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Chronicling the African Renaissance

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Inspiring Africa through Contemporary Design
3 years ago

Inspiring Africa through Contemporary Design

In Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED Talk on the Danger of the Single Story, she explains the dangers of perpetuating stereotypes in regards to the common misconception of Africa …
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Trevor Noah’s first night as host of The Daily Show
3 years ago

Trevor Noah’s first night as host of The Daily Show

Last night, South African comedian, Trevor Noah, debuted as the new host of The Daily Show replacing the much beloved Jon Stewart. In his opening message, he talked about his …
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Snapshot: William Ngari aka Namuks
3 years ago

Snapshot: William Ngari aka Namuks

William Ngari, aka Namuks, is a dad and an entrepreneur with a passion for photography. Impressed by his work showcasing the beauty of Africa via Instagram, Ayiba’s Joy Mwaniki …
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A New Take on Globetrotting: Ma’Ati
3 years ago

A New Take on Globetrotting: Ma’Ati

In ancient Egyptian lore, the goddess Ma’At is a deity presiding over the stars, seasons, and the actions of both mortals and the deities. Inspired by the tale of …
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Summer in Igboland
3 years ago

Summer in Igboland

Born in Nigeria, Ifeanyi Awachie is a photographer who moved to the US when she was at eighteen months old. In 2013, she returned to Nigeria to re-discover …
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Afropunk & Chale Wote: Celebrations of Black Creativity
3 years ago

Afropunk & Chale Wote: Celebrations of Black Creativity

Last weekend in Brooklyn and in Accra, students and activists, fashion designers and artists, musicians and writers gathered to celebrate black creativity.

In Brooklyn, Afropunk, a …
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50 Africans, 1 Question
3 years ago

50 Africans, 1 Question

In short film Fifty People, One Question, fifty random people are asked a single question in the aim of highlighting human connection. Inspired by the film, London-based media firm Hona …
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Fally Ipupa Visits Beauté Congo Exhibition at the Foundation Cartier, Paris
3 years ago

Fally Ipupa Visits Beauté Congo Exhibition at the Foundation Cartier, Paris

Beauté Congo—1926-2015—Congo Kitoko is an exhibition that opened on July 11th, showcasing modern and contemporary artistic creations from Congo. Presented by Foundation Cartier for Modern Art in Paris, …
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Lupita Nyong’o’s new role in off-Broadway play, Eclipsed
3 years ago

Lupita Nyong’o’s new role in off-Broadway play, Eclipsed

Lupita Nyong’o rose to superstardom for her role in the movie Twelve Years a Slave and won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2014. Now, she is …
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Celebrating African Poetry
3 years ago

Celebrating African Poetry

The Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation, founded by Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva in 2008, encompasses the Babishai Niwe Poetry Awards and a poetry toolkit, Babishai Poetricks. The awards recognize African …
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