Daily Archives : January 11, 2018

VENTURE BURN

How tragedy inspired Medsaf co-founder to tackle Nigeria’s counterfeit drug crisis

Counterfeit drugs are a grave problem in Nigeria. Vivian Nwakah, a co-founder of healthtech startup Medsaf, knows this too well. Four years ago a friend of hers died after taking fake malaria medication. The counterfeit drug crisis in the West African country came to a head…

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BBC World Service appoints new leaders for East and West African Languages

The BBC World Service has appointed Rachael Akidi Okwir (right) and Toyosi Ogunseye (left) as heads of language services for East and West Africa respectively. The appointments are part of the BBC World Service’s continuing expansion in Africa. Rachael Akidi…

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Social Media Has Done For Black British Women In One Decade What TV Couldn’t In Thirty Years

Growing up in the 90s, one might assert that TV was reasonably good for black people living in the UK. Although black and brown faces were few and far between, we were at least treated to strong matriarchs imported from…

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Founder of SheaMoisture, Richelieu Dennis, Acquires Essence From Time Inc.

Essence Communications Inc., the 48-year-old mutliplatform brand that owns Essence magazine and the annual Essence Festival, has gone back to black (ownership), having been acquired by Essence Ventures LLC, an independent African-American-owned company, Essence Ventures announced in a press release. As…

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We’re not a gang': the unfair stereotyping of African-Australians

It’s just after 6.30pm at the Ross Reserve in Noble Park in Melbourne’s outer south-eastern suburbs, and players from the Sandown Lions Football Club are arriving for training. They train three times a week, even during the off season. Each…

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Florida Entrepreneur Designs Affordable Sneakers For The Less Fortunate

In 2016, avid sneaker collector Javaris Neely had a desire to do mission work and decided to turn his own love of footwear into a business that benefits others. The entrepreneur and owner of Tiki Clothing Company wanted to create a quality…

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First African American Women VP of News at CBS Urges Women to Ask for What You Want

Kim Godwin is a sponge for positive input. When her kindergarten teacher told her she could be anything, she believed it. When a high school teacher told her she was a good writer, she owned that too. And when FAMU…

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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS – Celebrating Buchi Emecheta

We’re looking for London-based volunteers with a passion for all things Africa to join the team for a joint event celebrating the life & work of the renowned British Nigerian writer Buchi Emecheta, on Saturday 3 February at SOAS. The…

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After Losing Her Mom To Cancer, This Woman Quit Her Job And Opened A Juice Bar

Oftentimes it’s life’s wake-up calls that lead you to your purpose. Losing a job, hitting financial hard times, or even encountering a health scare can unexpectedly lead you from a moment of tragedy to a lifetime of triumph. For Jerri…

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