Tag: women

Zakifo festival breaks away from the norm

Zakifo is a live music event that attempts to bring together cultures and people from Africa, the Indian Ocean Islands, Australia, and beyond. It is the sister festival to Sakifo, a similar music festival that takes place on Reunion Island. Launched last year in Durban, South Africa, Zakifo gathers international musicians from across the world… Read More

Cheyney Fermin’s guide to a tasteful tomorrow

Self Help, Personal Growth, Tactful Tidbits For a Tasteful Tomorrow, Self-Help book, Author, Manners, Modern Etiquette

Cheyney Alexandria Easely Fermin, author of upcoming self help book, “Tactful Tidbits for a Tasteful Tomorrow” has had a career as a clinical research professional for the past nine years.  She received an undergraduate degree from Michigan State University, a Master’s degree in public health from Boston University, and has studied the healthcare system in… Read More

Sistahs are doing it for themselves

The Sistahs are doing it for themselves film festival took place recently in California last weekend — a festival aimed at providing opportunity and support for women who are both African American and filmmakers. Through screening their work and inspiring discussion, the festival empowers and nurtures the skills and visions of African American independent filmmakers.… Read More

Fashion and art make waves in Water Carry Me Go

Water Carry Me Go was a ‘fashion-art’ exhibition curated by Chinedu Ukabam. A Nigerian designer based in Toronto and co-founder of SUPAFRIK, Ukabam was responsible for the contemporary African-inspired art, fashion, music, and food travelling pop-up shop and gallery.   Part of the Then and Now series for Black History Month, the exhibition was a… Read More

CSW60: Leymah Gbowee joins global activists’ Musimbi Kanyoro, Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi, Abenia Busia at AWDF Gala

CSW60: Leymah Gbowee joins global activists’ Musimbi Kanyoro, Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi, Abenia Busia at AWDF Gala

The African Women’s Development Fund-USA (AWDF-USA) recently announced a cocktail gala event for the 15-year anniversary celebration of the African Women’s Development Fund. The event is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, March 16, from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the Millennium Plaza Hotel located at 1 United Nations Plaza in Manhattan.   Entitled… Read More

Africa’s Angel, MacDella Cooper, unveils sleek new website for MacDella Cooper Foundation

Macdella Cooper Foundation Deploys New Website

MacDella Cooper Foundation (MCF), a global non-profit organization that educates children, empowers youths, and invests in women and girls, announced today the launch of its newly redesigned public facing website.   The new website provides immediate access to important events and programmatic information about MCF in a way that offers visitors a richer understanding of… Read More