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Viola Davis Emmy’s Speech on Black Women

This does not strictly relate to African women but the speech Viola Davis* gave when winning the 67th Emmy Award for  Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series is just … Continue reading

21 September 2015 · Leave a comment

What makes a ‘real African’? | Maaza Mengiste | Comment is free | The Guardian

It seems that every new writer with any remote connection to the continent of Africa, either willingly or unwillingly, has first to wrestle with this question of identity before talking about … Continue reading

31 July 2015 · Leave a comment

New Doc Tackles Division Between Blacks in U.S. – The Africa Channel

One polarizing behaviour both communities employ is name-calling, which includes “booty-scratcher” to describe Africans and “Akata” to describe African-Americans. There is a sense that both groups use slurs to identify … Continue reading

14 December 2014 · Leave a comment

What’s The Deal With The Nappy Hair?

Nappy hair, ever heard this expression? I did several times referred to African and African-American women hair and never cared to looked it up and do some more research until … Continue reading

6 November 2014 · 1 Comment
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