Tag Archives: Africa

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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…

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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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Generation Boss: How Millennials Can Use Creative Talents to Fund Dreams

Photography entrepreneur Oye Diran shares three quick tips for success

Despite challenges, students find creative ways to succeed in their career goals while pursuing their…

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Facebook Employees Experience Internet Speeds Found Across Africa

Tech giant creates Internet connection empathy amongst employees with third world connection speeds

Facebook is holding “2G Tuesdays,” when its corporate network is deliberately slowed to the speeds…

By Samara Lynn

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Global Philanthropist Talks Power of Black Women in Action

How MacDella Cooper used corporate experience in fashion to drive change in Liberia

MacDella Cooper has enjoyed a successful career in fashion and corporate event planning, working for…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Ugandan Leader Talks Passion for Bridging Borders Between U.S. and Africa

Oliver Wonekha advocates for women to participate in politics, government, and diplomacy to influence issues that affect them

For African Americans and Africans of the diaspora, this is the time to engage seriously…

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This Week’s Highlights: The Best and the Brightest

Check out the biggest stories of the week

Here is a recap of this week’s highlights, from news to technology.

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African Tech Startup Scene Skyrockets

Investment capital has doubled since last year to $26.9 million

There are three key factors for the growing interest in African tech investment: an increased…

By Samara Lynn

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Top 7 Reasons Cape Town, South Africa Should Be on Your Bucket List

Awesome activities to add to your Cape Town, South Africa bucket list

Awesome activities to add to your Cape Town, South Africa bucket list.

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#UNGA: ISIS, Diplomacy, and Combatting Extremists Top Topics at UN General Assembly

Leaders focus on terrorism, ISIS, and peacekeeping strategies among the nations

This week, more than 150 leaders are networking and discussing issues that impact the world…

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Entrepreneur Creates Online Community That Celebrates African Women

Louisa Kinoshi builds an online community for African makeup artists, beauty bloggers, and makeup enthusiasts

Beauty and tech entrepreneur Louisa Kinoshi built an e-commerce platform and online community for African…

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The Africa the Media Never Shows You

Young women launch social media campaign to fight stereotypes about Africa

Young women launch social media campaign to fight stereotypes about Africa.

By Kandia Johnson

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Global Leaders to Address Issues of ‘Black Lives Matter’ at Summit

International advocates seek to find solutions for justice for people of color around the world

The Global Emotional Emancipation Summit brings together leaders of African ancestry from around the world…

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Chef Creates ‘Heels in Kitchen’ TV Show To Put Spotlight on Culinary Traditions of African Diaspora

Imoteda Aladekomo launches TV show in Nigeria to spotlight culture, food and fashion

Imoteda Aladekomo launches TV show in Nigeria to spotlight culture, food, and fashion.

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New York Fashion Week Africa Set to Start Next Month

Event includes a Luxury Africa conference, exploring retail market trends on the continent

New York Fashion Week Africa (NYFWAFRICA) will launch Sept. 11, highlighting top designers from the…

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[WATCH] She Leads Africa Announces 6 Finalists for Entrepreneurs Showcase

6 female trailblazers for its 2015 Entrepreneurs Showcase

She Leads Africa selects 6 Female Trailblazers for its 2015 Entrepreneurs Showcase.

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Celebrity Outrage Over Death of ‘Cecil the Lion’ Ignites Twitter and Facebook

#CatLivesMatter hashrBtag trending on Twitter

Controversy surrounding the Internet’s outrage over death of Cecil the lion, leaving to some to…

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Almasika Fine Jewelry Taps Into Africa’s Rich Ornamental Heritage

Designer draws inspiration from African lore and her imagination

Catherine Sarr eloquently combines her African roots with her elegant sense of style and fashion…

By Daron Pressley

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Don’t Miss the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta

Artists from the U.S., Africa, the Caribbean, Europe and Latin America will be featured

The National Black Arts Festival features artists from the African Diaspora, the US, Africa, the…

By Kandia Johnson

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