Now that the 87th Academy Award Winners for the 2015 Oscar has been announced, celebrity gossip shows are gearing up for a next morning coverage of the event from the red carpet to the after party. Jokes will be made about Neil Patrick Harris underwear moment, Lady Gaga clean look performance, and people will mention the amazing performance of the Oscar-winning song "Glory" from Selma.

As I woke up this morning, getting ready to start the week with my daily routine, I realized that this day would not have been the same without the sacrifice and leadership of one man that I came to know later in my adulthood life.

As a naturalized African American (originally from the Congo Democratic in Central Africa), I realized that this wonderful day (along with many others to come) could not have been possible if a certain group of people stood up for my future, knowing for sure that they might not get a taste of it as they confront unthinkable injustice and ideology rooted in the American society.

Miss Africa USA

Photos credits Miss Africa USA Beauty Pageant

This year Miss Africa USA Pageant celebrates 10 years of empowering young women as Leaders and Goodwill Ambassadors. It's a milestone, a history the organization and its entire team are very proud of, having mentored over 2000 young women who have gone through the Pageant.  Several of these beautiful and intelligent women have started their own Foundations of Goodwill and continue to be great role models in society.  They learned the American way of volunteerism and continue to work as advocates for various Social Causes, making a difference in their communities.

Money Matters Weekly: Knowing Your Financial Stats To Get out of Debts

Think about this scenario: You get a chance to share a dinner meeting with Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. During the event, Bill proposes to pay your debt in full, only if you know how much you're currently in Debt. To make it interesting, Warren joins the conversation and propose to double your Net Worth if you know your value. You only need to be within +/- 10% of your actual numbers.

Rhode Bath-Schéba MAKOUMBOURhode Bath-Schéba MAKOUMBOU , Painter / Sculptor

Born on August 29, 1976 in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. As a child her father, painter David MAKOUMBOU, initiated her in the art of painting. She really engaged in art since 1989.

In her paintings and sculptures she emphasizes social activities of African women. Generally, she uses knifes to create her oil paintings.

Photos courtesy of Miss Cameroon USA - Lady Kate (SELMO PHOTOS)

April 5, 2014 - 23 Yrs Old Nora Ndemazia was crowned Miss Cameroon USA on April 5 2015 at the Hampton Conference Center with hundreds of Cameroonians and Friends of Cameroon witnessing the spectacular event.  Nora Ndemazia is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs Richard and Helen Fualefock.  She grew up in Buea, South West Province and is a graduate of Seat of Wisdom College in the South West of Cameroon where she graduated in 2009.  She moved to the United States of America for further Education and settled in New York where she is a full time Law Student at City University New York (CUNY).  

Photos credits: Blinkit Photography - Mike & Stephanie Gines
Stylist and Wardrobe by Manny J Styles at The Gents Closet

STARZ has only just aired the first episode of Black Sails and it is already been getting rave reviews.  The Hollywood Report claims, "Black Sails has a cast of solid actors and is it's little own treasure".  Hakeem Kae-Kazim stars as Mr Scott in this exciting series, which second series has already been commissioned.

Hakeem Kae-Kazim rose to fame in the Oscar Nominated film Hotel Rwanda playing George Rutugunda.  This talented actor has an impressive list of credits and grew a huge fan base when he played the villain Colonel Dubaku in Fox’s series 24.  He went on to play in many of Hollywood’s prime time TV shows and Blockbusters including X-Men: Wolverine and Pirates of the Caribbean.  Now he is to star in STARZ much awaited new series, Michael Bay’s original Black Sails.

INDIANAPOLIS, February 27, 2014—At a time when most are looking forward to spring trends of the coming season, Indianapolis-based Midwest Fashion Week is gearing up for its week-long events that will showcase regional, national and international designers’ fall/winter 2014 collections. The much anticipated events are returning to the Circle City, March 15-22 with a full schedule.

The Oklahoma City Thunder is certainly one of the top NBA Basketball team at the moment, featuring great and rising stars such as Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and our African player of the week: Serge Ibaka.

Serge Ibaka was born in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo and is the third-youngest of 18 children. He comes from a family rooted in the Basketball sport: his mother and father were both basketball players. Serge's father played at the Republic of Congo with the Congolese national team, while his mother played for the Democratic Republic of Congo. His basketball devotion started at a very young age with his first club called Avenir du Rail.

Douyé Douyé

Nigerian soul vocalist Douye' prepares to release sophomore album So Much Love featuring the latest single "Til Morning Comes"

So Much Love features multi-platinum and Grammy nominated musicians including producer/songwriter Dapo Torimiro (Frank Ocean, John Legend, Justin Bieber, Jordin Sparks, Chrisette Michele, Toni Braxton), British songwriter Terry Shaddick (Olivia Newton-John, Diana Ross), guitarist Chris Sholar (Beyonce', Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, Kanye West, Ne-Yo, D'Angelo), and jazz keyboardist Philippe Saisse (Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau, Davie Bowie, David Sanborn)

The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially called the XXII Olympic Winter Games, or the 22nd Winter Olympics, is underway in Sochi, Russia. it will be running until the 23 February 2014. The event (including the 2014 Winter Paralympics) is being organized by the Sochi Organizing Committee (SOC). Sochi was selected as the host city in July 2007. The Sochi Olympics will be the first Olympics in the Russian Federation since the breakup of the USSR in 1991.

The following are African countries participating at this Winter 2014 Olympics (3 in total):