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  • Betty Enyonam Kumahor: An African Woman Worth Celebrating
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    Betty Enyonam Kumahor: An African Woman Worth Celebrating

    It is August 1910 and 100 women from 17 countries meet in Copenhagen, Denmark, to agree on a strategy to promote equal rights in what will eventually become known as International Women’s Day. Fast-forward to many generations later: It is February 1st, 2014. The scorching Accra sun pierces with little dancing wind; yet the streets

  • Interview With South African Songbird Lira
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    Interview With South African Songbird Lira

    Young, gifted, elegant and soulful, her beautiful voice has been making waves in South Africa with her self-described Afro-soul sound since the year 2003. More recently, in 2010, her rich voice was heard at the FIFA World Cup kick-off concert amongst a list of entertainment celebrities like Alicia Keys and John Legend. With the release of

  • Trebeka: The Embodiment of Pure, Soulful Aptitude
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    Trebeka: The Embodiment of Pure, Soulful Aptitude

    When talent requires almost no cultivation to be complete it commands attention. Just as a seed sown on good soil germinates into a sturdy tree, so does such dexterity as demonstrated by Trebeka, a burgeoning London-based jazz singer. Born in France to a Cameroonian father and French mother, Trebeka’s multicultural heritage seems to translate into

  • Interview With Ghanaian Designers, 54 Kingdoms
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    Interview With Ghanaian Designers, 54 Kingdoms

    The unusually warm Halloween weather in New York City could have been a harbinger of the day’s activities – productive yet entertaining with some of fashion’s burgeoning leaders: architects of the 54 Kingdoms clothing line. Clad in acid-washed jeans cuffed at the ankles with plaid-patched pockets and suspenders, white buttoned shirt with a red bow

  • RAFIYA: Another Dream Story Unravels
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    RAFIYA: Another Dream Story Unravels

    Dreams seem to be meant for very few people because just a few appear to live them. The belief in living one’s dream can sometimes be masked by a false sense of fulfillment that lacks true understanding. That for a true dream, with little or no flow of revenue, that “dream” would still be labeled

  • Rosetta Quiah: Hard Work and Passion Are Keys To Success
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    Rosetta Quiah: Hard Work and Passion Are Keys To Success

    Rosetta Quiah is a busy woman; it is in her voice. Even on the phone, her polished way of answering questions with rehearsed-like answers is indicative of her professional persona. Something about the way Quiah talks about her work demonstrates that not only is she capable of dealing with it, but that she loves what

  • Soccer Queen Alberta Sackey Scores Dream Goal
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    Soccer Queen Alberta Sackey Scores Dream Goal

    As the Black Stars struggled to score during a crucial international match in Accra years ago, an aggrieved fan of the men’s national soccer team could no longer contain his anger. “Alberta Sackey …coach bring her on! She is a good player. She would not miss such goal scoring chances. She can do better than

  • Nigerian Playwrite and Dramatist, Tess Onwueme
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    Nigerian Playwrite and Dramatist, Tess Onwueme

    In less than one week, November 11, 2009, Dr. Tess Onwueme, Distinguished Professor of Cultural Diversity and English at the University of Eau-Claire, Wisconsin, will be honored at an international conference in Abuja, Nigeria. This convention will be centered around the woman behind unmatched literary works that focus on social, political, environmental, cultural and historical

  • A Woman of History, Sylviane Diouf Presents the True Africa
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    A Woman of History, Sylviane Diouf Presents the True Africa

    Traveling down memory lane to confront harsh truths of the past is daunting. To most people avoiding this route is best as it spares one of the emotional weight but for those who perceive it as enlightening, like historian Sylviane Diouf, the embrace is often accompanied with much alacrity. Winner of several historical awards including

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