Nneka M. Okona
Nneka M. Okona
Freelance writer, Out of Office
March 26, 2018

The Underground Railroad stretches beyond the South — one traveler traces its route in Philadelphia

"I am always looking for traces of blackness — the people, the food, their spirits — while traveling."

Dec. 29, 2017

Guinness isn’t just an Irish treasure — it’s part of West African heritage, too

Walk into any gathering of Nigerians — a wedding, anniversary party, a christening, a kickback for the hell of it — and there’s sure to be a bucket of Guinness chilling in a corner.
Aug. 19, 2017

Monuments blur the line between memorial and tourist attraction — that’s why context is so important

Stone Mountain, Georgia, is one of the biggest Confederate monuments in the country. But it's also the site of family-friendly activities and July 4 festivities.