BC and Anton discuss Pan-African storytelling, Idris Elba's Sherbro Island City, and the upcoming book from author and artivist, Nikkolas Smith. *Comments from Lesly Lokko were made during a lecture at the African Futures Institute. Wanuri Kahiu's comments are from her interview with XamXam, which focuses on African digital perspectives.
BC and Anton preview Season 2 of Year of Ujamaa, and also discuss eclectic singer-songwriter Meklit, the lack of empowering cultural films for black boys, and the visionary filmmaking partnership between Idris Elba and Mo Abudu. *You can follow Meklit on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Spotify, and learn more at
A collaboration between Spelman College and an exploration nonprofit will allow students to spend weeks at sea with experts of color on the research ship OceanXplorer. | From Nadra Little and 19th News / “This collaboration — what makes it different is that it guarantees a spot for a Spelman student on the
Event: June 2 - June 3 (2023) | This two-day conference brings together a diverse group of leading scholars of the slave trade in the British and Spanish Empires in an effort to provoke further conversation, collaboration, and innovation in the field. Participants include Kevin Dawson, Ana Lucia Araujo, Sharla Fett,
A redefinition of the field, edited by Camilla Hawthorne and Jovan Scott Lewis. | From Duke University Press / "The contributors to The Black Geographic explore the theoretical innovations of Black Geographies scholarship and how it approaches Blackness as historically and spatially situated. In studies that span from Oakland to the Alabama
Professor Marcus Johnson considers Kaysha Corinealdi’s Panama in Black. | Via Black Perspectives: "Panama in Black differs from many of the monographs that precede it, because it makes a conscious attempt to elevate the voices and contributions of Afro-Caribbean women in the struggle to create a Black diasporic world in
Anton and BC discuss Africa Day, the musical film adaption of The Color Purple, and the Elvis Mitchell documentary, Is That Black Enough for You? **Comments from Elvis Mitchell were produced by the American Film Institute(AFI). You can follow them on Twitter @AmericanFilm, and learn more at https://www.
BC and Anton discuss the AI-inspired movie, The Creator, Michelle Obama’s new beverage company, PLEZI, and the historic, visionary exhibition from architect Lesley Lokko. **Comments from Lesley Lokko were produced by ArchDaily. You can follow ArchDaily on Twitter @ArchDaily, and learn more at www.archdaily.com.
For people of African descent, our drive to artistically chronicle who we are, where we've been, and where we're going remains unquenchable and unceasing. The melange of works we offer here - which we'll update frequently - serves only to reveal, in part, the diversity of our perspectives, the harmony
In this episode, Anton and BC discuss Elon Musk’s “truth” GPT, Black-owned AI companies, and the African Union’s 40-year roadmap to a new African renaissance. *Remarks are from MarketForce CEO and co-founder, Tesh Mbaabu, in conversation with NALA founder, Benjamin Fernandes, and LELAPA co-founders, Jade Abbott and Pelonomi
Christian Davis is the co-founder, with Meymuna Hussein-Cattan, of Flavors from Afar in Los Angeles. As a social enterprise extension of the Tiyya Foundation, Flavors from Afar works with refugees and asylum seekers to create an authentic, rotating menu featuring traditional dishes from around the world. The refugee chefs receive