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African & Caribbean Women

Featuring, supporting & connecting African & Caribbean women around the world who are positively impacting culture + community.

Editorial Team June 27, 2022
How Jamaican creative Jessica Hylton-Leckie is building a global brand

How Jamaican creative Jessica Hylton-Leckie is building a global brand

By About Her Culture Team How has veganism changed your life, both personally and...

Editorial Team June 20, 2022
How Ethiopian Mahlet Afework is disrupting the fashion industry

How Ethiopian Mahlet Afework is disrupting the fashion industry

By About Her Culture Team How has the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge experience...

Editorial Team June 10, 2022
8 tips for Caribbean & African women entrepreneurs who want to grow their businesses regionally & internationally

8 tips for Caribbean & African women entrepreneurs who want to grow their businesses regionally & internationally

Lagging technological infrastructure and limited access to finance are just two of the many...

Editorial Team May 30, 2022
How Caribbean-American Felecia Hatcher is impacting the tech & entrepreneurial communities

How Caribbean-American Felecia Hatcher is impacting the tech & entrepreneurial communities

By About Her Culture Sometimes a good idea hits you in the face, and...

Editorial Team May 23, 2022
How Nigerian Laila Johnson-Salami has built a media career on what matters

How Nigerian Laila Johnson-Salami has built a media career on what matters

By About Her Culture At just 25, Laila Johnson-Salami has been working for over...

Editorial Team May 16, 2022
How Jamaican comedian Julie Mango is using her platform to advocate for mental health

How Jamaican comedian Julie Mango is using her platform to advocate for mental health

In observance of Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re sharing the story of Juliet Bodley,...

Editorial Team May 9, 2022
How Congolese-American, Chloe Louvouezo, utilizes multiculturalism to empower women & girls around the world

How Congolese-American, Chloe Louvouezo, utilizes multiculturalism to empower women & girls around the world

By About Her Culture Congolese-American, Chloe Louvouezo, has made telling stories her life.  The...

Editorial Team April 25, 2022
How Monique Russell uses her multicultural heritage to coach leaders

How Monique Russell uses her multicultural heritage to coach leaders

By About Her Culture Team A vibrant and confident, multicultural go-getter, Monique Russell is...

Editorial Team April 18, 2022
How Teri Ijeoma is changing lives through trading

How Teri Ijeoma is changing lives through trading

By About Her Culture Team Before making the big switch to conquering the US...

Editorial Team April 11, 2022
How Olympian Maritza Correia McClendon is lifting up communities of color

How Olympian Maritza Correia McClendon is lifting up communities of color

By About Her Culture Team Swimming is the only Olympic sport that can save...

Editorial Team April 4, 2022
How Justa Lujwangana is championing Tanzania

How Justa Lujwangana is championing Tanzania

By Nicanor Gordon Justa Lujwangana is the founder and CEO of Curious on Tanzania,...

Editorial Team March 28, 2022
Barbadian PM Mia Mottley & Jamaican Story & Myth: An Eco- Conscious Connection

Barbadian PM Mia Mottley & Jamaican Story & Myth: An Eco- Conscious Connection

By Nikki Williams No offense to TIME magazine, but for us, 2021 belonged to...

Editorial Team March 21, 2022
How Audrey Migot-Adholla is building up Yala jewelry & its Kenyan artisans

How Audrey Migot-Adholla is building up Yala jewelry & its Kenyan artisans

By Nicanor Gordon The award-winning Yala brand sells eye-catching jewelry, immersed in Kenyan culture,...

Editorial Team March 12, 2022
How Melissa A. Mitchell is honoring her heritage through art

How Melissa A. Mitchell is honoring her heritage through art

By Nicanor Gordon The sky’s the limit for many creators, but for Melissa A....

Editorial Team February 28, 2022
PRODUCT LOVE! The Sleeveless Swing Top by Meiling

PRODUCT LOVE! The Sleeveless Swing Top by Meiling

The Sleeveless Swing Top by famed Trinidadian fashion designer, Meiling, is an instant classic. ...

