African Grey parrots are widely favored as pets due to their high level of intelligence and incredible abilities to “speak” and communicate. Yet, the same endearing qualities that makes them so popular as pets also increases their market demand, ultimately threatening wild populations.
By Jenny Griffin| 2016-11-22T12:10:26-08:00 November 4th, 2016|Categories: Environment, Featured Author, Nature, Popular, Science, Science & Technology|Tags: Africa, Anti-Poaching, Black Mambas, Culture Headline, Elephant, Female, Girl Power, Home Headline, ICYMI, Leaders, Rhino, Science Headline, Women|
Illegal poaching in Africa has decimated wildlife such as rhino and elephant, which are targeted for their horns and tusks respectively. These items are smuggled to Asia, where they fetch high prices on the black market. Now a specially trained anti-poaching unit — the Black Mambas — comprised almost entirely of women, is taking the poachers head on, with remarkable success in the area in which they operate.
By Medley McClary| 2016-10-22T11:19:16-08:00 October 11th, 2016|Categories: Culture & Life, Featured Author, Movies & Film, Review, Review Headline, Women and Culture|Tags: Africa, Chess, Culture Headline, Female, Girl, Home Headline, Lupita Nyong'o, Madina Nalwanga, Mira Nair, Robert Katende, Uganda, Woman|
The unlikely heroine of Queen of Katwe, a little girl named Phiona Mutesi— played with subtle and compelling intensity by young actress, Madina Nalwanga— has grown up with every obstacle to success imaginable