African Leadership, Our Plight

I have been contemplating on whether to write this article or not. I have opinions as does everyone else, but my opinions on political matters I usually shy away from, well that was until I saw the below statement: ‘to applaud a politician because he has built a hospital, school, road etc with public money […]

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African Woman

By Esther Chawai Who is an African Woman? Pure in heart like the clear waters, She is known by her skin tone and curly hair texture, She is proud to be called black. Her well defined body she carries graciously, She is a well of knowledge and she loves when she loves. She is fierce […]

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The Ring

By Afia Kwakyewaa Owusu-Nyantakyi I love rings. I always have. They are my favorite pieces of jewelry. When I was growing up, I would wear my mother’s rings to school just because they were so pretty. I loved to wear them on my fourth finger on my right hand, partly because it simply looked great […]

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Dressing For Danger

By Kye Makyeli I had forgotten what it felt like to constantly look over both shoulders as I walk down the street. I had forgotten that I had to scrutinize my clothing to avoid “sending the wrong message.” As soon as I resumed my nightly outing routine (after a short hiatus) it didn’t take long for me to […]

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Selma is now!

Article by Christelle Mekoh I was among many to be deeply touched by John Legend and Common performance of Glory from ‘’Selma’’ at the 2015 Oscars. In their acceptance speech, they made clear connections to riot movements around the world including Japan and France. For Legend: ‘’We know that right now, the struggle for freedom and […]

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The S.M.A.R.T Woman

It is hard enough being a woman, let alone being an African woman. But then again, it is being women that makes us a symbol of life and hope that there’s a better tomorrow even when we don’t know where our next meal will come from. A few weeks ago, Africa celebrated Africa Day, and […]

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Chitenge: Our Identity

African fashion is exploding right now. The use of African patterns, the African landscape being etched on pottery, woven baskets adorning the centre pieces of a lot of western homes, wooden salad bowls, wire mesh men on bicycles, the list goes on. The celebration of Africa is under way. Everyone has sat up and paid attention, most […]

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