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
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
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
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
Mobile Money. Person-to-Person Lending. Micro-Insurance. Working in Africa’s financial services industry has never been more exciting as the sector is disruptively innovating its way to the future. The Continent seems to be pregnant with so much possibility. This feeling was especially overwhelming last week Wednesday
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.
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 due to the present generation of tech-savvy millennials, a rise in the level of income and education, and the power of
The influential nature of fashion in our world is indisputable. It is one of the prominent artistic mediums in which the ordinary can be made extraordinary, the mundane shifted into fantasy. Fashion has a place in society where it can be used to celebrate and
Obed Emvula, chairman of the government-run Namibia Film Commission, is the man responsible for getting Namibia’s name mentioned in the 2016 Oscars so frequently. He is also the writer and producer of the film Katutura, the biggest Namibian independent film to date.