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“I am not African because I was born in Africa but because Africa was born in me.” - First Prime Minister and President of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah Africa has been painted with a negative perception by many, which has created...
"You must kill it," her parents would tell her. Killing it signifies putting your best foot forward, having the “doer mentality,” as some may call it. Her father and mother left Nigeria for America, with the vision in their...

The Fashion Designers to Watch

By Eric Acquaye It's no secret that there is a new wave of African designers that are making a major splash in the world of fashion. We already know and love many clothing designers that are breaking the mold on...
One great problem the internet unintentionally solved was to make it easier for like-minded groups of people to find each other across the globe and communicate. A woman in Berlin, a teenager in Abuja and man in Johannesburg can...
By Michael Rain At close to the end of a humid spring New York day, Laurel Djoukeng arrives in Brooklyn full of energy, and fatigue. The investment banker traveled from Midtown Manhattan to Flatbush in central Brooklyn after an already...
On Thursday, July 30th, ZNews Africa hosted its first hair and identity event, “We Are Our Hair,” at ImageNation’s Raw Space in Harlem, New York City. The series is a collection of community conversations about topics important to the...
There was change in the air in the leafy suburbs of Ota, Ogun state in Nigeria a fortnight ago. The first cohort of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs Program gathered together to embark on one of the more exciting challenges...
When the corruption scandal broke, I was initially shocked that the derited States was prosecuting and the first thoughts on mind were akin to Imperialism (please read through before you judge). I didn’t really pay much attention except to count...
By Ayesha K Faines The gates of Hollywood rarely budge for outsiders, but they are notoriously impenetrable for film makers of color. Of course, it’s always been this way, hence the reason most prolific Black filmmakers have possessed an uncanny combination...