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#BlackLove: Financial talks can be uncomfortable to have in any situation, just think about how we tiptoe around discussing our salaries at work!

But when you’re dating someone you care about, money convos can be even more awkward to have with them. This is especially true if you find yourself in a situation where you need to ask your partner for money or vice versa. Yikes.

Of course, while every situation and relationship is different and there’s no right answer for how to have these kind of talks, take solace in the fact that you’re not alone if you think they’re touchy.

Dear Cousins,

Our truest desire is that you embrace your culture, your scars, your skin color, your voice, and your craft. That’s what makes us unique and strong.

 

HOW IT ALL STARTED

When 2019 began, we didn’t know we were going to create something so important and of value to you. 2019 ends but the Moyo Afrika adventure is just beginning !

We are so proud of what we brought to life and the impacts it is creating. We put in a lot of work and energy, in order to give you the best articles and stories, but also the most accurate information. 

WHAT INSPIRED US TO CREATE MOYO AFRIKA ?

  • We saw that lots of mainstream media and many of the western world still think that Africa is overrun with huts and poverty, We thought it was about time we tell our stories by ourselves by showcasing live in Africa by those who live it.
  • We wanted to inspire those in the Diaspora to visit the Motherland.
  • We wanted a platform to connect black people all around the world.

WHAT ARE WE EXPECTING FOR 2020 AND EVEN AFTER ?

The MoyoTeam, are really happy about what has been achieved this year. But one of the goals is to give back to Africa, this is why we will be launching the #GiveBackToAfrica project in 2020. This project is to help build a stronger and more prosperous community. 

  • Investing in African women by empowering them with the tools they need to accelerate and build a sustainable business. Together we can empower thousands of women to build businesses to bring themselves and families out of poverty.
  • Invest in African Children, it is saddening to know that a big number of African children still do not have access to basic education. While African governments are responsible for providing their young generations with quality education, there’s a lot that the diaspora community can do to help. For most of these kids, all they want is a simple classroom and a steady supply of basic learning materials. Together we can help provide students with school fees, Renovate Schools, Provide them with the help they need.

WHAT WE ACHIEVED SO FAR

In 6 months, we have built a community of over 6,000 followers and we have reached over 300,000 cousins in the Motherland and in the Diaspora. 

We also launched our website www.moyoafrika.com . Through this website, we have gained viewers and readers from the motherland and other continents. We have interviewed black women shattering the glass ceiling, we have interviewed creatives/ creators in the motherland and in the diaspora who are representing us in a positive light.

Our Memories and History must be kept alive.

We want to continue to showcase life in Africa through those who live it. We are reclaiming our agency by creating and distributing our own self-representations. We want to share more about our motherland until Africa becomes the land for tourists, travelers and everyone in the world. Africa is rich in Culture, Arts, Entertainment, Food and wonderful people.

Our culture is worthy of emulation.  We want to visit you to visit the beautiful destinations across the world with African history ! There will be more visuals, more interviews on the website and on our social media platforms. 

 

Finally, thank you for supporting us, for sharing our passion and our work, for following us, for loving the Motherland…

We wish you all a very Happy New Year, full of joy, happiness, success, reconnecting with the motherland, your culture and shmoneyyy ! 

 

From the MoyoTeam, with love. Happy 2020 !

 

For many people, that festive season between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day represents fun, family, friends, and gifts. The holidays also revolve around food and sometimes trigger stress, both of which can create weight gain.

The good news is that eating nutrient-dense foods, fitting in time for exercising, and getting quality sleep habits you should cultivate year-round can help you maintain a healthy weight, manage stress levels, and keep your immune system operating well. With these six strategies, stress and weight gain don’t have to sabotage your health this holiday season.

It’s time to get the kids dressed and head down to the mall for that most time honoured of traditions—the Santa picture. Whether your baby is too little to know what’s going on or your 10-year-old is phasing Santa out of their holiday joy, this time of year means putting on their uncomfortable but cute holiday outfits, waiting in line for ages, and paying out the nose for another holiday treasure.

A tax on sanitary pads has been scrapped in Rwanda to make them more affordable for girls who are often forced to skip school during their periods, the ministry of gender has announced.

Menstruation is still considered taboo in many countries around the world, where it’s often considered embarrassing or shameful. It is reported that even parents do not care about their children’s plight when it comes to menstruation.

if your trusty smartphone is rarely out of reach, why not use it to help you make or break some daily habits and take yourself to the next level in 2020.

When it comes to making changes in our lives, apps can be a convenient tool to keep us on track toward our goals—whether that’s increasing happiness, building or breaking a habit, organizing our tasks, prioritizing our time, optimizing our workouts, and so on. The good news? There are great apps out there that can get you where you want to go way more easily. The not-so-good news? You have to dig through hundreds of options to find them. But that’s all about to change because we did the work for you.

Let’s face it: the magazine beauty world has remained pretty whitewashed for the last… well, forever. This leaves many Black mainstream magazine readers wondering where to turn for reviews and advice specific to our skin and hair care needs. Luckily, the past decade has ushered in a digital revolution led by independent Black bloggers and beauty influencers catering to the melanin market.

No visit to the Caribbean is complete without sampling some of its colourful flavours. The use of local and fresh ingredients make Caribbean food a delight on the senses.

Caribbean cuisine is an incredible blending of tropical flavors and multicultural influences that have been enhanced over centuries.

Food in the Caribbean is based on mostly African, Spanish, Chinese, and East Indian flavors but generally are crossovers of the cuisines from the rest of the world.