Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Amazing Africans

Meet Keechant Sewell; the First Woman to Lead New York Police Department

Keechant Sewell has made history as the first woman to lead the New York Police Department in its 176 year history. Sewell also becomes the third black person to join NYPD as a leader after Lee Brown and Benjamin...

Jaja Wachuku, Nigeria’s First Ambassador Who Slept during a United Nations Meeting After Being Ignored on Racism Grounds

Jaja Wachuku was Nigeria’s first United Nations ambassador. He came into the limelight in 1960 after he was captured sleeping during a United Nations meeting. In real sense Wachuku wasn’t sleeping but was disappointed after he was denied a...

Meet Karen Kimani, the 9-Year-Old Kenyan Girl Moving the World with Her Love for the Environment

Karen Kimani has been making headlines for the past few days after a video of her urging Kenyans to stop littering the beaches emerged online. In the video, Karen, who had visited the coastal region with her parents, is...

The Inspiring Story of Chidiebere Ibe, the 25-Year-Old Nigerian Student Fighting To Bring Black Illustrations in the Medical Field

Did you know that only 4.5 percent of images in general medicine illustrate black skin? Well, Chidiebere Ibe is working towards changing this narrative and bringing black illustration in the medical field. Until late last month when Chidiebere Ibe...

Meet Awet Tesfaiesus: The First Black Woman in the German Bundestag

On Sunday 26th September Awet made history after she was elected as the first black woman in the German parliament. Awet was born in Asmara, the capital of Eritrea in 1974. She moved to Germany together with her parents...

Meet Fareedah Oyolola, the World’s Brightest Student

Fareedah Oyolola was recently honored by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth as one of the brightest students in the world. This follows her exemplary performance in the advanced School and College Ability Test (SCAT).  Advanced School and College...

Meet Abena Akuaba Appiah: The First Black Woman to Win Miss Grand International

Abena was born in Ghana to a Ghanaian mother and American father. She hails from a family of 10 siblings. Abena moved to the US together with her family at a tender age of four years. Arriving there life...

Meet Genelle Guzman- the Black Woman Trapped in the Rubble for 27hours in the 9/11 Attack

Saturday, 11th September 2021, marked the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the world trade center in New York City. To any other person this may be an ordinary day but for Genelle Guzman 11th September of every...

Meet Nadia Takyiwaa Mensah: The Brain Behind the Famous Sai Wine & Champagne Café, a Multimillion Dollar Wine Business Started Through Divine Intervention

Meet Nadia Takyiwaa Mensah: The Brain Behind the Famous Sai Wine & Champagne Café, a Multimillion Dollar Wine Business Started Through Divine Intervention Nadia Takyiwaa Mensah is a woman of faith. In 2010, Nadia left a well-paying job in the...

Meet Amina; the Warrior Queen of Zazzau

Nigeria has a rich history that encompasses many different kingdoms, each with its ruler. One such kingdom is Zazzau, ruled by the warrior queen Amina. Amina, popularly known as the queen of Zazzau, marks the record as the first female...

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