I've been told I need to update my blog so here goes! I've been traveling around a bit. Back in Nairobi, Kenya, where the connection speed is slow and expensive. As usual lots of life going on here. Most recently I went to theSauti Za Busara which was in Stone Town, Zanzibar. It was really cool and there were tons of tourists there (good for local economy).
Since I won't be able to post images as I'd like (boo!) I'll try and post links with images. Like this one from the Festival au Desert a music festival in Mali:
I'll be en route to Kenya the next few days. I hope to post as much as I can while there, but it looks like updates might be a bit sporadic. One this for sure is I'll take lots of pictures! See you on the flip side
Its been a crazy New Year for me. The Elections Crisis in Kenya had me in a trance for the last 2 weeks. Its unfortunate that democracy is being so undeniably subverted. Its also unfortunate that the truth is not rising to the surface fast enough. I hope we will get our dear country back from the axis of evil (whoever they may be). But I hope most the poor people those who live in the slums and in extreme poverty will have reason to believe again that their vote is the only weapon they have. Its sad that even that has been spat on. Why vote if the winner is pre-determined?
Anyway, I will resume posting my Afropolitan web-treats, and hope that things will change. As I am in the US and this is an amazing election year, look for more Obama posts as well. I will try and give updates on the situation in Kenya as much as I can. This has also renewed my strength in grassroots organizing and activism, so I'll try and share more pan-African groups along those lines.
So far so good. I've had a really enthusiastic response to the blog, so I guess I'll keep at it! I've updated some links and there's hundreds more out there. I hope to have at least every region and or country (where there is a black presence, even if its the one guy/girl in the city!) in the world represented in some way, whether its through music (which is in the lead), a magazine, fashion, art, a designer of that heritage, or whatever. It'll be interesting to try and tricky when I get to the smaller Island countries, but if there's when think I know, Afropolitans are out there, and I'm gonna find them!
So I want this site to be a means of highlighting blogs, people, organizations, companies, etc. that are are thinking outside the current discourse when it comes to Africa. I'll especially feature different blogs, articles and links on the web that offer fresh and complex outlook on what lies ahead. I'll start with blogs because its always good to link to a fellow blogger.
First Up: Afirca is Ready for Business: a great business site that has lots of links concerning African enterprise. Its pretty dope and there's lots on here that I'm sure many Afropolitans haven't seen. Check it out! Good read.