When the hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown landed on the front page of the New York Times last year, it was a game-changing moment in the evolution of black Twitter, particularly in how social media was forcing mainstream news media to look at the way they portrayed African Americans.Details
One day I was eating dinner at the table with my family and my mom started to talk about the time she was my age, about the school she went to in Cameroon and how she worked all the way through college. She started off with this, “When I was your age, I did not wear the braids you had, I had to have my head shaved…” As she went on through her talk all I kept telling myself, “This is it. I have a few months and I am headed off to college.”Details
Los Angeles-The 23rd Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival got underway on Thursday, February 5, 2015 on a beautiful, Southern California evening. The festival continues until Monday, February 16th.
The Opening Night Film featured Director Stanley Nelson’s The Black Panther: Vanguard of the Revolution. This relevant movie arrives at the RAVE Cinemas 15, with their marching orders. This historical film allowed viewers to see how the Black Panthers cemented a solid foundation in the African American community, in the past that is still relevant today.Details
We invite you to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s Release from Prison. Join us for a conversation on Race, Politics and Immigration with South Africans who now reside in America. They will discuss their experiences both in their home country and the United States.Details
From a bombed NAACP office in Colorado to the decimated town of Baga, Nigeria, acts of terrorism against black people and institutions have failed to generate much attention in the United States this past week.
Most of the Western world and its political leaders have, instead, turned their eyes to No. 10 rue Nicolas-Appert, Paris, France—the location of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. As most of the world now knows, an al-Qaida-led terrorist attack left 12 people dead there last Wednesday. And in a separate, related terrorist attack on Friday in Paris, four hostages were killed by a gunman at a kosher supermarket.Details
n early U.S. history during the 1600s and 1700s, Nigerians came to America as slaves. When slavery was abolished in 1865, this flow stopped.
Since the 1960s, political instability in Nigeria and economic opportunities in the U.S. have prompted many Nigerians, especially those among the educated elites and medical professionals, to seek political asylum, educational opportunities and a better life in America.Details
Hour after hour, mothers and fathers of Somali descent march in front of the Toronto District School Board office, chanting, waving pickets, and crying “Shame” and “Leave us alone.” Their voices echo through the streets of North York.Details
“African Thriller”, the first single from African music star Rocky Dawuni’s forthcoming album Branches of the Same Tree, has been launched today worldwide. The single announces the Ghanaian star’s new signing to Cumbancha, which will be releasing Rocky Dawuni’s new album in early 2015. Dawuni appeared LIVE on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic on July 24 to publicly launch the single. Live streaming is available worldwide at kcrw.com. A new music video for the track will be premiered later this summer.Details
We woke up last Monday morning to a humbling validation from LA Times about the purpose and value of our mission. Our story has been acknowledged and shared through an article in the very prestigious LA Times.Details