Bringing human life into this world, as frequent as it is, is nothing short of a miracle. For Black mothers that miracle often turns into a curse. The solutions are not simple, but what is clear is that doctors and hospitals need to listen to Black women and take their pain seriously. Black mothers are dying at alarming rates due to childbirth, and research shows it can be prevented. Black women should never fear seeking medical attention due to the looming potential that she will not be taken seriously, and possibly die as a result.
Brands are coming out of the woodwork to celebrate Black History Month. Some are highlighting Black businesses and leaders, commissioning Black designers to remake their products, or giving away scholarships.
Hear Adebukola’s thoughts on community and why the R29 Unbothered Facebook group has become a sanctuary for everyone involved. Adebukola discovered the @r29unbothered Careers + Creatives Facebook Group while browsing LinkedIn and hasn’t looked back since. “There’s not a lot of groups out there where I can feel like I can share things about myself and [access] mentorship and resources,” she says. 🤓 🙏
Adebukola Ajao is a freelance writer-turned-digital media consultant, her passion for storytelling and driving awareness through powerful campaigns is fueled by her love for working on behalf of others, especially small businesses (SMB). To solve SMB’s biggest marketing challenges - building and managing their digital assets - Adebukola started a marketing consultancy called BDY CONSULT...
We reject the idea that solely the future belongs to women because we know that many aspects of the past, present and future are indebted to the work of Black women. In fact, young Black women specifically have been the catalysts for change across industries—whether it be media, beauty/fashion, tech, or entertainment.
Jun 18, 2020 — Adebukola Ajao, 26, is one of the founders of the activist group "We are the Ones." Ajao is pushing for Boston to declare Juneteenth a paid city holiday. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe
Where are the Black designers? We know they exist, but where are they in design agencies and companies that push culture forward, in places that influence the world and how we live or use products?
This question, posed by Maurice Cherry in a SXSW Interactive presentation in 2015, has resurfaced in light of the racial unrest of 2020. The months of protests have illuminated race-based disparities in all sectors of life, and designers are fighting to close the opportunity gap for Black designers...
Adebukola Ajao is a woman on a mission. She is a freelance writer turned digital – media entrepreneur. When Nigerian Parents caught up with Ajao in Boston Massachusetts, it was obvious that she has an impeccable work ethic.
Adebukola Ajao is a woman on a mission. She is a freelance writer turned digital – media entrepreneur. When Nigerian Parents caught up with Ajao in Boston Massachusetts, it was obvious that she has an impeccable work ethic. When Ajao is not engaged with community events su...
I created Makeida’s Hands as an ode to mothers, whose hands have shaped the world, hence the duplicate fingers on one hand. This is the first piece of art that I've ever sold at A FAR CRY VISUAL ART, MUSIC & DANCE EXPERIENCE curated by Zahirah Truth Arts.
Nana Agyemang (@itsreallynana) Founder & CEO of EveryStylishGirl (@everystylishgirl); moderated by Adebukola Ajao (@adebukoladotcom), For(bes) The Culture member, Chief Content Creator Adebukola.com, For All Things Digital #ForbesTheCulture
Today we’d like to introduce you to Adebukola Ajao.
Adebukola, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I began my journey as an entrepreneur after couple of years as a digital writer. It was 2014 and I was screaming “… fire this time!” when an unarmed Black youth, Mike Brown was killed by a Ferguson police officer. I along with hundreds of other Black writers began documenting the Black Lives Matter movement into the digital world w...
On March 11, Marenikae, the self-proclaimed pioneer of the Afromerge music genre, released her debut album Ajebutter. As a voice of millenial Nigerian women, she is adding a new perspective to the Afrobeat music culture. Her debut album comes after a period of time away from the music scene due to adrenal fatigue, an often misunderstood chronic disease. Marenikae’s transition back into music look may look effortless but she reveals some of her struggles overcoming adrenal fatigue in our sit-d...
Black Panther’s Breakout Star Letitia Wright plays Princess of Wakanda!
Check out my interview with Letitia Wright from Essence Fest ‘17! Your feedback is welcomed.
Endesha Ida Mae Holland's incredible life story is one you won't often find in history books about the civil rights movement.
Feb 5 2018, 5:30pm
Illustration by Andrea Pippins.
The history of the civil rights movement is rich with stories of extraordinary black people who led social justice efforts against tremendous adversity. Yet black women, especially those who don't fit the idealized mold of an activist icon, are too often left out of the history books. As African-American...