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Behind the Headlines with Chika Oduah
4 years ago

Behind the Headlines with Chika Oduah

While she may be labeled a journalist, Chika Oduah is perhaps better described as an anthropologist ⎯ a true student of culture. Through her photography and writing, …
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An African City’s Esosa E On Her Raw Vegan Lifestyle
4 years ago

An African City’s Esosa E On Her Raw Vegan Lifestyle

Award-winning actress, writer, filmmaker and model Esosa Edosomwan, also known as Raw Girl on her popular blog, is a raw vegan lifestyle expert. After receiving an undergraduate …
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Inside Ackee and Saltfish with Vanessa Babirye
4 years ago

Inside Ackee and Saltfish with Vanessa Babirye

From Solange to Willow Smith, carefree black girls are the “it girls” du jour. Cecile Emeke’s webseries “Ackee and Saltfish” brings the liberating aesthetic to the small …
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The Look of a Legend: Olympian Lornah Kiplagat’s New Sportswear Line
4 years ago

The Look of a Legend: Olympian Lornah Kiplagat’s New Sportswear Line

In the world of running, Lornah Kiplagat is royalty. Fitting for a woman whose nickname is “Simba,” Swahili for lion. Part of a successful family of runners …
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From Science to Social Media: Meet Morin Oluwole
5 years ago

From Science to Social Media: Meet Morin Oluwole

From science to social media, Nigerian-born Morin Oluwole, Director of Luxury Client Partnerships at Facebook, has used her background in data and passion for design to bring out …
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Behind the Headlines with Alexis Okeowo
5 years ago

Behind the Headlines with Alexis Okeowo

Alexis Okeowo is a writer and reporter based in New York City. She has lived and reported from Nigeria, Mexico, and Uganda and written for The New Yorker, …
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Becoming Hannah Giorgis: Raising Your Voice
5 years ago

Becoming Hannah Giorgis: Raising Your Voice

Hannah Giorgis is a writer and organizer whose work addresses the intersections of race, gender, immigration, class, and culture. Based in NYC, she is the daughter of Ethiopian and …
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Becoming Zuriel Oduwole: A Girl on a Mission
5 years ago

Becoming Zuriel Oduwole: A Girl on a Mission

At just twelve years old, Zuriel Oduwole has already accomplished more than some people will in a lifetime. This formidable young lady has travelled across the world to interview some …
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Becoming Clemantine Wamariya: The girl who never gave up
5 years ago

Becoming Clemantine Wamariya: The girl who never gave up

Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when the Rwandan genocide began in 1994. She and her sister Claire became separated from their family and lived on the …
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Becoming Michaela DePrince: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina
5 years ago

Becoming Michaela DePrince: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina

As part of our new “Becoming” series, acclaimed ballerina Michaela DePrince took a break from her performance tour with the Dutch National Ballet to speak to Ayiba’s …
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