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Empowering Girl Activists Through Art

Empowering Girl Activists Through Art

Dariya is a 17-year-old activist in Kyrgyzstan, standing up for girls’ rights with arts and humor. She shares her story about creating Girl Activists of Kyrgyzstan through Bishkek Feminist Initiatives, a recent Global Fund for Women grantee partner that helps to foster the creation of young women’s groups and empower young women’s activism and leadership. […]

Veteran Broadcaster and Actor, Adebayo Faleti Dies At 86

Veteran Broadcaster and Actor, Adebayo Faleti Dies At 86

Nigerian veteran broadcaster, poet, journalist, writer and actor, Adebayo Faleti, is dead. Mr. Faleti died on Sunday at the University College Hospital, Ibadan at about 6 a.m. The late broadcaster published a dictionary containing the official usage of Yoruba names. He was a Yoruba translator, TV exponent and a pioneer staff of the first television […]

Adele Is More Than The Best-Paid Grammy Nominee: Data Says She’s Ahead Of Beyoncé

Adele Is More Than The Best-Paid Grammy Nominee: Data Says She’s Ahead Of Beyoncé

  Adele is the highest-paid Grammy nominee this year with $80.5 million in 2016 earnings from 25 and touring, according to FORBES, and five Grammy nominations. But  Adele enters the Grammy battle with Beyoncé and others as more than the best-paid nominee. Ahead of the Sunday, Feb. 12, ceremony, where the British star will compete with her […]

MAKING IT BETTER: Nollywood Drams And Lost Opportunities

I say with some level of embarrassment that I used to be one of those who had only negative comments to make about indigenous TV drama programmes. However over the last few years, I also say maybe with less levels of embarrassment that I have become quite partial to them. In fact sometimes I think […]

Yoruba Cultural Exchange Festival

Yoruba Cultural Exchange Festival

The Yoruba Culture is one of the main unique culture in Nigeria. The Yorubas are so unique in everyway of life. From the believe that people live out their name, thus the considerable effort into naming a child. Not far fetched is the law and believes, the linguistics in writing and more importantly the cultural […]

Toni Morrison, Sonia Sanchez, Ta-Nehisi Coates Discuss Art And Social Justice

Toni Morrison, Sonia Sanchez, Ta-Nehisi Coates Discuss Art And Social Justice

Prolific poet Sonia Sanchez invited two literary greats — iconic author Toni Morrison and acclaimed journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates — to have a conversation about art and social justice at the Ambassador Theatre in New York on Wednesday, June 15. In front of a sold-out audience, Sanchez led an insightful discussion on how the writers use their craft […]

This Documentary Uncovers an Afro-Cuban Community Singing in an Almost Extinct African Language

This Documentary Uncovers an Afro-Cuban Community Singing in an Almost Extinct African Language

They Are We tells a story that, were it not told by a University professor in the middle of a documentary, you’d swear couldn’t possibly be true. Emma Christopher, who’s written extensively on the Atlantic slave trade and teaches at the University of Sydney, found herself connecting a remote chiefdom in Sierra Leone with a […]