I usually don't like writing blog posts in response to current events, because I believe everyone needs time to think and reflect before speaking up (or in this case, writing) about any hot topics, because words are spoken and they will never be unspoken. Out of our mouth comes the power to give life and at the same time the power to take it away.

Midwest Fashion Week
 is releasing details today regarding their upcoming production in New York taking place during the Fall 2016 season. While Midwest Fashion Week Director and Catou Fashion Designer, Berny Martin, has participated as a guest designer for New York Fashion Week for the last seven years, this will be the Indianapolis-based production company’s first title event in the Big Apple to date. Earlier this year Midwest Fashion Week announced its intentions to expand its schedule from its roots in Indianapolis and Chicago to include Paris and New York.

Katia Cadet

Singer and Performer Lira Photo Gallery

Gallery of actor Hakeem Kae Kazim


Source: Miss Nigeria in America Pageant

Dated: Jun. 18, 2015 

The 8th installment of this annual cultural event will take place at the Ferst Center for the Arts.

ATLANTA -- 2015 marks the 8th installment of the Miss Nigeria in America Pageant, a cultural event that has been growing in scope and popularity since its launch in 2005. The pageant identifies Nigerian women in the US who exemplify beauty, talent, supremacy and intelligence. It aims to create new role models who through the beauty pageant will serve as ambassadors that will define a new Nigeria, enrich the beauty of the Nigerian Woman, and enhance a new strength, energy and spirit for the advancement of women while positively impacting their communities.

Image source: http://www.diasporamarketplace.org

The great State of Maryland will be hosting the African Diaspora Market 2015. The City of Silver Spring is now preparing for this great showcase coming up this Summer.  Details can be found on the Market Place website.

"The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Western Union have launched the third round of the African Diaspora Marketplace business plan competition (ADM III). Successful ADM III applicants will receive a matching grant of up to $50,000 and will have access to technical assistance and other support services.