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Chronicling the African Renaissance

Society & Culture

African charities to support over the holidays
10 months ago

African charities to support over the holidays

As the saying goes, Christmas is a time for giving. If you’ve been thinking of delving a bit deeper into your pocket this season but haven’t been sure how, we’ve …
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A Visit to The World’s Oldest Library
11 months ago

A Visit to The World’s Oldest Library

When it comes to institutions of learning, people often make the automatic assumption that Western countries tend to lead in terms of prestige, quality, and even establishment. If …
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#BlackGirlMagic bloggers you should get to know
12 months ago

#BlackGirlMagic bloggers you should get to know

#BlackGirlsAreMagic, or #BlackGirlMagic for short, is a trend that as of 2013 has hit the internet by storm and continues to strike thunder. Tired of being in the …
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Historic Opening of NMAAHC Inspires Celebration of Africans Worldwide
1 year ago

Historic Opening of NMAAHC Inspires Celebration of Africans Worldwide

Washington, DC celebrated the opening of The National Museum of African American History & Culture on September 24, 2016 with notable singers, musicians, actors, and celebrities. Its long-awaited …
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Peace Within Prisons Project
1 year ago

Peace Within Prisons Project

Championing a message of second chances, the Peace Within Prison Project is designed to not only help prisoners reintegrate into society upon release but to also accept and …
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The African Roots of Carnival
1 year ago

The African Roots of Carnival

If there’s one party to top them all, it’s definitely Carnival. The public celebration brings the custom of thousands of people gathering on the streets for what feels like endless …
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The Real Injustices in Caster’s Race
1 year ago

The Real Injustices in Caster’s Race

As a South African I am immensely proud of Caster Semenya but I’m also immensely proud of her as a fellow woman and as a fellow human being.


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Give Me Food (Not Marriage)
1 year ago

Give Me Food (Not Marriage)

This past summer, I went back to Togo for a visit with my mom, my aunt, and my uncle after having lived in the United States for almost …
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Building a Just Society with African Prisons Project
1 year ago

Building a Just Society with African Prisons Project

The African Prisons Project (APP) is a noble effort to improve access to healthcare, education, and justice in communities across the continent. Founded in 2004, APP believes in …
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“Zwarte Piet is Racism”: The Dutch cultural tradition of blackface
1 year 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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