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From April 21-24, 2016, BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) hosted the 6th annual New Voices in Black Cinema, which is a platform that showcases filmmakers seeking to redefine narratives of the African Diaspora. One of the films featured this year was Breaking In, a short

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The Arrangement   Howard French, in his 2014 book China’s Second Continent, estimated that there were over a million Chinese immigrants in African countries who have established very successful businesses and who call these countries home. Nigeria is one of these places that Chinese descendants now call

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The 23rd New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) opens Sunday, May 1st with an interactive town hall meeting at the Amphitheater of Film Society of Lincoln Center. The inaugural event, Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow, will invite participants of all backgrounds to share an on-screen narrative of family stories with the audience. This experience aims to

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Today, April 27th, Applause Africa celebrates with South Africa!   Twenty-two years ago on this day, South Africa shed the shackles of colonialism and white minority domination by electing Nelson Mandela as the first democratically-elected president through a free and fair voting process. This day, Freedom Day, is

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A “virtuous cycle” is one in which a reciprocal cause and effect leads to the improvement of the situation. As the world moves deeper into the information age, technology and education have the potential to form such a cycle. The skills acquired through education provide an enabling

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When I think about female micro-entrepreneurship in sub-saharan Africa, I often think about the women of Yaba market in Lagos. I wonder how they and their businesses have survived through the years and how I can help make their businesses more profitable and sustainable. During

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