Husband the earths’ resources, you don’t own it

For millennia, humans have harnessed rivers, built dams, and dug wells to quench our growing civilization. Now, for the first time, we have a picture of what all those generations have wrought on our blue planet’s most defining resource. Newly analyzed data from groundwater-detecting satellites “reveals a clear human fingerprint on the global water cycle,”…

via We can now see how humans have altered Earth’s water resources — Grist

Tracing your African Roots

Wishing to share the vibranium 😉 I have created a new page featuring the DNA matches reported by 23andme for 75 Africans, all across the continent. These results were collected by me in 2015 when 23andme’s Countries of Ancestry (CoA) tool was still available. My survey results might have limitations in several regards but I do believe […]

via DNA matches reported by 23andme for 75 Africans — Tracing African Roots

Is it too late to change

A well-intentioned Chinese Central Television (CCTV) comedy show went horribly wrong last month. CCTV brings out its best programming during the peak Chinese new year’s holidays, but one comedy sketch this year earned wide international media criticism for its portrayal by a Chinese actress in blackface portraying an African mother with stereotypical curves and mindset. […]

via Formation of race stereotypes is undermining Chinese effort in Africa — Take Five

Women of Africa are organizing

Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA) is a feminist pan-African leadership development organization with headquarters in Kampala Uganda. Our mission is to strengthen the individual and collective leadership of African women, forming strategic partnerships, to tackle patriarchy and attain gender equality and women’s empowerment for a just and secure Africa. Our work focuses on 4 thematic […]

via African Feminist Organizations: Featuring Akina Mama wa Afrika — AfricanFeminism (AF)