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Rafiki, Kenya

‘Rafiki’ Screenings Sell Out After Kenya Lifts Ban

Rafiki, a Kenyan drama centered on a lesbian romance, has premiered to sold-out crowds in the…

Sheilla Sheldone Charles, Kenya, Artist

Meet the 9-Year-Old Artist Who Draws Women Because ‘They Suffer’

Sheillah Sheldone Charles, 9, is a Kenyan artist, designer and model. She was profiled by BBC…

Kenyan Woman Saves 15,000 Young Girls From Female Genital Mutilation

Nice Nailantei Leng’ete was recently named one of Time’s Most Influential People, and for good…

Barack Obama Visits Kenya In Support of Sister’s Foundation (PHOTOS)

Barack Obama took his first post-presidential trip to Kenya, his father’s homeland, this week in…

Kenyan Film Rafiki, Rafiki, LGBT, Lesbian, Kenya

Kenya Film Board Bans LGBT-Focused Love Story Right Before Cannes

The Kenyan film board banned Wanuri Kahiu’s LGBT film Rafiki a few weeks before its Cannes…

i-Cut Creators

Kenyan Teenagers Invent App to Help End Female Genital Mutilation

Five Kenyan teenagers created the app i-Cut to end the practice of female genital mutilation.

Moringa School in Kenya Teaches Youth How to Code

Kenya’s population is made up of mostly youth who are unemployed and are under the…

Washington

In Brief: D.C. Has Biggest Black Homeowner Jump; Derek Jeter, Jeb Bush May Buy Marlins

Washington D.C. Sees Largest 15-Year Increase in Black Homeownership Although African-American homeownership has been shown…

Trump

How Trump’s Travel Ban Policies Harm Black Immigrants

Less than two months into the Trump administration, the harsh and bombastic rhetoric of the…

Kenya Judge Upholds Use of Anal Probes to Test Sexuality

Despite the strong objections of the global LGBTQ community, a Kenyan court on Thursday upheld the…