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Portrait work In this series ,Ndeye asked her sujects to bake a cake and to decorate the cake with things that werr said to them regarding their homosexuality. She explores in this project colorism, specially the light skin/black skin social issues within the African American community I’m always searching on the net & sometimes by accident I find out work by our brothas & sistas such as N’deye. She attended the Baltimore Institute of Art.On her tumblr page she discusses various topics such as self acceptance, colorism… There’s a project called Sure in which she discusses how people called her white because she knew how to express herself intelligently. On her blog you’ll always find portrait work. Go on sis, I’m sure there’s more artistic work to come InchAllah. http://cargocollective.com/ndiakhate/About Yaye


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Today I was listening to my ipod on shuffle mode while working out and “Forever” by P Square came on.For those among you who are familial with PSQ u already know that this is fan’s favorite.Aren’t the twins good in romanticizing us and making us dancing gayly smile plastered on our faces and all…Anywhoo so last January the twins came to Dakar for the first time and were to host a free concert at Place de l’Obelisque.At the time Rida was around 5/6 month I believe.I was torn between staying at home or going to see the twins.A couple days before since i didn’t have anyone to babysit so I settled on watching it on tv. On the day of the concert I got a phone call from my older sister who was visiting , she wanted to give me the night of & suggested I drop of my daughter


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In this world where most women me included are always looking for the next big secret to  weight loss, we always want to be inspired to get fit but essentially we want to feel better & love ourselves, I believe that’s the real thing we want to get at, we want to love our external shell better or more..Yes in that world, there are people like Yinka who can inspire you through her weight loss journey to get to your fitness goals.I often go on youtube & look for inspirational weight loss stories.I enjoyed hearing people talking about how they got their weight down ,how they did it ect…We are all different we all strugle with weight issues for different reasons, low self-esteem, fear of success, there are so many various reasons.I was happy to see a fellow African woman ,(Yinka is Nigerian American) tell her story.She went on a90


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One year last year at this time I knew my little pea was ready to come out. I remenber hurting and feeling anxious. I woke up her dad & told him that this was it ,we were about to face the dreaded experience of giving birth, called my parents to let them know that we were on our way to the Clinic.I remenber my sweet next door neighbor saying goodbye to me  a bit anxious and in her eyes that ” i got you sista, hold on ,it might be tough but you’ll get through it”I remenber getting at the clinic ,waiting for our doctor and on TV there was a piece on Nelson Mandela’s birthday.Some people in South Africa thought he may die on that day & they were celebrating his life.My contractions had started & I was bracing myself  trying to calm myself internally.It dawned on me at


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Man where I have been? Mr Kayongo was recognized for his efforts towards global health by receiving the CNN Hero Award in 2011.Sorry I should start from the beginning but I just can’t believe that I’m just hearing about this brotha now. Derreck was born in Uganda where he lived with his sister,mama & dada until the civil war happened.In fear for their lives, the Kayongo family left for the USA. In America he pursued  further education and worked in several NGO’s.In one interview he explained how the global soap project came about. He remenbered once staying at a hotel when he first moved to the States and finding in the bathroom 3 kinds of soap, face soap,body wash, and shampoo.He just couldn’t believe it being that in his home country the bare necessities were not available.The idea started germing in his head ,as a good man he shared that


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Picture credit Tedx facebook page I am a big Tedx exchange fan & I found Halima’s talk by accident one day when I really needed some motivation. She was handpicked by the Gates Foundation to share her st Listening to her I was pumped to go and do great things.Halima was born in Niger, that’s where she grew up.Encouraged by her parents at 15 years old she became the first president of the youth parlment.One of her primary task was to encourage girls education in her home country.That’s something still to this day is very important to her.She had the opportunity quite young to leave her family & move to New Mexico to attend the prestigious United World College.United  World  College is a phenomenal school where brilliant kids from all around the world meet and learn not only from their teachers but from each other.From that experience she keeps wonderful


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Leila Ndabirabe also goes by the name Leila Nda pour faire plus court! On the International fashion scene Leila keeps things going for African models who walk on all the European & American fashion week runways for renown designers such as Azzaro, Dior,Versace,Cavalli,De La Renta,Marchesa et co…Even if “the modelling thing” is not for you,it’s cool to see our beauty represented on the podium.No matter what when people see her in magazines, on the runways she represents Burundian beauty,African beauty. Leila is a law student in France, I don’t know if she has time right now but good to know she’s also all brains. When she was 10 years old because of the civil war, her family moved to Belgium. She started modelling just  a couple of years ago.She’s 5ft 11 & a size 2 , signed with  3 modelling agencies ,her  New York agency is New Yor Model Management.Here’s


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Blame it on my private Christian high school education lol , at my middle school Jeanne D’arc de Dakar ,girls were girly and prissy.They prided themselves in having the nicest pens, the nicest pencils,the most precious stationary paper  Yes I remenber back then going to Mon Ami one of the most famous bookstore in downtown Dakar and admiring the cutest made in china stationary goods ..I’m in love with paper goods so when I saw one of my favorite all time blogger ‘s stationary goods I was exciteddd & I can’t wait to get my hands on her beautiful work.If you are not familiar with photographer can I say she’s a celebrity now yes I think it’s safe to say that about the illustrator, story teller and just a wonderful woman go on her webbie:http://www.garancedore.fr/ Yaye


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I was first attracted to the arabic calligraphy Mr Hassan uses in his work.He’s of Sudanese & Egyptian ancestry and he resides in Italy.On his webbie he describes his work as: Hassan experiments with the written and spoken word, exploring the theme of ancient languages erased by colonial domination. With invented, Kufic-inspired scripts, he plays with the symbols, textures and calligraphy of his Nubian heritage to explore the space between graphic symbolism and literal meaning in vibrant colours and collage” See I didn’t know what Kufic calligraphy was so I went on mademoiselle wikipedia, Kufic is the oldest calligraphic form of Arabic calligraphy.It’s the calligraphy form used in the Koran maybe that explains my attraction to his work. http://www.fathihassan.com Yaye


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She’s my kind of girl, poised, professional, successful:) In the magazine world, she holds one of the most sought after position, Fashion Editor.She gets to decide every month what you’ll dream of wearing, she gets to tell a story through beautiful styling.She gets to work with talented photographers, videographers,writers, make up artists.She gets to attend beautiful fashion shows around the world, she gets to “play pretty”.When you look at her pictures, her maturity may fool you in thinking that she’s older than she looks ,she’s under 30 years old.While studying fashion she worked in retail ,learning about how to sell clothe,what style people like.Afterward she got an opportunity to work on a fashion tv series called  African Couture.Before taking on the fashion editor position at Elle Magazine she held the same position at Drum Magazine.Asanda’s professionalism & sense of fashion lead her to work with well respected fashion companies such


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