Edmond Albius, the slave African child who created the multimillion-dollar vanilla industry

Edmond Albius, the slave African child who created the multimillion-dollar vanilla industry

BY MILDRED EUROPA TAYLOR, Face2Face Edmond Albius Vanilla is one of the world’s popular spice. The expensive ingredient is the principal flavouring in ice-creams and cola drinks and is usually used in some fine perfumes and delicacies in the world. In mid 19th century, before the revolutionisation of vanilla, the world, and Mexico, in particular, was producing […]

Meet Henrietta Lacks, the Black woman whose cells were used to develop polio vaccines

Meet Henrietta Lacks, the Black woman whose cells were used to develop polio vaccines

BY FARIDA DAWKINS, Face2Face Henrietta Lacks in 1951…NBC News Henrietta Lacks in 1951…NBC News Henrietta Lacks was born as Loretta Pleasant on August 1, 1920, in Roanoke, Virginia.  One of ten children, she and her siblings were dispersed to different households upon the death of her mother. Her father was unable to care for all of his […]

UNAIDS awards ex-Zambian President Kaunda for contribution to HIV/AIDS fight

UNAIDS awards ex-Zambian President Kaunda for contribution to HIV/AIDS fight

Source: Xinhua LUSAKA, May 11 (Xinhua) — The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on Friday conferred an award to Zambia’s first President Kenneth Kaunda in recognition of his contribution to the fight against HIV/AIDS. The 2018 UNAIDS Leadership Award, conferred by UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe and Zambian President Edgar Lungu, to the […]

Meet brilliant Nigerian man who built the fastest carbureted front-wheel car on earth (photos)

Meet brilliant Nigerian man who built the fastest carbureted front-wheel car on earth (photos)

Author: Simbiat Ayoola Photo source: Spulfikng The man is an automotive scientist, engine designer and a pro race car driver – He currently holds two world records in car engine design and speed Ndubisi Ezerioha is a Nigerian automotive scientist who constructed the fastest carbureted front-wheel car on earth. He is the owner of Bisimoto […]

Sierra Leonean ballerina Michaela DePrince’s story comes to life in new movie

Sierra Leonean ballerina Michaela DePrince’s story comes to life in new movie

BY BRIDGET BOAKYE,, Face2FaceAfrica MGM, one of the world’s oldest film studios, acquired the rights to ballerina, Michaela DePrince’s, memoir in 2015. Today, the studio announced that American singer, Madonna, will be directing the film, Taking Flight, which follows DePrince’s journey from a war orphan in Sierra Leone to a world-class ballerina. DePrince, 23, is one of very […]