beginning to wane. Nigerians, like most other people, are

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Columnists

On Thanksgiving

When President George Washington, in 1789, recommended and assigned Thursday the 26th of November as Thanksgiving Day, and when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated on the final Thursday in November 1863, both presidents, in their declaration, saw the act of thanksgiving as not just limited

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Editor's Note

Welcome to November!

One of the many things that Nigerians know how to do is be thankful. Whether it is waking up to good health in the morning, a brand-new month, or our own achievements and those of our children, Nigerians understand that being thankful for the good they have is the foundation

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Afro Kiwi Dad

AK Dad in Nursing School, Episode 2 – Drive

AK Dad is here again to narrate some of his experiences in nursing school. In the last installment, I reflected on the low points of my life and how depression took hold of me shortly after I walked on the podium to get my Ph.D. certificate. I saw a psychologist

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Candid Pen

Sexual Objection of Women in Nigeria: Has Comedy Gone Too Far?

Is it just me, or is anyone else bothered by the sexual objectification of women in Nigeria that has inundated Facebook and other social media platforms? These videos are supposed to be a source of comic relief; however, I have yet to understand what aspect of the sexual objectification of

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Candid Pen

My Take on the Vaccine Debate

Should my family and I receive the COVID-19 vaccine? This has remained the hottest debate since the development of the COVID-19 vaccines. You would think that the answer to this question would be obvious, considering the steps taken by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease

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