• Ahmeda

    Using her VOICE
    It takes an unquantifiable amount of energy to be a mother, wife, and social activist. But Ahmeda... more

  • gail collins

    Getting to know Gail Collins
    In a corner office on the 13th floor of the New York Times building, a 68-year-old woman with high... more

  • hanan

    Earth’s Angels
    Hanan Waite (nee El-Mahmoud) is no ordinary nurse. Her wings of compassion spread from her home in... more

  • Hasna Maki Houmed

    The women of Djibouti
    Djibouti, an Islamic country nestled between Somalia and Ethiopia. The capital is a modest city... more

  • mandela

    Happy birthday Madiba
    "I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of... more

  • the gay african

    The Gay African
    As told to Amma Bonsu I am called Adwoa. In my local Ghanaian culture it means Monday’s... more

  • A great tree has fallen
    Today, things really fall apart. Chinua Achebe, Africa's wordsmith and global literary giant died... more

  • viola desmond

    The Viola Desmond story
    9 years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, a businesswoman named Viola Desmond caused a... more

  • kabre

    A concierge elevates his village
    Late for a job interview, stressed out and starting to panic, Mindi Mebane asked the building... more