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Lupita Nyong’o Has Written A Children’s...

Jan 18, 2018No Comments

Sulwe’ is the story of a young girl with dark skin who learns to “reimagine her sense of beauty.” What can’t Lupita Nyong’o do? Aside from all

Kenya’s First Female Marine Pilot Elizabe...

Jun 28, 2017No Comments

The maritime industry is ripe with opportunity for women. According to the International Labour Organization, women account for only 2% of the total workforce in

How A South Sudanese Refugee Became A Super...

Jun 21, 2017No Comments

Mari Malek came to the US as a child refugee. Now she uses her supermodel status to advocate for children affected by war in South

World Mourns Death Of Liberation Icon Ya To...

Jun 15, 2017No Comments

Words of admiration flowed in from freedom fighters, heads of state and many more including South African political parties and other African organisations for Namibia’s

Young South African On Starting His Castor ...

Jun 12, 2017No Comments

In 2012, Soweto-born Thabang Mabapa was helping to clean up a local community church when he stumbled upon curious-looking twigs in the garden. He was

How One Nigerian Man Is Making T-Shirts For...

May 23, 2017No Comments

One of the young Africans who has caught the entrepreneurial bug is Nero Ogheneovo, the founder of T-Shirt Factory, a Nigerian business that manufactures a

The Former And New Miss USA Both Wear Natur...

May 16, 2017No Comments

As if the moment weren’t inspiring enough, Barber passed the crown to Kara McCullough ― also from District of Columbia, also a black woman, also

The 10 Best Brenda Fassie Songs

May 11, 2017No Comments

Iconic South African singer Brenda Fassie would have been 52 today. Whether you know her as “the Queen of Afropop” or “the Madonna of the

South Africa’s Stunning Landscapes Seen F...

May 10, 2017No Comments

Photographer Zack Seckler isn’t attracted to cityscapes. “What really is fulfilling to me to look at is natural landscapes. It’s kind of like a painter

This Woman Combined Her Passion For Activis...

May 10, 2017No Comments

The director/founder of the New York African Film Festival, Mahen Bonetti, talks to ESSENCE about showcasing the work of African filmmakers. Mahen Bonetti, who hails

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