As many as 500,000 people had died as a result of war-related violence and famine by late 2022.


Almost a decade ago, Betty Blue left a job in New York to move to Ethiopia. Now she has a business, a husband, a daughter and a new life.

Here are 5 humanitarian crises happening in Black and brown countries that aren’t getting as much attention as Ukraine.

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12-year-old entrepreneur Jonah Larson has used his crochet company to drive social impact.

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Ethiopian computer scientist Rediet Abebe will become the first Black woman to earn a Ph.D. in Computer Science at Cornell University.

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Ethiopian international supermodel Liya Kebede created the lemlem Foundation to address the maternal health crisis in Africa.


Today, if you drive around any major sub-Saharan city you’ll find the Obama family on posters, framed newspaper clippings in barbershops and 6-foot paintings sold on the roadside. But expectations of his how his tenure would translate to policy as multifaceted as the continent itself.

As president, Barack Obama traveled to over 51 countries. He has cemented his foreign relations legacy through his choice of official travel.

Actress Thandie Newton called out the coffee chain for displaying a statue of a Black child in a loin cloth offering Colombian coffee beans to customers.

In a dramatic illustration of democracy in action, Barack Obama on Tuesday told the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia that he would love to remain president for a third term, but is unfortunately barred by the U.S. Constitution, according to CNN. The president gently urged the Ethiopian government towards democracy after a long era […]

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