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Kanyinsola@applauseafrica.com

<p>Ithaca, New York – Kányinsọ́lá Ọbáyàn is a PhD Student in Africana Studies at Cornell University, where she is investigating questions of nationalism and postcoloniality; transnationalism, diaspora, and globalization in contemporary Nigeria. She is currently Deputy Editor of Applause Africa.</p>

Africans across the globe are documenting the daily realities of their cities  in a way that is refreshingly authentic and unapologetic. Instead of a

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The new generation of African women are even more ambitious, well-educated, energetic, and business-savvy than their forerunners. They are well-positioned to lead their African countries

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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

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Breaking In, the directorial debut of award-winning actress Adepero Oduye ("Pariah," "12 Year a Slave"), will be screening on Saturday, April 23rd at BAM

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Applause Africa celebrates the vibrant and colorful nation of Senegal today on their 56th year of independence from French colonial rule. Renowned for their griots,

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A lot of our governments think the answer is foreign direct investment. It is not. Within the past few years, Black Travel has flourished globally

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Everyday of our lives begins and ends with water. Water nourishes us, fills us, purifies us, calms us. It is one of the few things

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The Applause Africa team rolled deep to the Harvard Africa Business Conference this year. Beyond the good looking people, the parties and the networking,

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The 1920s in Harlem, Paris or London. W.E.B Dubois. Ella Fitzgerald. James Baldwin. Zora Neale Hurston. Langston Hughes. The cultural and artistic movement

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A recent article in the New York Times titled, “America Needs a National Slavery Monument,” really got me thinking. America is not alone. African

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