14-Year-Old Forced Into Marriage Kills Husband More Than Twice Her Age

When Nigerian 14-year-old Wasila Umaru was forced into a marriage with a 35-year-old man, she was terrified and didn't know what to do. In this state of emergency she did the only thing she could think of: she poisoned her husband in the hopes that she would not have to share her body or her life with him, a man whom… » 4/12/14 3:30pm 4/12/14 3:30pm

Nigerian 'Queens of Africa' Dolls Give Girls What Barbie Can't

Any minority who has felt the frustration of trying to find a doll that corresponds with a specific ethnicity knows the true meaning of futility. I usually switched between my Mulan Barbie (whose hair never fucking reattached), and hand-me-down Indian Barbies from the Dolls of the World Collection. (Because a bejeweled … » 1/29/14 3:30pm 1/29/14 3:30pm

A Depressingly Large Percentage of Nigerian Women Are Using Harmful…

Last September a horrific-sounding "intimate bleaching product" gained popularity in India and Thailand, which promised to make vulvas "fairer within four weeks." While the shock value garnered this a lot of coverage, sadly, skin bleaching has actually been immensely popular for quite some time. » 4/06/13 1:30pm 4/06/13 1:30pm

1,000 Nigerian Women Are Stuck in Saudi Arabia Airports Because They're …

Around 1,000 Nigerian women have been stranded at airports in Saudi Arabia for five days running because of a rule that says they must be accompanied by a husband or male relative while taking the Muslim Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca — a trip that's pretty much mandatory for able-bodied Muslims to take at least once in… » 9/27/12 6:30pm 9/27/12 6:30pm

Olympics Fans Close to Winning Gold Medal in Racism

When they're not criticizing Gabby Douglas's hair or wondering why all North Koreans look alike, the folks watching the Olympic Games are just innocuously rooting for their home team, right? Wrong: There's more racism afoot! » 8/03/12 12:25pm 8/03/12 12:25pm

Oscar-nominated actress Sophie Okonedo ( Hotel Rwanda » 10/22/08 5:20pm 10/22/08 5:20pm, ) will narrate a "hard-hitting" documentary for the UK's Channel 4, from the people who brought us . This time, the subject is children in Nigeria who are . Expect to hear shocking stories: a 13-year-old was tied up with chicken wire and starved and beaten for two…

Puppy Play Isn't A Dog-Eat-Dog World • Love Texts Score With Nigerians

• A new study » 10/10/08 5:30pm 10/10/08 5:30pm has found that male puppies will often "self-handicap" themselves when playing with female puppies as a way to get to know potential future mates. • The British government's public health safety watchdog warned yesterday that people with should not be within 1 foot of compact fluorescent light-bulbs,…