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Are Hand-Woven Baskets the Next Big Thing to Come out of Africa?

Are Hand-Woven Baskets the Next Big Thing to Come out of Africa?

| October 16, 2012 | 2 Comments

When my home state of Maryland began imposing a 5 cents plastic bag tax on Montgomery County shoppers in January 2012, I was lost in terms of bagging options. Personally, I hate the tax because I hardly ever remember to carry along one of my many reusable bags that are essential to avoiding the 5 […]

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What African Women Need to Know About Breast Cancer

What African Women Need to Know About Breast Cancer

| October 16, 2012 | 1 Comment

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and you may have already noticed all the pink ribbons affixed to merchandise and all the 5k runs/walks and fundraising galas. But beyond that, what do you really know about breast cancer and how it affects you as a woman of African descent? In November 2009, our former contributing […]

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Disobedient Wives Should be Beaten: What Obama’s Step Grandmother Has to Say About Women’s Rights

Disobedient Wives Should be Beaten: What Obama’s Step Grandmother Has to Say About Women’s Rights

| October 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

(Read the full text at The Root) — No visit to Kenya is complete without calling on Sarah Obama, President Obama’s remarkably sharp 90-year-old step-grandmother, the woman who raised his father, Barack Obama Sr. Since the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign, Westerners have trooped to her door, eager to learn about the president’s African heritage from […]

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Religion Against Humanity!

Religion Against Humanity!

| October 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

By: Wole Soyinka (Read the full text at The Root) — The most intense ethical education, including severe social sanctions, has not eradicated material corruption, exploitation, child defilement and murders in society, not even deterrents such as capital punishment. How, then, can anyone presume that there shall be no violations of the ideal state of […]

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Boris and Nicole on Life, Love and Parenting

Boris and Nicole on Life, Love and Parenting

| September 17, 2012 | 1 Comment

In a recent Rolling Out interview, Boris Kudjoe and Nicole Ari Parker offered readers some insights on life, love and parenting.   Personally, I learned a lot from their interview because I’ve been experiencing my own dose of fears and questions where marriage and parenting are concerned. According to the magazine editorial, “from the moment they […]

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Adepero Oduye to Play Nina Simone?

Adepero Oduye to Play Nina Simone?

| September 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

The story of Nina Simone must be told; there’s no doubt about that. She is one of the most elegant black women to ever grace the jazz musical stage. What is casting some doubt, however, is who is black and elegant enough to play her in an upcoming semi-biopic portraying her life. In a New […]

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Become the AGCO Africa Ambassador 2013

Become the AGCO Africa Ambassador 2013

| September 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Do you enjoy the spotlight? Are you fluent in English? Do you feel comfortable in front of a crowd? Are you at least 21 years of age and hold a valid passport from an African nation? Answer “yes” to all these questions and more and enter to win the AGCO Africa Ambassador 2013 Contest. As […]

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Have You Met Bino and Fino Yet?

Have You Met Bino and Fino Yet?

| September 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Ever since I was 20 or something I just wondered why there weren’t any African cartoons that were big globally. So later on I approached TV stations and companies as well as individuals with the idea of Bino and Fino, but at the end of the day, the feedback ranged from “its risky” to “I […]

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Sitting Too Much May Be Killing You Slowly

Sitting Too Much May Be Killing You Slowly

| September 13, 2012 | 2 Comments

Research has shown that women who sit for long periods of time every day are more likely to develop a life-threatening blood clot in their lungs than more active women. The study published on the British Medical Journal website, says observational studies have suggested that prolonged bouts of sitting and lack of whole-body muscular movement […]

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Destination IMAN is Here!!!

Destination IMAN is Here!!!

| September 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Trendsetting fashion supermodel Iman is not just a beautiful face; she’s also a savvy business woman. She has been on the fashion runways, has graced the covers of countless magazines, and has a profitable business in her home shopping network, IMAN Global Chic on HSN and her beauty line, IMAN Cosmetics. And she has just […]

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