I should probably start off by admitting that this was my very first African conference. I have never before attended the Wharton African Business Forum (WABF), the Harvard Business School’s African Business Conference, or any such convening. So as a newbie, I wasn’t quite sure
A united nations leader. A best-selling author. A technology-disruptor. An Ivory Coast craftsman. An African arts education advocate. A stereotype-bending actor. A fashion model and environmentalist. An American African community activist. An army for women’s reproductive rights. Each has genuinely excelled in their own sphere
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
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
Fashionistas far and wide are gearing up for the fourth edition of African Fashion Week Toronto (AFWT). One of the city’s most anticipated fashion events, presented by the Fashion Ready Foundation, AFWT brings together student and high fashion designers, fashion industry professionals, and attendees looking
From July 7th-10th 2016, Pan-African media company, Face2Face Africa will honor pan-African achievement at the 5th year anniversary of Pan-African Weekend. Themed The Year of Gold, this year’s festivities will include a private VIP reception, a networking mixer, the F.A.C.E. List Awards, and a closing
The evolution of Black British culture has been very visible in recent years, one of the first things I noticed when I began secondary school in 2007 was that transnational African immigrants fell into two categories; too African and not African enough. Your category could
Within the past decade there has been a surge in sustainable fashion and consumerism regarding ethical sourcing, production, and employment. This methodology of building awareness and providing consumers with what they want is a solid place to start when exposing a different narrative about underrepresented
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.