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Talking With Jessica Williams About the Reel Sisters Film Festival and Telling New Stories

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

The occasion is this year's Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival, this weekend, October 24th and 25th, and the delightful subject is Jessica Williams, who will receive -- along with award-winning actress Ebony Jo-Ann -- the inaugural Reel Sisters Hattie McDaniel Award.

For Ebola Response - Think Infrastructure, Not Donations

Ifeoma Ajunwa | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact
Ifeoma Ajunwa

I have no doubt that those who give donations to charities or NGOs working in developing nations have good intentions and are trying to help; the problem is that, most times, this isn't the most effective way to help.

Celebrating Africa Day -- Every Year

Clarah Rudo Manuhwa | Posted 07.28.2013 | Black Voices
Clarah Rudo Manuhwa

Here are 25 good reasons to celebrate Africa Day on the 25th of May next year!

Africa, Disability and Mental Illness: When Will We Evolve?

Atim Oton | Posted 11.17.2012 | Black Voices
Atim Oton

Yes, I do understand that we are people of tradition and our culture and beliefs hold us almost stationary, but our evolution in some areas takes a snail's pace, especially when it comes to dealing with disabilities and mental illness in Africa.

Africa's Dead Presidents: Are we growing up?

Atim Oton | Posted 11.05.2012 | Black Voices
Atim Oton

Africa is changing. It is returning to its true self where change happens like nature and we move with the spirits of our ancestors.