Posts filed under Daughters

Educator Gives Powerful Speech on Black Hair & Diversity

Here at Bino & Fino we strive to provide content and information to help nurture young black & African minds.  Educator and mother Ama Karikari Yawson shares the same vision. She delivered a powerful speech at a TEDx event in June where she discussed the dangers of hair conformity & hair bullying in schools as a way of stifling personal development of black students during a period of rapid technological & culture change. 

You can check out the video below.

You can also get her wonderful book Sunne's Gift at Amazon.

Posted on July 15, 2015 and filed under Books, Education, Daughters, Children's Books, Thoughts and Views.

Black Dolls From Around The World Your Child Would Love

Finding black dolls to buy for kids can be a bit of a challenge sometimes. Now more then ever parents want greater diversity in children's toys.  After a bit of research we've put together a short list of black dolls from around the world that we feel are making waves and adding value to children's lives.

Posted on May 5, 2015 and filed under Daughters, Fun Stuff.

The Art Of Sewing Ankara Peplum Tops

Ankara is a very popular type of fabric from Ghana. It can be used for parties, functions, weddings and just about any social occasion. The peplum top is a quite popular  style of sewing Ankara fabric. Above  we have the lovely Prissyville showing off her latest peplum Ankara top.

Posted on April 13, 2015 and filed under African Culture, Daughters.

How To Tie A Nigerian Gele Head Wrap

The Gele is a tall elegant head piece worn by women from Nigeria. Though originally worn  by women  from the Yoruba tribe it has become a popular fashion accessory for all women across the country and a must have for social functions .

Posted on March 24, 2015 and filed under Mothers, Fun Stuff, Daughters.

Queens of Africa Dolls

Finding black dolls can sometimes be a challenge for parents. Nigerian entrepreneur Taofeek Okoya knows this all to well. He is the brain box behind the Queens of Africa Dolls which is proving to be hit with children in Nigeria and beyond. 

Posted on December 17, 2014 and filed under Daughters, Fun Stuff, Thoughts and Views.

Gabby's Bows. Barrettes That Work!

Our Kidprenuer for the week is Gabrielle, the seven year old co-creator of Gabby’s Bows. Her story starts with a promise that her mother made that she will get her a set of barrettes. However Gabrielle’s mum could not find any that were effective. This is what usually leads to moms having to using rubber bands for the barrettes to work. Frustrated with the lack of functional barrettes Gabrielle and her mother took up the task of solving the problem. With patience and hard work they gradually come up with a double faced double snap barrette engineered to prevent slippage which is great for those pigtail tails, braids and twists. Now that is what we call team work!

 Read their inspirational story here.



Posted on September 25, 2014 and filed under Daughters, Mothers, Useful Lists, Fun Stuff.

This Young Lady Is Fierce!

Meet Terra the Bgirl! One young lady you wouldn't want to face in a dance contest. A lot of hard work and dedication goes into getting this good! Time to dust off those old breakdancing trainers. This goes to show that you are never too young or too old to learn and excel if you have the will and opportunity.


Posted on March 19, 2013 and filed under Daughters, Fun Stuff, Mothers.