Arts + Culture

We Secretly Hope Beyoncé Considered These African Names for Her Twins

There's a lot of significance behind the naming of twins in various African cultures, here are some we think Beyoncé should consider.

DIASPORA—The twins have arrived.

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Video Premiere: A 360° Look At the Work of Somalia's First Female Mechanic

Meet Nasra Haji Hussain Ibrahim—Somalia's first female mechanic—in this stunning 360° video and interview.

SOMALIANasra Haji Hussain Ibrahim isn’t your typical Somali teenager. At 18, she’s Somalia’s first female mechanic. In a country known for its youth unemployment, Ibrahim has turned her passion into a way to support her family—breaking down archaic stereotypes along the way.

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This Somali Woman Is Introducing the World to the Flavors of Her Childhood

Hawa Hassan is introducing the World to Somali flavors through her line of hot sauces and chutneys.

NEW YORK CITYHawa Hassan's love for food started when she was young. Born in Mogadishu, Somalia, Hassan's early memories involve helping her mother boil pasta water or cooking briiis, Somali rice. When the civil war broke out, she fled to a UN refugee camp in Kenya with her mother and four siblings, until her mother sent her, at age seven, to live with family friends in Seattle. She had to wait fifteen years before she was able to reunite with her family.

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