In lieu of a formal apology the Dutch government which might or might not come later this year, is setting up an approx. €200 million fund to ‘raise awareness about the legacy of slavery’.
This is a passionate plea for Africans home and abroad to seize the times, unite and change their conditions permanently. A tribute and a call to recognise our beauty and our ever going doom and how to mitigate it in the fullness of time.
The site of what will be an impressive six-storey Pan-African Heritage Museum is in Ghana’s Central Region. The museum will curate Africa’s story using African voices, tools, and culture.
Being gay in Africa can pose culturally specific challenges which the dominant, heterosexual culture may find difficult to accept.
Artists move the dial when exploring the nuances of humanity. Their work helps us change perspective and have emotive dialogue about difficult themes. Here are some African visual artists using their mediums to reimagine sexuality, gender expression and identities.
The party of socialist Black Consciousness has fresh leaders and a pact with the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania to begin working on the local level to create a viable and radical Left.
“Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that.” His ghost rewrote hip hop from Queensbridge projects and came through for Africa. Nas’ “Ultra Black” is the most commercially successful Pan-Africanist artist’s white paper on Black power, a rapier-like abstract of Nas’ sprawling political thought.
Skin lighteners are being used more than ever before, especially in urban areas and among men.
Cosmetics companies have agreed to remove racially offensive language from their skin products – but history, in Kenya and South Africa, shows they’ve done the same before.