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Happy New Year!!


It’s been a great 1st year for Xspanding Minds. I’ve met and made connections with some great individuals, and look forward to the new year.

Blessings to you all! Make 2016, a great one!


2015 in review

Xspanding Minds, had a great 1st year on WordPress. I’m definitely looking forward to 2016!!!

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 400 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

A Butter Fly’s playground. Carved & hand painted on hard board.

An awesome artist who is a supporter of Xspanding Minds 🙂

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The beauty of a butterfly’s playground with the attractive colors, water flow & flowers with pollen to jump from one to another. The playground with the hidden butterflies playing hide & seek.
An artist must have confidence in his gift of abstract art to be able to take a brush & close your eyes & dip in paint & stroke on the board. When he or she open their eyes and know that what they see is the beginning to a master piece.

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Rest Peacefully Bobbi Kristina Brown

In recent news, the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown has passed away. I can’t imagine what Bobby is experiencing right now with this recent loss of his daughter.

I wanted to personally send condolences, to him and all whom were affected by this tragic event. I hope that you all will be able to find, some form of peace after this particular situation. Keep your head up ❤

Rest In Peace #BobbiKristinaBrown ❤

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Trevor Noah and the Desire for “Other” Blacks

Not familiar with the comedian. But, I definitely understand the point this writing is trying to make.

Yes, there just may be a flip side to this.. -_-

Black Millennials

When Comedy Central confirmed on Monday that Trevor Noah would be replacing The Daily Show host Jon Stewart, there was widespread support — myself included. Only a few hours later, some distasteful tweets came to light, revealing that the South African comedian made some not-too-cool jokes about women, Israel, and Asians.

Screen Shot 2015-03-31 at 3.47.58 PM As someone who remains hyper-conscious about racial matters, I (surprisingly) wasn’t offended. My Blackness wasn’t the subject of his humor, and I recognize in that fact lies my partiality. But still, I wasn’t perturbed. And fortunately, I’m not alone, with many voicing their support of the comedian and his placement…

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A Day in the Life

Untold Stories


It’s seven o’clock and Tierkidi refugee-camp is buzzling of early morning activity. It’s food distribution day, and Nyaboth (16) is patiently waiting for the queue in front of her to get smaller.

No one knows the exact number of refugees in the Gambell-region. But we are at least looking at 250.000. More than a quarter of a million people who are dependent on the food that World Food Program is distributing.

The line is moving slow, but Nyaboth isn’t in a hurry as long as she gets what she came for. Four hours later, she has collected all the items her family is entitled to this month. The previous four hours were more boring than exhausting. Now the tough part comes. The 16-year old has to get 150 kilos of flour, maize, oil, lentils and soap back to her tent a couple of kilometres away.

−I have to sell some…

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