Category: Culture & Lifestyle

The Dashiki – A Symbol of Africa

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.

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The Importance of Cultural Journalism

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.

Miss America 2010 Caressa Cameron to host Miss Africa USA Pageant 2011

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.

Leila Lopes from Angola is crowned Miss Universe!

Born in Benguela, Angola, to parents of Cape Verdean background, Lopes is a business management student in Great Britain, where she was crowned Miss Angola UK on October 8, 2010, the official representative of the Angolan community in the United Kingdom to the 2011 Miss Angola pageant.

2011 NAFCA AWARDS (AFRICAN OSCARS)

NAFCA 2011

The highly anticipated, long awaited historical moment for African Film industry is finally here.

The 2011 NAFCA Awards which has been dubbed 'the African OSCAR'. Get ready to meet some of the amazing Actors and Actresses who have become household names and heroes.

You can tweet, fb, or forward this message to your friends because this event is making history in America.  For More info on NAFCA AWARDS please visit www.nafcawards.com or www.nollywoodcritics.com

NAFCA AWARDS:

Date: Sept 17  2011

Time:  7pm - 10pm

After Party:  11pm to  2.30am

Tickets: $50 each

Location:

The Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center

4700 Emperor BLVD

Durham, North Carolina 2770

Room Reservations: call the hotel 1919 941 5050 or   1866 716 8106

For more Information about the entire event please call 919 806 9812 or email: info@nollywoodcritics.com

Mother’s Day – The Situation about Women and Girls

In the United States, Mother’s Day is an annual holiday celebrated on the second Sunday in May. Mother’s Day recognizes mothers, motherhood and maternal bonds in general, as well the positive contributions that they make to society.Although many Mother’s Day celebrations world-wide have quite different origins and traditions, most have now been influenced by the American traditions.

HIV Positive: To tell or not to tell?

To tell or not to tell- that’s the penultimate question! Ok, this morning a friend wrote on my facebook wall a question which I’ll summarize as : “and what do we do about those who do not disclose of their + status, who are going around with poorer, more vulnerable people & spread the disease?”

Clayton County Cultural Celebration 2011

Fifi Souma - Miss Africa USA 2010

Clayton County Cultural Celebration 2011!
Saturday April 16, 2011 • 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Clayton County Performing Arts Center | 2530 Mount Zion PKWY | Jonesboro, GA

Join Queen Fifi Soumah, Miss Africa USA - Special Guest - Celebrate Culture and Diversity in Historical Clayton County, Georgia
Help to raise funds for several community non-profits and
organizations including:
Clayton County Alzheimer Support Center;
Clayton County 4-H Program; Clayton County Grassroots
Leadership Institute; Elite Scholars Academy Charter School;
Miss Africa USA Scholarship Pageant.

The theme for this year's program is
"Clayton County; Above Color; Beyond Politics;
A Community United."

The mission of the supported non-profits is to help provide services throughout the Clayton County Community. Last year we had over 1,800 guests and performers. All proceeds will go towards community based projects and events.
Tickets are scheduled to go on sale March 18th and may be purchased from the non-profits listed.

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