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@afrigens  Cataloguing the career paths of next generation of Africans in the West--their challenges, successes, and observations.

Our co-founder @thisafropolitanlife is raffling tickets to Essence Fest! Deets below
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Want a chance to win 2 free tickets to #EssenceFest?
REEL AFRICAN has partnered with Essence to give away 2 free pairs of tickets (2 separate winners) to the 2017 Essence Festival
1. Upload a photo of yourself wearing your best African inspired festival outfit
2. Post the photo with your own text but make sure you use the hashtags #ReelAfricanEssence and tag @essence @reelafrican for your chance to win a pair of FREE tickets

Winner will be announced Friday so hurry!

Being an AfriGen means blooming where you are planted and sharing your passion with the world. @missnocepr did just that kicking off the first ever Mommy en Blanc in DC celebrating black motherhood. Check out @districtmotherhued to see beautiful brown and black mommies embracing the beauty of this motherhood journey. #motherhood #blackmotherhood

Our joy. #Repost @blackgirlsgraduate
If y'all ain't know Harvard was lit, now you know! Black graduation 🔥🙌🏿#BlackHarvard via @jasonfrazertv #BlackIvy #BlackGirlsGraduate

#Repost @obia_thethird
When I first met #YaaGyasi, her family had just moved to Alabama over two decades ago, and I saw in her a kindred spirit. Her wit and sense of humor immediately aligned with mine. I was always glad when we had gatherings with other West African families in our community, because I knew I had a comrade and a confidant I could hang with and discuss a myriad of topics with and confide in. I cannot emphasize enough how honored and privileged I am to be standing side by side with my Ghanaian sister for this insightful, inspiring, heartfelt feature in the @nytimes @tmagazine by the brilliant @taiye.entirely, who totally saw the connection between us before ever meeting us. My heart is swollen with gratitude and pride. ❤🙏🏿💪🏿 🇳🇬🇬🇭 #APortraitOfTheArtistAsAYoungAfricanImmigrant

There's hope for us all AfriGens, lol. Who can relate?

Words by @theijeoma
May is mental health month. AfriGens seek help when necessary, you can't always pray it away. Be well.

Head over to @shoppeblack for link to black owned beauty brands. Repost @shoppeblack
50 Other Black Owned Hair& Beauty brands to Support! (Link in bio)

#shoppeblack #blackowned #beauty #beautyproducts #hair #haircare #skin #skincare #beautybloggers #sheamoisture #naturalhair #melaninpoppin #blackgirlsrock #blackgirlmagic

We have partnered with co-founder of SwapThink @lisanicolebell to share AfriGens stories. Link in bio. #african #diaspora

#Repost @grayz_
Our bodies have been freed. Now we must train our minds to believe it.

AfriGens series creative director Bessie Akuba @bessieakuba is absolutely glowing and we are so excited for her family! #afrigensatwork and #afrigensathome #afrigenmomma

Thank you for all of the support you have shown us during season 1 of AfriGens@work, a web series cataloguing the personal and career stories of Africans in the West. We are getting back to work to bring you new and insightful episodes for season 2. Stay tuned and catch up on season 1 episodes on our site 📷@bessieakuba MUA @embracemua

#afrigensatwork #Repost @becauseofthem
Yessss! This young woman just became the first Black woman neurosurgery resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital!

The most important day for fourth year medical students is the third Friday in March, when they find out where they've been accepted for their residency program. It's called Match Day. For medical student Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, it also became the day she made history as the first Black woman to become a neurosurgery resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

After moving from Ghana to the United States with her parents at age 15, Abu-Bonsrah went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and chemistry from Mount St. Mary’s University. In 2012, she started her medical student journey at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she will graduate as the first doctor in her family. Upon completion of her neurosurgery training residency program, Abu-Bonsrah is also set to become the first Black woman neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins.
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Pictured: Nancy and husband, Kwabena on Match day.
#womenshistorymonth #blackgirlmagic #becauseofthemwecan

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