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Why the obsession with lighter skin?

"Here was an ugly little girl asking for beauty. A surge of love and understanding swept through him, but was quickly replaced by anger. Anger that he was powerless to help her. Of all the wishes people had...
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On the Record With Marcus Samuelsson

In addition to transforming the culinary scene in Harlem, this Top Chef Master’s most vital ingredient is his dedication to providing clean water to the most remote African villages. By Marcus...
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Tribe: Faces of the Karo

The Karo tribe living along the borders of the Lower Omo River incorporate rich, cultural symbolism into their rituals by using ornate body art, intricate headdresses, and body scarification to express...
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Google’s Africa Connected semi-finalists announced

The 20 semi-finalists of Google's Africa Connected competition have been announced. The semi-finalists were selected from over 2,200 entries from 35 countries. The competition was launched in August 2013,...
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What little girls wish daddy knew

I’m spending the morning waiting for my car in the repair shop. Four men in flannel (I missed the flannel memo) and I sit around smelling tires and inhaling exhaust fumes while an enchanting little fairy is...