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Thursday, May 31, 2007
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"Lactose intolerance is a common condition for African-Americans. I am also lactose intolerant and used to avoid dairy because I did not want thestomach discomfort that followed," said Rowell. "Over the years, I haverealized that avoiding dairy can put me at risk for osteoporosis. Products like LACTAID(R) Milk and LACTAID(R) Fast Act Dietary Supplements help me manage my lactose intolerance without eliminating dairy from my diet,putting my mind at ease about my bone health now and in the future. I also love that I can still enjoy my favorite foods with family and friends."
It is estimated 40% of African-American women in the U.S. over age 50 have either low bone mass osteoporosis(2), where bones become increasingly brittle and painful. For more information on lactose intolerance and LACTAID(R), visit www.lactaid.com
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Monday, May 28, 2007
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Was it so hard to cast Thandi Newton, Sophie Okonedo, or Halle Berry ... just to name a few among many talented mixed race actresses? Nevertheless, with the film slated to be released in June of this year, we suspect the controversy will be put to rest given the critical acclaim that is surrounding it.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2007
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Tuesday, May 15, 2007
MIMI Features Link: CeCe Winans—Sister To Sister www.mimimagazine.com/may2006/02-05-cecewinans01.html
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(Photo Caption: Cesaria Evora)
Monday, May 14, 2007
After Nine Co-Producer Sechaba Morojele explained that the mini-series is about an affluent man (China) who is involved in entrepreneurship scheme called Black Economic Empowerment and is about to become CEO of a company and about to be married. China meets Hector, an architect who has just been appointed to work with China in the same company. The two establish a good relationship through basketball, and they eventually fall in love. While the two are deeply in love, China learns that he impregnated his girlfriend and is pressured by his family to marry her. That's as much as Morojele would reveal about the show, although he also added that the phrase "after nine" refers to people who act straight during the day but homosexual after hours.
SABC 1's mini-series are definitely pushing the envelope and representing a different view of modern Africans. Perhaps this will open up a dialogue about what it means to be African in today's society.
(Photo Caption: After Nine Cast Members Denver Vraagom (Who Plays Zane) And Sidu Majola (Who Plays Sbu))
(Photo Credits: SABC 1)
Sunday, May 13, 2007
MIMI Related Links: Read Articles From The Changing Brand Africa Issue
In addition to bringing you celebrity features (including 2006's Nokia Face of Africa Winner Venantia Otto, and Desert Rockers Tinariwen), the MIMI Team worked overtime with special guest contributors to bring you a mix of informative, fun, and thought-provoking bonus articles in the Style, Heart & Soul, and Mambo sections of the magazine.
Although a new issue of MIMI will not be published until the Fall, the Blogspot will be updated with all things African, so be sure to check this space regularly.
All About MIMI Link: Volume 3, Issue 5: Naturally You, Naturally Beautiful www.mimimagazine.com/2007/may
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
In a statement to the Trinidad Guardian, the young girl is reported to have said: “I am ashamed about what happened. I got carried away in the moment ... my parents had no clue I was going to the concert or how I was dressed ... I told them I was going with my cousins for ice cream.”
Verizon (a sponser of Akon as well as his tour with Gwen Stefani) dropped their contract with Akon, stating: “After . . . consideration of various issues, Verizon made the business decision last week to no longer support Akon in any way, including pulling out of the Stefani concert tour sponsorship to which he had been booked as an act.”
This story has been catching wind in celebrity blogs and online news sources, and this is likely not the last we are going to hear of Akon and his Trinidadian concert. Even if Akon did not know that the girl was underage, it is really disappointing and disturbing to see such a display of graphic and degrading behavior from Akon. But then again, can we really expect better from someone who recorded songs such as Smack That and I Want to F*** You?
Friday, May 4, 2007
TIME Magazine released it's picks of "the 100 men and women whose power, talent or moral example is transforming the world" Among those in the top 100 were Oprah Winfrey, Condoleezza Rice, and Tyra Banks! Six Africans made TIME Magazine's list of the most influential people:
- Youssou N'Dour, Senegalese musician: Artists & Entertainers
- Peter Akinola, Nigeria's Archbishop: Leaders & Revolutionaries
- Barack Obama, Politician of Kenyan and American descent: Leaders & Revolutionaries
- Amr Khaled, Egyptian inspirational speaker: Heroes & Pioneers
- Monty Jones, Scientist of Sierra Leonean descent: Scientists & Thinkers
- Cyril Ramaphosa, South African union leader: Builders & Titans
Thursday, May 3, 2007
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
The Salon is a sassy and heart-warming film for the entire family that will leave you howling in your seats! Based on Shelly Garrett’s hit stage play, Beauty Shop and written, produced and directed by Mark Brown (Barbershop), The Salon stars Vivica A. Fox (Jenny) as the inheritor of a neighborhood beauty salon. Jenny is being forced to sell her shop to the Department of Water and Power (DWP) due to eminent domain, and is being forced to accept the money she is offered for her property. Regardless of the legal advice Jenny receives, she refuses to let the corporate giant take the one remaining pillar of her inner city neighborhood. She declines the money and decides to take on DWP in court—all while keeping it from her salon’s outrageously funny and colorful employees and clientele.
MIMI Mambo Link: www.mimimagazine.com/november2006/02-08-mayaeni01.html
So what's the real deal? Here's what Janet Gabriel has to say: "Prince respectfully asked anyone to from the audience to sing that song with him and never said anything about whether Paris could sing or not. The microphone was with his backing singer, Shelby and she was the one that apparently offered the microphone to Paris. I knew the song and I in my excitement I frantically ran across the stage to seize the opportunity of a lifetime; the honour to sing with the greatest of all entertainers, Prince himself. It looked as though the problem was that Paris did not know that particular song, so I started singing the first bar of the verse of the song with the mic still in Shelbys hand. Prince then signaled Shelby to let me continue and that was it. Prince did not dis Paris and Paris did not storm off in anger. All dancers left the stage together."
Hm, why is Janet Gabriel coming to Paris Hilton's defense? Does she genuinely care about getting the truth out there, or is she trying to stay in the spotlight by ridding off of Paris Hilton's coattails? Is it a coincidence that just as this story comes out Janet Gabriel is set to perform her first concerts in Nigeria? Get more details at www.janetgabriel.co.uk
MIMI Mambo Link: Soul Diva: Janet Gabriel www.mimimagazine.com/march2006/02-03-janetgabriel01.html
(Photo Credits: Provided Courtesy Of Ilka Schlockermann)
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Each day of the week of "Women Honoring Women", women are asked to also consciously display at least one act of love, honor or respect for self and another for a significant woman in their lives. This can be a mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, aunt, niece, cousin, friend, or co-worker. Each day at noon, during the week of May 1st through Mother's Day,women are asked to pray for others to love, honor and respect women. Williams said, "The members of NCBW are asked to join the NCBW Board of Directors in fasting for the entire week in order to cleanse our minds andbodies of any impure thoughts and actions, so that we begin the week after Mother's Day with clean hearts and spirits ready to work together to takeon any forces in our nation that insist upon exploiting women and the mindsand talents of young people. We invite others to join us, and the stepswill be posted on our website at www.npcbw.org." You can also learn more about Congresswoman Williams by visiting her official website: www.efayewilliams.com
(Photo Caption: National Congress Of Black Women National Chair Dr. E. Faye Williams)
(Photo Credits: PRNewsFoto/National Congress Of Black Women, Inc.)
MIMI Related Link: Listen to and purchase Djin Djin
MIMI Africana Link: Musical Visionary www.mimimagazine.com/march2006/02-03-angeliquekidjo01.html