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Infrastructure Made in Africa : Ozwald Boateng A Designer’s Mission

With Italian luxury designers like Fendi rehabilitating the Trevi Fountain in Rome & creating a new era of cultural philanthropy  with other design houses like Deisel also leading the charge, can Oswald Boateng pioneer this same brand of CSR through cultural »

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Spring 2013 Spring Hauteness: Globalization of Fashion

Spring 2013 is here to celebrate the global traveler in all of us, where everything goes and it is up to us to explore all that the world has to offer all of our senses. From spicy and savory tastes, »

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Vogue Italia Features Its First-Ever Asian Cover Model on Its January 2013 Issue

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Ujamaa: Cooperative Economics :Legacy of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Pan-Africanism

2013: ReClaiming  : On this the fourth and middle day of Kwanzaa, we celebrate Ujamaa, Cooperative Economics. Let us strengthen our resolve to build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together….

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L’Uomo Vogue Presents May/June All Africa issue.

We are at the point again in Africa -post colonialism- where Africa/Africans seem to be charging forward in a new era of the wind of change that will once again re-brand Africa/Africans not only to the world at large but »

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What Exactly Is New African Fashion?

I attended the panel discussion on Helen Jennings‘s book New African Fashion” at the New York Public library the other night. As a great fan of Ghanaian designer Mimi Plange , Somali designers Ayaan and Idyl Mohallim»

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Fashion Wars- Italy Declares Its Sovereignty & Lets It Be Known That They Are Nobody’s Puttana -Let the Best Win!

Many of us fashion folks have been caught up in the battle by Italians for their sovereignty & to have more of a say in the fashion week calender decision making. Get the popcorn out & let the Italain leather »

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Grace in Your Face!

Like the legions of many, I am a Grace Jones fan. There’s just something about Grace Jones that makes you shake your head & want to say “you go Bitch”, in the most lovingly respectful I’m in awe type of »

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Ghana: The World Can’t Seem To Get Enough of the Black Star Shine-Fashion, Film, Sports & Ghanaian People

From fashion to sports, to film, to the people of Ghana , it seems the world just can’t get enough of the Black Star Shine. Ghana keeps it hot as the fire burns within the hearts, smiles & »

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Black Stars Past & Present :Free Trade & Sankofa:CHIEF ALFRED SAM & Adwoa Adu

Thanks to the Thoughts of The Ghetto Intellectual, I have been put on to two more natives of the Black Star nation of Ghana who represent our past & future greatness in practicing the national mantra “Forward Ever »

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