Africa

President Obama Advocates For Women’s Rights In Kenya: ‘No Excuse For Treating Women Like Second Class Citizens’

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President Obama recently visited his father’s birthplace of Kenya and he made sure to address the country’s long-running issues with equal rights for women. While addressing a massive crowd of nearly 4,500 during his speech at a well-known sports arena in Nairobi, President Obama did...

Natural Hair Beginning To Be Seen As A Sign Of Being ‘A Real African’ On The Continent

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While the natural hair movement has not only swept through the United States but completely taken over when it comes to what African-American women identify as the true standard of Black beauty, the continent has taken a while to catch up. Relaxers have long been...

#SomeoneTellCNN: Kenyans Demand Apology After CNN Calls Country a ‘Hotbed of Terror’

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Thursday, President Obama will journey to Kenya and Ethiopia for a historic trip. It will be his fourth presidential visit to sub-Saharan Africa–more than any of his predecessors–and it will also be the first time a sitting president has visited both nations. While many Kenyans are excited the president is...

We Can’t Wait to See ‘Generation Soweto,’ A Film That Turns the Lens on South Africa’s Millennials

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Despite countless stories of the opposite, the mainstream media continues to perpetuate one narrative about Africa. A continent full of diverse cultures, tech innovators, world-class universities, bustling metropolises, and picturesque locales is far too often reduced to poverty, war, and disease. Thankfully, Africans across the...