Neem Foundation: Supporting Boko Haram Victims

  The Neem Foundation program focuses on helping the former captives of Boko Haram. This terrorist group, widely known for its mass kidnappings—most sensationally  the 2014 kidnapping of over 200 Nigerian school girls—uses various violent means to fuel its terrorist organizations, as well as spread its zealous ideology. Some kidnapped girls have even been forced…

Nancy Abu-Bonsrah: Johns Hopkins’ First Black Female Neurosurgery Resident

Johns Hopkins Welcomes its First Black Female Neurosurgery Resident Nancy Abu-Bonsrah is now the first black female resident at the prestigious Johns Hopkins neurosurgery department. She was born and raised in the Ashanti region of Ghana until she moved to Maryland with her parents at the age of 15. After graduating high school at Hammond High School…

Top African and African-American Writers Among Winners Celebrated at PEN America’s Literary Awards

The 2017 PEN America Center Literary Awards evening touted a marvelous array of African and African-American authors among the writers recognized at this year’s gala. Celebrated at the New School’s glamorous John L. Tishman Auditorium on March 27, the winners reflect the complex tapestry of the African diaspora. The awards’ final night came with some surprises.…

Ben Stiller and Vine’s Jérôme Jarre to Deliver Food Aid to Somalia

Comedian Ben Stiller is back in the news, this time teaming up with Vine sensation Jérôme Jarre to spread awareness about the famine in Somalia and to help bring aid to the devastated region. Jarre and Stiller have teamed up with American Refugee Committee (ARC), a non-governmental organization, to help raise money and deliver much-needed…