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The Weinstein Scandal: “Harvey led me into a bedroom — his bedroom” – Lupita Nyong’o

October 20, 2017

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Oscar Award-winning actress, Kenyan Lupita Nyong’o [Google Images] Ihave been following the news and reading the accounts of women coming forward to talk about being assaulted by Harvey Weinstein and others. I had shelved my experience with Harvey far in the recesses of my mind, joining in the conspiracy of silence that has allowed this […]

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Saudi Arabia: women can finally drive without being arrested and jailed! – Tola Adenle

September 26, 2017

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Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s most conservative countries, has finally said ‘yes’ to women driving in the Kingdom. It was broadcast on state television and announced at a press conference in Washington, D.C. simultaneously. Women driving is now deemed legitimate under Islamic Sharia Law. The law take effect in June 2018. The new law […]

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Serena is greatest female tennis player of Open Era – bbc.com

May 17, 2017

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  Photo Credit: Google Images CHECK OUT THE STORY:     http://www.bbc.com/sport/tennis/38802221   You may also wish to check out the following old stories https://emotanafricana.com/2014/09/11/comments-on-huffposts-watch-serena-williams-at-age-11-adorably-predict-her-greatness-tola-adenle/ http://www.forbes.com/sites/allenstjohn/2014/09/07/why-serena-williams-is-now-the-greatest-american-tennis-player-ever/ https://emotanafricana.com/2017/01/28/tennis-history-made-as-williams-sisters-play-aussie-singles-finals-with-serena-claiming-open-era-most-singles-titles-tola-adenle/    

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Her conservatism is Brit., not the American “free trade coupled with un-free way of living” – Theresa May talks to Vogue

March 23, 2017

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U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May on Leading Britain Post-Brexit MARCH 20, 2017/by GABY WOOD   Theresa May at Chequers, the 16th Century country house of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. [Annie Leibowitz]   She stepped into a whirlwind to lead Britain into the Brexit era. But—leather trousers aside—Theresa May’s own style is decidedly no-drama. Gaby […]

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President Trump’s America & its similarity to Nigeria’s constant political state of uncertainty -Ngozi Adichie

March 4, 2017

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  “Someone said to me, ‘Now that this is happening in the US, do you think of moving back to Nigeria?’ And I thought, no, because it’s not any better there. I admire America. I don’t think of myself as American – I’m not. So it’s not mine. But I admire it, and so there’s […]

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March on Washington, but this time, it’s women against Trump & a GOP-led Congress ready to wage war on women’s & [minorities’] rights – Tola Adenle

January 11, 2017

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We may be just three years short of the Centenary of Women’s Voting Rights but you’d hardly know it from the posturings and bring ’em-on from GOPers, who, from the moment they swept the House, Senate and the White House, have been unable to conceal their glee at finally getting the chance to scrape not […]

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Ivanka, push your father to appoint more female leaders who do not share his last name – Vogue/Patricia Garcia

December 10, 2016

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  As an outspoken advocate for female empowerment in the workplace, Ivanka naturally became the de facto spokeswoman for Trump’s social and economic agenda for women during the campaign. At the Republican National Convention in July, she pledged her father would fight for affordable child care and equal pay, and explained that in the Trump […]

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Healing words for these times: “… dry your tears, look inside yourself … We will rise again.” – vogue.com/Lynn Yaeger

November 9, 2016

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  C’mon Girl, there’s still work to do on the tons of issues that call on us, AND there IS life to be lived! – Tola;  ” … the sun will rise again.” – Lynn Yaeger Image & Story Source: vogue.com This story appeared today in vogue.com under the caption – How to Light a Spark on This […]

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U.S. Elections 2016 (19): Suffragette Susan B. Anthony’s grave becomes a mecca as many make election-day pilgrimages; Let’s go, Hillary! – Tola Adenle

November 8, 2016

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Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less –  SUSAN B. ANTHONY, February 15, 1820 to March 13, 1906 Susan B. Anthony Dollar – US Mint [Google Images] As Hillary stands on the thresh-hold of making history – breaking that last glass ceiling that she and many have been putting cracks on for […]

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No, But Really, All the Nigerian It Girls Are Wearing Lisa Folawiyo – Marjon Carlos/vogue.com

October 31, 2016

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In its new thrust, VOGUE continues to reflect its “international” moniker with its wider coverage of African stories, including – and especially – African designers . To be more specific, Nigeria has gotten quite a lot of attention lately, with Chimamanda’s Ted Talk’s feminism phrase showing on catwalk during the recent New York Fashion Show […]

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