Africa Day is the annual commemoration on May 25 of the 1963 founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). On this day, leaders of 30 of the 32 independent African states signed a founding charter in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
What would you do if you knew that your life story is being written into a book? What would you do or say differently? Yes, everyone’s life is a story based on your actions. It will be put up into the book of books. What story are you telling? How will it start and end? If people were to read it what will they say about your story?
It’s officially a revolution in the United States of America. And this one involves our beautiful African-American ladies, but we may extend that term to all “black” women in the United States, including Africans (non-Americans). A new wave is sweeping our ladies and it’s called “The Big Chop.”
AFRICA is full of talented individuals. No matter where we are in the world, there is an African man or woman doing great things. This is what makes my job (if you call it really a job) so enjoyable all the time.
To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the nonprofit organization LE HESED in collaboration with a couple of local organizations hosted an impressive event with Reverend Jesse Jackson as the guest speaker.
There is an Outrage over the killing of an unarmed Florida teen in the United States, which has brough supporters planning on having more protests Wednesday and a petition demanding the shooter to be arrested (almost 1 million signatures already collected).
About 3.3 billion people – half of the world’s population – are at risk of malaria. Every year, this leads to about 250 million malaria cases and nearly one million deaths. People living in the poorest countries are the most vulnerable.
For some people, wearing an African dashiki is a tradition in Black History Month. This probably is the reason why dashiki sales soar so high during February. Dashikis are directly associated with Africa, and instantly recognizable as an African look. In Nigeria and many other African countries, dashikis are worn for comfort in the hot climate. In America, the African dashiki sends its own message.
African immigrants to the U.S. are among the most educated groups in the United States. Some 48.9 percent of all African immigrants hold a college diploma. This is more than double the rate of native-born white Americans, and nearly four times the rate of native-born African Americans.
CAPE TOWN’S hip hop scene will never be the same again after the British Council South Africa’s new hip hop dance theatre showcase, Mixing It Up. It takes place on 10 and 11 March and is set to revolutionise the way hip hop is perceived in the Mother City.
For those who have found themselves outside their homeland and are keen to seek solace within the culture they grew up with, cultural journalism is a key method of doing so. To not only read about, but also document the ongoing culture of your country of birth is a great way not only to stay wired into what’s going on back home, but also to introduce others to your culture.
The Count Down continues for the 2011 Miss Africa USA Pageant, a pageant like no other in the United States of America, celebrating African beauty. Miss Africa USA Pageant empowers young African girls as Goodwill Ambassadors and prepares them for leadership roles. African women are beautiful, bold, ambitious and very savvy but most of all they are intelligent.