Latest News for: African culture


Two Davenport organizations named to Iowa Culture Leadership cohort

Dispatch Argus 25 Sep 2023
Two Quad-Cities cultural organizations — the German American Heritage Center and the Azubuike African American Council for the Arts — have been selected for the Iowa Culture Leadership cohort. The two-year, state-provided program aims to help provide guidance and resources to cultural groups in the state.

Cotton Club Museum \u0026 Cultural Center hosts dance to raise funds for SE G'ville museum

The Gainesville Sun 25 Sep 2023
“Our mission is to promote and preserve African American history and culture,” Gordon said ... “One of our missions is to spread African culture on campus and in the community,” said Zee Kamara, president of the ASU. Promoting African culture is one of the primary missions of the ...

Mashatile echoes Ramaphosa’s call to ‘continue building unity’ in KZN

Eye Witness News 25 Sep 2023
The deputy president at a Heritage Day event on Sunday in the province encouraged people to remember that despite different cultures and tribes, South Africans formed one nation ... He encouraged people to remember that despite different cultures and tribes, South Africans formed one nation.

Charleston artist's 'When It Rains It Shines' exhibit at IAAM both immersive, majestic

The Post and Courier 25 Sep 2023
It’s hard not to mull the deep significance of the hair the African American culture, something artists like Lorna Simpson and Adebunmi Gbadebo have done to great effect ... Williams ’installation marks an auspicious start to the International African American Museum’s role in the local and national cultural conversation.

The Outsiders: Why Black Audiences Love Italian American Screen Icons

Vanity Fair 25 Sep 2023
Italian America at Its African American Edge, tells me ... Enter two landmark cultural touchstones of 1972 ... Unlike the race films of prior decades, such as 1943’s Stormy Weather and 1954’s Carmen Jones—which combated the racism toward African Americans in popular culture—Blaxploitation films like Super Fly were not interested in racial uplift.

Ecobank Launches EPAC Studios to Boost Africa’s Creative Sector

This Day 25 Sep 2023
Business .. Nume Ekeghe. Ecobank Nigeria has inaugurated a creative studio, EPAC Studios, aimed at promoting talent and creativity throughout Africa. EPAC Studios, the bank said in a statement, serves as a dedicated space for the authentic portrayal of African narratives in art, culture, lifestyle, and entertainment.  ... .

Budget has $48 million for local projects

Burlington Times-News 25 Sep 2023
North Carolina Gov ... The Democratic governor unveiled his decision on the two-year spending plan minutes after the Republican-controlled General Assembly gave final legislative approval to the 625-page measure ... State Sen ... • Various grants to museums, parks, fire departments, the African-American Cultural Arts & History Center and municipalities ... .

This Week in Houston Food Events: Two Top Spots Collab and First Responders Appreciation

Houston Press 25 Sep 2023
The event explores West African culture with culinary stars including Top Chef stars Eric Adjepong and Dawn Burrell, ChopnBlok’s Ope Amosu, pitmaster, chef and owner Gatlin’s BBQ Greg Gatlin and more; plus fun like an Oreke Market, ChopNation Brunch, Afro Yoga, Sounds of the Motherland and Sippin’ & Speakin’ event.

Commemorating the maritime culture of Charleston

The Post and Courier 24 Sep 2023
The Gullah people are descendants of enslaved West Africans who settled in the coastal regions of South Carolina and Georgia ... This cultural museum, honoring Jonathan Green’s life and career, will also become the first in the United States to commemorate the maritime culture and history of Africans and African Americans.

$50m Pan-African Heritage Museum takes shape at Pomadze 

Ghana Business News 24 Sep 2023
The $50-million multipurpose facility will offer the people of African descent the privilege to share a common space to bridge the wide gap deliberately created by miseducation and historical suppression ... It would enable them to understand the extraordinary and creative contributions of African cultures and civilization in world affairs.

Tinubu Meets Ramaphosa in November to Strengthen Nigeria-South Africa Relationship

This Day 24 Sep 2023
This means that South Africa will continue to support regional integration, and intra-Africa trade and support people-to-people progression, in 2015, the African Union adopted the African Agenda 2063, which intends to build Africa with a strong cultural identity, common heritage, ...

Charlton Singleton's first year as artistic director of MOJA Arts Festival is about to begin

The Post and Courier 24 Sep 2023
One of Charlton Singleton's early memories of the city's African American and Caribbean culture festival features not only concerts with family but also a relative's proud display of his art collection to the community ... Williams III at the International African American Museum.

Black Atlantic: Power, People, Resistance review – a welcome if partial reckoning

The Guardian 24 Sep 2023
Gilroy theorises that the modern black experience, shaped by enslaved people and their descendants, surpassed any one land to form its own hybrid nation consisting of shared African diasporic cultures ... in 1711, which was responsible for the trafficking of enslaved African people.

Vast local music collection at Stellenbosch University

Eye Witness News 24 Sep 2023
One of the country's most valuable music treasures is being kept in the music library at the university. CAPE TOWN - As South Africans celebrated Heritage day, a cultural gem has been uncovered at Stellenbosch University (SU) ... .

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