rsula Burns made history when she became the first African-American woman to run a Fortune 500 company – Xerox. In the second FT series of Leaders Under Pressure, Andrew Hill asks her how she dealt with a challenge from activist investor Carl Icahn. Executive Producer and Editor: Vanessa Kortekaas. Video editor: Richard Topping. Camera Operators: Richard Topping and James Sandy. Still images: Getty, Bloomberg and Xerox Corporation.
The international box office hit “Black Panther” is largely set in the fictional African kingdom of Wakanda. The African nation may be a fabrication, but it didn’t come out of nowhere. Many of the movie’s sets and costumes were inspired by actual people and places in the African continent. Abosede George, a history professor in Barnard College’s Africana Studies department, spoke to InsideEdition.com about the real world origins of Wakanda.
Slavery might have ended on paper after the Civil War, but many white landowners did everything they could to exploit newly freed slaves well into the 20th century. Thousands of black laborers across the South were forced to work against their will as late as the 1960s—a new form of enslavement that went on in the shadows of rural America.
Aged eight, Nice Leng’ete was destined to undergo female genital mutilation, leave school and be married off to an older man, according to Maasai tradition. She not only fought against FGM for herself but, through her bravery and persistence, helped overturn this centuries-old practice for thousands of Maasai girls across Kenya and Tanzania. This is her story. Video produced by Ellen Tsang and Andrea Kennedy. Footage by Ken Mungai.
Watch Jordan Peele’s Oscar 2018 acceptance speech for Best Original Screenplay for his movie Get Out at the 90th Academy Awards. This was the first Oscar win for Peele, he said, “”This means so much to me. I stopped writing this movie 20 times because I thought… no one would ever make this movie.”” This is a historic win as Peele is the first black writer to win an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
Racecar driver Wendell Scott began his career in the Southern U.S. during an era of discrimination against African-Americans. His son Frank and grandson Warrick talked to Storycorps about Wendell’s racing days.
One of the joys of being African is the taste of local food. With 54 countries, you truly are spoiled for choice of the various tastes and flavours the continent has to offer.and in this video 2nacheki present the top 10 Best and Tastiest African Street Foods
A Louisiana dad went all out for his 3-year-old daughter on their daddy-daughter date. Detric Clark said he wanted his toddler, Kinsley, to know she’s special. On Valentine’s Day, while his wife, Ashley, stayed home with their 4-month-old son, the dad took Kinsley out for a planned date.
“We will definitely not shut up and dribble,” James told the assembled media Saturday at the Los Angeles Convention Center. “I will definitely not do that. I mean too much to society, I mean too much to the youth, I mean too much to so many kids that feel like they don’t have a way out, and they need someone to help lead them out of the situation they’re in.”
Forbes sat down with undefeated boxing champion and entrepreneur Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas to learn more about his limited edition release with Swiss watchmaker Hublot.
South African President Jacob Zuma says he has resigned “with immediate effect.” The scandal-tainted leader made the announcement late Wednesday in a televised address to the nation.
Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B. Jordan take the WIRED Autocomplete Interview and answer the Internet’s most searched questions about Black Panther and themselves. Who is stronger, Black Panther or Captain America? Who would win in a fight, Black Panther or Wolverine? Does Chadwick Boseman do his own stunts? Does Michael B. Jordan play basketball? What languages does Lupita Nyong’o speak? The Black Panther cast answers all these and more!
Will Smith is in Sydney, Australia, climbing bridges, taking early morning jogs, taking in the natural beauty, and being a fool! Who doesn’t want to watch Will do anything? Just anything! Let him awake the adventurous beast in you!