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Fawn Weaver starts American whiskey brand to honour the contribution of a slave master distiller
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Lifestyle Fawn Weaver starts American whiskey brand to honour the contribution of a slave master distiller

A 270-acre distillery is the first in U.S. history to honour Nathan “Nearest” Green an African American slave known as the Godfather of Tennessee whiskey and one of the few operated and owned by a black woman. It is reported that Jack Daniels of the popular whiskey brand learnt everything on the art of distillation and the operation of a whiskey still from this man.

Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop challenges monolithic black history
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African identities Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop challenges monolithic black history

In an exhibition titled “Liberty”, Omar Victor Diop reinterprets defining moments of historical revolt and black struggle in Africa and the diaspora. His images challenge monolithic history-telling of roles such as African railway workers, French migrants, Second World War soldiers, Jamaican maroons and members of the Black Panther Party.