Ory Okolloh: Mother, Blogger, World-changer

I love twitter. You can do all the lurking you want to legitimately. Which sounds like a waste of time – and it can be – as tens, hundreds or thousands of tweets vie for your attention by the second but that’s also down to who you follow. We check for Kenyan social activist and Harvard-schooled lawyer Ory Okolloh. She lives in South Africa and blogs over at Kenyan Pundit, […]


Events: Nollywood NYC

Nollywood NYC hosts film screenings and the cast of Fela! stops by New York’s Boucarou By Gina Jean Last Thursday I had the pleasure of attending the NollywoodNYC Benefit at Boucarou Lounge in New York’s Lower East Side. “Nollywood” aka Nigerian Hollywood movies have been sweeping the country and entertaining moviegoers for quite a while now. What began as a cobbling of low budget film productions has exploded into a […]


Get To Know: Korto Momolu

In the fifth season of TV’s “Project Runway,” Korto Momolu showed the world that black women are capable of participating in reality shows without threatening to “beat b***es up.” She let her gorgeous designs do the fighting and came in a close second after what was arguably the most impressive Bryant Park show in “Project Runway” history. Korto’s personality is a reflection of her design aesthetic. Like the clothing she […]