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And the 2018 Face of Africa Fashion Week Toronto is…
4 months ago

And the 2018 Face of Africa Fashion Week Toronto is…

Kimberlee Brown Mighty, a 23-year-old young woman based in Toronto of Jamaican descent, is the 2018 Face of African Fashion Week Toronto. This means she will be a prominent feature …
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EXCLUSIVE: Sope Aluko on playing Shaman in Marvel’s Black Panther
7 months ago

EXCLUSIVE: Sope Aluko on playing Shaman in Marvel’s Black Panther

Nigerian-born actress Sope Aluko plays Shaman in the most anticipated movie of 2018, Marvel’s Black Panther. Since pursuing acting in Hollywood she has had recurring roles on Netflix’s Bloodline, NBC’s …
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BlackHats Paris: Qui est sous le chapeau noir?
1 year ago

BlackHats Paris: Qui est sous le chapeau noir?

Après avoir passé deux années dans l’incapacité de marcher, Steves Hounkponou, inspiré par les défilés de mode met dans un coin de sa tête qu’il lancera plus tard sa marque. Un …
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Into the ‘I of Africa’ with Model & Media Maven, Aina Fadina
1 year ago

Into the ‘I of Africa’ with Model & Media Maven, Aina Fadina

Having graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia in the hopes of becoming a medical doctor, Aina Fadina has become a successful model and innovator behind the digital series I of …
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Marianne Olaleye’s photography celebrates black and minority ethnic women
2 years ago

Marianne Olaleye’s photography celebrates black and minority ethnic women

Marianne Olaleye is the London-based portrait photographer whose stunning work is on the cover of our latest issue. She is currently studying full-time for her master’s at London School of Economics. …
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Kyle Petersen: South African Concert Pianist, Music Director & Performer
2 years ago

Kyle Petersen: South African Concert Pianist, Music Director & Performer

Music became the driving force in Kyle Petersen’s life after he played his first song on the piano at the age of four. He has worked as a …
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“Zwarte Piet is Racism”: The Dutch cultural tradition of blackface
2 years ago

“Zwarte Piet is Racism”: The Dutch cultural tradition of blackface

In 2011, performance artist and poet, Quinsy Gario (thirty-two), was arrested for public disturbance in the city of Dordrecht in the Netherlands for protesting at the traditional annual …
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Recovering Black History at Cambridge: The Black Cantabs Project
2 years ago

Recovering Black History at Cambridge: The Black Cantabs Project

Within their halls, the thirty-one colleges at the University of Cambridge contain portraits, sculptures, and texts memorializing notable Cantabs. Among these, however, alumni of African descent are markedly absent. Launched in October 2015, the Black Cantabs Project is combing the archives and rewriting Black alumni into the history of this centuries-old institution. Ayiba’s Debbie Onuoha spoke to the project’s co-founders about recovering the often lost or forgotten stories of Cambridge’s Black graduates, from 1849 to the present.

Njoki Wamai is a final-year Kenyan PhD student reading politics at Queen’s College and Nnenda Chinda is a Nigerian-Italian who recently graduated with a BA in classics from Downing College. Read More

Discovery Issue Cover Girl: Dhvani Tombush of Rambling and Snaps 
2 years ago

Discovery Issue Cover Girl: Dhvani Tombush of Rambling and Snaps 

Our latest cover girl is Dhvani Tombush of Rambling and Snaps. The Nigerian-Indian blogger is both brains and beauty—Tombush recently returned to her native Lagos after completing her …
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Art as Questioning: A Conversation with Poet JJ Bola
2 years ago

Art as Questioning: A Conversation with Poet JJ Bola

JJ Bola is a writer and educator who was born in Kinshasa, and lives in London. He has published three poetry collections entitled Elevate, Daughters of the Sun
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