Last November, I returned to Uganda for the first time in 40 years, this time for the Africa Travel Association’s 39th Annual Congress, themed “Tourism Is Everybody’s Business.”
In the book Half Past Autumn, a 1997 retrospective of the photography of Gordon Parks, the renowned photographer, writer and filmmaker wrote: “Finally, after a long search for weapons to fight off the oppressions of my adolescence, I found two powerful ones — the camera and the pen.”
In many ways, Columbia University, located just steps away on the Upper West Side and known for its Ivy League culture, prestige and selectivity, could not have been more different from its Harlem neighbors.
Films year round from Africa and the African Diaspora
Good makeup artists, especially Black ones, often are hard to find, unless you’re “in the know,” as they say in fashion. But they’re out there.
Since her earliest paintings, Harlem-born Ringgold has always found it important to weave African-American folklore and tradition with her own political voice.
An update of guidelines for a healthy America is now under way, with the establishment of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee by the U.S. departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture. The 15-member committee’s recommendations, following public meetings and scientific review, will serve as a basis for the eighth edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Intent on tapping into the multibillion-dollar global wine business, the eldest daughter and granddaughter of former South African president and Nobel Prize winner Nelson Mandela earlier this year launched a U.S. line of indigenous South African wines under the patriarchal family name — House of Mandela — at an exclusive wine-tasting event in New York.
The days are warmer and longer and you’re in the mood for an activity that would be fun and relaxing, one that would take you out of the office while still benefiting your career as a professional or businessowner. If your preference is an Afro-centric peer environment, a National Professionals Network educational seminar aboard a luxury cruise ship is an option.
Discolored toenails are not pretty. If you have discolored nails, you probably avoid sandals or bury your feet in the sand at the beach. Fortunately, there are ways you can get those feet sandal ready in no time.