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Probability is NOT a Retirement Strategy

Probability is NOT a Retirement Strategy

It is safe to say that the vast majority of Americans – guided by their financial advisors – leave the success of their retirement nest eggs entirely to chance. Think about it. Most people invest their nest eggs on the probability that, come the time for their retirements, they might end up with amounts sizeable […]

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African Women in Politics: An International Women’s Day Celebration

African Women in Politics: An International Women’s Day Celebration

| March 8, 2012 | 3 Comments

Written by N. Amma Twum-Baah and AdeOla Fadumiye Africa’s women have always been strong pillars in the community even though they are often lacking where it counts the most – on the state and national stage, helping to shape policies that affect their lives. However, in recent years, it has become increasing reassuring to see […]

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Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures!

Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures!

| March 8, 2012 | 1 Comment

March 8 is International Women’s Day, and the theme this year is Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures! As part of our celebrations here at Afrikan Goddess and in the spirit of keeping with the theme, I traveled to Kenya, to the University of Nairobi, to chat with the representative group for women students on campus. The Women Student […]

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The Abortion Debate: Where Do You Stand?

The Abortion Debate: Where Do You Stand?

| February 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Abortion is an issue that strikes a nerve for many, whether you are for or against it. Some have argued that abortion is a woman’s right to choose and is fundamental to her health. Others have argued that abortion should be criminalized as murder and that a fetus has the right to life. Others also […]

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Why Buy the Cow When You Can Get the Milk For Free?

Why Buy the Cow When You Can Get the Milk For Free?

| February 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

This is an age-old question that many women today don’t really like to hear. That’s because we most often only hear the words “cow” and “buy” and we are neither cows, nor are we for sale! Right? Right. Well, like it or not, when it comes to old-fashioned dating in a new-fashioned world, there are […]

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Janet Kataaha Museveni: First Lady of Uganda

Janet Kataaha Museveni: First Lady of Uganda

| February 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

It is a refreshing change to come across an African first lady who is also a powerful politician. The nation of Uganda gets a two-in-one package deal in Janet Kataaha Museveni. The first lady is an elected Member of Parliament representing the Ruhaama County in the Ntungamo District, and she is also the Honorable Minister for Karamoja Affairs appointed […]

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The First Ladies of Togo: The Pursuit of Polygamy

The First Ladies of Togo: The Pursuit of Polygamy

| February 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Obviously, the fact that there is no picture of a first lady is quite telling. The thought of one human male married to eight women can sometimes be hard to comprehend, however, it is the reality in many countries. It is tradition. It is culture. It is a way of life. And the president of Togo, President Faure Gnassingbe […]

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Lady Tekber Mint Melainine Ould Ahmed: The First Lady of Mauritania

Lady Tekber Mint Melainine Ould Ahmed: The First Lady of Mauritania

| February 7, 2012 | 4 Comments

The role of first ladies around the globe is changing. The position is increasingly being recognized as a powerful platform for change in a nation, especially where women and children are concerned. A first lady’s stance on topics that affect a nation, their roles as wives and mothers, and their fashion sense are scrutinized by […]

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The Rape Series – Introduction

The Rape Series – Introduction

| February 4, 2012 | 1 Comment

Let’s Talk Candidly About Rape “It never occurred to me that the sexual violation of my body would not come with a pounded fist or a knife to my throat or a gun to my head. It never occurred to me that the violation of my body would come from a man with whom I […]

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Who Is South Africa’s First Lady?

Who Is South Africa’s First Lady?

| January 31, 2012 | 1 Comment

The Many Faces of South Africa’s First Ladies Who is South Africa’s official first lady? This is a question that begs for an answer, because the wives of South Africa’s President, Jacob Zuma, are numerous. Add to the mix his fiancées, girlfriends and rumored mistresses, and we are left pondering the answer to this million-dollar […]

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