Category Archives for Women

Nigerian Accepted into All 8 Ivy League Universities

And the trend continues………children of African immigrants continue to excel in the United States. This year, Ifeoma White-Thorpe was accepted into all 8 Ivy League Universities and Stanford

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10 Reasons Not to Watch HBO’s Insecure by Issa Rae

Misogyny is a central theme: Issa and her friend Molly call each other the “b”  word reserved for female dogs just like in rap videos so what difference does it make when it is a black woman who

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African Head Gear and African Identity

The age old question goes what makes one an African? Is it the culture or the dark skin the common language , birthright or ancestry? The world famous Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong’o famously stated

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Black Feminism vs. Traditional Family Values

In the beginning women fought for the right to be viewed as human. In those days women in general were viewed as sub-human hence the women’s suffrage movement. Women wanted the right to vote and the

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The State of Black Women Around the World

Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society and corresponds with International Women’s Day on

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The Life of Mary Church Terrell

March is Women’s History Month, so we will feature various women who made a difference in Black life and culture. Mary Church Terrell, one of the early women of color engaged in lecturing and other

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Is Zimbabwe’s Grace Mugabe Mania A Distraction?

OPINION- Is ZANU-PF using First Lady Grace Mugabe to hide the true power brokers in the party and the crumbling economy? Much has been said about Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe and her telegraphed

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Biles and Douglas Shine at World Championships

The Rio Olympics in 2016 look more and more exciting after Simone and Gabby’s performance. Simone Biles became the first woman to win three consecutive titles at the world championships on Thursday.

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Young African Tech Entrepreneur: Teresa Mbagaya

Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest female Total Entrepreneurial Activity  rate (27%) in the world. However, most new entrepreneurial ventures in Africa and the world will involve some use of computer

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South Africa’s Ruth First Fellows & The Rainbow Nation

Ruth First Fellows Panashe Chigumadzi and Sisonke Msimang speak on race relations in South Africa. Speaking to an audience of close to a thousand in the Wits Great Hall, Panashe Chigumadzi and Sisonke

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Uganda: First in Entrepreneurship

Uganda has the most entrepreneurs per capita according to research conducted by UK based Approved Index. African Countries with the Most Entrepreneurs per Capita Uganda – about 28.1% of the population

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Sahara TV & Freedom of Expression

In the global environment, politics are both local and global. Freedom of Speech and expression is a universal right for all citizens in the world. It fosters democracy because leaders are held accountable

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Forgotten History: Mary Susan Malahlela M.D.

The first black woman to graduate as a medical doctor in South Africa was Mary Susan Malahlela in 1947. She graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand’s health sciences faculty at a time

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Serena Williams Best Tennis Player Ever

Serena Williams first made history when she won her first Grand Slam at Age 17. There was much jubilation in the world for anyone who loves the quintessential American story of winning against the odds.

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Obama’s Tuskegee Speech Too Honest for Some

Michelle Obama gave the following commencement speech at Tuskegee University a Historically Black college that was started by the freed slave Booker T. Washington. Americans like to be comfortable and

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Who is Loretta Lynch?

The United States Senate has confirmed Loretta Lynch as United States Attorney General, replacing Eric Holder who was the first African American in that position. Her nomination was slow, proving to be

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The Best of TED Talks: Freeman Hrabowski & Mellody Hobson

FREEMAN HRABOWSKI During his 20-year run as president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Freeman Hrabowski has transformed a young university into a research institution recognized

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Agribusiness Growth in Kyenjojo, Uganda

A quiet revolution is sweeping across Africa as young people are desiring to take control of their destinies and improve their lives in spite of their circumstances.  A group of young people are changing

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News Makers of 2014

EBOLA The Ebola virus consumed the news in 2014 especially in West Africa. Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. Senegal, Nigeria, Spain and the United States managed to safely contain the virus. Another outbreak

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Game Changer: Alia Atkinson

Alia Atkinson has made history. 25 year old Alia is the first black woman to win a World Swimming Title. Alia broke the record at the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Doha, Qatar in 1 minute

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