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  • Fatherhood: Dispatches of a Black Man in America

    Fatherhood is simultaneously exhilarating and frightening. It offers a joy at being called upon to pour into a young life and the honor of that responsibility remains unmatched. At the same time, the fear of making a mistake and failing a young life is enough to stop even the strongest of men in his tracks.…

  • A Filmmaker’s Journey to Change the Narrative

    All over the world, Africans are working to change the narrative of Africa through multiple vehicles- social media (instabloggers), Facebook, blogging, non-profit organizations, medical mission trips, fashion, beauty, etc.  The internet makes it extremely easy to see all the inspiring ways Africans are re-branding Africa. Meet, 24-year-old, Artina Michelle Nimpson, a young and VERY humble, …

  • Shepreneur on the Move! Naz Naturals’ Satta Wahab is on fire!!!

    During the interview for this blog post I felt my chest begin to swell with pride.  I discovered this brand after a young woman, also a natural hair care enthusiast, kept responding “the problem is no product here (Liberia).”  So I took to the gram and discovered several continent based brands. I mean, brands with…

  • The sophistication behind “Kruwear”

      Grooms and Groomsmen should be showstoppers on their wedding day too!  So, the final installment in our wedding series is a focus on the men!  Allow us to introduce you to a brand that does not mince with sophistication and details- Kruwear.  The brand was spawned in the mind of Charles Mombo, a self-proclaimed bow tie…

  • Everrything RRouge

    Next in the wedding series is fashion, of course! If you are of African descent you know there has to be at least one change of outfit. Let’s not forget the matching outfits by close friends and family. Nigerians refer to this as Asoebi. The meaning behind it is solidarity, and cooperation during festivities. Choosing…