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South Africa’s city of Johannesburg holds first official black queer ball
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Lifestyle South Africa’s city of Johannesburg holds first official black queer ball

South Africa has joined the fray of ball room culture; an originally American countercultural phenomenon rooted in necessity and defiance. In the late nineteenth century members of the underground LGBTQI+ community in large cities organized masquerade balls in direct defiance of laws and as a means to find community and belonging.

Lupita Nyong’o narrates Discovery Channel’s docuseries which explores life on the Serengeti Plain
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Arts and Culture Lupita Nyong’o narrates Discovery Channel’s docuseries which explores life on the Serengeti Plain

The ‘Serengeti’ is the title of a new, six-part wildlife docuseries series by the Discovery Channel debuting this August. The series will highlight the majestic animals of Tanzania’s Serengeti region and their day-to-day lives. It will also feature an original score and narration by Academy Award-winning Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o