Frederick Douglass’ Family Offers a Lesson on Black History for President Trump

Black History Month is troubling Trump—this time not for his lack of participation, but rather his apparent lack of knowledge of history. Trump addressed a conference with the following statement: “Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is getting recognized more and more, I notice.” Of course, the media…

Trump’s “Listening” Session for Black History Month – But is He Really Listening?

February 1st kicked off Black History Month, giving the media another field day as Trump hosted a “listening” session to honor the Black heroes and influential game changers in the nation. Of course, the session wouldn’t be about Black heroes at all; instead the president made the event all about Mr. Donald J.Trump. While he…

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.…

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…

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…