Scrolling through a polished website, popular shows like An African City and Girl Going Places flash across the screen. Now, from the comfort of your home from San Francisco to New York, movies like Adera or A Soweto Love Story are but a fingertip away.
I've been waiting to see this day for 15 years -- and in some ways, my whole life. I've loved history ever since I was a little boy. Growing up in the oppressive shadow of Jim Crow, my teachers would ask me to cut out
Its no secret that TIWA Savage is promiscuous with her smiles. Her debut album asked” RED” and we immediately learned that versatile full soprano was a magnificent writer whose comfort onstage matched her considerable musical skill, but it was her oven-warm smile that really told
Teju Cole is part of a new generation of African writers taking the literary world by storm.Teju’s works are primarily character-driven, interweaving the background of her native Nigeria, bread in America and social and political events into the narrative.
While his latest work Known and Strange
The One Africa Music Fest was epic. Here's our summary of highlights and photos.
On June 23, the Supreme Court announced a disappointing 4-4 ruling in the U.S. vs Texas case determining whether President Obama's 2014 immigration relief programs can go into effect. A tied decision from the Supreme Court means that the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans
“Senses of Time: Video and Film-Based Works of Africa” will be on view at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art May 18 through Jan. 2, 2017. The exhibition features six internationally recognized African artists and examines how time is experienced and produced by the
Many members of the African Diaspora can relate to cultural expectations that place emphasis on choosing medicine, law, or engineering as a course of study and career. While those areas of study are important in our ever-evolving continent, the pursuit of the arts is just
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
Applause Africa salutes Zimbabwe! Formerly and territorially known as the Republic of Rhodesia, today the country celebrates the 36th anniversary of independence from the United Kingdom on April 18th, 1980. On this celebratory occasion, we highlight a few Zimbabwean actors coloring the face of film.