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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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When civil unrest in the African country of Togo led to Nancy Adossi and her family being forcibly removed from their home by gunpoint, she had no idea that would be the catalyst that would send her to find academic success in America. “Rebels forced their way into our house and demanded us, at the…

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