May2018

  • The Ethiopian Who Runs MoTown

    Sometime ago when Forbes released their Forbes 400 List. there was a huge outcry because out of the 400 people on the list, only 46 were women. Out of the 46 women however, there was only one African American woman with an impressive net worth of $3 billion, sitting...
  • Warsan Shire heads to Africa Writes festival

    IN HER first UK public appearance since her poetry reached millions of people in Beyonce’s visual album Lemonade, poet Warsan Shire will headline Africa Writes festival. Taking place in London on June 29 to July 1, the UK’s biggest annual African literature festival will be held at The British...
  • A Young achiever spreads the word about science and technology

    Some years ago, she started a campaign: to get more women working in science, technology, engineering and maths — what are known as the “Stem” professions. She asked for volunteers from these sectors to help and  called it The Stemettes Project. She wanted it both to be fun and...
  • Thandie Newton Confirms That She Will Be Earning Equal Pay on Westworld

    Zimbabwean born Hollywood actress, Thandie Newton has confirmed that she will be receiving equal pay to her male co-stars on the next season of Westworld. Newton’s news follows her co-star Evan Rachel Wood‘s announcement that HBO would be matching her salary to that of her male counterparts on the...
  • Meet Esma Hamida- the thrift banker of the Maghreb

    Enda Tamweel, a microlender primarily held by Tunisian NGO Enda Inter-Arabe, recently raised equity funding of TND 72 million (USD 30 million) in unspecified portions from six new shareholders. The investors are the government-backed Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries (BIO); the French government’s Société de Promotion et de...
  • How Liya Kebede fosters social good through ethical fashion

    Born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Ms. Liya Kebede works as an international fashion model. While in school at the French Lycee, a film director spotted the young beauty and introduced her to a French modeling agent. After completing her studies, she moved to France to pursue work...
  • Being Serena- an HBO Documentary on the life and times of the greatest female athlete ever, premieres May 2

    HBO Sports has partnered with IMG’s original content group for “Being Serena,” a five-part documentary about tennis star Serena Williams. Set to premiere May 2 on the premium cable channel and its digital platforms, the series will document Williams’ pregnancy, the birth of her child, her new marriage, and...
  • How A Rwandan Genocide survivor was reunited with her family on Oprah

    It was an event that could easily have passed in an emotional blur: the moment Clemantine Wamariya was reunited with the family she’d last seen 12 years earlier, and had for a long time feared were dead. Instead, she can recall every second: the moment she threw herself into...
  • Gabrielle Union on Why ‘Bring It On’ Was a Major Social Justice Story

    That’s right—the, “Hey Mickey, you’re so fine” flick that might have been sold as a girly cheerleading movie was actually a commentary on white people taking black culture. It’s a pretty clear-cut theme of the film, since a group of white cheerleaders literally steal routines from an all-black squad...