The True Definition of an Afropolitan

January 30, 2011


Like Watching Godard But with Africans   It’s difficult to define this thing, this concept of the Afropolitan.  A result of the ethnic and/or cultural mixing of Africans with non-Africans, the concept is hardly the new.  The coalescence of the sentiment into a recognized sub-culture, however, only came together in the last few years.  It […]

Apparently, Nigerian Women Don’t Believe in Equal Rights

July 13, 2010


Source - KemKem Studio

Pew Research Center Global Attitudes Project Equal Rights for Women? Survey Says: Yes, but… (International Herald Tribune, June 2010) In 13 of the countries, more than 90 percent of the respondents said they supported equal rights; in every other country except Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia and Nigeria, more than 75 percent backed gender equality. Nigeria, […]

Under Her Skin: Living With Breast Cancer

July 7, 2014


WNYC and PRI’s The Takeaway Launches “Under Her Skin: Living With Breast Cancer”   (New York, NY—July 7, 2014) Breast cancer is one of the most prevalent diseases afflicting women in the US, and The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 40,000 American women will die from the disease in 2014 alone. As devastating as […]

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WNYC + MICROPOLIS: Series on Race, Gender & Identity in NYC

April 8, 2014


WNYC presents MICROPOLIS   Special Week-Long Series on Race, Gender and Identity in New York City WNYC News Reporter Arun Venugopal Interviews Rapper TALIB KWELI, Artist CARRIE MAE WEEMS, Vlogger FRANCHESCA RAMSEY, Actress and Director NANDITA DAS, and other New Yorkers   (New York, NY—April 7, 2014) — Beginning today, WNYC presents a special week long edition of MICROPOLIS, a face-to-face […]

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Reverb Triptych: Future Islands, Gary Clark Jr. and Guns & Roses

April 6, 2014


I’ve developed a habit of grouping songs in threes (like here, for example) ; a sort of musical triptych wherein I try to find common ground between three pieces of music. This triptych is dedicated to the wonders of reverb. I’ll Have Mine Served with a Dollop of Reverb on the Side I’ve always wished I could play […]

Interview: Ebisan on Hair + Braid Matters

March 15, 2014


Ebisan Time of Our Lives 4

The first quarter of 2014 has been a long, drawn-out, unwieldy beast of a thing. I’ve been here, I’ve been there, and perpetually on the verge. Now that I’m firmly settled into “adulthood,” I suppose I am fairly accustomed to this lifestyle now. Things are slowing down a bit and I’m looking forward to my […]

Posted in: Curly Styles, Music, Nigeria

Ebisan + Time Of Our Lives

February 5, 2014


I am definitely an Ebisan fan. She can saaang and her braids are something extra fierce. I came across an interview she gave on a Nigerian morning show, and found her extremely poised, articulate and graceful; many, many layers of good.  Before watching the interview, I’d only seen her videos for “Jowo” and “Love Story“. […]

Posted in: Music, Nigeria

Vamos Rafa + Australian Open 2014

January 25, 2014


I have fallen short of the standards set by the members of my tribe. You see, I am a complete and total tennis fanatic, but have not behaved as such over the past fortnight. I haven’t watched a single match during the tournament. I didn’t even watch the women’s final (congrats to Li Na!). This […]

WNYC Co-Presents its Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration with the Legendary Apollo Theater

January 16, 2014


  WNYC & The Apollo Theater Present   “DREAMS FOR NYC INSPIRED BY MLK” WNYC Co-Presents its Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration with the Legendary Apollo Theater   Co-Hosted by WNYC’s BRIAN LEHRER and FARAI CHIDEYA Guests Include US Representative HAKEEM JEFFRIES (D-NY) Schomburg Center for Research in Black Cultural Director DR. KHALIL […]

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