Editorial Team February 21, 2022
PRODUCT LOVE! The Finetti Mule by DIARRABLU

PRODUCT LOVE! The Finetti Mule by DIARRABLU

If you’ve immersed yourself in the fashion world, you’re no stranger to seeing some...

Editorial Team February 14, 2022
PRODUCT LOVE! Live Fit Kitchen Cookbook by Sharon Feanny

PRODUCT LOVE! Live Fit Kitchen Cookbook by Sharon Feanny

A few years ago, highly revered Jamaican yoga queen, Sharon Feanny, released her long-awaited...

Editorial Team February 7, 2022
PRODUCT LOVE! Mwezi Half Moon Necklace by Yala

PRODUCT LOVE! Mwezi Half Moon Necklace by Yala

This week in our Product Love series, we’re featuring the beautiful Mwezi Half Moon...

Editorial Team January 31, 2022
PRODUCT LOVE! Day 106 Art Print by Natasha Cunningham

PRODUCT LOVE! Day 106 Art Print by Natasha Cunningham

If we’re all given a drop of creativity when we’re born, someone must have...

Editorial Team January 16, 2022
PRODUCT LOVE! "The Neighborhood" by Uzo Njuko

PRODUCT LOVE! "The Neighborhood" by Uzo Njuko

With a full range of lifestyle products available for purchase on her website, it...

Editorial Team January 11, 2022
PRODUCT LOVE! Inside Marrakesh: Enchanting Homes & Gardens

PRODUCT LOVE! Inside Marrakesh: Enchanting Homes & Gardens

If you love cultural exploration and beautiful spaces, Inside Marrakesh: Enchanting Homes and Gardens, will...

Editorial Team January 3, 2022
Small Businesses to Support - HAITI

Small Businesses to Support - HAITI

By About Her Culture Team Haiti is the mother of Caribbean revolution and a...

Editorial Team December 20, 2021
How Caribbean American Danni Washington has become a pioneer in science

How Caribbean American Danni Washington has become a pioneer in science

By About Her Culture Team Danni Washington is like a fabulously beautiful and equally...

Editorial Team December 13, 2021
How brand strategist Maya Elious is building impact through her multi-million dollar company

How brand strategist Maya Elious is building impact through her multi-million dollar company

By About Her Culture Team At only 31-years-old, first generation Liberian American Maya Elious...

Editorial Team December 5, 2021
How artist Ya La'Ford is using her work for activism

How artist Ya La'Ford is using her work for activism

Ya La’Ford is a world-renowned, US-based artist, professor, muralist and self-proclaimed “artivist”, who credits...

Editorial Team November 29, 2021
How Nigerian-American Jessica Chinyelu carved out an unconventional career path

How Nigerian-American Jessica Chinyelu carved out an unconventional career path

  Jessica Chinyelu took the long way to achieve her dreams. The self-taught corporate...

Editorial Team November 15, 2021
How Jamaica’s Reggae Marathon is impacting the island & engaging the world

How Jamaica’s Reggae Marathon is impacting the island & engaging the world

At the end of every year, there’s an especially sweaty, reggae-thumping, heart-pumping celebration held...

Editorial Team November 8, 2021
How Jamaican fashion designer Shampagne draws inspiration from cannabis

How Jamaican fashion designer Shampagne draws inspiration from cannabis

By Nicanor Gordon Model Kadiya McDonald stuns as she poses with the washed-out punk...

Editorial Team October 31, 2021
How Nigerian Uzo Njoku is redefining possibilities for artists

How Nigerian Uzo Njoku is redefining possibilities for artists

By Nicanor Gordon When I interviewed Uzo Njoku late this summer, she had been...

Editorial Team October 25, 2021
How Emma Watson is blazing new trails on Jamaica’s South Coast

How Emma Watson is blazing new trails on Jamaica’s South Coast

By About Her Culture Team Only in her mid-20s, with bouncing twin toddlers in...

Editorial Team October 17, 2021
How Nigerian Elizabeth Agboola is breaking down barriers in travel

How Nigerian Elizabeth Agboola is breaking down barriers in travel

By About Her Culture Team Nigerians Travel Too, a premier travel agency in Nigeria,...

