Tag Archives: Women

The African heroine women photographers you should be following


Photography has often been a male-dominated profession, with many female photographers not given due credit for their work. However, there are a number of female digital photographers whose work range from photojournalism to personal portraits and points in between who continually do amazing work, shining a light on their culture as they see it. This gallery showcases the wide range of talent among these professionals. A number of them were recognized by the UK’s Royal Photographic Society as part of its Hundred Heroines, an open call for nominations to find and honor 100 outstanding contemporary women photographers around the world. These women use the internet and social media, particularly Instagram to portray an Africa that is diverse, bright and full of energy.

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My year of reading African women, by Gary Younge | Books


At last year’s Guardian Opinion Christmas party – modest affairs at which those who want to dance are outnumbered by those who want to talk by at least five to one – I met Chibundu Onuzo, a Nigerian author.

“We share a publisher,” she told me.

“I’m sorry,” I told her. “I haven’t read your book.”

Chibundu waved away my apology with generous indifference. We carried on chatting and were among the pioneers on the dancefloor.

Chibundu did not appear bothered by my ignorance of her work, but I was. I can’t say exactly why. There are lots of books I haven’t read. But in some small way that gnawed at me in the days ahead, I wondered not only why I hadn’t read her but why she wasn’t on my radar.

Feeling it was time to fix my radar, I decided, when it came to fiction, to…

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WATCH: Wave Of African American Women Elected In Tennessee – Los Angeles Sentinel | Los Angeles Sentinel


WATCH: Wave Of African American Women Elected In Tennessee

MSNBC Correspondent Trymaine Lee talks to 8 of the 20 women who’ve already won in races in Shelby County this year.

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Houston Alumnae Chapter Of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Honors Four Nasa African American Women Leaders At 17th…


By Jeffrey L. Boney

The Houston Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. with One Delta Plaza Educational Center (ODPEC) recently honored four NASA African American women leaders at their 17th Annual Jazz Soirée Scholarship Fundraiser that was held at the Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel in downtown Houston.

The soirée supports Houston Alumnae Chapter community service programs. This fundraising partnership also allows ODPEC to support its programs and projects.

The theme — “Harlem Renaissance: All That Jazz” — provided the historical musical framework to celebrate four pioneering STEM leaders and local “Hidden Figures” serving at Houston’s Johnson Space Center. The event raised tens of thousands of dollars for scholarships to be awarded in early 2019 to…

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Lower Stroke Rates Dissipate Earlier for African-American Women


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  • A national large study found that black and white women ages 45 – 64 had lower stroke risk than men, but a similar stroke risk for men and women ≥75 for blacks and whites, while in adults ages 65 – 74 white women had lower stroke risk than white men, but stroke risk of black men and women did not differ, all suggesting that black women lose their protection from stroke at a younger age than white women.
  • While prevention and management of risk factors such as diabetes, blood…

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African Women Judges: ‘post-colonial poverty at the roots of trafficking in Africa’


A 2-day “Summit of African Women Judges on Human Trafficking and Organized Crime” promoted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences focuses on trafficking and modern slavery and the specific problems of the African continent.

By Linda Bordoni

The some fifty women gathered at the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences to share problems, knowledge, experience and best practices are hopeful their voices will be heard.

The “Summit of African Women Judges on Human Trafficking and Organized Crime” is a continuation of a similar 2017 event with a particular focus on the specific problems of the African continent, because, the judges point out, a high percentage of victims of trafficking comes from Africa.

Pope Francis is a tireless advocate against the phenomenon of trafficking…

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