Colson Whitehead’s Award-Winning Novels of Influence

One of the most celebrated African-American novelists of our time, Colson Whitehead is now the winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel The Underground Railroad. With six novels under his belt, Whitehead is known for his genre-bending stories that focus on race, class, commercialism, and American history. Whitehead was born in New York City in…

The African Women’s Alliance: Empowering African Women Around the World

A UN-Sponsored Organization In 1997, the United Nations helped several organizations combine their resources to found the African Women’s Alliance (“the AWA”). This international nonprofit enterprise draws upon the talents of African women residing in their own nations and across the world. It was incorporated in 2001 as a nonprofit organization. Its members hope to enhance the lives…

Dr. Evelyn Gitau: An African Immunologist in Search of Einstein 

Health risks and dangerous conditions such as malaria, pneumococcal infections, viral induced encephalopathy, and bacterial blood diseases continue to affect African populations, particularly children, across the continent. These matters also constantly keep Dr. Evelyn Gitau, a cellular immunologist from Kenya, busy in the lab and the field. Dr. Gitau believes that clinical immunity to malaria…

Neem Foundation: Supporting Boko Haram Victims

  The Neem Foundation program focuses on helping the former captives of Boko Haram. This terrorist group, widely known for its mass kidnappings—most sensationally  the 2014 kidnapping of over 200 Nigerian school girls—uses various violent means to fuel its terrorist organizations, as well as spread its zealous ideology. Some kidnapped girls have even been forced…

Easter: A Time for Renewal, Contemplation, and Helping Others

The Easter holiday has profound meaning in the Christian faith for it represents the mystery of the Resurrection, a great symbol of hope that the Savior will one day return to unite humanity and make everything holy for eternity. Although news headlines closely follow Easter celebrations conducted by the Roman Catholic Church, it is important…