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Chronicling the African Renaissance

Discovery Issue

Becoming that Girl On the Go: Wendy Watta
3 years ago

Becoming that Girl On the Go: Wendy Watta

Wendy Watta is living what many would consider the dream – travelling the world, meeting new people, trying new cuisines, and exploring different cultures. This 24 year old recently took …
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Silas Miami: Wise Beyond His Years
3 years ago

Silas Miami: Wise Beyond His Years

Multi-talented Silas Miami is a professional musician, film student, and photographer who left his native Kenya to attend the AFDA film school in Cape Town and expand his …
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A Cycle of Racism, Violence & Retaliation in America
3 years ago

A Cycle of Racism, Violence & Retaliation in America

The trouble with violence is that it begets violence as evinced by the recent shooting of five Dallas policemen by Micah Johnson, an African-American man, following the killing …
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There are so many Omar Marteens here
3 years ago

There are so many Omar Marteens here

Last month while Mr. Omar Mateen murdered our kinds in Orlando we were partying again in Zaria, an ancient major city in the north of Nigeria. Reuben’s birthday party. He’s twenty-three …
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Summer 2016 Reading List
3 years ago

Summer 2016 Reading List

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Yaa Gyasi’s extraordinary debut novel Homegoing is one of this summer’s most highly anticipated novels. The ambitious bestseller has garnered accolades as the “next …
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Discovery Issue
3 years ago

Discovery Issue

The discovery issue is an exploration and celebration of various African diasporas through food, art, music, culture, and fashion. In this issue, we unearth the very essence of our African-ness and …
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Design Dua: Bringing designs from traditional artisans into your home
3 years ago

Design Dua: Bringing designs from traditional artisans into your home

From the skilled hands of African artisans, Design Dua baskets are quickly cornering the baby products market. Design Dua is a Washington and Accra-based startup dedicated to changing …
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Nairobi Set to Host First Ever UNCTAD Youth Forum
3 years ago

Nairobi Set to Host First Ever UNCTAD Youth Forum

Between July 17 and 21, 2016 Kenya is set to welcome other African and world leaders, United Nations officials, business CEOs and managing directors, entrepreneurs, diplomats and many …
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Black Coffee wins BET Award
3 years ago

Black Coffee wins BET Award

I remember the first time I heard Black Coffee. After a year abroad, I returned home to South Africa eager to catch up with friends. On a whim, …
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Afro Hair in a Rapunzel World
3 years ago

Afro Hair in a Rapunzel World

My family moved to Paris for the first time when I was four years old. This was an entirely new experience for me because up until that point, …
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