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The Emotional Pros & Cons Of DNA Testing

By Nikki Igbo On my mother’s side of the family tree, we can trace certain roots back to the 16th century. The lineage leads to a collection of nobles and landed gentry who had the power and resources to literally own people. Other than the discovery that Barack Obama and I share a common ancestor, …

7 Black Women Making Serious Moves In Media

Luvvie Ajayi by Damon Dahlen via The Clarion-Ledger By Nikki Igbo Many of us of a certain age can easily recall growing up with the desire to see our own faces, stories, opinions, style and identities reflected in magazines, newspapers and on television. We understood that we had a unique perspective of the world—a valuable perspective—and …

7 African-American Visual Artists To Watch

Artist Miles Regis By Nikki Igbo “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” French impressionist artist Edgar Degas once made this statement and it could not be truer when considering the contributions of visual artists throughout history. Visual artists, through their work, clarify, expose, underscore and inform in ways that …

7 Women Giving Us #ActivismGoals

Tamika D. Mallory speaking at the Women’s March on Washington There is nothing sexier than impacting positive change. And when we say sexy, we’re talking about fearlessly walking in your purpose in such a way that everyone can’t help but take notice of and appreciate how truly badass you are. We’re talking #humanitygoals, #growuptobelikeyou, #pleaseupdatehistorybooks …