Zambia’s Catherine Phiri: A Shining Star Both In and Out of the Ring

Female boxing has gained serious momentum over recent years and one of the biggest rising stars hails from Zambia. Catherine Phiri debuted in the ring on July 25, 2011, defeating fellow Zambian fighter Esther Chalwe. Five years later, Phiri would make history after dethroning current Mexican champion Yazmin Rivas. Phiri became the first Zambian female…

Vitiligo – The “Michael Jackson Disease”

Vitiligo, a.k.a. the “Michael Jackson disease,” affects around 0.5-1% of the world’s population. Most commonly reported in India, where an estimated 8.8% of the population suffer from some form of the disease, this non-treatable skin condition is caused by the depigmentation of the skin. The condition causes one’s body to suffer from “milky” patches throughout…

Elephants Mourn the Death of a Matriarch

    Animal behaviorists and biologists are continually learning about the degree of intelligence that animals possess. The list of intelligent animals that often come to mind include chimpanzees, dolphins, and dogs. Some may have heard the phrase, “an elephant never forgets.” Along with having amazing memory, pachyderms have recently demonstrated emotional behavior that came…

“African Catwalk” Explores Africa’s Growing Fashion Industry

    Renowned Swedish photographer Pers-Anders Petterson brilliantly chronicles the vibrant, rapidly growing world of the African fashion scene from 2010-2016 in his acclaimed book, African Catwalk. The 168 page book contains 80 color illustrations carefully selected from his vast library of images. Petterson wanted to challenge stereotypes and dispel myths about both the African…