African Diaspora

I changed my look so I could fit in

"I do notice that I'm not being myself in the workplace," says Hilda Kwoffie. "I try to tone it down a little bit. You find yourself having to always slick your hair down just to fit in." The 24-year-old from Ghana says she's changed

Poverty taught me determination

As a young, black entrepreneur with few industry contacts, Timothy Armoo, 27 has more than beaten the odds to raise investment, scale and then sell his start-up. He grew up on a council estate in south London and puts some of his

From Kenyan refugee camp to the World Cup

Australian footballer, Awer Mabil has said he owes Australia his very existence after scoring his crucial sudden-death penalty for the country, to qualify for the World Cup. According to the 26-year old, that goal was a thank you to the

The internet has made things a lot easier for me

I personally feel like the democratic nature of the internet has meant that the opinions and ideologies of the so-called gatekeepers - who are mainly white - are null and void. It’s made it a lot easier for people like me, who are of

An investor told me to ask black people for money instead

Building a business from scratch is never easy. Building a business from the ground up as a black entrepreneur is 100 times harder. This is especially true in my area: fashion and technology, where there are few black entrepreneur role

Expanding beauty standards through inclusivity

I am originally from Nigeria but I came to the UK for my masters degree and just being in the UK, I realized there is a heavy focus on what was socially acceptable at the time, 'skinny women.' I realized at the time that plus-sized

Her father went to prison – so she went to law school

The first time Teeanna Brisco saw her father after he was released from prison was just before her law school graduation, when she picked him up from the airport. Bernard Brisco had been imprisoned for 20 years for non-violent drug