27 Years. R I P Nelson Mandela

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Get Tested for Asthma

Two weeks ago I notice that my husband was breathing funny while he slept. I would nudge him awake. I would tell him, “your breathing” sound like wheezing to me. I told him he needed to go get a checkup from our internal medicine doctor. Of course dude ignored me for two weeks. Idris Elba was [...] [Read More]

Digital Photo of the Day | “South Africa’s”, “Mandla Lamba”

On Monday, the day before he was arrested, South Africa’s young BEE Houdini, Mandla Lamba, lay back comfortably on his bed. He bragged about his freedom on Facebook as he posted pictures of himself swigging from a bottle of Moët & Chandon Champagne worth R600 to R1 000 a bottle. In my Wendy William’s voice can [...] [Read More]

Black History | Blacks Without Borders

During my upbringing there was a misconception that African Americans and Africans don’t like one another. I have met Africans who believed that coming to America was their golden opportunity for becoming successful. Only for them to discover that the land of opportunity was no different from their African soils. This documentary explores African Americans that [...] [Read More]

Black History | Arthur Ash Coached at United States Military Academy at West Point

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Naomi Campbell “The Heat Goes On” in South Africa

I thought Naomi Campbell said she was going to retire….I guess that did not mean the supermodel is not going to be gracing magazine covers. Appearing on November 2010 Elle South Africa edition. Repost This Article [Read More]

Photographer Spotlight | Sharon Farmer

Sharon Farmer is the first woman and first African American named Chief White House Photographer. Repost This Article [Read More]

Book | Mandela Authorized Biography

It is a beautiful book that paints a portrait of a man that had to endure many struggles during a time that most folks would have died. I had the opportunity to flip through the book. I learned about Mandela journey and his amazing struggles…I was just a child and can’t recall anyone having a [...] [Read More]

WATCH | AIDS FUNDRAISING: SELINAH

We’re all familiar with the spectre of the person who gets AIDS and wastes away before our eyes. But what most people don’t realize is that the recovery of an AIDS sufferer on antivirals (ARV’s) is every bit as dramatic. In just 90 days, a person can regain all the health they’ve lost. It’s called [...] [Read More]

Video of the Day | Gender-questioned Runner Cleared to Compete

This story is disappointing on many levels…because she and her mother tried to tell the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) she was born a women. World champion runner Caster Semenya has been cleared to return to competitive athletics. She had been sidelined for 11 months after undergoing gender tests following her [...] [Read More]

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