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In Congo DRC, Goma Sings For Peace
4 months ago

In Congo DRC, Goma Sings For Peace

Amani Festival reunited more than 34,000 people in 3 days of music, dance, and culture to promote and demand peace in the still wounded North-Kivu region, east of the Democratic …
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7 Artists Who Bare Their Souls
4 months ago

7 Artists Who Bare Their Souls

To showcase one’s art means to open yourself up to interpretation and critique from others. It is a truly vulnerable act that can often be taken for granted. These seven …
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Luvvie Ajayi’s I’m Judging You will be our next Shondaland Obsession
5 months ago

Luvvie Ajayi’s I’m Judging You will be our next Shondaland Obsession

Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers’ Shondaland, alongside ABC Signature Studios, have acquired rights to Luvvie Ajayi’s debut book I’m Judging You: The Do Better Manual to develop as a cable comedy …
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If the world’s longest river could sing: The Nile Project upcoming US tour + new album
5 months ago

If the world’s longest river could sing: The Nile Project upcoming US tour + new album

“Seductive and beautiful […] nothing short of revolutionary.”—Afropop Worldwide Drawing on modern production methods and a healthy dose of vintage equipment, propelled by a collective international spirit and sheer determination, …
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Angola’s Bangaologia – The Science of Style
5 months ago

Angola’s Bangaologia – The Science of Style

Declared by Forbes Magazine as one of “The 15 Young African Creatives Rebranding Africa”, Coréon Dú is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work encompasses TV and movie production, fashion design and music. Internationally …
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Watch Chimamandah Adichie’s ‘Americanah’ Concept Trailer: Are you sold?
5 months ago

Watch Chimamandah Adichie’s ‘Americanah’ Concept Trailer: Are you sold?

It was widely publicized in 2014 when Lupita Nyongo acquired the film rights for Adichie’s Americanah. Not long after, Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B joined the project. In the meantime, …
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Introducing the GrapeVine TV: The wokest web talk show on Youtube
6 months ago

Introducing the GrapeVine TV: The wokest web talk show on Youtube

Ashley Akunna is the even-toned host, and behind-the-scenes boss, of GrapeVine TV, a YouTube web show with a panel of black millennials discussing trending news topics. Ashley studied film at …
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This Nigerian Female Rapper Lowkey Landed a Grammy Nomination
7 months ago

This Nigerian Female Rapper Lowkey Landed a Grammy Nomination

When the Grammy nominations were announced this week, Wizkid’s smash hit with Drake “One Dance” was in many minds a viable contender for a ‘Record of the Year’ nomination and a way …
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Tsehai Publishers: beacon for African knowledge & storytelling
8 months ago

Tsehai Publishers: beacon for African knowledge & storytelling

Now more than ever knowledge, information, and what we hold to be true have become so malleable by media and historical truths. Most times, our identities are shaped …
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Solange: A new and understated Queen
8 months ago

Solange: A new and understated Queen

Everywhere I go nowadays it’s like, cranes in the skyyyy. Like streams of echo, Solange’s enchanting R&B voice keeps playing in my head. Her new album A Seat at the …
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