Category Archives: Africa

Saturday Open Thread | AFRICA —How you shake up a catwalk

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Friday Open Thread

TGIF, Everyone. MOTHER AFRICA!

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Thursday Open Thread

More Sona Jobarteh

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Wednesday Open Thread

Happy HUMP Day, Everyone! Bracket – Mama Africa

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Tuesday Open Thread

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Monday Open Thread | West African Music

This week’s featured music is from West Africa. Sona Jobarteh is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and composer from the Gambia and the UK. She was born in 1983[1] into one of the five principal Kora-playing Griot families from West Africa – … Continue reading

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video: President Obama delivers the annual Nelson Mandela lecture in Johannesburg

Full video of speech MUST WATCH

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Friday Open Thread | Lupita Nyong’o says Black Panther’s Wakanda is Africa if it had never been colonized

Cinematic smash hit Black Panther means many things to many people – including the film’s star Lupita Nyong’o, who said that the film’s re-imagining of Africa had the continent not been colonised is liberating. The 34-year-old appeared on The View … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | Ryan Coogler breaks down Black Panther’s casino fight scene

After an opening weekend for the ages, it seems likely that we’ll be examining Black Panther for long time to come. However, director Ryan Coogler is getting a jump on everybody else by breaking down one of Black Panther‘s signature … Continue reading

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Wed Open Thread | Black Panther: When the movie is LIT

For the culture, y’all…..Wakanda Forever! #Repost @mizzk.o・・・🗣Walking out of @blackpanther movie like… ✊🏾😂🎤: @distruction_boyz –#Omunye••@craaaiig @karajenelle @joe_brown101 @jessenia_jlv @keda_baby @dance12neptune @iamledon @chopdaily #BlackPanther #BlackPantherMovie #gwaragwara #Blackhistorymonth. pic.twitter.com/Nixk4TyLxv — DJ Fresh (Big Dawg) (@DJFreshSA) February 18, 2018

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