Meet the Ghanaian designer helping Africans in the diaspora connect with their roots

Growing up in a country where you stand out from the lot can be very daunting for any child. When survival instincts kick in, anyone especially children would like to assimilate to their new environment in order to fit in. That was the case of Paakow Essandoh, founder of MIZIZI International, a clothing brand for Africans in the diaspora. More about this Essandoh never really identified with Ghanaian heritage growing up in Brooklyn, New York. It was not until he moved to Dallas that he met George Kariuki, who is…

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Summer Walker and Usher Sizzle in New ‘Come Thru’ Video

LoveRenaissance (LVRN) and Interscope Records are pleased to announce the music video for “Come Thru,” the latest entree from singer-songwriter-soul siren Summer Walker and Grammy-winning R&B legend Usher. Directed by Lacey Duke, the steamy new clip was shot at the notorious 285 Flea Market in Atlanta. Check out the sexy video above. Produced by London on […] source: https://www.ebony.com/entertainment/summer-walker-and-usher-sizzle-in-new-come-thru-video/

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Here’s how much your favorite black actors earn per episode in these popular series

The movie industry in the United States is a very lucrative one, raking in billions of dollars in revenue annually. With the ascendancy of streaming services and cable platforms sweetening their offerings and pumping more cash in what is now a highly competitive industry, the salaries for actors have also seen a very significant rise. At the end of the day, it’s who has the best actors, as well as, the smorgasbord of shows that attracts more viewership and revenue from sponsors and advertisers. More about this With that being…

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Africa: Breakthrough Device Revolutionises Ebola Patient Treatment During Outbreaks

A Congolese clinician’s frustration at being unable to give Ebola patients the quality of care they deserved has led to a ground-breaking innovation which revolutionises the treatment of patients with highly infectious diseases in areas with few resources. When Dr. Richard Kojan, an intensive care unit (ICU) specialist, went to Guinea during the 2014 Ebola oubreak, he was forced to work in hot and cumbersome protective clothing which looked like a spacesuit, isolating him from his patients and limiting his interaction with them. “It was impossible to monitor a patient…

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A Tour Of Ethiopia? Here’s The Best Places To Visit

Ancient and glorious, Ethiopia is the “Land of Thirteen Months of Sunshine.” This magical country reverberates with a certain fervor, one you’d definitely relish. Ethiopia is deeply rooted in rich religious and economic history, and is even believed to be the actual resting place of the biblical Ark of the Covenant. Plus, did you know it’s also where coffee originated? Every piece of land, every lake, every mountain has a fabulous story to tell, so if it’s an African adventure you’re after, Ethiopia is hands down the place to be. …

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The Plagues of Ipuwer

A Comparative Perusal of “The Admonitions of Ipuwer” and “The 10 Biblical Plagues on Egypt” The Biblical Plagues are the ten catastrophes imposed on ancient Egypt to let the Israelite slaves go, as recorded in the Torah, Exodus: Chapters 7–12. The Ipuwer Papyrus is a written account of events in Kemet (ancient Egypt) by the scribe Ipuwer. It describes an affliction of Egypt by natural disasters and the chaos that followed. Many references throughout the papyrus are strikingly similar to the biblical account of the 10 plagues. Here we will…

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The Vatican Secret Archives

The basement of the Vatican houses 53 miles of shelf space with very limited access. Not to be confused with the Vatican Library or the Vatican Museum. What is “The Vatican Secret Archives”? First, what is the Vatican? Vatican City is a city within the city of Rome, Italy. It is surrounded by a wall and is governed independently from the surrounding city and state. With an area of approximately 44 hectares (110 acres), it is the smallest sovereign state in the world. Basically its own country, not having to follow the…

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