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Michaela DePrince: Hate Tore Her Life Apart, Love Turned Her Into A Graceful Swan

Michaela DePrince: Hate Tore Her Life Apart, Love Turned Her Into A Graceful Swan

| December 7, 2012 | 2 Comments

Michaela DePrince has been labeled the “war orphan-turned ballerina.” Of course, we all like a sob story that ends in triumph, but for Afrikan Goddess the one thing that stands out about Mabinty Bangura’s (her given name) story of triumph are her parents. They took a sick refugee from Ghana and turned her life around. […]

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Grapefruit Rosemary Martini

Grapefruit Rosemary Martini

| November 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ingredients 1 tsp. fresh rosemary 1 tsp. sugar 2½ ounces fresh red grapefruit juice 2 oz. gin Ice Kosher salt, optional Grapefruit peel, for garnish 1 sprig rosemary, for garnish Directions: Coat rim of martini glass with salt (optional). Combine rosemary, sugar, grapefruit juice, gin and ice in a martini shaker and shake vigorously. Strain […]

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The Stigma of HIV/AIDS and the Faith Community – Bridging the Compassion Gap

The Stigma of HIV/AIDS and the Faith Community – Bridging the Compassion Gap

| November 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

The stigma associated with HIV and AIDS will be dramatically lessened if the world’s faith communities would take the right kinds of action, says EMPACT Africa founder and President, David Barstow, who outlined his observations and beliefs in a recent article on Huffington Post. These kinds of actions include getting rid of judgmental attitudes towards […]

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Secret Confessions: I’m Afraid to Get Married!

Secret Confessions: I’m Afraid to Get Married!

| November 13, 2012 | 2 Comments

It used to be that men were the ones who feared losing their independence to marriage. Today, a rising number of women are beginning to experience this fear as well. Blame it on women having more freedom and control over their own lives, but this fear is real as I found out in the many […]

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“Lack of Education Stole her Dream”

“Lack of Education Stole her Dream”

| November 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

She was sitting amongst a group of women, supervising the cooking of a big pot of ‘Jollof’ rice at a naming ceremony.  I sat watching how they admired the attire of the guests as the griot sang praises to the women linking them to their linage.  Then I observed that she was less busy and […]

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Nigerian Teens Find Power Uses of Urine

Nigerian Teens Find Power Uses of Urine

| November 13, 2012 | 1 Comment

Leave it to a few enterprising kids to come up with a potentially new energy source – urine. Four 14-year-old Nigerian students in Lagos recently came up with a process that turned a liter of urine into a fuel that generated six hours of electricity, according to Forbes. The key is capturing the hydrogen (safely). […]

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Book Review: My Diary by Mary Skies

Book Review: My Diary by Mary Skies

| November 8, 2012 | 3 Comments

In her debut book of poetry, 21 year-old Mary Skies captures the memories of young love, heartbreak and moving on in what can best be described as a somber read, which is not a bad thing because heartbreak and lost love definitely leave bitter tastes in the mouths of those who experience it. My Diary […]

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Pray and Play Together: Secrets to Building Strong, Happy and Lasting Unions

Pray and Play Together: Secrets to Building Strong, Happy and Lasting Unions

| November 8, 2012 | 1 Comment

Ladies, did you know that studies have continually shown that couples who play and pray together are happier and stronger and build lasting unions? Well, now you know.  However, many of us find ourselves too serious and too busy to make room for the very things our relationships need as time goes by. We make […]

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N’kya Designs Debuts its ‘OBAA’ Collection

N’kya Designs Debuts its ‘OBAA’ Collection

| October 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Following the successful launch of the ‘Dawn’ collection, N’kya Designs has recently released its newest collection, ‘OBAA’. ‘OBAA,’ which in Twi means ‘WOMAN’ was unveiled during Glitz Africa Fashion Week which took place in Accra on the August 17 – 19, 2012. The collection comes in a color scheme of blue, green, ivory and orange, […]

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What African Men Want

What African Men Want

| October 26, 2012 | 5 Comments

A quick internet search of what men want from women reveals a combination of ideas, opinions and wishes from men of all races – except of course African men. Maybe it’s because no one ever bothered to ask them. Or maybe it’s because they have been lumped in with all other black men by those […]

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