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Top 12 African Restaurants in The UK

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Whether you’re looking for savory dishes that originate from the East, West or South of the Continent, this list of African Restaurants in the United Kingdom has some great choices to explore. African Restaurants in the UK Couscous Darna deals in the fragrant and warming dishes of Marrakesh. They serve a unique list of Moroccan beers,…

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Why This New Orleans Yoga Studio Plans to Expand into West Africa

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Adrianne “Ajax” Jackson is the owner of the Only Black owned Yoga studio in New Orleans. During a recent chat with her about her upcoming one year anniversary, she mentioned an interest in expanding her business to Nigeria or Ghana. Since Shoppe Black is all about bridging the gap between Black folks on the continent…

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10 Of Our Favorite Fela Kuti Quotes

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Music legend and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti would have been 79 years also today. In honor of his life and his mission to use his music to liberate his people, we have compiled a few of our favorite Fela quotes. Happy Birthday Fela! To be spiritual is not by praying and going to church. Spiritualism…

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Deaf Fashion Blogger Sisters Use Style to Inspire The Disabled

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Fashion bloggers Hermon and Heroda Berhane were seven years old when they both mysteriously went deaf at the same time. Now, at 34, twin sisters have blossoming careers in modeling and acting as well as a fashion blog. Their mission is simple. “We want to tell people around the world that you should embrace disability,…

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MacDella Cooper, Former Refugee & Model Could Be Liberia’s Next President

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MacDella Cooper plans to be the next president of Liberia. She is the only woman running against twenty male candidates. Background At the age of 13, MacDella had to flee a war torn Liberia. She escaped to the bordering Ivory Coast and in 1993 was cleared to come to the United States. She eventually received a full academic…

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Happy Birthday Thomas Sankara: “The Upright Man”

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Thomas Sankara, President of the country formerly knows as Upper Volta would have been 67 years old today. After he seized power in a popularly supported coup at the young age of 33, the Pan-Africanist theorist renamed the country Burkina Faso, meaning “The land of upright people.” Onec in office, he immediately began eliminating corruption and the dominance…

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Top 12 Thought Provoking Steve Biko Quotes

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Steve Biko, the South African anti-apartheid activist was the founding member of the South African Student Organization (SASO) which later evolved into the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM). Biko stressed the need for Black South Africans to liberate themselves psychologically and to become self-reliant in order to fundamentally change South Africa. 1n 1977, he met an untimely…

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Casey Bridgeford of OnCast Media on why more Black Americans should consider doing Business in Africa

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I first found out about Casey Bridgeford and his company, OnCast Media while watching a CNBC Africa video on YouTube. It was refreshing to see someone who at the time I thought was not African, talking about business in Africa. (I later found out that his father is actually from Nigeria.) Since I’m all about…

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14 Ethical Fashion Brands from the Continent

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In response to growing demand from socially conscious consumers, ethical fashion brands are popping up around the world and established brands are developing eco-friendly lines. The brands below are just some of several that are empowering economically disadvantaged artisans in communities across several African countries. Ethical Fashion Brands The Haute Baso brand is founded by…

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18 African Fashion Brands to Keep an Eye On

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This month, Fashion Week events will be taking place in New York, Paris, London and Milan. Now more than ever, you can expect the presence of dope African Fashion brands or designs influenced by African culture. Here are just a few established and up and coming fashion brands on the Continent that you should get…

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