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Black History at Home and Abroad: 13 Leaders Whose Impact Went Global

These historymakers have crossed borders, expanded their reach and legacies

February marks the celebration of Black History Month in the U.S. and Canada. These global…

By Janell Hazelwood

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From Local to Global: How One Young Woman Followed Her Dreams to Win in Africa

Nigerian entertainer Emma Nyra details career journey and advice for women of the Diaspora

Nigerian pop star Emma Nyra talks about her journey from her hometown in Houston, Texas,…

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Social Media Week Returns to Lagos, Nigeria

12 cities participate in global conference

Social Media Week (SMW) Lagos produced by AFRIKA21 and Dragon Africa returns to Lagos, Nigeria,…

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[WATCH] What Everyone Can Learn From Nigeria’s First Female Billionaire

'Africa Leads' hosts Twitter chat with Folorunsho Alakija, a black female billionaire from Nigeria

‘Africa Leads’ hosts Twitter chat with Folorunsho Alakija, Nigeria’s first female billionaire.

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[WATCH] Global CEOs to Release Key Gender Data at World Economic Forum

Key information will be announced as part of UN Women's HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 Initiative

Key information on gender parity at top Fortune 500 companies will be announced as part…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Ghanaian Artist’s Fusion of African Art and Black American Celebrities Goes Viral

Works fuse traditional prints with pop figures such as Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, and Obama

Sparked by depictions of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in African garb, Dennis Owusu-Ansah’s artwork…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Global Tech Leaders of the Diaspora: 10 African Innovators to Watch In 2016

These leaders are changing the landscape of the continent and connecting the world

With Africa’s emerging markets and forecasts for economic booms, these tech leaders are expected to…

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[WATCH] Akon Joins World Leaders to Talk Energy Access at Powering Africa: Summit

Washington D.C. event seeks to provide platform for investment opportunities for the continent

Entertainer Akon will participate in the Powering Africa: Summit, a platform to showcase power, trade…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Nestle Bid to Throw Out Child Slavery Lawsuit Rejected

Plaintiffs allege being fed scraps, not getting wages, and getting whipped

The three plaintiffs filed the class action suit in 2005, alleging they had been trafficked…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Young Gifted & Black Awards Honor Leaders in Art, Education, Philanthropy, and Business

Honorees include journalist Lola Ogunnaike and scholar Noel Scott Anderson Ph.D.

“This program has a simple mission, which is to bring light to individuals who exemplify…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Founders of Afripedia Are Changing the One-Sided Story About Africa

Art, film, fashion, and design are retelling the narrative

The idea of creating Afripedia, a platform dedicated to changing the conversation about Africa, came…

By Kandia Johnson

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Nigerians Who Escaped Boko Haram Graduate From Texas HBCU

Mother and two daughters earn honors after family relocates to U.S.

Before the tragic story of the more than 200 Nigerian girls who were abducted from…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Report: Number of Female Billionaires Outpacing Men

Majority based in U.S. and Europe but Asia has a growing presence

Eighty percent of the world’s female billionaires are based in the U.S. and Europe, but…

By Janell Hazelwood

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International Migrants Day: 13 Quick Facts on the State of Black Immigrants in the U.S.

A snapshot of their presence and economic impact

Today mark’s International Migrants Day, shedding light on issues impacting refugees and immigrants around the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Young & Disrupting: Okayafrica CEO Talks Journey From Wall Street to Emerging Culture Brand

Abiola Oke is taking corporate savvy to expand footprint of the continent

Abiola Oke, CEO of Okayafrica, is among young business leaders beginning journeys to disrupt the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Felicidades! Afro-Mexicans Now Recognized in Country’s Census

Activists: Effort is small yet vital win in fight against discrimination and neglect

Afro-Mexicans are now rejoicing in a win that offers a bit of relief in their…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Sisters Create Cross-Cultural Organization Connecting U.S. and African Youth

Founders of Focal Point Global talks empowering youth in underserved areas around the world

Founders of Focal Point Global talks empowering youth in underserved areas around the world.

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More Terrorism: Diasporans React to Yola Bombing in Nigeria

Post Paris attacks, international focus turns to terrorism and global security

In recent weeks, Boko Haram militants are suspects in attacks in neighboring Chad, Niger and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Paris Attacks: People of Color Around the World Face More Scrutiny as Security Tightens

Africans abroad rally for more awareness of other terrorism attacks affecting Diasporans

After attacks by Islamic militants in France’s capital killed at least 129 people and wounded…

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[WATCH] Power Women of the Diaspora: How Global Music Phenom DJ Cuppy Turns Opportunity Into Gold

This billionaire's daughter has the talent and tenacity to back up the clout

She’s the glam daughter of a billionaire, but nothing in her career journey spells nepotism.…

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