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Almost 500 people convened in front of the GrandWest Casino in Cape Town, South Africa, recently to protest a performance by Pharrell Williams. Led by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel movement, the group set out to voice their displeasure with Williams for his connection to Woolworths, a South African retailer that reportedly has ties to…

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There is no more telling form of self-hatred than when a person deliberately bleaches their skin. The practice becomes especially tragic when the people who take this option are African. Skin-bleaching products are big business in Africa, with Nigeria using the most products. But now the African country of Ivory Coast is taking steps to…

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Deavra Daughtry Founder, Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation What were your goals for expansion to South Africa? To empower and educate the people of Africa using South Africa as a gateway and launchpad into the African continent. What would you suggest for people consider expanding into South Africa? Define your business plan for accessing global markets.…

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Beautiful Instagram photos of Africa remind us how beautiful the continent really is amidst the war and poverty shown to us by the media. With miles of lush greenery, cascading waterfalls, and the serene Sahara scenery, the natural landscape of Africa is a beauty that no new age man-made structure could compete with. Looking to plan…

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In reflecting on the recent passing of the iconic Nelson Mandela or as he is affectionately called Madiba, I think of what South Africa was like during Aparthied, during his Presidency and what the future is for Mandela’s South Africa. I visited South Africa in 1996 and had well prepared myself for what to expect…

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  The final will of Nelson Mandela has been read and it leaves nothing for former wife Winnie Mandela, whom he divorced in 1996. The relationship between the two in the beginning was the epic love story of a woman separated from her husband for over 27 years because he was imprisoned. Meanwhile she had…

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A racist doctor was convicted of using chemical weapons and drugs to kill Africans. According to reports by SABC News, Dr. Wouter Basson was the project officer at the secretive Project Coast in South Africa during the 1980’s and ’90s. Basson oversaw the mass production of Mandrax, teargas and cocaine. The chemicals and drugs were…

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Exactly 20 years ago today, former South African prisoner Nelson Mandela and former apartheid president FW De Klerk were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for successfully negotiating the end of South African apartheid. Twenty years later, President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and more than 100 leaders from the  United States and around the world…

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Everyone is loving Nelson Mandela in death. But, much like Martin Luther King in America, Mandela had a score of powerful detractors and enemies while he was alive — and more particularly when he was fighting and imprisoned trying to obliterate the unjust South African apartheid system. Some who opposed Mandela have, of course, amended…

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Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, passed away at his home this week at the age of 95. Condolences, Mandela quotes and pictures were tweeted and retweeted on Twitter as former presidents, celebrities and world leaders remembered the anti-apartheid civil rights leader. Check out the tweets from Bill Clinton, Russell Simmons, Rihanna and more below. –Joi…

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The celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela, who died at the age of 95, continues with stunning and poignant tributes around the world in honor of the revolutionary who helped topple South African apartheid. Take a look at the tributes to the man affectionately known as Madiba below:  

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