"He was going to stab me, so I had to push it." - Civil Rights activist Gloria Richardson. Watch her whole interview about women activists at the March on Washington here.
THIS IS EVERYTHING
Name: Funfere Koroye
Country of Origin: Nigeria
This month in Rise Africa we’ve explored the Africa of the future and shared our vision as well as our concerns on the growth of our continent. Rise Africa Wednesday has displayed the work of those that have contributed to the future of Africa with innovative thinking and fearless ambition. We continue this trend with this week’s feature, Funfere Koroye. Most people know Funfere Koroye as the fashion wonder who took social media by storm with his personal style. What most people don’t know is that there is much more to Koroye than an impeccable fashion sense. He is the quintessence of the new designer emerging in Africa.
A product engineer with an eye for futuristic innovation, Koroye is fast on his way to remodeling the Africa of the future. His work on projects like the M6 Wind Powered Car and Kidetic Playground (which would allow children to explore the idea of energy consumption) illustrate Koroye’s dedication to creating green solutions for Africa through his vast knowledge of product design and marketing. Koroye is currently working on a shoe line that will cater to needs of Africans by incorporating the elements of functionality and aesthetics of various types of shoes. Rise Africa had the privilege of catching up with Funfere. Here’s what he had to say…
Amazing button sculptures by Miami based artist Augusto Esquivel. Absolutely stunning stuff!
An excerpt from Nelson Mandela’s interview in 2000 with Oprah Winfrey x
PAYING THEIR RESPECTS:
It seemed like the world had come to honor Nelson Mandela at a massive memorial service drawing in about 100 heads of states, leaders and dignitaries. The service took place at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, the Johannesburg township that was a stronghold of support for the anti-apartheid struggle. Some of the distinguished faces included (in order of appearance);
- President Barack Obama
- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon + South African President Jacob Zuma
- Spanish Prince Felipe de Borbon, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto + Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper
- Former Archbishop Desmond Tutu + U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan
- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
- Singer Bono + actress Charlize Theron
- Spain’s Prince Felipe
- Cuban President Raul Castro
"It’s supposed to be a funeral service, but you’ve never seen a funeral service like it. People are so proud and so grateful that he was with us, with us in our hour of need.We’re just so, so proud and happy."
Sink, stair, and pool fandoms, let me introduce you to the bed fandom.
i want all of these
the person on the millennium falcon is literally like welcome to my fuck-dungeon
The sass is strong in Disney.
The truly magical moments of Disney.
I think this explains why all of us grew up to be such sassy little shits.