The 6th Annual African Diaspora Awards: Celebrating the Achievements of Africans

The Honorees They Inspire. They Motivate. They Break New Ground. From global community service to innovative initiatives; literary accomplishments to mass media presence, interwoven with musical geniuses, Applause Africa’s African Diaspora Awards celebrates the accomplishments of each honoree for their outstanding achievements and contributions to our global community.   On a chilly evening in earlyContinue reading “The 6th Annual African Diaspora Awards: Celebrating the Achievements of Africans”

I’m Judging You: A Fashionable Side-Eye that Provides a Dose of Good for the Soul

Would it kill labels and retailers to make clothes for women of all shapes and sizes? The afterthought of “curvy” collections at most retailers is insulting; the lines lack inspiration and fit. ~Luvvie Ajayi, Author | Side-Eye Curator~ Luvvie Ajayi is the author of I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual that I am celebrating! SheContinue reading “I’m Judging You: A Fashionable Side-Eye that Provides a Dose of Good for the Soul”

What If Sierra Leoneans Were United?

Ar lek mi people dem bad. Sum wae dae read dis go sae, “Hmmm… Salone nor betteh. Den nor go change. Wi nor lek wisef tiday. Wi nor geht foh lek wisef tumara.”

Una wae dae memba so, ar nor blame yu. Ow long wi go dae sidom dae hate wisef? Ar dae beg una, nor dae pa di side wae dae cause division. Ar dae invite una foh join mi pa di side wae unity dae!

AFROPUNK: Will It Lose It’s Magic?

  LIVE. LAUGH. LOVE.                                          Left to Right: Amyang Co-Founder @kayslay | Muse @gypsy_eyez_ | Vicrina En Vogue @vicrinaenvogue       AFROPUNK 2016.  It happened.  It was awesome.  However… AFROPUNK is one of the few festivalsContinue reading “AFROPUNK: Will It Lose It’s Magic?”

My Tribe is Creative AF: Meet Olympian Hafsatu Kamara

The Summer Olympics are happening and I am excited!  As a kid, I remember the excitement of watching the opening ceremony and looking for two teams, USA and Sierra Leone.  Why both?  Well, both are important to me.  I am an American, born in the USA, but my parents immigrated to the USA from SierraContinue reading “My Tribe is Creative AF: Meet Olympian Hafsatu Kamara”

My Tribe is Creative AF: Koku Gonza

  As an Indie Artist, it takes a lot of planning and execution to release a body of work, no matter how big or how small the project may appear to be.  Despite the challenges, Koku Gonza forges ahead as an International Songstress & Natural Hair Spokesperson.  Her artistry has taken her around the USAContinue reading “My Tribe is Creative AF: Koku Gonza”

Sandra Bland Could Have Been Me

Today is Two Years Later 1.9 Million Dollars.  This proves that her death was wrong, yet she is still gone.  The world wants answers, but we may never know the details of the actions that led to her last moments. Her life was fatally interrupted by police mistreatment. Sandra Bland could have been me. Why?Continue reading “Sandra Bland Could Have Been Me”