Author: DTugui

Delia is a writer who has a great passion for writing in-depth articles on various social issues. She has written both editorial and lengthy research pieces for numerous publications over the years. She loves her job and celebrates her accomplishments every morning with a big cup of coffee.

Harriet Jacobs was born a slave in Edenton, North Carolina, in 1813. She escaped slavery and became an abolitionist speaker and reformer.  Over hundred years after her death, we are reflecting back at her life and legacy.  A life of endless struggles  When she was about six, Harriet Jacobs found out that she was the property of Margaret Horniblow. This woman taught young Harriet how to read and sew. When Margaret died, Harriet was taken to the Norcom household, as her mistress bequeathed her to Mary Mathilda Norcom, one of her nieces. However, as Mary was only three years old, her father,…

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Born on the 18th of April 1919 in Ghana’s South Dayi District, Esther Afua Ocloo was an African entrepreneur and micro-lending pioneer. She founded Nkulenu Industries and launched her very own business with less than a dollar. That company grew into a worldwide inspiration. Thanks to her wisdom, dedication, and passion, Ester became a leading Ghanaian entrepreneur, inspiring women from all over the world.  Ester was also the co-creator of WWB (Women’s World Banking), an international nonprofit micro-lending organization on top of running her own company. Besides that, Auntie Ocloo taught various skills to numerous other women, helping them become…

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How many ways do we love Angela Rye? Oh, let us count the ways. And the reasons.  For those of you who might not be familiar with Ms. Angela Rye, she’s an attorney and a political analyst for political stations like CNN. Angela garnered fame though her sharp commentary on various TV interviews, round table debates, and guest appearances.  The Seattle native comes from a family of community activists and began her career in legislative advocacy at the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education.  Here are ten (of many more) reasons why we absolutely love Angela Rye.   1.…

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If you know anything about African food, the name Ugali should be familiar to you.  Arguably the most popular dish in Africa, Ugali is eaten across several countries, including Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Botswana, Tanzania, and Congo. Even though it is most commonly made of cornmeal, other flours like millet and sorghum are also used for it. There are so many of both useful and fascinating things to know about Ugali. Here are 10 of them.    1. Endless names  Ugali goes by a lot of different names and nicknames in sub-Saharan Africa. The tasty side dish is also known as…

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Black culture has had so much influence on popular fashion, and yet, black owned clothing brands seem to take the back seat when it comes to the lime light. Yes, we had the likes of FUBU and Sean John in the ’90s and early 2000s, but they have taken up such a tiny percentage of the market for all the influence we have had.  What gives?  Well, it’s time for us to introduce you to just 25 of the many black owned clothing brands. Some you might have heard of and some you haven’t. But non will disappoint you.   …

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Do you #bankblack?  The #BankBlack social media campaign made strides not only in revolutionizing how African Americans bank, but also how the community thinks. The movement inspired thousands of people across the country to transfer or deposit millions of dollars into black-owned banks. These black owned banks invest in urban communities, employ African Americans, support black businesses and inspire black home ownership.  If you’re considering joining the movement, we have 13 black owned banks for you to consider.  1. Liberty Bank and Trust Company  With its main office in New Orleans, Liberty Bank and Trust Company is a CDFI that…

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Africa’s negative reputation when it comes to safety is, in most cases, derived from false perceptions and stereotypes. For one, Africa is a continent with 54 countries. 54! Not all African countries were created equal. Yes, some places are facing unrest and terrorism, but plenty of others are safe and great places to travel. Here are just 15 safest African countries you should check out. 1. Madagascar Pampered by the Indian Ocean’s blue waters, Madagascar is among the top holiday destinations in Africa. Endless beaches, impressive landscapes, giant baobabs, lovely flora, and amazing national parks are just some of the…

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Love is a beautiful thing and so is a good laugh. And when the movie is a black romantic comedy, the love is sweeter and the laugher is louder. The black romantic comedies on this list will hit the spot for you regardless of your taste in romantic movies and/or comedies. That’s because this list highlights 20 of the greatest black romantic comedies of all time, in no particular order. 1. How Stella Got Her Groove Back Who can deny the freshness and sexyness of this classic? How Stella Got Her Groove Back tells the story of Stella and Winston.…

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From drug dealer to a superstar rapper to a successful entrepreneur to social advocate. That’s the transformation Jay-Z has gone through in his life, and what a transformation that is. So, what could be more inspirational than some of Jay Z’s quotes?  We especially admire the work he is doing in the criminal justice reform arena. Along the way, Jay-Z has learned invaluable lessons. Lucky for us, he has passed on some of this wisdom through his music and interviews. Here are some Jay-Z quotes that inspire, some of them are about financial success, some of them about success in…

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