Girl’s drive to find 1,000 ‘black girl books’ hits target with outpouring of donations

Eleven-year-old Marley Diass appeal #1000blackgirlbooks, which gathered huge support, grew from her frustration at only being given stories about white boys and their dogs An 11-year-old girl who was frustrated about only being given unrelatable books to read at school has reached her goal of finding 1,000 black girl books after starting the campaign #1000blackgirlbooks. […]

South Africa’s first black female pilot is helping other African women take off

(CNN)Asnath Mahapa was fascinated by planes as a teenager, little did she know she would break boundaries with them by becoming South Africa’s first African female pilot. “It just dawned on me that those big things that we see in the skies, someone is actually in charge of them,” she told CNN. “I thought if […]

The ignorance aimed at Caster Semenya flies in the face of the Olympic spirit | Katrina Karkazis

In pressing their case on hyperandrogenic athletes the IAAF have ensured hostile scrutiny will always fall on women who defy norms imposed by the powerful The image that will stay with me long after the last competitor leaves Rio this week is a decidedly un-Olympic one. Caster Semenya, the womens 800m gold medallist, extends her […]