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Bridging the gap between Africans on the continent and those in the diaspora, is the work that has brought two seasoned artists — one from the United States and the other Kenya — to collaborate. It is a collaboration that has been in the making for 10 years, finally bearing fruit with “Nu Africans.” Maurice Evans…

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Netflix is the world’s leading internet entertainment service today. While they continue to release fresh new original content, this new one is inclusive and will put a smile on your face. Netflix has announced its first original African animated series, “Mama K’s Team 4,” produced by Cape Town-based Triggerfish Animation Studios and leading London-based kids’…

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D’IYANU (dee-AH-noo) is a ready-to-wear clothing brand created by Nigerian designer Addie Olutola in 2014. Inspired by her African heritage, she creates boldly patterned garments for those who want to wear modern African clothing at an affordable price. Olutola spoke with rolling out about her brand and its identity. Where did your love for fashion…

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The Center for Truth and Healing is requesting your physical or remote attendance to witness this EPIC event! For centuries, our people across the globe have been used, abused, and confused about our identity and our place in society. However, thanks to many great teachers such as The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, Dick Gregory, Dr. John Henrik Clarke, Dr.…

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AfroPunk has been defining culture for over 13 years now. AfroPunk is all about pushing forward the boundaries of multiculturalism and diversity in music. Although the festival is about music, fashion plays a large part in the festival’s culture. Over the years, AfroPunk has become a runway for Black people to express their feelings freely through…

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The story of Rachel Dolezal, a White woman passing for Black, has taken yet another strange turn. Most recently it was revealed by various media outlets that she was on food stamps, unemployed and nearly homeless. A condition many Americans have faced regardless of their color, but in her case became a sick play on…

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Sheila Okonji-Ashinze is not your run-of-the-mill music industry professional. She is a woman of talent and vision who has helped bridge cultural gaps around the world through music. She is continuing this work by hosting a show on urban radio in Chicago focused solely on the genre of Afrobeat. We spoke to Okonji-Ashinze about her…

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The great thing about living in Chicago during the summer is that you will never be at a loss for something to do. The city is rich culturally and as you travel the city the sense of diversity is defined. Bantu Fest represents the best at showcasing the cultural depth of the city. Bantu Fest is one…

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There is a plethora of independent artists in the world. Technology has made it possible for anyone to release music and gain notoriety. The truth of the matter is that notoriety does not always translate into anything sustaining, so many find themselves reminiscing over fifteen minutes of fleeting fame. Talent separates the serious artist from those…

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Journey through the three realms of the dead in The Divine Comedy exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C. The exhibit, which opened on April 8 and runs through Nov 1, explores the allegorical epic poem written by Dante Alighieri, which took him 12 years to write and was completed in…

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