They are no longer sitting, crocheting, cooking or baby-sitting their grandchildren while expectantly waiting for the month to end so they may get their upkeep allowances from their children who work in towns.
“This generation is growing up in the smallest world ever. The world has become so connected that they’ve been given permission to dream bigger. Back in the day, the thought of changing the world was somewhat hard to wrap your brain around. Now, the ability to impact the nations through something as simple as a website is perceivably tangible.” - Banning Liebscher
The above quote is from a Pastor who is part of a conference called Jesus Culture. Let's dream that young black people the world over would reach out and make their dreams reality. 2011 should be the year of dreaming big and revolution (refer to Tunisia, Egypt).
photo titled "hunger" by pulitzer prize winner carolyn cole in monrovia, liberia.
AS lightning and thunder erupted outside, the audience was treated to a synthetic version within the Lincoln Centre tents, as stormy acoustics and projected images of clouds framed the catwalk for L.A.M.B’s spring/summer 2011 presentation. Bold tribal print party dresses hit the catwalk to the beat of banging dub and reggae tunes, sported by (for the most part), peroxide-blonde models that resembled Stefani herself. The huge crowd, dotted with a motley crew of celebrities including L.A.M.B designer, Gwen Stefani’s husband Gavin Rossdale, Spice Girl Mel B, Jeffrey Wright and Carmen Electra, were visibly moved by the wares on show, clapping and dancing around in their seats as L.A.M.B.'s streety and wildly varied spring/summer 2011 looks passed by.
Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B clothing line during fashion week. Can you spot the African influence?
African designer Duro Olowu
Africans who live in America do not share the history of struggle for civil rights, and indeed, even today, do not experience racism in the same way – the 'African foreigner privilege', Mukoma W Ngugi calls it. Photograph: Corbis
IT IS a cruel irony that Barack Obama chose Cairo as the venue for the big speech in 2009 that was designed to start to restore America's relations with the Muslim world. One of the main promises he held out there—American help for Palestinian statehood—has recently run into the sand as the result of what even his admirers admit was a sequence of cack-handed diplomatic fumbles, notably the mistake of picking a fight over Israeli settlements and then backing down. Now he will be judged, not only in Egypt but well beyond, by whose side he takes in the showdown between Hosni Mubarak and the Egyptian people.
Storytelling through comic books is almost unavoidable especially for kids. Reading comic books was once a favourite past time. A peek into one of the Saturday dailies here in Nairobi reveals a monthly supplement in the form of a ...
Came across this website from a friends tweet. I love to see African art and photography online. This is great, check it out!
Happy New Year!Yes, I know I'm a little late on the wishes just like the way I'm late with our new January Issue but it's finally here. New year, new layout, new name, basically, new things. Its all about the new new!
A new African blog/community/magazine!
More from those awesome shots of downtown Nairobi, Kenya! Check out the guys behind it at >>>> www.shootout.co.ke
Great earrings at Ankara & Lace! Check it out
When a coupla photographers & I took on the heights that are the KICC helipad, one of many things could happen, lots of craziness, madness and maybe crazy photography. Steve & I were going to initiate some of our friends to the KICC helipad. Shaydest, Mwarv & Davie were to be the initiatees but only Shaydest was available. I think the word ‘initiation’ scared the rest . Of course they came up with excuses like work, errands, stuff like that.
MONACO -- Ushahidi, the crowd-sourced mapping platform, which launched during the disputed Kenya elections in 2007 and has been used recently by the BBC around the Tube strike and The Guardian for the Pope's visit to London, is now in seven languages and is becoming a commercial venture, founder Ory Okolloh told Beet.TV in this video interview.
Whether or not south Sudan will secede from the north remains to be seen, but as these photos attest, the country's preparations for what will undoubtedly be a historic Jan. 9 vote are well underway.
One of the most underreported stories of 2010 is how the black center-right gained significant ground around the globe. We are aware of the historic victories of Congressmen-elect Allen West and Tim Scott, the first black Republicans to be elected from the South since Reconstruction. Florida Lieutenant Governor-elect Jennifer Carroll also had an historic year. Many political observers note the growing number of black Tea Party activists.
When I was little, we used to play this game. We’d put a jump rope on the ground and hop from side to side as the person in charge would say, “In the river, on the bank.” The game was a great way to pass the time at any gathering of eight or more West-Indians. It seems simple enough, but after a few rounds there’d be just two or three of us left. We were the ones with quick reflexes and sharp ears.