‘Sometimes, embracing the Afro identity…means having unpleasant conversations with people you love’

‘Sometimes, embracing the Afro identity…means having unpleasant conversations with people you love’

Journalist Lucía Asué Mbomío Rubio talks about racism and Afro identity in Spain Lucía Asué Mbomío Rubio is a journalist from Spain, the city of Madrid to be more exact. She is the daughter of…

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‘In a lot of the post-colonial world, so much of what really drives us is suppressed’

‘In a lot of the post-colonial world, so much of what really drives us is suppressed’

A talk with Scottish-Ghanaian architect and novelist Lesley Lokko, during her visit to Trinidad and Tobago (Part Two)   This is the second instalment in our interview series with Professor Lesley Lokko, head of theGraduate School…

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Being Black and working in a white male dominated aid industry (by Rosebell Kagumire)

Being Black and working in a white male dominated aid industry (by Rosebell Kagumire)

The final piece in the African Women in Development series by our very own AF writer Rosebell Kagumire who has spearheaded this series. The AF pan-African feminist family is grateful to Rosebell for initiating these…

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Ugandan women say #HarassmentIsNotLove as cyber harassment ruling draws backlash

Ugandan women say #HarassmentIsNotLove as cyber harassment ruling draws backlash

Ugandan member of parliament Sylvia Rwabwogo had just emerged from a months-long nightmare during which she received daily text messages and calls from a stranger, professing his love to her. When a magistrate court in…

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Juliana Mbengono Elá Avomo: Bringing arts and culture to the youth of Equatorial Guinea

Juliana Mbengono Elá Avomo: Bringing arts and culture to the youth of Equatorial Guinea

Juliana Mbengono Elá Avomo is a journalism student, an assistant director of a daycare center, and a Literary Bud (in Spanish Capullos Literarios, meaning cocoon, flowerbud, and also jerk in colloquial Spanish). She says so herself. She…

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Black women are dominating magazine covers this month

Black women are dominating magazine covers this month

(CNN)Beyoncé said it herself, in her own words, while reflecting on her historic Vogue cover and spread. “When I first started, 21 years ago, I was told that it was hard for me to get…

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Spanish woman jailed for hiding with sons to escape abusive partner

Spanish woman jailed for hiding with sons to escape abusive partner

Juana Rivas went into hiding to avoid handing them over to a man convicted of hitting her A Spanish woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for going into hiding with her two…

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This Black Woman-Led Organization Will Give You Everything You Need To Know About The 2018 Midterm Elections

This Black Woman-Led Organization Will Give You Everything You Need To Know About The 2018 Midterm Elections

It’s about eight in the morning when I call Jocelyn Harmon, co-founder of the political platform BlackHer, and she’s already energized. Some of that may be residual enthusiasm over the recent news that Stacey Abrams won…

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As a black woman, I hate the term ‘people of colour’

As a black woman, I hate the term ‘people of colour’

Although the term feels politically correct, it’s inclusive and is better than the previously used ‘coloured’, I am still not here for it Someone recently came into my office and asked, “Where can I find…

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2018 is the year black women are taking power

2018 is the year black women are taking power

(CNN)In her speech after winning the Democratic primary Tuesday night, Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams expressed a bone-deep understanding of the political moment that so many black women have already grasped — first in private conversations between…

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