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African Woman Started Successful Shea Butter Co. After Daughter Said She Wanted Hair Like Cinderella

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Hamamat Montia By Winnie Gaturu Children are indeed a blessing. They have the ability to bring out a part of their parents that was previously hidden. They often challenge them to attain more than they already have. This was the case with Hamamat Montia. From Ghana, Hamamat is an entrepreneur, former model and beauty queen. One day, when her 3-year-old…

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See Why the Streets of Senegal is the Perfect Backdrop for this Eye-Poppin’ Fashion Shoot!

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 EL HADJ AMADOU DIOP By Erickka Sy Savané If you’re not familiar with GQ Style fashion editor Mobolaji Dawodu, don’t worry, we’ll catch you up. Before his current gig, the Nigerian-American spent over a decade traveling the globe styling fashion shoots for Fader magazine. He’s worked with such stars as Brad Pitt, Jared Leto and Mahershala Ali, and he was…

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This Filmmaker Required NATURAL HAIR for Her Cast & There’s a Really Good Reason Why

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Sens Dessus Dessous Cast  By Ta-ning Connai Matamba Kombila is not your average filmmaker. While most directors have the primary focus of creating stories to engage their audience, she takes it a step further with goals to impact her cast through a hair challenge aimed to build true self-esteem. Who in the world does something like that? Matamba did that….

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From the Boogie Down Bronx to Senegal: Expat Waameeka is Living Her Best Life!

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Wameeka AheVonderae By Kaylan Reid Meet Waameeka AheVonderae, a New Yorker who moved to Dakar, Senegal. After realizing the Peace Corps application process wasn’t for her, Waameeka took her living abroad plans into her own hands, found a job online and moved to Senegal. She is a testament to the power of pursuing your African continental interests and making them…

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Top 10 African Tribes Taken in the Atlantic Slave Trade

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By Erickka Sy Savané With Black Panther/Wakanda fever forever cementing a place in our hearts, and the rise of African Americans getting their DNA tested, especially from AfricanAncestry.com, where they can trace your ancestry back to your African ethnic group, we’re at a time when we want to know more about where we came from. So it’s not surprising that…

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Meet the Author Behind ‘Wakanda Forever,’ Marvel’s New Comic Featuring Spider Man and Wakanda’s Female Warriors

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Nnedi Okarafor By Winnie Gaturu Black Panther just surpassed the Titanic to become the 3rd highest-earning movie of all time. This comes as it hits a revenue of $665.4 million. Following its tremendous success, Marvel has decided to create a 3-comic miniseries starring the Dora Milage and Spider Man. The miniseries is conveniently named Wakanda Forever perhaps to take advantage…

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