Buki Ade’s Breathtakingly Beautiful Swimsuits 

If you haven’t yet seen designer Buki Ade’s Spring/Summer 17 swimwear collection, then you are missing out on the exceptional glamour, exoticism, attention to detail and expression of African culture she so brilliantly blends into each piece. The Nigerian-American fashion designer has caught the eye of major style publications like Vogue and Sports Illustrated‘s famous swimsuit…

Journalist April Ryan Leaps to the National Stage

Veteran journalist April Ryan perfectly exemplifies the sentiment expressed by the actor Eddie Cantor that “it takes twenty years to become an overnight success.” Ms. Ryan has toiled for exactly 20 years as the White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) – an outlet barely known outside the African-American community, but prominent within it as…

Queen of Generosity: Nicki Minaj Pays Fans’ Tuition 

Nicki Minaj has promoted a number of causes over the years and has made some huge donations. Her latest act of philanthropy took place unexpectedly on Twitter this Saturday night. While tweeting about a lip-synching contest, she mentioned that she makes plenty of money, enough to fly a winner out from anywhere in the world. A user…

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…

Eliud Kipchoge Just Misses Breaking Two Hour Marathon Time in New Nikes 

A hugely significant event occurred in the world of marathon running recently, when Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge came agonizingly close to being the first man to ever run a marathon in under two hours. His time? Two hours and 24 seconds—less than half a minute from truly making marathon history. To put this into perspective, Kipchoge’s most recent…

French Voters Elect Emmanuel Macron as Their New President 

The good people of France have spoken against the nationalist and populist proposals of extreme-right politics. Emanuel Macron, a 39-year-old Minister of Finance and former investment banking firm executive will succeed President Francois Hollande, marking a departure from the political stronghold of the French Socialist party. Macron did not win by a landslide; nonetheless, early counting…

New French President-Elect Macron Suffers Email Hack Right Before Elections 

A cyber attack eerily similar to the one perpetrated against Hillary Clinton in the United States is being investigated by French law enforcement and intelligence agencies. Hackers apparently gained access to the email servers and computer network used by Emmanuel Macron, the former leading candidate and now French president-elect. Copies of the messages and other…