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African Black Soap

by Francine Holmes Originating from West Africa, African black soap is a gentle cleanser made from Shea nuts, plantain skin, camwood and palm oil through a unique process that has been passed down for generations. African black soap is an … Continue reading

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Sauce Arrachide – Peanut Soup

Sauce Arrachide, peanut soup or groundnut soup; the name varies according to the region you’re from as well as the recipe. Continue reading

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Pamper yourself on Valentine’s Day

Pamper yourself ‘naturally’ this Valentine’s Day with FancyNaturals’ VDAY gift basket  NOW AVAILABLE AT FANCYNATURALS.COM Choose the Sampler basket or Build your own All baskets include: * (1) Maggies Baggies handmade drawstring bag * (1) Red carrier container * (1) … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Deal ending soon!

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Thieboudienne (Senegalese Fish and Rice)

By Francine Holmes      Thieboudienne (Tieboudjen or Ceboo jen or Tiebou Djeun, the spelling varies across the board) translated from Wolof (language of Senegal, Gambia, and Mauritania) rice and fish is the national dish of Senegal.  There are 2 variations … Continue reading

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Who owns what of Africa’s $2.7 trillion wealth?

By Trevor Analo In 2013 Credit Suisse estimated the continent’s wealth totaled $2.7 trillion, which is equivalent to $4,929 per adult in Africa. This is a decline of $300 billion from an all-time high of $3 trillion in 2007 after … Continue reading

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The Barbershops of West Africa

By Brian Rath Nigerian photographer Andrew Esiebo has explored barbers and their shops across seven west African countries, capturing the spaces in which they operate, the aesthetics of their premises and the style of their customers. His photos have been … Continue reading

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One Billion Rising For Justice

By Francine Holmes ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME.  THAT IS ONE BILLION WOMEN. In 2013, One billion women and men shook the earth through dance to end violence against women … Continue reading

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Fried Plantains – “Alloco”

Alloco is a very popular dish from Ivory Coast and many of the Ivorian narrative centers around a plate of Alloco. It is a dish of fried ripe plantains and it is typically eaten in the afternoon usually with fried … Continue reading

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Let Your Hair Down Expo

It was a wonderful day in Brooklyn, nice weather and a great turn-out! FancyNaturals & KimboBeads.

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