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When Grammy award-winning Nigerian singer Burna Boy needed a manager after the release of his 2010 single "Freedom Freestyle," he asked his number one fan if he could hire her to oversee his music career-his mother.
LONELY PLANET’S GLOBAL CHOCOLATE TOUR (LONELY PLANET)
Packed with 150 of the world’s best chocolate experiences across six continents, this globetrotting guide features master chocolatiers, artisan producers, exotic cocoa plantations, must-visit shops and lots more, as well as photos from all around the globe.
‘WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST’: BLACK LIVES MATTER FOUNDER PATRISEE KHAN-CULLORS TALKS MEMOIR (NBC NEWS)
Patrisse Khan-Cullors, a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter group, said although she and the groups supporters are viewed as an extension of the Civil Rights Movement, they are also viewed as “terrorists” in the eyes of others.
MAKE WAKANDA REAL BY EMBRACING YOUR AFRICAN ROOTS (THE ROOT)
I spoke with Linda Heywood, a professor of African-American studies and history at Boston University, and Gina Paige, president and co-founder of African Ancestry, for historical context and action steps that African Americans can take toward living their best Wakanda lives from the inside out.
FIVE YEARS AFTER HAITI’S EARTHQUAKE, NEW ORPHANAGE IS VICTIM’S FINAL LEGACY (NBC NEWS)
"They love us so much and everyone is so happy. They love what they have and they work so hard to get nowhere, yet they are all so appreciative. I want to move here and start an orphanage myself." - Britney Gengel, January 12, 2010
BRIMMING WITH ENERGY AFTER $20K STEM CELL TREATMENT (NBC NEWS)
Jennifer Vasilakos got the shocking surprise of her life after helping a man who stopped to ask her for directions. That man happened to be the billionaire founder of the Beanie Baby company and what he did may have saved her life. NBC's Kristen Dahlgren reports.
AS RISING SEAS DESTROY GHANA'S COASTAL COMMUNITIES, RESEARCHERS WARN AGAINST A SEAWALL-ONLY SOLUTION (MONGABAY)
In November 2021, nearly 4,000 people in Ghana’s coastal Keta district were displaced by an early morning storm-related ocean surge, causing water to seep into homes, soaking residents’ belongings and beds as they slept.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH IS ENDING. ACTIVISTS SAY IT’S NO REASON TO STOP HIGHLIGHTING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE U.S. (NBC NEWS)
As Black History Month comes to a close, community leaders are hoping to continue sending a message to President Donald Trump about the countries he dismissed with his recent comments about Haiti and African nations.
RECY TAYLOR FAMILY TALKS ABOUT HER LEGACY AND OPRAH’S SPEECH (NBC NEWS)
The great-granddaughter of the late Recy Taylor was home Sunday evening, being warmed by her beloved recently deceased relative's Snuggie and browsing Instagram when a friend messaged her that Oprah Winfrey was telling Taylor's story at the Golden Globe awards.
LYNCHING MEMORIAL: GHANAIAN ARTIST HOPES SCULPTURE CAPTURES SHARED PAIN BETWEEN AFRICAN-AMERICANS AND THE MOTHERLAND (THE ROOT)
Kwame Akoto-Bamfo was invited by the Equal Justice Initiative to build sculptures of African slaves at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, which is dedicated to the victims of lynching in America.
'JUICES FOR LIFE': ANGELA YEE BRINGS HER FRUIT INFUSIONS TO BROOKLYN (NBC NEWS)
The vibrating sounds of a blender faintly take over music, playing inside a quaint juice bar in Brooklyn, New York. It’s called Juices For Life, situated in the Bedford-Stuyvesant or ‘Bed-Stuy’ area of the city. Owner Angela Yee says “juicing is a social thing.”
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