Tag: women

Ghana’s modern queen mothers come with pearls and smartphones

Despite the cultural damage done on African institutions due to colonialism, some traditions refuse to die. One such institution is that of the queen mothers in Ghana. As in other West African precolonial societies, women played important leadership goals in Ghana’s precolonial days.   Traditionally, queen mothers were responsible for women and children, as well… Read More

4 ways to treat your PMS symptoms naturally

Did you know that there are other methods to treat premenstrual syndrome (PMS) besides taking medicine over the counter? There is an abundance of natural remedies that help alleviate the various symptoms women feel during this uncomfortable time in their lives. There are many common symptoms, such as acne, tender breasts, bloating, exhaustion, irritability, and mood… Read More

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