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Beyond the Spotlight: Wilfred Zaha

BORN:  10th November 1992 in Abidjan , Ivory Coast Currently plays as a Winger for Crystal Palace, where he has been for a majority of his career to date, since making his debut in 2010. Outside of football he does the…

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The Brit-Nigerian Host Providing A Platform For Black Women

Jo (Ibijoke) Maxwell wants to give black women in Britain a platform to share their stories BRITISH-NIGERIAN media personality, Jo (Ibijoke) Maxwell is not your typical talk show host. After studying Accounting and Finance, Jo changed careers to become an…

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KweliTV is Netflix for black people, by black people, starring black people

Kweli.tv aims to be the go-to streaming media platform for black filmmakers all over the world to share their content and make money from its distribution. KweliTV handpicks all of its content, with 98 percent of the content having been official…

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Meet The Critics returns to Colourful Radio on with a LIVE Black Panther special

Colourful Radio have announced that Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe will host a second series of panel show Meet The Critics. The format will return for a 10 week run on Friday 16th February at the new time of 7pm. Joining him on…

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How Black Hollywood Is Failing The Black Press

This article was written by staff writer and producer Keyaira Kelly and was originally published by our iONE sister site Hello Beautiful. I was a budding journalist nervously going over my iPhone notes for my first red carpet interview when I noticed it. I…

No Comments / 3 View / January 21, 2018

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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…

No Comments / 5 View / January 11, 2018

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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…

No Comments / 8 View / January 11, 2018

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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…

No Comments / 3 View / January 11, 2018