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Peppy Merengue Sets the Pace in the Dominican Republic

Bob Schulman | Posted 08.06.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Replicas of merengue dancers in a hotel lobby in the Dominican Republic. You've booked a vacation in the Caribbean, and you just can't wait to flake ...

Am I an African?

Rutendo Nyamuda | Posted 06.02.2016 | Black Voices
Rutendo Nyamuda

Being of this land lies not in the color of your skin, the dialect you speak or your culture. It is an inner being.

#WPFD2016 Drives Freedom, Safety, Rights for Journalists

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.07.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

As UNESCO held its World Press Freedom Day (#WPFD2016) conference this week, an Egyptian speaker lamented the declining state of liberty in her countr...

Prince William Got 40 Companies To Help Him Stop A Poaching Crisis

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 03.18.2016 | Impact

Prince William got 40 transport companies to sign a declaration that sets the wheels in motion for a plan to stop wildlife trafficking, earlier this w...

Parents Demand School Let Their Kids Wear African Head Wraps

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.17.2016 | Black Voices

The parents of a group of black female students are protesting their school's culturally limiting dress code. Several teen girls at The School for Cr...

Michelle Obama's Dance Class At The White House Was Peak Black Girl Magic

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.09.2016 | Black Voices

A photo posted by First Lady Michelle Obama (@michelleobama) on Feb 8, 2016 at 8:15pm PST First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a Black History Mont...

50 Countries and Counting: A Naturalista's Travel Adventures in Fiji--A Jewel of the South Pacific

Patti R. Rose | Posted 01.29.2016 | Travel
Patti R. Rose

I recall meeting with one of my former colleagues at a University where we were both Professors. We were talking about obesity and how it is viewed culturally in the U.S. vs. some other countries. I began to tell her about this wonderful place called Fiji, where the women dancers, as an example, for the most part, are large, in terms of weight, in comparison to what the U.S. considers the standard of beauty, in terms of size.

Why This Black American Moved To Africa At 50 And Never Looked Back

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 12.22.2015 | Black Voices

At 50 years old, Imahkus Okofu left New York City for Ghana, West Africa, and never returned. In the video segment above shot for the BBC in November...

From Zim to LA: T-Collar Opens Up About His Career

Nyarai Chapingidza | Posted 10.15.2016 | Entertainment
Nyarai Chapingidza

After completing high school in Zimbabwe, T-Collar bargained with his parents, to relocate to LA and study music. The dream was to write and produce music for artists. Producing music was something that he loved started doing when he was a teenager.

Participating in HIStory: 5 Things My Son Will Appreciate About Attending the Million Man March Once He Is Older

Patrice Tartt | Posted 10.15.2016 | Black Voices
Patrice Tartt

My son had the opportunity to make history, which is now HIS story that he can share once he gets older. With all that has been going on, and to be able to stand with thousands, leaders and celebrities included, is monumental within itself.

New Documentary 'Am I?' Explores What It Means To Be African And American

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 10.05.2015 | Black Voices

Cultural identity is always complex, especially for those who straddle the lines of two worlds. So when you're an African living in America, how do yo...

The Perilous Change in Darfur's Demography

Eric Reeves | Posted 08.23.2016 | World
Eric Reeves

The debate about whether or not Darfur (Sudan) was the site of genocide long ago flamed out, largely because the issue became excessively politicized and the world -- in general -- no longer cared about how we referred to continuing ethnically-targeted destruction in Darfur.

Racism in America and Islam: Remembering Bilal

Muqtedar Khan | Posted 07.02.2016 | Religion
Muqtedar Khan

The personality of Bilal captures the American black experience, as I understand it, in a nutshell. His story is a narrative from slavery to freedom, from darkness to faith, from obscurity to historic centrality.

Five Spa Tips Every Twenty-Something Should Know

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 06.25.2016 | Style
Linda Harding-Bond

Put Google to work. Type in the search word "best" plus the spa service and your town. Yelp, Insider, Bing, City Search or some other social media review site should pop up with information on a variety of therapists and spa professionals.

Why #UnconventionalBlackBeauty Celebrates People Like Me

Sofiya Ballin | Posted 06.05.2016 | Black Voices
Sofiya Ballin

In the black community, we often celebrate those who are Afrocentric as long as they don't look "too African." The funny thing about the hashtag #unconventionalblackbeauty is that most photos were pretty conventional. But partnering these pictures with the word "beauty" has made them unconventional.

An African in New York

Craig Howes | Posted 06.16.2015 | New York
Craig Howes

There are probably more articles about New York than there are stars in the sky. So I'm guessing you are sitting there thinking why should I read this...

PAMM Draws International Visitors to Eclectic Exhibits

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.13.2015 | Arts
Magda Abu-Fadil

Zaatari, a noted photographer, filmmaker and curator, co-founded the Arab Image Foundation in 1997 to locate and preserve his country's -- and the Middle East's -- photographic archives.

Speaking With Somi: A New Appraisal

Craig Carpenter | Posted 05.10.2015 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

Last year I had the pleasure and honor to become acquainted with Somi, an amazing jazz singer who was then about to release her album, The Lagos Music Salon. I found her to be thoughtful, sincere, and an awesome talent.

How Zendaya Coleman Un-locked Stereotypes

Sofiya Ballin | Posted 05.01.2015 | Black Voices
Sofiya Ballin

Locks are an unapologetically black hairstyle, from their origins to the growing process. And while natural black hair has been put down for hundreds of years in the United States, Zendaya Coleman was showcasing pride.

African HRC Reflects on 2014

Melanie Nathan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Melanie Nathan

As Americans revel in equality gains, we cannot forget that as LGBTI people, we are all members of a persecuted global minority with a responsibility towards one another, regardless of who we are or where we live.

Hack vs Flack? What's the Problem? Geography!

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.29.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

In an increasingly globalized world, albeit with local interests, where stories often break on social media before anyone has time to breathe, journalists and PR pros can't afford to be "geography challenged."

1 In 7 Pregnant Women Could Die In Ebola-Hit Countries: Charities

Reuters | Posted 01.11.2015 | Impact

By Kate Kelland LONDON, Nov 11 (Reuters) - The rate of women dying in childbirth in West African countries hit by the Ebola epidemic ...

My Story of Depression, Culture and Community

Giovannah Philippeaux | Posted 11.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Giovannah Philippeaux

My family did the best they could, but like in many Caribbean and African-American families, the symptoms and afflictions of depression were never addressed. At best, you get prayed over or, in my case, you get offered the option of an exorcism.

Twelve Years a Slave and African Heritage Tourism

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 05.29.2014 | Travel
Stefan Simanowitz

"Watching Kunte Kinte's story unfold had a profound impact on my developing sense of identity," says Ade Akinboyewa of the television series based on ...

The Art of Y(vonne) Sangudi: The Next Great Songstress

Alex Schattner | Posted 06.09.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Schattner

Exclusive: Yvonne Sangudi is a world-class singer, just ask former first lady Laura Bush, President Kikwete (Tanzania), or President Sirleaf (Liberia...