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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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International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation 2/06/13

By Francine Holmes Today marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation – a day when we raise global awareness about this issue and reaffirm our strong commitment to eradicating this extremely harmful practice that violates the … Continue reading

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Shea Butter, Beurre de Karite or Butyrospermum parkii, A rose by any other name

By Francine Holmes What is it with our new-found obsession with Shea butter, is it really that new? It’s interesting that in recent years, Shea butter has become the ‘new’ miracle product.  You would find it in almost everything.  Shea … Continue reading

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