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James Barnor : Ever Young -The Long And Steady Road To Recognizing An African Photographic Icon

James Barnor : Ever Young -The Long And Steady Road To Recognizing An African Photographic Icon

 #MCM #MotivationMonday … I was surprisingly introduced to the work of Iconic Ghanaian Photographer James Barnor  in 2011 while attending an NYU Black Photography Symposium. His image of Marie Hallowi came on the screen and captured my attention then his name and Ghana came »

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BEASTS OF NO NATION: The Danger of Africa’s Single Story

BEASTS OF NO NATION: The Danger of Africa’s Single Story

A few weeks ago I found myself in a terrible state of mourning my beloved grandmother. A woman who was the matriarch of my original village of Black girls who taught me how to rock. A woman who helped to raise me in Ghana from »

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When Impossible Turns To I’M POSSIBLE: Deng Thiak Adut :From Child Soldier To International Lawyer

When Impossible Turns To I’M POSSIBLE: Deng Thiak Adut :From Child Soldier To International Lawyer

Because we live in a world where we all benefit from one form of privilege or not, we tend to see one’s abilities based on their circumstances rather than their opportunities. It went viral that Black and Brown male Bard inmates beat the prestigious Harvard

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Telling Our Own Stories : AfricanstoryTV, An African City and Belle

Telling Our Own Stories : AfricanstoryTV, An African City and Belle

It has been said many times over in the narrative of “Africa Rising“, that the digital age is Africa’s game changer in rebuilding and rebranding a continent and its global fusion, to eyes of the world. With the rise of content driven mobile »

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ROOTS: Alexander Murray Palmer Haley and Other February 10 Black History Making Moments

ROOTS: Alexander Murray Palmer Haley and Other February 10 Black History Making Moments

 ”In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage- to know who we are and where we have come from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a »

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Conspiring to Inspire : 44th NAACP Image Awards Makes History in Highest Viewership: Remembering Rosa Parks

Conspiring to Inspire : 44th NAACP Image Awards Makes History in Highest Viewership: Remembering Rosa Parks

The first day of Black History Month opened with the 44th NAACP Image Awards shedding a light on Black America’s history: past, present and future. While celebrating Black history, the award show brought about by the organization formed in 1909 to showcase the best of »

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Global Fusion Playlist @ The Movies :HiLife: Ghana’s Musical Soul By Kwesi Owusu

Global Fusion Playlist @ The Movies :HiLife: Ghana’s Musical Soul By Kwesi Owusu

As we celebrate the 6th day of Kwanzaa Kuumba: Creativity and enter a new year; In 2013 may Global Africa continue our creativity and to honor our ancestors and legacy with beautifully curated and told stories in all forms of art- from film, to »

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Lilakoi Moon AKA Lisa Bonet and her Pirate Revolution: 2013 Re-Claiming

Lilakoi Moon AKA Lisa Bonet and her Pirate Revolution: 2013 Re-Claiming

It was great and refreshing to see Denice Huxtable AKA Lisa Bonet AKA Lilakoi Moon’s FB page on December 23rd where she announced : “I’m writing a film. With our access to these powerful media, we’re going to take over, because it’s really disgusting »

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Curating in Africa Symposium At Tate Modern: The Future of African Art

Curating in Africa Symposium At Tate Modern: The Future of African Art

I was glad to have stumbled upon this much needed dialogue in the global fusion of our shared art and spaces. I only really started following the works of the famous Tate in Great Britain, when they invited iconic Ghanaina photographer James Barnor to be »

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Nester (Messenger) Robert Marley’s Mum- Cedella Booker

Nester (Messenger) Robert Marley’s Mum- Cedella Booker

As we honor the messenger on the 31st anniversary of his transition from earth to home going- leaving the world to carry on the teachings of love and freedom, and the love in freedom- I thought I should pay tribute in profile to Nestor Robert »

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