Colorism: The Light Skin Paradox

Article by Fatoumanta B. Diallo I recently watched some excerpts from “Light Girls”, a documentary on the Oprah Winfrey Network about the colorism that exists among African-Americans in the United States. This time, though, it was presented from the perspective of light skinned women and girls who face criticism and discrimination from members of the Black […]

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Boko Haram: Facts & Figures

Article by Christelle Mekoh April 14, 2014, an abduction took place at Government Secondary School, Chibok, in the Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State, Nigeria. Who were abducted? 300 girls. This headline took the world by storm and created an international campaign known by many as “Bring Back Our Girls”. The #BBOG movement was born! […]

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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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What Type of Car Are You?

Article is by C.J Npowa Ladies, in the eyes of “some” men, you are not very different from the cars they drive, hence the terms: checking her out, riding her, she’s got a nice hood, amongst the many terms used. Now before any of you strong independent women take offense to this article that can […]

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The African Derrière and Our Obsession

I went for a comedy show the other day, and as I walked towards the venue, I noticed a young black woman walk by in a figure hugging dress. She looked great and I believe she knew it. As she sashayed her hips ahead of me and a few other men also making their way […]

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A Love Letter To The African Woman

Am sharing a letter written by a blogger I like and appreciate on Xanga called DearRicky. He shared this letter in 2010 for all black woman to recognise and appreciate their uniqueness. The features of a black woman that are to be appreciated by everyone including the woman herself. Hope you enjoy reading it like I […]

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20 Laws of Leadership for African Women

This article was inspired  by three dynamic, driven and successful African-American women that have collectively honed their leadership skills and share it in a book titled: The little Black Book of Success: Laws of Leadership for Black Women. Since being black in America is very much different from being black in another country, I have […]

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