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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers.

It Is OK For Black Men To Cry

African men, all men are supposed to be strong and never cry, but manhood and tears are not mutually exclusive. In fact, crying is healthy.


Many view crying as being a sign of weakness and a black man should never show weakness. But, the unavoidable truth is that black men do sometimes feel sad. Sometimes a little, sometimes a lot, either way it is OKAY for black men to cry. 


According to WebMD, having a good cry can sometimes be just what the doctor ordered. In fact, some psychologists even suggest that we may be doing ourselves a disservice by not tearing up regularly.

It Is OK For Black Men To Cry
It Is OK For Black Men To Cry
Dr. Stephen Sideroff, a clinical psychologist says, "Crying activates the body in a healthy way, letting down one's guard and one's defenses and crying is a positive, healthy emotion. The same thing happens when you watch a sad movie, it touches you, and you cry that process of opening into yourself is like a lock and key."

If you are embarrassed about crying in front of someone, identify a safe space to cry in your day-to-day environment so you can gain the physical, spiritual and emotional rewards of crying without fear of judgment.

It is emotionally and spiritually important to express emotions freely without feeling embarrassment. Black men, let your tears come, let them water your soul for tears are words the heart cannot express.

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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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