Young, Gifted and Unapologetically Black in America

Recently, NBCBLK28 honored “Black America’s 28 under 28” — “young and gifted” innovators, vanguards, trendsetters and pioneers. Those whom they consider game changers defying stereotypes and “redefining what it means to be young, gifted and unapologetically Black” in America. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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Sauti za Busara Returns with a Bang

After a yearlong gap without Zanzibar’s favorite music festival, Sauti za Busara returned in 2017 with a bang, featuring 40 bands with over 400 artists on three different stages over four days. The festival shined a spotlight on high quality, 100% live African music, including traditional sounds and up and coming artists like festival favorites…

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VR film Samuel’s Streets documents a radio show in Kinshasa run by homeless youths

There are thousands of young people living on the streets and in shelters in Kinshasa. Back in 2011, the Children’s Radio Foundation, a non-profit organisation using radio to empower youth across Africa, launched their Voice of a Child project in Kinshasa, D.R.C. It’s a radio station run by 30 young people in the city, giving a voice…

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Pushing for Good Governance Through Art

Symbols and image are very important, because there are always memorable, and that’s why we’ll look at how art has been used to push for good governance in Kenya. For the last few months the country has gone through tough times, Corruption is at its peak, everyone is going to the streets demanding salary increment,…

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Dakar’s Creatives: A Photo Series that Captures the City’s Movers and Shakers

In his ongoing series Dakar Creatives, Senegalese photographer Jean Baptiste Joire takes pictures of the young creative in Dakar in places where they feel inspired. Fashion designer Selly Raby Kane is captured in front of the old Dakar train station. “I want people to get surprised when they see the pictures. I want them to ask ‘where is…

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Concept Artist Merges Maasai Warriors with Sci-fi Tech

Los-Angeles based concept artist Rodrigo Galdino has used his talents to illustrate the wonders that could emerge if a fictional tribe of Maasai warriors, detached from civilisation, stumbled across advanced alien technology. The result is a captivating conceptual series of images that combine vivid African aesthetics with otherworldly machines. The Maasai are a Nilotic ethnic group of…

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