Afropolitan Category

Thursday 31 January, 2013

Minna Salami on Women’s Liberation | 30 Days Unchained: Day 22

 30 days unchained/#30 Unchained | Day 22 1/31/2013 | Inspiration: Minna Salami We are all multifaceted; a result of ever-changing forces that make us who we are. A champion of female and African empowerment, Minna Salami started the MsAfropolitan blog to spur a conversation around the cosmopolitan African, whose identity, like everybody else’s, cannot be […]

Design by Lulu Kitololo
Monday 28 January, 2013

Lulu Kitololo Spreading Afri-Love | 30 Days Unchained: Day 19

30 DAYS UNCHAINED/#30 UNCHAINED | DAY 19  1/28/13 | INSPIRATION: Lulu Kitololo Lulu Kitololo is what you would call a creative superwoman; She can do it all. Known as a self-defined “ideamonger” Lulu paints, illustrates, writes, designs and teaches workshops all based upon honoring the magnificence of women, Africa, life and nature. Born and raised […]

Queendom, Musicians, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Uganda, Norway

Thursday 17 January, 2013

Queendom Rising | 30 Days Unchained : Day 8

30 Days Unchained/#30unchained | Day 8 – 1/17/13 | Inspiration: Queendom  Pan-African/Norwegian art collective Queendom is building bridges. When asked how their music connects Western and African cultures, Queendom shared: “Africa’s problems are caused by a number of historical and present factors that are very complex, and the solutions are just as complex. When Western nations […]

Vanessa Musaka Background
Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Metropical Deluxe: Interview w/ Fashion Artist and Ugandan Princess, Vanessa Mukasa

Editress’ Note: Imprints, our new monthly feature, profiles some of the most innovative Fashion Artists across the African continent. Imprints is curated by inspiring fashionista, MsK NY of the African Prints in Fashion Blog. This interview shares the work of Vanessa Mukasa, a princess from the Bonyoro Kitara Kingdom in Uganda, who studied under noted […]

Sunday 07 October, 2012

Nominate a Black Girl Geek: Live Unchained Honors Black Women in the Arts and Literature

Its time to take what’s ours; claim it, own it. The” geek distinction,” oh yeah, that belongs to us. All around the world black women are waking up loved ones in the middle of the night to find a pen or tablet to write down another idea or camping out in libraries and studios to […]

Monday 18 June, 2012

“Queendom”: A Pan-African/Norwegian Arts Collective, A Sisterhood, A Mindset

Editress’ Note: I decided to get a little off-the-chain with this introduction to our Queendom interview. I invited one of the most inspiring and unchained cultural workers, I know, Jess Solomon, to write the intro as a siren song to women of African descent around the world making collaborative artwork like the Pan-African Norway-based music […]

Minna Salami
Wednesday 31 August, 2011

Black Feminism, International and Unchained: A Talk w/ Ms. Afropolitan, Part I

For Minna Salami feminism sparked a revolution within, meaning the end of many illusions. Namely, the illusion that anything would be handed to us in terms of respect and empowerment in a world that denied our worth, diversity and complexity as women of African descent; black women’s respect and empowerment ought to be created and […]