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Mostly Lit Podcast: re-narrating literature for the Black community
4 weeks ago

Mostly Lit Podcast: re-narrating literature for the Black community

Our journey in literature is often tethered to the curriculum offered in school, and generally as African and Black students, we don’t find ourselves in these stories. Reckless Rai, Alex …
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Recycling Ugly Waste into Beauty
4 weeks ago

Recycling Ugly Waste into Beauty

Last month, Ayiba’s founder, Eyitemi Popo, judged the Opportunity Desk Impact Challenge 2017 alongside change makers from around the world. We would like to introduce you to the 2nd place …
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HabeshaLA provides the one thing Los Angeles always needed
4 months ago

HabeshaLA provides the one thing Los Angeles always needed

For the Habesha community, living in Los Angeles and neighboring cities can be an isolating journey of cultural awareness due to the vast lay-out of Southern California. As a Habesha …
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Tsehai Publishers: beacon for African knowledge & storytelling
6 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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Historic Opening of NMAAHC Inspires Celebration of Africans Worldwide
7 months 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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BCUC: The Undiluted Truth and Music
7 months ago

BCUC: The Undiluted Truth and Music

Hailing from Soweto, South Africa, Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness, or BCUC for short, is a band that makes “music for the people by the people with the people.” …
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The African Roots of Carnival
8 months 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 Ankara Revolution
9 months ago

The Ankara Revolution

The calm before the storm: it started during last year’s prom season when Kyemah McEntyre, an eighteen-year-old girl from New Jersey, boldly wore an Ankara print dress that she designed …
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Weaving History:  The Story of Kente Master
10 months ago

Weaving History: The Story of Kente Master

Traditionally worn by Ghanaian kings and chiefs, Kente fabric has long been a symbol of pride and greatness. Each pattern has a different meaning, and can range from …
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African Chefs Cooking Up A Storm
11 months ago

African Chefs Cooking Up A Storm

African cuisine has grown from home favorites to a culinary delight worldwide, thanks to the African chefs determined to highlight traditional spices and taste. From Nigerian jollof to South African …
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