Patrice Lumumba: A Pan-African Martyr

On this day, we give thanks for one of our most beloved ancestors. Patrice Lumumba was born on July 2 , 1925, in the present-day Democratic Republic of Congo. Lumumba is well known for his Pan-African ideology in which he advocated for an independent and self-sufficient Africa. The Democratic Republic of Congo was colonized by…

Nuul Kuuk Black is Beautiful : Skin Bleaching in Senegal & Beyond

“Dipped in chocolate, bronzed in elegance, enameled with grace, toasted with beauty. My lord, she’s a black woman.” Yosef A.A. Ben-Jochannan        No one knows exactly when this tragic phenomenon happened. When did Dark skin and unattractive sit upon the same slippery slope? When and WHO decided that Black women, in our many…

Electrafrique Dakar

House music, Angolan Music, Funk, Soukous …this party was lit af!! First the venue,Ngor Yaatouna was a dreamy spacious beachfront. Then there were so many interesting people, unique hairstyles,  and fashion. This was a great way to end my Birthday Month! The awesome lighting and electric vibes made for an amazing night with friends. Electrafrique always…

8 Natural Hair & Skin Items Gals in Dakar Will Love

8. Toulekouna Oil This earthy scented oil is found primarily in the Casamance region of Southern Senegal. It is well known for it’s skin toning abilities and can not be found at many places. Think of it as Senegal’s little secret. 7. Aloe Vera Found on sidewalks and gardens all across Dakar, you can ask…