Tag Archives: African

BUMI Founder Thérèse Ilunga is Today’s Honoree

Thérèse Ilunga was born in Kabozia, a remote village in DRC. She was one of 12 children and the eldest of eight girls in her family. Her parents insisted they attend school, so Thérèse walked more than seven miles a … Continue reading

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Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS) Founder Dr. David Thompson is Today’s Honoree

Dr. David Thompson was the only surgeon at Bongolo Hospital in the jungles of Gabon. He faced the reality that if he died, or left the mission field, he would leave little legacy and would have made little impact on … Continue reading

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Zuvaa Founder Kelechi Anyadiegwu is Today’s Honoree

I started Zuvaa because I wanted to see change in the fashion industry. As an African-American Woman of Nigerian Heritage I grew up with African textiles, they were always an integral part of my culture. Growing up, I often found … Continue reading

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Author Dr. Agwu Ukiwe Okali is Today’s Honoree

About The Book: The importance and influence of the English language in modern life cannot be gainsaid. Not only is there a large and growing number of people who communicate in it – about one quarter of the world’s population by … Continue reading

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VETPAW Founder Ryan Tate is Today’s Honoree

Discovery’s Animal Planet and Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife (VETPAW), a U.S. nonprofit that employs U.S. Veterans to protect endangered wildlife teamed up for “Blood Ivory,” a historic and exciting documentary series that premiered Tuesday, September 12, 2017.  https://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/blood-ivory/ VETPAW … Continue reading

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The Soul Of My Footprints Founder Alfie B. Jelks is Today’s Honoree

Minister Alfie B. Jelks, the second child of three siblings who were reared in a single parent home by their mother, Laura West,was born March 14,1968 in Tuskegee,AL. He has one son. Alfie attended schools in the Muscogee County School … Continue reading

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Heart Surgeon Francois Lacour-Gayet, MD Is Today’s Honoree

Francois Lacour-Gayet, MD, Chief of Pediatric Heart Surgery at The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, for his humanitarian work in performing heart surgery at no cost on children from developing countries.  A native of France and a graduate of the Sorbonne, … Continue reading

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