On Being a Black Girl Called 'Maya'

On Being a Black Girl Called 'Maya'

by Maya K. Francis

The story goes that they couldn’t agree on what they were going to name their baby girl. If I were to be a boy, it… Read More

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For a glimpse into Africa’s possible future, pay a visit to menswear brand Ikiré… Read More

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by Kristian Davis Bailey

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by Keith Reed

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