Benjamin Ochieng – Los Angeles, California

Benjamin Ochieng is Hollywood’s go-to actor for Swahili lines.

Rees Odhiambo (Photo: BSU Broncos)

Rees Odhiambo – Boise, Idaho

If you haven’t heard about Rees Odhiambo, you will soon.  This young man has been attracting a lot of attention in Boise on the Boise State University’s football team. In an interview with the Idaho Statesman, Boise State University football coach, Chris Melson said, “He was the most non-athletic looking kid in the P.E. class,…

Tavia Nyong'o

Tavia Nyong’o – New York, New York

Tavia Nyong’o writes, researches and teaches critical black studies, queer studies, cultural theory, and cultural history. His first book, The Amalgamation Waltz: Race, Performance, and the Ruses of Memory (Minnesota, 2009), won the Errol Hill Award for best book in African American theatre and performance studies. Nyong’o has published articles on punk, disco, viral media,…

Miss Africa USA

Calling all Kenyan ladies

Miss Africa, USA pageant is just around the corner and they are wondering where all the Kenyan ladies are.  Apparently not one has signed up for their pageant.  Although East Africa is represented, Kenya has yet to make an appearance. The Miss Africa, USA pageant enables  African  girls in America to shine the spotlight on…