“Black Panther” is being hailed as one of the best Marvel Cinematic Universe movies ever. The stars say it’s all down to the representative and celebration of African culture, that was reflected on the red carpet looks.
'It is extremely rare to see a woman in Burkina Faso elect to wear her hair natural.'
Context, particularly as it relates to power relationships, is a key factor in distinguishing borrowing from exploitative cultural appropriation. When patterns of borrowing fail to acknowledge their sources and compensate them, they can be categorized as cultural appropriation.
Memorial Day weekend is in full swing and Brooklyn has you covered if you are looking to be around some beautiful black culture. If you still don't have any plans check out some of these events where the melanin will definitely be on fleek.
Freetown doesn't tell its story with the eloquence and understatement of Abderrahmane Sissako's Timbuktu or the solid dramatic flourishes of Terry George's Hotel Rwanda. Still, the film depicts a part of African history that is worth knowing and sharing.
We went to a schoolroom--which gave new meaning to a one-room schoolhouse. This had more than 60 nursery-school children. The walls were bare except for one blackboard that had the ABC's on it. Children took turns walking up to the board and reciting the alphabet. Was it just for our benefit? I wondered.
As Islamic fundamentalists encroach on the basic liberties of people in Africa and the Arab world, we hear about it, but it's hard to put it into context and understand the magnitude of the situation. Leave it to veteran, Mauritanian filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako to boil a complicated social phenomena down to a simple allegorical tale.
The film tells the story of the notoriously ingenious, multicultural people of Trinidad and Tobago, who fought to hold on to their African drum and in the process created the steel-pan, the only new instrument to be invented in the 20th century.
What does it mean to be black in America? I faced this question early in life as a child of African immigrants. First days of school were the worst days. As teachers and peers faced difficulty pronouncing my long West African name, I struggled to understand who I was.
"With this project we want to show to consumers, and to industry alike, that it is indeed possible to source, produce and