Editorial Team October 11, 2021
How two Cuban women in Canada formed the award-winning band, OKAN

How two Cuban women in Canada formed the award-winning band, OKAN

By Nicanor Gordon Elizabeth Rodriguez laughs, thankful it’s not a video interview. One half...

Editorial Team October 1, 2021
How Anjeni Ramtahal is transforming the marketplace for Caribbean artists

How Anjeni Ramtahal is transforming the marketplace for Caribbean artists

By About Her Culture Team LES ÎLES (meaning The Islands, in English) is a...

Editorial Team September 27, 2021
How Tanya Sam champions Ghanaian culture

How Tanya Sam champions Ghanaian culture

By Kinisha Correia Akwaaba means welcome. It’s a Ghanaian word that Tanya Sam declares...

Editorial Team September 20, 2021
How to step into your purpose - Dr. Shelly-Ann Gajadhar shares her story

How to step into your purpose - Dr. Shelly-Ann Gajadhar shares her story

By Nicanor Gordon Dr. Shelly-Ann Gajadhar is walking proof of the principles she espouses in...

Editorial Team September 12, 2021
How Loré Botha uses passion & purpose to build South Africa

How Loré Botha uses passion & purpose to build South Africa

By About Her Culture Team South African Loré Botha manages to seamlessly swap from...

Editorial Team September 5, 2021
How Cuban Yhordanka Akwanza found life & love in Jamaica

How Cuban Yhordanka Akwanza found life & love in Jamaica

By Nicanor Gordon “My story is quite peculiar,” Yhordanka Akwanza starts. “A lot of...

Editorial Team August 30, 2021
How luxury fashion brand Eliza Christoph is helping women in Africa

How luxury fashion brand Eliza Christoph is helping women in Africa

By About Her Culture Team Co-founder and creative director of NYC-based luxury fashion brand...

Editorial Team August 23, 2021
How Lauren Tomlinson is adding a dash of love to Jamaica’s food scene

How Lauren Tomlinson is adding a dash of love to Jamaica’s food scene

By About Her Culture Team This June a gorgeous vegan restaurant opened in Ocho...

Editorial Team August 8, 2021
How the magic of Morocco transformed Meryanne Loum-Martin

How the magic of Morocco transformed Meryanne Loum-Martin

By Kinisha Correia Meryanne Loum-Martin, the boutique hotelier of the famed Jnane Tamsna hotel...

Editorial Team April 8, 2021
Small Businesses to Support in Rwanda

Small Businesses to Support in Rwanda

So, what do you know about Rwanda?  Movies focus on the tragic genocide, and...

Editorial Team March 31, 2021
Jamila Souffrant Has Risen to the Top of the Financial Ed Game

Jamila Souffrant Has Risen to the Top of the Financial Ed Game

By Nicanor Gordon  In March, Jamaican-American Jamila Souffrant’s Journey To Launch podcast topped a New York...

Editorial Team March 8, 2021
Alexis Nunes is Breaking Barriers for Women in Sports

Alexis Nunes is Breaking Barriers for Women in Sports

By Nicanor Gordon Ten minutes in and the interview hasn’t really started. Instead of...

Editorial Team March 1, 2021
From Jamaica to Haiti with Danielle Desulme

From Jamaica to Haiti with Danielle Desulme

Danielle Desulme was born in Jamaica and is the daughter of the late Yvon...

Editorial Team February 15, 2021
Away to Africa with Tiffanie Anderson

Away to Africa with Tiffanie Anderson

Meet Tiffanie Anderson, an attorney, professor and the founder of Away to Africa –...

admin February 8, 2021
Ramona Riley is Healing Vaginas

Ramona Riley is Healing Vaginas

Before officially taking her seat as the Vagina Lady, Ramona Riley was just like...

admin February 1, 2021
Africa Meets the Caribbean with Makeda Mahadeo

Africa Meets the Caribbean with Makeda Mahadeo

Effortlessly, and surely even unknowingly, Makeda Mahadeo is a powerful embodiment of the reunion...