Tag : Ethiopia

  • Liya Kebede stars in Somali supermodel Waris Dirie’s biopic

    Posted Nov 19th, 2009 By in Art, Books/Magazines, Charity, Events, Fashion, Film/Television, General, Politics, Religion, Travel With | Comments Off on Liya Kebede stars in Somali supermodel Waris Dirie’s biopic

    Supermodel Waris Dirie’s book Desert Flower: The Extraordinary Journey Of A Desert Nomad, published in 1999, helped fuel the open discussion of female genital mutilation in her native Somalia. After spawning two follow-up books, Desert Dawn and Desert Children, the original book is now premiering as a feature film starring another supermodel, Ethiopian Liya Kebede. …

  • Ethiopia adds luxury coffee to brand identity

    Posted May 28th, 2008 By in Business, General, Travel With | 5 Comments

    Whether you’re religious about your coffee or just a casual drinker, you’ve no doubt seen mention of Ethiopian coffee on some sort of packaging or marketing. Well beginning this month the brand identity and marketing of Ethiopian coffee will finally be regulated and controlled by the Ethiopian government. After a long fight with coffee giant …

  • After Gladwell’s Blink, Kenna’s new dilemma

    Posted Oct 16th, 2007 By in Books/Magazines, Business, Events, Film/Television, General, Music With | 3 Comments

    Recently, MTVU, the university station of MTV, organized a visit by best selling author Malcolm Gladwell (The Tipping Point, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking) and Ethiopian-born American musician Kenna to a University of Pennsylvania sociology class. The class was in the process of studying the chapter “Kenna’s Dilemma” from Gladwell’s book Blink and …

  • Liya Kebede #11 on Forbes’ list of world’s richest models

    Posted Jul 19th, 2007 By in Books/Magazines, Business, Fashion, General With | 4 Comments

    Forbes Magazine has put together a list of the “Top Earning Models in the World” according to estimated earnings over the past 12 months. Ranking at #11 is 29-year-old Ethiopian beauty, Liya Kebede, with $2.5 million earned. A ground-breaker best known as the first black model in Estée Lauder’s history, Ms. Kebede, though not as …

  • Design Made in Africa exhibit opens in NYC

    Posted Apr 16th, 2007 By in Art, Events, General With | 1 Comment

    On April 12th, the Design Made in Africa exhibit opened in New York at 4 World Financial Center. The exhibit is the first major traveling exhibition of contemporary African design. It presents a selection of 30 designers from 14 African countries featuring both utilitarian and decorative objects, including seating, lamps, tableware, wall hangings, graphic designs …

  • Event: Africa to Brooklyn

    Posted Apr 2nd, 2007 By in Events, General, Music With | Comments Off on Event: Africa to Brooklyn

    This should be a good show for anyone in the NYC area this thursday.

  • This week in African Style 2/24 – 3/2/07

    Posted Mar 2nd, 2007 By in Art, Business, Charity, Events, Fashion, Film/Television, General, Politics, Travel With | Comments Off on This week in African Style 2/24 – 3/2/07

    • Africa and the winds of globalisation part 1 and part 2. • South Africa helping the American film industry reel in the money. • Angelina Jolie travels to Africa to raise Darfur awareness. • Reuters’ editor-in-chief outlines plans for Africa site. • Ethiopia and the global antiterrorism campaign. • New York’s Museum for African …

  • This week in African Style 2/17 – 2/23/07

    Posted Feb 23rd, 2007 By in Business, Charity, Fashion, Film/Television, General, Music, Politics With | 2 Comments

    • “Black Gold”, African coffee documentary, to air on PBS. • African countries ready themselves for the roll out of One Laptop Per Child initiative. • Africa tops Mideast as US crude oil source. • Akon teams up with Verizon for TV campaign. • PRODUCT RED – In the black?

  • Buying water for charity

    Posted Jan 15th, 2007 By in Books/Magazines, Charity, General, Travel With | 1 Comment

    Luxist points to another interesting African charity initiative, the charity: water organization, launched by NYC club guru-turned-aid worker and photojournalist, Scott Harrison. The organization was launched after Harrison travelled the length and breadth of the African continent onboard the mercy ship Anastasis, which brought basic medical care to thousands of people. Through the proceeds from …

  • Starbucks spotlights child soldiers

    Posted Jan 11th, 2007 By in Books/Magazines, Business, Charity, General, Politics With | Comments Off on Starbucks spotlights child soldiers

    Starbucks is making a second book selection this February. On Feb. 15, Starbucks will be selling “A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier,” by first-time writer and Sierra Leone native Ishmael Beah. Amazon says: “In A Long Way Gone, Beah, now in his mid-twenties, tells how, at the age of twelve, he fled …

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