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Sheila Opoku-Agyeman: Demonstrating Love and Care for Orphans in Their Distress

Sheila Opoku-Agyeman: Demonstrating Love and Care for Orphans in Their Distress

| February 5, 2012 | 2 Comments

Have you ever paused from your busy life to ponder how you could help someone less fortunate than you live an easier life? Have you ever tried to heed that voice that says you have something valuable to offer the world outside of just living and breathing in it? Or better yet, have you ever […]

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Our January Goddess: Ruby B. Johnson

Our January Goddess: Ruby B. Johnson

| January 11, 2012 | 3 Comments

What is Possible When You Believe… She walks into a room bubbling with energy, and she speaks of her mission to empower women and young girls with a passion that matches her bouncy disposition. Sitting across the table from me, Ruby’s hands do most of the talking; and they tell a very captivating story. They […]

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Our December Goddess: Ghyslaine Tchouaga

Our December Goddess: Ghyslaine Tchouaga

| December 28, 2011 | 2 Comments

Speaking Out Against Starvation When I first met, and later wrote about, Ghyslaine Tchouaga in mid-October she was Miss Cameroon USA. She was a woman who commanded a presence and had a gaze that was captivating. With graceful self-assurance she knew she was bound to win the Miss Africa USA title. So convinced was she […]

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Betty Makoni: Turning Pain into Triumph

Betty Makoni: Turning Pain into Triumph

| July 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Betty Makoni has lived a life worth writing about. She never had a childhood, and was surrounded by the oppression of women, poverty and missed opportunities, and yet her life today is not a reflection of her past. She has overcome what she calls a vicious cycle of poverty and misery, and today, she fights […]

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Kakenya Ntaiya: Making Dreams Reality for the Girls of Kenya

Kakenya Ntaiya: Making Dreams Reality for the Girls of Kenya

| December 1, 2010 | 1 Comment

Her life was determined before she was old enough to understand what life was all about, what it had to offer, its implications, possibilities and scope. Before she had the ability to choose and decide for herself, her life had been chosen and decided for her, like many girls before her. But, Kakenya Ntaiya is […]

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Afua Sam (Studio D’Maxsi): If Ever You Needed a Reason to Dream!

Afua Sam (Studio D’Maxsi): If Ever You Needed a Reason to Dream!

| January 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

By: N. Amma Twum-Baah; Published January 4, 2010 Imagine hearing the story of a little girl who survived the death of her father when she was barely a teenager, lived through two close encounters with death, grew up in a family that constantly struggled to survive each new day, a little girl shuffled back and […]

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Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo – Giving the Gift of Life at Christmas

Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo – Giving the Gift of Life at Christmas

| December 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

Christmas, for many, is a time to expect and to receive. For many others, it’s a time to anticipate the joy of giving. Those in the latter category share the true meaning of the Christmas spirit. They are the ones who lend a helping hand when all other hands are outstretched ready to receive. When […]

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Noella Coursaris Musunka: The Model with a Heart for Humanity

Noella Coursaris Musunka: The Model with a Heart for Humanity

| November 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

Aside from her successful modeling career, Noella is also the founder of the Georges Malaika Foundation, a foundation established in honor of her father who passed away when she was only five years-old. At our request, Noella offered us a rare peek into her personal life, and the Georges Malaika Foundation. Born to a Congolese […]

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Elsie Owolo: Beauty and Brains Never Looked So Inspiring

Elsie Owolo: Beauty and Brains Never Looked So Inspiring

| February 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

Sitting across from Elsie Owolo, she is every bit the title-holder that she is: beautiful, eloquent, poised, well-mannered and very easy to talk to. Her smile is reflective of the passion she holds inside, and each word she speaks brings a renewed meaning to the idea of drive and perseverance. Born to Nigerian parents in […]

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Renee Q. Boateng In Her Own Words

Renee Q. Boateng In Her Own Words

| January 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

A few years ago, a woman’s profitable trade was nothing more than trading merchandise at the market place, hawking goods at busy bus stations, in the streets, and anywhere in between where they could find selling space. Today’s modern, educated African women are setting new trends. Long gone are the semi-trendy boutiques filled with “hand […]

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