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Xenophobia in the “Rainbow Nation”
5 months ago

Xenophobia in the “Rainbow Nation”

South Africa has developed a history of xenophobic attacks. As a South African it pains me to say this but there can be no denying what has played out over …
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In Congo DRC, Goma Sings For Peace
6 months ago

In Congo DRC, Goma Sings For Peace

Amani Festival reunited more than 34,000 people in 3 days of music, dance, and culture to promote and demand peace in the still wounded North-Kivu region, east of the Democratic …
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South Africa’s youngest MP slays her first address
6 months ago

South Africa’s youngest MP slays her first address

The youngest Member of Parliament (MP) in South Africa, 24-year-old Hlomela Bucwa, took her turn to address the house for the first time on Tuesday. She delivered a contribution to …
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The poetic response to Trump’s #RefugeeBan
7 months ago

The poetic response to Trump’s #RefugeeBan

Warsan Shire, a Somali-born in Kenya and raised in London, has been writing about the refugee experience for years. She was thrust into the limelight when Beyonce featured her poems …
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Virgin [Hair] stories: The First Time
7 months ago

Virgin [Hair] stories: The First Time

It took me a while but one day, all of a sudden, I loved it. I loved seeing how resistant its curls brushed against my comb. Curls no, coils. Every …
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HabeshaLA provides the one thing Los Angeles always needed
8 months ago

HabeshaLA provides the one thing Los Angeles always needed

For the Habesha community, living in Los Angeles and neighboring cities can be an isolating journey of cultural awareness due to the vast lay-out of Southern California. As a Habesha …
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African charities to support over the holidays
8 months ago

African charities to support over the holidays

As the saying goes, Christmas is a time for giving. If you’ve been thinking of delving a bit deeper into your pocket this season but haven’t been sure how, we’ve …
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A Visit to The World’s Oldest Library
10 months ago

A Visit to The World’s Oldest Library

When it comes to institutions of learning, people often make the automatic assumption that Western countries tend to lead in terms of prestige, quality, and even establishment. If …
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#BlackGirlMagic bloggers you should get to know
10 months ago

#BlackGirlMagic bloggers you should get to know

#BlackGirlsAreMagic, or #BlackGirlMagic for short, is a trend that as of 2013 has hit the internet by storm and continues to strike thunder. Tired of being in the …
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Historic Opening of NMAAHC Inspires Celebration of Africans Worldwide
11 months ago

Historic Opening of NMAAHC Inspires Celebration of Africans Worldwide

Washington, DC celebrated the opening of The National Museum of African American History & Culture on September 24, 2016 with notable singers, musicians, actors, and celebrities. Its long-awaited …
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