Social Justice Category

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Thursday 17 July, 2014

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 […]


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Monday 20 May, 2013

Art As Re-possession: Ayanah Moor on “The Spaces in Between”

Art can re-posses. The fact is, there is a time to stand out and do your own thing, especially when the decision makers aren’t including your perspectives and experiences in their media, film and creative outlets. But, there’s also a time to re-write and re-interpret the stories that mis-represent or ignore you, put some stank […]


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Tuesday 05 February, 2013

Delphine Fawundu on Beauty | 30 Days Unchained: Day 27

30 Days Unchained/#30Unchained | Day 27 2/5/13 | Inspiration: Delphine Fawundu-Buford Skillful and honest, Delphine Fawundu-Buford is a photographer whose work attempts to capture truth. Delphine’s documentary-style uses raw imagery to explore various themes including gender, identity and community. A well-known name in photography, Delphine has photographed artists like Nneka, Erykah Badu and Busta Rhymes. She […]


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Monday 04 February, 2013

Alicia Anabel Santos on Discovering Afro-Latino Heritage | 30 Days Unchained: Day 26

30 Days Unchained/#30Unchained | Day 26 2/4/13 | Inspiration: Alicia Anabel Santos Alicia Anabel Santos wondered why Afro-latinos are hardly acknowledged latin American society and history and committed herself to understanding why. Fellow explorer of the African presence in Latin America, Renzo Devia, invited her to contribute to a documentary series, “Afro-latinos: The Untaught Story,” […]


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Sunday 03 February, 2013

Jemila Abdulai on Making a Difference | 30 Days Unchained: Day 25

30 Days Unchained/#30Unchained | Day 25 2/3/13 | Inspiration: Jemila Abdulai Young, brilliant, driven, Jemila Abdulbai is quite the well-rounded individual, with an inspiring passion to change the world. A journalist focused on African development issues and editor of her blog Circumspecte, she recognizes the influence and responsibility of the media to affect positive change. […]


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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 […]


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Thursday 24 January, 2013

Art of a Woman: Jaimee Todd | 30 Days Unchained : Day 15

30 Days Unchained/#30unchained | Day 15 – 1/23/13 | Inspiration: Jaimee Todd As a self-taught painter and photographer, Jaimee Todd  has learned how to transfer the range of her emotions, into colorful art. Jaimee’s influences, which include the abstract realism of Georgia O’Keeffe and pan-African and Native American aesthetics, translate into an artform that is completely her […]


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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 […]


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Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Princess of Afro-Soul Nneka Shines at the New Parish, Oakland [Live Video]

Nigerian-German singer Nneka is hard to define. On Thursday, November 1st, hip hop/soul singer Nneka lyrically seduced the crowd of the New Parish, Oakland, casting a musical spell with her smooth voice, poignant lyrics, and impeccable rhythms. Weaving between many genres, including reggae, hip-hop, modern R&B, vintage soul, Afrobeat, flamenco and Sahara desert blues, Nneka’s […]