Super excited that Netflix is now streaming Kerry Washington’s very first film, Our Song. As a huge Kerry fan it’s exciting to see how everything began. Make sure to watch it because I sure will. Netflix date anyone? 

Celia Cruz, The Queen of Salsa // La Reina de la Salsa “I have fulfilled my father’s wish to be a teacher as, through my music. I teach generations of people about my culture and the happiness that is found in just living life.” (1997) 
#liveunchained #afrocuban #salsa #legendary

Celia Cruz, The Queen of Salsa // La Reina de la Salsa “I have fulfilled my father’s wish to be a teacher as, through my music. I teach generations of people about my culture and the happiness that is found in just living life.” (1997)
#liveunchained #afrocuban #salsa #legendary

Do Better is the opening track from my debut album ‘Yellow Memories’. Written alongside Floating Points and Theo Parrish, inspired by 100% Pure Poison. Out May 12th on Eglo Records.

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queenhijab:

Ramadan around the world + Iftars! 

China, USA, Australia, Sudan, Kenya, Morocco

global-fashions:

Chika Emmanuella - Belois Couture “Átómu”

Photography: TCD Concept

Styling: Ebun Aboderin

Lupita Nyong’o for Elle France | July 18th, 2014

aadatart:

We teamed up with South African illustrator Thandiwe Tshabalala, creator of the Setswana ABC’s and Xhosa ABC’s, to bring you a series of art prints for purchase in our shop, A! Marketplace.

Check out our interview with Thandiwe in which she explains the series.

Join African & Afro-Diasporan Art Talks (AADAT) on Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Google+ | Pinterest | ART SHOP

"Words like ‘starlet’ I don’t understand them. Because we’re all made of stars…I’m just an artist — that’s getting paid now!" Zoe Saldana. See what she also has to say about sisterhood in Hollywood in #MovesMagazine #ZoeSaldana #film #artists

"Words like ‘starlet’ I don’t understand them. Because we’re all made of stars…I’m just an artist — that’s getting paid now!" Zoe Saldana. See what she also has to say about sisterhood in Hollywood in #MovesMagazine #ZoeSaldana #film #artists

blackandkillingit:

turbanista:

Africa à la Mode: Niapsou Design

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blackandkillingit:

turbanista:

Africa à la Mode: Niapsou Design

Black Girls Killing It Shop BGKI NOW 

dynamicafrica:

First Official Trailer of “Finding Fela” Documentary.

To anyone familiar with Nigeria politics, Afrobeat music and revolutionary post-colonial ideologies in Africa, Fela Anikulapo Kuti needs no introduction.

Hailed as a revolutionary by some and a rebel by others, Fela Kuti was a powerful and dangerous mixture of the two. For many, his music was and still is arguably the most relevant and most poignant testimony of the corrupt state of Nigerian affairs since the oil-rich country became independent from Britain in 1960. His Afrobeat rhythms, black pride and African consciousness, mixed with his defiant attitude, as well as his charm and charisma, made Fela both a hero and a target. From the everyday person to the elite, Fela’s music struck a chord (and in some cases a nerve or two) with people all over Nigeria, and beyond.

In Finding Fela, filmmaker Alex Gibney explores Fela Kuti’s pioneering legacy painting a portrait of a man who has succeeded in achieving his self-fulfilled prophecy, highlighted through his self-appointed name ‘Anikulapo’, of living forever.

feathercanvas:

Each one of us has lived through some devastation, some loneliness, some weather superstorm or spiritual superstorm, when we look at each other we must say, I understand. I understand how you feel because I have been there myself. We must support each other and empathize with each other because each of us is more alike than we are unalike.
- Maya Angelou

feathercanvas:

Each one of us has lived through some devastation, some loneliness, some weather superstorm or spiritual superstorm, when we look at each other we must say, I understand. I understand how you feel because I have been there myself. We must support each other and empathize with each other because each of us is more alike than we are unalike.

- Maya Angelou

Moving Forward: Peju Alatise on Art, Nigeria, and Responsibility #BringBackOurGirls

The story makes the headlines; the people pay attention-they tweet and share and spread the hashtags. Interest wanes, attention’s diverted. The story dies out. But it doesn’t. To the people involved, it doesn’t.

On April 15th of this year, Boko Haram, an alleged* terrorist organization in northern Nigeria, kidnapped 230 girls from the Chibok Government Secondary School. The Nigerian government’s…

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