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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.

By Kandia Johnson

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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.

By Kandia Johnson

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Kandia Johnson

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“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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