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Africa Now Mainstage Concert

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Africa Now! Descends on the Apollo Theater [REVIEW]

by Matthew Allen   Apr 09, 2014

The influence of Africa and its culture are everywhere you look. Look no further than the World Music Institute’s second annual Africa Now! Festival. The... Read More

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‘An African City’ Gives Ghana Its Own ‘Girlfriends’

[AFRICAN CONNECTION]
‘An African City’ Gives Ghana Its Own ‘Girlfriends’

by Kevin L. Clark   Apr 02, 2014

A new Internet series has made a splash, and it’s frequently described as Africa’s answer to Sex and the City. An African City is... Read More

akon

[AFRICAN CONNECTION] Akon Lights Up the Motherland

by Kelley L. Carter   Mar 26, 2014

Akon has seen the light—and in more ways than one. For starters, the hit-making musician has always been quite the philanthropist. With his latest... Read More

biraciral baby

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Ghana Spawns HalfCasteBabies.com

by Bolanle Omisore   Feb 05, 2014

Last summer, I was told unequivocally that I should bleach my skin. It was a well-intentioned suggestion from a neighbor, a woman who bleaches... Read More

african law against gays

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Nigeria Goes Backward on Gay Rights

by Bolanle Omisore   Jan 22, 2014

Nigerians by and large are against homosexuality—that much can be said for sure. So when the government passed a sweeping, deeply punitive law against... Read More

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Motherland Media Giants

[AFRICAN CONNECTION]
Motherland Media Giants

by Bolanle Omisore   Jan 08, 2014

Appearances are everything, or so the saying goes, and as Africa continues its walk from poverty to prosperity, there’s been a rejiggering of its... Read More

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Terror in Kenya: Whose Frankenstein?

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Terror in Kenya: Whose Frankenstein?

by Mukoma Wa Ngugi   Oct 23, 2013

Al Shabab’s attack of the Westgate mall in Kenya had the single goal of creating a spectacle of terror. Ostensibly, the goal was to... Read More

Africa-America Institute Celebrates 60 Years [PHOTOS]

Africa-America Institute Celebrates 60 Years [PHOTOS]

by #teamEBONY   Oct 02, 2013

It’s a rare occasion when leaders of nations come together and speak about their corners of the world. But that’s exactly what happened at... Read More

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Is African Media Coverage Fair and Balanced?

[AFRICAN CONNECTION]
Is African Media Coverage Fair and Balanced?

by Carol Crabbe   Sep 25, 2013

Just two days before the heinous terrorist attack in Nairobi, Kenya, media leaders, journalists and strategic thinkers from the United States, Africa and the... Read More

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Big Brother Africa

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Big Brother Africa

by Bolanle Omisore   Sep 11, 2013

Big Brother Africa (the highest-rated television show on the continent) ended its run last week after a particularly popular eighth season. This African version... Read More