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The Importance of Cultural Journalism
ADUNAGOW Magazine

The Importance of Cultural Journalism

For those who have found themselves outside their homeland and are keen to seek solace within the culture they grew up with, cultural journalism is a key method of doing so. To not only read about, but also document the ongoing culture of your country of birth is a great way not only to stay wired into what's going on back home, but also to introduce others to your culture.

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Miss America 2010 Caressa Cameron to host Miss Africa USA Pageant 2011
Miss America 2010 Caressa Cameron will be hosting the 2011 Miss Africa USA Pageant

Miss America 2010 Caressa Cameron to host Miss Africa USA Pageant 2011

The Count Down continues for the 2011 Miss Africa USA Pageant, a pageant like no other in the United States of America, celebrating African beauty. Miss Africa USA Pageant empowers young African girls as Goodwill Ambassadors and prepares them for leadership roles. African women are beautiful, bold, ambitious and very savvy but most of all they are intelligent.

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Leila Lopes from Angola is crowned Miss Universe!
Leila Lopes - Miss Universe 2011

Leila Lopes from Angola is crowned Miss Universe!

Born in Benguela, Angola, to parents of Cape Verdean background, Lopes is a business management student in Great Britain, where she was crowned Miss Angola UK on October 8, 2010, the official representative of the Angolan community in the United Kingdom to the 2011 Miss Angola pageant.

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Mother’s Day – The Situation about Women and Girls
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Mother’s Day – The Situation about Women and Girls

In the United States, Mother's Day is an annual holiday celebrated on the second Sunday in May. Mother's Day recognizes mothers, motherhood and maternal bonds in general, as well the positive contributions that they make to society.Although many Mother's Day celebrations world-wide have quite different origins and traditions, most have now been influenced by the American traditions.

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Clayton County Cultural Celebration 2011

Fifi Souma - Miss Africa USA 2010

Clayton County Cultural Celebration 2011!
Saturday April 16, 2011 • 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Clayton County Performing Arts Center | 2530 Mount Zion PKWY | Jonesboro, GA

Join Queen Fifi Soumah, Miss Africa USA - Special Guest - Celebrate Culture and Diversity in Historical Clayton County, Georgia
Help to raise funds for several community non-profits and
organizations including:
Clayton County Alzheimer Support Center;
Clayton County 4-H Program; Clayton County Grassroots
Leadership Institute; Elite Scholars Academy Charter School;
Miss Africa USA Scholarship Pageant.

The theme for this year's program is
"Clayton County; Above Color; Beyond Politics;
A Community United."

The mission of the supported non-profits is to help provide services throughout the Clayton County Community. Last year we had over 1,800 guests and performers. All proceeds will go towards community based projects and events.
Tickets are scheduled to go on sale March 18th and may be purchased from the non-profits listed.

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Cameroon Medical Missions: Maryland, DC Luncheon – Mini Conference

African Women's Development Foundation Inc and Hope Floats Initiative invite you to the 3rd Cameroon Medical Missions Luncheon and Mini Conference coming up April 16th in Maryland. Please kindly RSVP by return email or Phone call. Join us and network with a great team of Professionals, business men and women, Community leaders and very dynamic movers and shakers.

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Reducing Poverty in Africa

The problem of global poverty is the greatest moral challenge of our time that contrasts with the economic growth observed around the world in the last two decades. According to the recent UNDP report, more than one billion people currently live on less than a dollar a day and suffer from malnutrition. Over eight million people die each year because of lack of access to essential resources. The World Health Program states that every six seconds a child dies of hunger. Never before have nations throughout the world experienced such a level of hunger. Africa is one of the most impoverished and least developed regions of the world and has been the most affected by poverty.

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AFRICA Music for Fashion Campaign

MISS WEST AFRICA’S SHIREEN BENJAMIN LAUNCHES “AFRICAN MUSIC FOR FASHION” CAMPAIGN AND AFRICAN FASHION DAY One more year of reign left for the International Beauty Queen of West Africa, Shireen Benjamin, and she has vowed to dedicate it to increasing the support of African fashion. Working along side the Miss West Africa event organisers, Shireen Benjamin has launched a campaign called “African Music for Fashion”, in the process she will also be launching ‘African Fashion Day’ (www.africanfashionday.com) which will take place on the 6th August 2011, the first Saturday of every other August.

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SUDAN – The Great Divorce
SUDAN - Splitting the largest African country.

SUDAN – The Great Divorce

Sudan, Africa's largest country, is in the final run-up to a critical referendum on independence for the oil-rich south in January 9, 2011 that seems certain to split the war-scarred state. For many, there is a fear that the split between the North and South could birth a new religion conflict between the two sides: the north, dominated by Arab Muslims, and the south, predominantly Christians.

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Oh Oh…No? Holidays are Here
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Oh Oh…No? Holidays are Here

Time to get your wallet out: only two more weeks before Christmas. It's that time of the year again, when miracle happens: mean people become somehow friendly, crazy drivers become tolerant of others, people actually smile at you without reasons, and somehow we all truly believe that we have unlimited cash on our bank accounts to buy everyone a gift in this world.

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