Overcoming Obstacles to Treatment for the Hearing Impaired in Kenya

  There are approximately 30 million adults and 6.8 million children who are hearing impaired in Sub-Saharan Africa. Unfortunately, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), there is a critical lack of well-trained hearing professionals and health workers available to deliver hearing diagnoses and treatments. Sadly, most hearing loss is preventable. In Kenya, over 600.000…

Nhlanhla Nciza: Music & Fashion Sensation Comes out on Top

  It’s pretty hard to have it all, but beloved African icon Nhlanhla Nciza manages to balance family life with successful careers in two different fields. She finds inspiration in the people of Africa in her work as a musician, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. She is one-half of Afro-pop duo Mafikizolo, along with Theo Kgosinkwe.…

Denzel, Viola and Mahershala Win Big at SAG Awards

  Hollywood has made some big strides towards being more diverse this year, largely in response to the #OscarsSoWhite debacle of last year. Several films this year showcased the incredible talents of African Americans. The 2017 SAG awards recognized this talent and several Black actors and films focussed on the African-American experience ended the night…

Trump’s “Fortress America” Underway: Orders Signed for Mexican Wall and Banning of Muslim Travellers

  Trump’s been on a roll and not in a good way. In his first few days of office, Trump has signed two significant executive orders causing shockwaves across the nation and the world, aiming to make a broad sweep against immigration. Specifically, Trump has ordered the building of the “Mexican Wall” and slammed the…