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Five African writers produce creative pieces on ‘Our Africa, Our Future’ under LOATAD project

B & FT Online 02 Dec 2022
‘Our Africa, Our Future,’ under the Library of Africa and The African Diaspora (LOATAD) project ... it creates and the culture it affirms ... The event was attended by representatives from the African Union, the AfCFTA Secretariat, and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture in Ghana.

‘Bloke and his American Bantu’ celebrates the love between two brothers

Independent online (SA) 02 Dec 2022
The play is a “moving tale that highlights the importance of cross-cultural exchange and the forming of meaningful friendships” ... “As such, Modisane shared elements of the African cultural outlook, including sharing South African music records, teaching him some Zulu and Sepedi words and gifting him with African cultural garments.”.

Tunisia’s spicy harissa gets UNESCO heritage status

Arab News 02 Dec 2022
UNESCO has added Tunisia’s spicy national condiment harissa to its list of intangible cultural heritage, saying it was part of the North African country’s identity. The UN’s cultural agency is meeting in Morocco to examine proposals for its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage, which aims to protect cultural traditions, practices and knowledge.

UNESCO adds Tunisia’s Harissa to list of intangible cultural heritage

The Arab Weekly 02 Dec 2022
UNESCO on Thursday added Tunisia’s spicy national condiment Harissa to its list of intangible cultural heritage, saying it was part of the North African country’s identity ... UNESCO stresses that the list honours traditions, practices and knowledge and all such forms of culture that are “human treasures” that must be protected.

Colour Your Plate with KOO season 2 crowns Mzansi’s latest cooking sensation

Independent online (SA) 02 Dec 2022
A South African household favourite and leading producer of canned and jarred goods, KOO has crowned Karen Van De Merwe as the season 2 winner of Colour Your Plate with KOO ... love for food, which has been a defining factor in our country’s cultural history,” said Van De Merwe.

City of Philadelphia asking for artist submissions for permanent Harriet Tubman statue

The Philadelphia Tribune 02 Dec 2022
The city’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) and the African American Historic Statue Advisory Committee will accept bids for the statue design until Jan. 26. It will be the first statue of an African American historic female figure in the city’s public art collection ... The project budget is $500,000 ... Artists can apply online ... ....

City Council OKs funds for public safety, cultural venues out of surplus

The Philadelphia Tribune 02 Dec 2022
Philadelphia City Council on Thursday approved a midyear budget transfer that will include $24 million to improve public safety, such as witness protection and money for arts and cultural groups ... Some of the cultural and arts venues receiving money include..African American Museum in Philadelphia.

Holiday season means more than just Christmas

Colorado Springs Business Journal 02 Dec 2022
1 that honors African heritage in African-American culture, is a cultural rather than a religious observance but may be celebrated by members of a protected class.

Thankful for our community

Olean Times Herald 02 Dec 2022
Greetings from Saint Louis on Thanksgiving Day. I know this is appearing a week after Thanksgiving, but maybe this will help us give thanks one more time for our community as a good place to live. I will admit I cheated a bit this week ... We have the SPCA, the African American Center for Cultural Development, the Race Unity Circle ... Psalm 100 ... .

Fascism thrives on gruesome caricature — and it's tough to beat a pro-Trump Black rapper ...

Raw Story 02 Dec 2022
"I love everyone," West continued ... In a 2017 profile, Jeffrey McCune Jr., director of the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies and a professor of African-American literature and culture at Rochester University offered these insights on Kanye West, who had already begun to move toward the place where we now find him ... .

Time for toys: A holiday 2022 gift guide

The Day 02 Dec 2022
Gift-giving presents a conundrum. Is it better to give something useful, such as a 112-bit screwdriver set, or something whimsical, such as a cat-sized iron throne? There is no right answer ... Steiff. Heavenly Hugs Benno. Ages newborn and older ... - - - ... Claudie Wells grew up in New York City in the 1920s, when African American art and culture flourished ... .

ARTS AND HUMANITIES: AIken Symphony Orchestra presents holiday pops concert

Aiken Standard 02 Dec 2022
I always play at home each Decembrer selections from Tchaikovsky's timeless work ... The vivacious Juanita Campbell, Director of the Aiken Center for African American Art, History, and Culture, will be serving as a narrator in a special rendition of Bill Holcombe's musical setting of Clement Moore's "Twas the Night Before Christmas." .. ....

Putin Ally Blames Crisis on Rise of Black U.S. Music Stars He Calls ‘Descendants of ...

Yahoo Daily News 01 Dec 2022
... with, frankly, second-rate quasi-cultural vulgarity ... The governor acted more than politically correct, using literally the American version to designate this race, and besides this same African-American culture occupies a significant part of show business and variety shows.”.

Jay Craven: Holiday Sounds From Scandinavia And South Africa

Caledonian Record 01 Dec 2022
People of African descent were among the earliest non-indigenous settlers of what would become the United States, and the rich African musical heritage that they carried with them was part of the foundation of a new American musical culture that mixed African traditions with those of Europe and the Americas.”.

Telecel Group moves to empower Ghanaian Tech Start-ups

Algeria Times 01 Dec 2022
According to her, ASIP has sponsored and invested in an array of startups from all over the African continent ... This she said, Telecel Brand is deeply rooted in African Continent and culture; adding that it is the very first brand to bring telecom services to Africa, and this is why there is an affinity between the brand and the African people.

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