Hope Mwinzi

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Why Some Women Choose to Get Circumcised

An anthropologist discusses some common misconceptions about female genital cutting, including the idea that men force women to undergo the procedure.<p>I recently had a conversation that challenged what I thought I knew about the controversial ritual known as “female genital cutting,” or, more …

Human Rights

The Baffling Rise of Goop

How a new-agey website started by an actress became so popular—and what it says about the future of health journalism<p>In an interview with Goop.com, Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle company, a former cable-television technician named Clint Ober explained the practice of “earthing,” or walking barefoot on …

Health

Deep Six: Jemele Hill and the Fight for the Future of ESPN

One afternoon in June, Jemele Hill and Michael Smith were sitting in a small green room at ESPN headquarters. It was an hour before the start of the …

Meet the Harris County Judge Who Wants to Abolish Our Cash-Bail System

<b>"A</b>ll rise,” the bailiff calls, and the people packing the rows of Court 16 at the Harris County Criminal Court shuffle to their feet. Judge Darrell …

Barack Obama

Colin Kaepernick Has a Job

<b>Any given weekend,</b> being allowed to enter the Vintage Lounge seems highly probable, so long as you are 21 years of age and follow the rules of the sign on the door: no ball caps and no beanies, no loose-fitting T-shirts or oversized T-shirts, no baggy pants or baggy shorts, and no saggy pants and …

Green Bay

How The Fast Times Of The Paparazzi Came To A Screeching Halt

In the end, the paparazzi machine that came to dominate the early 2000s was no match for the Great Recession, celebrity revolt, and the rise of social media.<p><b>Range Rovers, five-star hotels,</b> paychecks that exceeded $20,000 a day — for a time, the paparazzi were living lives nearly as glamorous as …

Jennifer Aniston

Donatella Versace: "My brother was the king, and my whole world had crashed around me”

Twenty years after her brother’s death, Donatella Versace on how she’s learnt to follow her instincts and make the family business her own<p>• Read more from the autumn/winter 2017 edition of The Fashion, our biannual fashion supplement<p>Men – particularly wealthy, powerful ones – are often described as …

George Michael
College & University
Basketball

She was the PTA mom everyone knew. Who would want to harm her? - Los Angeles Times

Framed: Chapter 1<p>The cop wanted her car keys. Kelli Peters handed them over. She told herself she had nothing to fear, that all he’d find inside her PT Cruiser was beach sand, dog hair, maybe one of her daughter’s toys.<p>They were outside Plaza Vista School in Irvine, where she had watched her …

Jay Z: For Father's Day, I'm Taking On the Exploitative Bail Industry

Seventeen years ago I made a song, “Guilty Until Proven Innocent.” I flipped the Latin phrase that is considered the bedrock principle of our …

Ava DuVernay

The Spectacular Return of the Pigmy Mother

5.7.15<p>By Patrick Willocq<br>Text by Laurence Butet-Roch<p>Share:<p>In the remote reaches of the Congo, young mothers follow an ancient tradition of living in …

TV is not dying – it’s lies, damn lies and bad media statistics

It’s the first rule in propaganda: if you want people to believe a lie, then just repeat it over and over again.<p>For some 15 years, marketers have …

Digital Marketing

The Forgotten Story Of The Radium Girls, Whose Deaths Saved Thousands Of Workers' Lives

During World War I, hundreds of young women went to work in clock factories, painting watch dials with luminous radium paint. But after the girls — who literally glowed in the dark after their shifts — began to experience gruesome side effects, they began a race-against-time fight for justice that …

‘Jihadists were going to burn it all’: the amazing story of Timbuktu’s book smugglers

In 2012, tens of thousands of artefacts from the golden age of Timbuktu were at risk in Mali’s civil war. This exclusive extract describes the race to save them from the flames – and how lethal attacks could still threaten the town’s treasures<p>One hazy morning in 2012 in Bamako, the capital of the …

Africa

The business behind The Business of Fashion

From blogging on a sofa in Notting Hill to setting the agendas for CEOs and the world's leading designers, Imran Amed has built a truly 21st-century …

Becoming a Butcher Personal Essay - Camas Davis 'Girl with Knife' - Excerpt from Double Bind

"All right. Are you ready? Why don't you try on this dress and we'll see how it looks on you," the stylist says.
 It's a black number, the kind worn to cocktail parties, with a modest cut just above the knee, and a gauzy, translucent back.<p>"And why don't you try on these boots while you're at it." …

The Desperate Journey of a Trafficked Girl

Every year, thousands of teen-agers from one city in Nigeria risk death and endure forced labor and sex work on the long route to Europe.<p>It was close to midnight on the coast of Libya, a few miles west of Tripoli. At the water’s edge, armed Libyan smugglers pumped air into thirty-foot rubber …

Africa

What Can Ivanka Trump Possibly Do for Women Who Work?

[E]ven though those who believe that my success is a result of nepotism might be right, they might also be wrong…. [T]here’s just no way to measure …

Mötley Crüe

One of LA’s first black real estate moguls arrived as a slave

Biddy Mason was brought to Los Angeles as a slave in 1851; she died free and one of the city’s wealthiest women<p>In 1866, a Mr. Buffun sold two lots on the outskirts of the tiny pueblo of Los Angeles to a 48-year-old woman named Biddy Mason, for $250. The land was located on rural Spring Street, …

All Dolled Up: The Enduring Triumph of American Girl

How does a brand be everything to every girl?<p>And if you were a nine-year-old girl at any point during the last 30 years, you are almost certainly familiar with American Girl. It very well may have been an essential part of your nine-year-old girldom. From the beginning, from the time it was a mere …

New York City

My President Was Black

A history of the first African American White House—and of what came next<p><i>“They’re a rotten crowd,” I shouted across the lawn. “You’re worth the whole damn bunch put together.”</i><p><i>— F. Scott Fitzgerald,</i> The Great Gatsby<p><b>I.</b><p>In the waning days of President Barack Obama’s administration, he and his wife, …

Hillary Clinton

Yo.

He created two of the biggest movie franchises of all time, wrote eight scripts, generated nearly $4 billion for the studios, and has been spoken of in the same breath as Charlie Chaplin. (Seriously.) Yet Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone gets no love from Hollywood. He's not angry about it. Just a …

Straight Razors and Social Justice: The Empowering Evolution of Black Barbershops

In a country where institutionalized racism has been the norm for centuries, black barbershops remain an anomaly. Though initially blocked from …

Black History
Empathy

Why Africa’s Musicians Are a Marketing Goldmine

Stylish, dynamic and extremely popular, Afrobeats stars are brand ambassadors for many multinationals in Africa but the fashion industry has yet to …

Africa

1,500 People Give All the Relationship Advice You’ll Ever Need

Hey, guess what? I got married two weeks ago. And like most people, I asked some of the older and wiser folks around me for a couple quick words of …

Relationships

How Blac Chyna Beat The Kardashians At Their Own Game

It's the kind of plot twist you can't help but give a shady nod to whether you agree with it or not.<p>“Question,” Khloé Kardashian says to her older sister Kim Kardashian West while the two are alone (excluding the filming crew and millions of <i>Keeping Up With the Kardashians</i> viewers watching at home) …

The Migration Machine

Migration