Our Hearts as Brief as Photos

At sundown one spring afternoon, in New York City’s West Village, we sat on a bench. We held hands and talked about our pasts. I asked her, “How did you end up in New York?” She told me of a night in Châlons-en-Champagne when a stranger left a thousand euros as a tip for her,…

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Ade Olufeko and the Resurrection of Cheikh Anta Diop

The artistic rebirth of Anta Diop indicates Adé Olufeko’s attempts to pull the astute figure from the grasps of academic dialogue and fringes of mainstream journalism, and place him within the consciousness of everyday people, most of who crave objective enlightenment on African discourses. Resurrection serves a purpose of generating widespread attention for ideas propagated…

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This Image of Bi Kidude

I have never seen a woman ride a drum before, like a goddess rides a tiger…I have never seen an artist / male or female / anywhere across the world / own her instrument / like it grew out of her belly / like it was welded to her thighs. — Shailja Patel. Where does…

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Renowned Senegalese Sculptor Ousmane Sow dies at 81

Senegalese sculptor Ousmane Sow died on Thursday at the age of 81, his family told AFP news agency. “With his death, he leaves behind dreams and projects that his tired self could not carry out,” his family said. Born in Dakar in 1935, Sow held his first exhibition in 1987 in the Senegalese capital –…

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Trio Da Kali and Mahmoud Ahmed Thrill an Adoring Diaspora Crowd at Cal Performance

While winds rested and gave way to a summer mood, a warmer than usual evening was lifted higher by soulful sounds that traveled from Africa and graced Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley, CA. On an epic Friday evening (Nov. 4th), Berkeley denizens as well as others from across the Bay Area were greeted with rapturous music…

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Addis Foto Fest

These Stunning Photos By Some Of Our Favorite Women Photographers Will Be Exhibited At Addis Photo Fest 2016 The fourth edition of Addis Foto Fest features 126 photographers from 40 countries across the globe. Held every two years in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, this year’s festival will take place from 15 December to 20 December.  “The…

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