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Is our blood not worth more than oil #LibyaSlaveTrade

Last Saturday my friends and I joined the protest against the Slave Trade in Libya. We kept repeating ourselves in such disbelief “I can’t believe we are protesting about *this* in 2017”. Despite the weather reaching 0 degrees at some points the turnout and solidarity  was warming. I will say this though, it was disappointing […]

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The statue of #Gandhi was unveiled in June at the University of Ghana campus in #Accra by Pranab #Mukherjee, the president of #India, as a symbol of close ties between the two countries. But in September a group of professors started a petition calling for the removal of the statue, saying #Gandhi was racist and […]

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#Rio2016 #Olympic #Athlete #faithkipyegon is #UPP 22 year-old #faithkipyegon🏅🇰🇪🇰🇪 from #Kenya who earned a gold in #Rio for winning the 1,500-metre women’s race, just requested for the basic amenity of #electricity in her village that hasn’t had electricity since it was settled in 1980. Unfortunately, no one from her family or village couldn’t even watch […]

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A video posted by Using Platform Positively (@usingplatformpositively) on Sep 5, 2016 at 1:37am PDT //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js #ZulaikhaPatel is #UPP #UsingyourPlatformPositively #Repost @fck.racism with @repostapp ・・・ #giveracismthefinger #fckracismnow #becauseweshould #Repost @balleralert ・・・ #SouthAfrican Students Protest Against Pretoria High School For Girls’ Racist Hair Policy -blogged by @avah_taylor – ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Black students at the Pretoria High School […]

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A video posted by Using Platform Positively (@usingplatformpositively) on Aug 24, 2016 at 11:32am PDT //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js Rapper #Akon is #UPP #UsingyourPlatformPositively #Repost @vladtv with @repostapp ・・・ #Akon: Got $1 billion #Chinese credit line & gave #electricity to 80 million #Africans. #Africa (Source: https://www.instagram.com/)

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This month #Ghana’s Food and Drug Authority will ban the sale of cosmetic products that contain the skin-bleaching ingredient hydroquinone, which has been linked to cancer. Presented as a physical (not mental) public health issue, authority spokesperson James Lartey confirmed that such products will no longer be imported into the country. “Concerning skin-lightening products, we […]

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Actress #CharlizeTheron is #UPP At the #AIDS2016 Summit @charlizeafrica gives a fantastic speech and says not enough is being done to quell AIDS epidemic: ‘It’s time we face the truth’ Thank you @charlizeafrica for #UsingyourPlatformpositively. #africa #Aids #HIV #Hollywood #UN #BanKiMoon #instagood #instadaily #SocialAction #SocialGood

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Why are people protesting? Zimbabwe has run out of money. Last month, all civil servants were paid late. Soldiers and police were paid after a two-week delay and teachers and nurses were among those who were only paid in the wake of last week’s stay away. Charismatic Pastor #EvanMawarire began a social media movement in […]

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